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By On This Day in NYC's History

SHOOT FOR THE MOON

On December 18, 1839: John William Draper, while a professor at NYU, became the first person in the US to successfully take a daguerreotype photo of the moon.

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HOLY COW!

On December 18, 1956: Former Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto signed on to become a radio and TV announcer for New York Yankees games. He continued in this role for 40 years.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA

On December 18, 1980: Singer and The Voice coach Christina Aguilera was born in Staten Island.

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