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This Day in History for December 18 – ‘The Nutcracker’ Premieres and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620 – The Mayflower docks at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts (More info)

1898 – Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 39.2 mph in a Jeantaud electric car (More info)

1892 – Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ premieres at St. Petersburg’s Maryinksy Theatre (More info)

1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game (More info)

1996 – The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring “ebonics” a language or dialect (More info)

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