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  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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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