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What Happened on December 18th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Argentina win the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, defeating title holders France 4–2 on penalties following a 3–3 draw after extra time.
2019 The United States House of Representatives impeaches Donald Trump for the first time.
2018 List of bolides: A meteor exploded over the Bering Sea with a force over 10 times greater than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.
2017 Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501, derailed near DuPont, Washington, a city in United States near Olympia, Washington killing six people, and injuring 70 others.
2015 Kellingley Colliery, the last deep coal mine in Great Britain, closes.
2006 The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia. The death toll of all flooding is at least 118, with over 400,000 people displaced.
2006 United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
2005 The Chadian Civil War begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an attack in Adré.
2002 California gubernatorial recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.
1999 NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
1995 A Lockheed L-188 Electra crashes in Jamba, Cuando Cubango, Angola, killing 141 people.
1981 First flight of the Russian heavy strategic bomber Tu-160, the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep wing aircraft built.
1977 United Airlines Flight 2860 crashes near Kaysville, Utah, killing all three crew members on board.
1977 SA de Transport Aérien Flight 730 crashes near Madeira Airport in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, killing 36.
1973 Soviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union.
1972 Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
1966 Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by astronomer Richard Walker.
1958 Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.
1944 World War II: XX Bomber Command responds to the Japanese Operation Ichi-Go offensive by dropping five hundred tons of incendiary bombs on a supply base in Hankow, China.
1944 The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Korematsu v. United States supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 which cleared the way for the incarceration of nearly all 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, born and raised in the United States.
1939 World War II: The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, takes place.
1935 The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
1932 The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans in the first NFL playoff game to win the NFL Championship.
1917 The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress.
1916 World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when the second French offensive pushes the Germans back two or three kilometres, causing them to cease their attacks.
1898 Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 63.159 km/h (39.245 mph) in a Jeantaud electric car.
1892 Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1878 The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar.
1867 A magnitude 7.0 earthquakes strikes off the coast of Taiwan, triggering a tsunami and killing at least 580 people.
1865 US Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery throughout the United States.
1854 The Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada abolishes the seigneurial system.
1833 The national anthem of the Russian Empire, "God Save the Tsar!", is first performed.
1793 Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Samuel Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
1787 New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1777 The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the American rebels over British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in October.
1655 The Whitehall Conference ends with the determination that there was no law preventing Jews from re-entering England after the Edict of Expulsion of 1290.
1622 Portuguese forces score a military victory over the Kingdom of Kongo at the Battle of Mbumbi in present-day Angola.
1499 A rebellion breaks out in Alpujarras in response to the forced conversions of Muslims in Spain.
1271 Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan dynasty of Mongolia and China.
Famous People Born on December 18

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Year Name
1993 Thomas Lam, Finnish professional football defender
1938 Joel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (d. 2005)
1992 Bridgit Mendler, American singer, songwriter and actress
1965 Shawn Christian, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1899 Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian philosopher and author (d. 1990)
1916 Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)
1944 Crispian Steele-Perkins, English trumpet player and educator
1965 Manuel Peña Escontrela, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
1957 Jonathan Cainer, English astrologer and author (d. 2016)
1991 Marcus Butler, English internet celebrity
Famous People Deaths On December 18

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Date Name
1994 Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1916)
1936 Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian meteorologist and seismologist (b. 1857)
1919 John Alcock, English captain and pilot (b. 1892)
933 Yaonian Yanmujin, Chinese empress dowager
2011 Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (b. 1936)
1869 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (b. 1829)
1692 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German scholar and politician (b. 1626)
1961 Leo Reisman, American violinist and bandleader (b. 1897)
1969 Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (b. 1878)
2006 Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1911)