Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson marries Mrs. Edith Bolling Galt in Washington 100 years ago this hour (Dec 18 1915)

(Saturday, December 18, 1915, 8:30 p.m. local time) — More than 16 months after the death of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, 59, married Mrs. Edith Bolling Galt, 43, widow of Norman Galt, this evening at the bride’s home in Washington, D.C.

Wilson was the third U.S. president to marry while in office and the second U.S. president to be widowed and remarried while in office.

‘For a Few Dollars More’ released in Italy 50 years ago today (Dec 18 1965)

Video: 'For a Few Dollars More' trailer

(Saturday, December 18, 1965)For a Few Dollars More, an Italian spaghetti western film about two bounty hunters who join forces to bring an outlaw to justice, was released today in Italy.

Directed by Sergio Leone, the film starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Luigi Pistilli, Aldo Sambrell, Klaus Kinski and Mario Brega.

‘Barry Lyndon’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour (Dec 18 1975)

Video: 'Barry Lyndon' trailer

(Thursday, December 18, 1975, 12:00 p.m. EST)Barry Lyndon, a British-American period drama film about an Irish rogue who cheats his way to the top of 18th-century British society, opened today at the Baronet in New York City.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film starred Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Diana Koerner and Gay Hamilton.

Slavery in America abolished as Thirteenth Amendment declared in effect 150 years ago today (Dec 18 1865)

Video: 'The 13th Amendment Explained: The Constitution for Dummies'

(Monday, December 18, 1865) — The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect today by Secretary of State William H. Seward, having been ratified by three-quarters of the states (including those in secession) as of Dec. 6, 1865.

Slavery is legally outlawed in the last two slave states of Kentucky and Delaware and the remaining 45,000 slaves are freed.

‘I’m A Loser/I Wanna Be Your Man’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour (Dec 18 1965)

Video: 'Beatles Cartoons Episode 13'

(Saturday, December 18, 1965, 10:30 a.m. EST) –The Beatles are in Hollywood, where a film producer hires Ringo as stuntman double for Rory Rock and later in Rome, they decide to find a lovely souvenir to take back to the Royal British Museum on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.