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Other Notable Events for December 18

On this date in history:

In 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery in the United States.

In 1915, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, whose first wife died a year earlier, married Edith Bolling Galt.
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Notable Birthdays for December 18

Those born on this date include:

- British Methodist leader and hymnist Charles Wesley in 1707
- Britain's Joseph Grimaldi, known as the greatest clown in history, in 1778
- English physicist Joseph Thomson, discoverer of the...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2014 with 13 to go.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.