December 18th is Bake Cookies Day and Answer The Telephone Like ‘Buddy The Elf’ Day.
We’ve reached the 352nd day of the year. There are just 6 days left until Christmas Day.
You’re about to unearth the most incredible events that happened on this day throughout the course of history.
Did you know that on this day in 2009, James Cameron’s “Avatar” was released in the US? It would become the highest-grossing film of all time at the time.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 18th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 18 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Argentina managed to snatch victory away from France at the last second in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final.
The US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power (230 votes to 197) and obstruction of Congress (229 votes to 198).
A powerful meteor exploded over the Bering Sea.
The meteor that exploded in a huge fireball went unnoticed for months. Once it was discovered from military satellites, findings showed that the blast had ten times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Nevada became the first US state with a female-majority legislature, with new appointments taking it to 51%.
Gunmen killed six health workers in Pakistan.
These workers were dispensing polio vaccinations when they were shot and killed, along with others who were wounded. It was suspected that they were attacked due to misconceptions that the vaccinations were a campaign of a Western conspiracy against Muslims.
James Cameron’s “Avatar” was released in the US. It became the highest-grossing film of all time at the time.
Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, was launched into orbit.
The Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment (SCORE) satellite was the first satellite built for the purpose of communications. Its launch aboard an Atlas rocket was the first time the rocket was used to launch a payload successfully.
The first panda arrived in the US from China.
Sun-Lin became the first giant panda to arrive in the US after Ruth Harkness, the wife of a deceased panda lover, made it her mission to bring a panda home in honor of her husband. She personally caught the panda in the mountains of China and smuggled it to San Francisco, claiming to Chinese officials that it was a small dog.
Kublai Khan founded the Yuan dynasty when he renamed his Mongol Empire “Yuan.”
Kublai was the fifth emperor of the Mongol Empire and the first to shift attention more towards China than other regions. Within a decade, Kublai became the Emperor of all China after wresting control from the Song Dynasty.
Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Billie Eilish was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.
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Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on Dec 18.
The conscience is a man’s compass.
Politics is not an exact science.
Otto von Bismarck
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
Bake Cookies Day
Well, here’s a holiday we can all get behind. A freshly baked batch of cookies hot out of the oven is enough to make anyone smile, so let’s get our bake on! It doesn’t matter whether you can bake well or not, give it a shot; whatever you bake will turn out delicious.
Answer The Telephone Like ‘Buddy The Elf’ Day
Did you watch Elf and wish you could answer the phone like Buddy the elf? Well, your time has finally come! Whenever you get a call today, answer just like Buddy and ask the caller what their favorite color is – it’s sure to surprise and cheer anyone up!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
“Weird Al” Yankovic wrote “Albuquerque” to be as a joke specifically to “annoy people for 12 minutes.” It ended up becoming one of his most famous songs.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day share the Sagittarius star sign.
Due to their spontaneous streak, Sagittarians can be challenging to make longer-term plans with.
Anyone born in December has the Blue Topaz birthstone. The blue topaz promotes harmony, serenity, tranquility and helps the wearer to overcome hurt and pain.
If you were born today, you would likely have been conceived on or around March 27 of the same year.
The due date for babies conceived on this day is around September 10, 2024.