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On This Day December 18

On This Day in history:

1787- New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1865- Slavery is abolished in the US with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

1943- Keith Richards is born. (Rolling Stones)

1947- Steven Spielberg is born.

1956- "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV.

1963- Brad Pitt is born.

1969- Britain's government abolishes the death penalty for murder.

1970- Divorce becomes legal in Italy.

1980- Christina Aguilera is born.

1984- Madonna's "Like A Virgin" is number 1 on the Billboard Pop Hits.  The song is Madonna's first number 1 hit.

2009- The James Cameron movie, "Avatar" is released in the United States.  On January 26th the movie would become the highest grossing film worldwide.

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