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December 18th is a day marked by a variety of celebrations and observances that resonate with diverse groups and individuals around the world.

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Interesting Facts of December 18th

  1. 1. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward on December 18th, 1865.
  2. 2. Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" made its world premiere in Saint Petersburg, Russia on December 18th, 1892. It has since become one of the most famous ballets performed, especially during the Christmas season.
  3. 3. Qatar National Day is celebrated on December 18th to commemorate Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani's succession as the leader of the tribes of Qatar in 1878.
  4. 4. Project SCORE (Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment) was launched on December 18, 1958, successfully deploying the world's first communications satellite. It broadcast a Christmas message from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  5. 5. Steven Spielberg, a highly influential filmmaker and director, was born on December 18th, 1946. He has created numerous iconic movies such as "Jaws," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," and "Schindler's List".