18th December

√Čtienne Aubert is elected Pope Innocent VI.

Passengers on the British ship the Mayflower come ashore at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.A. to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.

Slavery is officially abolished in the United States of America with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution by the requisite three-quarters of the states.

Japan invades Hong Kong.

The Battle of Verdun ends.

Brad Pitt is born.

Steve-ee-g has Guinness

13 days left in 2008

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