On this Day in History: December 18

1991 – DeForest Kelly, who played Dr. McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star in Hollywood Blvd.
1987 – Larry Wall releases the first version of the PERL programming language.
1976 – Wonder Woman, based on the DC Comic of the same name, debuts on ABC
1966 – Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by astronomer Richard Walker.
1966 – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas airs for first time on CBS.
1964 – The Pink Panther animated series premieres.
1962 – WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, Alabama, part of PBS, begins broadcasting.
1961 – KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting.
1958 – Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
1956 – The game show To Tell the Truth debuts on CBS television.
1953 – KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, Arkansas (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1953 – KMID TV channel 2 in Midland & Odessa, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1948 – WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, Louisiana (NBC) begins broadcasting.
1892 – Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1787 – New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.