Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"
On December 18, 1719
Project SCORE, world’s 1st communications satellite launched from Cape Canaveral
On December 18, 1958
- 1915 28th US President Woodrow Wilson, widowed the year before marries second wife Edith Bolling Galt, a descendant of native American Pocahontas
- 1926 Actor George Murphy (24) weds ballroom dancing partner Juliette Henkel
- 1932 Civil rights activist Rosa McCauley (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama