18th December

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1957 First commericial nuclear power station in US The first commercial nuclear power station goes on line in Shippingport providing electricity for consumers in the Pittsburgh area
1956 Japan admitted to the United Nations Japan is admitted to the United Nations.
1892 Nutcracker Suite premiered in St Petersburg Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" is premiered in St Petersburg.
1865 Slavery ends in the US Slavery ends in the United States as the 13th Amendment takes effect.
1737 Antonio Stradivari dies Violin maker Antonio Stradivari dies in Cremona, Italy.
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On This Day - 18th December