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December 18: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(December 18, 1865)
As of this date in 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, came into effect after being ratified by the necessary states on December 6 through a proclamation issued by the Secretary of State of the United States. photo source: wikimedia.org

(December 18, 1946)
Steven Spielberg, a well-known American director best known for his work on films including Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), Schindler's List (1993), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), was born today. photo source: wikimedia.org

(December 18, 1963)
Brad Pitt, the unconventionally talented American actor, was born. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on December 18, 2020)
Jerry Relph, American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate (b. 1944).

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