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  • Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (Now Georgia)
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    Joseph Stalin

    Birth

    Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (Now Georgia)
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    Stalin was born in the Georgian town of Gori on 18 December 1878.




  • Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    Incandescent light bulb

    The Newcastle Chemical Society Meeting

    Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    On 18 December 1878, a lamp using a slender carbon rod was shown at a meeting of the Newcastle Chemical Society.




  • Russian Empire
    Monday Dec 18, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Workers surrendered

    Russian Empire
    Monday Dec 18, 1905

    A week later, the Semyonovsky Regiment was deployed, and used artillery to break up demonstrations and to shell workers' districts. On 18 December [O.S. 5 December], with around a thousand people dead and parts of the city in ruins, the workers surrendered.




  • Shanghai, China
    Monday Dec 18, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    The North–South Conference

    Shanghai, China
    Monday Dec 18, 1911

    On 18 December, the North–South Conference was held in Shanghai to discuss the north and south issues.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 18, 1932

    Rosa Parks

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 18, 1932

    In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery. He was a member of the NAACP, which at the time was collecting money to support the defense of the Scottsboro Boys, a group of black men falsely accused of raping two white women.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1940

    World War II

    Hitler issued the directive to prepare for an invasion of the Soviet Union

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1940

    On 18 December 1940, Hitler issued the directive to prepare for an invasion of the Soviet Union.




  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1946

    Steven Spielberg

    Born

    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1946

    Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • USA
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1968

    Steven Spielberg

    The Opportunity

    USA
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1968

    While still a student, he was offered a small unpaid intern job at Universal Studios with the editing department. He was later given the opportunity to make a short film for theatrical release, the 26-minute, 35 mm, Amblin', which he wrote and directed. Studio vice president Sidney Sheinberg was impressed by the film, which had won a number of awards, and offered Spielberg a seven-year directing contract. It made him the youngest director ever to be signed for a long-term deal with a major Hollywood studio.He subsequently dropped out of college to begin professionally directing TV productions with Universal.


  • Hockessin, Delaware, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 1972
    12 PM

    Joe Biden

    Family deaths

    Hockessin, Delaware, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 1972
    12 PM

    On December 18, 1972, a few weeks after the election, Biden's wife and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping in Hockessin, Delaware. Neilia Biden's station wagon was hit by a tractor-trailer truck as she pulled out from an intersection. Biden's sons Beau and Hunter survived the accident and were taken to the hospital in fair condition, Beau with a broken leg and other wounds, and Hunter with a minor skull fracture and other head injuries. Doctors soon said both would make full recoveries. Biden considered resigning to care for them, but was persuaded not to by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. In later years, Biden commented that the truck driver had been drinking alcohol before the collision, but these allegations have been denied by the driver's family and were never substantiated by the police.


  • Christmas Island
    Saturday Dec 18, 1993

    Christmas Island

    Opening Christmas Island Casino and Resort

    Christmas Island
    Saturday Dec 18, 1993

    With the support of the government, the $34 million Christmas Island Casino and Resort opened in 1993 but was closed in 1998. As of 2011, the resort has re-opened without the casino.


  • Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Won the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker

    Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 2000

    On the December 18 episode of Raw, The Rock won the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker, defeating Edge and Christian, before losing it back to them the next night at a SmackDown! taping


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 18, 2001

    Billie Eilish

    Birth

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 18, 2001

    Billie was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 18, 2001. She is the daughter of actress and screenwriter Maggie Baird and actor Patrick O'Connell, both of whom are also musicians.


  • Delhi, India
    Monday Dec 18, 2006

    Virat Kohli

    His father death

    Delhi, India
    Monday Dec 18, 2006

    Kohli's father died on 18 December 2006 due to a stroke after being bed-ridden for a month. Regarding his early life, Kohli has said in an interview, According to Kohli, his father supported his cricket training during his childhood, "My father was my biggest support. He was the one who drove me to practice every day. I miss his presence sometimes."


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 18, 2019

    Donald Trump

    House of Representatives impeached Trump with both articles

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 18, 2019

    After debate, the House of Representatives impeached Trump with both articles on December 18.


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