December 18: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On December 18, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 352nd day is December 18. New Jersey became the third state to ratify the United States Constitution on this day, Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, was launched, and the United Arab Emirates had its first-ever elections.

Sagittarius rules the 18th of December. Sia, Katie Holmes, and Brad Pitt all have famous birthdays. On December 18, it’s also Answer the Phone Like Buddy Day. Elf Day and Arabic Language Day are both celebrated on the same day.


(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:


(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:

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

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

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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