On this day: December 18

Posted: 1:51 AM EST Dec 18, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Dec 18, 2015

America celebrates its first official day of thanksgiving, "The Nutcracker" debuts, the first "Pink Panther" short premieres, and the first nuclear power plant in America goes online, all on this day.

OTD December 18 - Tunisia
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2010: Governmental protests begin in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, following 26-year-old street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation in protest of police corruption and ill treatment. With the success of the protests in Tunisia, a wave of unrest known as the "Arab Spring" would strike Algeria, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen, then spread to other countries.

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