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.