December 18, 2014
Today is 352nd day of the year
14 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1707 - "Charles Wesley, English evangelist and writer of 5,500 Hymns"
  • 1779 - "Joseph Grimaldi, English creator of the original white faced clown"
  • 1861 - "Lionel Monckton, English composer"
  • 1879 - "Paul Klee, Swiss Painter"
  • 1913 - "Willy Brandt, German statesman"
  • 1916 - "Betty Grable, American actress, singer and dancer"
  • 1943 - "Keith Richard, Guitarist with the Pop group 'The Rolling Stones'"
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events today

  • 1865 - Slavery was abolished throughout America
  • 1890 - "The newly electrified underground system, on Londons City and South London line, carried it's first passengers"
  • 1903 - "The Panama Canal Zone was acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent"
  • 1967 - The British traitor Kim Philby was made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow
  • 1969 - The death penalty was abolished in Britain
  • 1970 - "In Italy, divorce was legalised"
  • 1979 - "The land 'sound barrier' was broken by Stanley Barrett driving at 739.6mph, in California"
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