What Happened on November 18

Significant Events

  • 1477 First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton
  • 1626 St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, replacing earlier basilica, world's largest Christian basilica
  • 1916 General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded
  • 1978 In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones
  • 1993 Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
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Did You Know?

Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt

On November 18, 1902

Famous Weddings

  • 1794 2nd Earl Grey Charles Grey (30) weds only daughter of 1st Baron Ponsonby Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby
  • 1948 KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price
  • 1952 "Rock Around The Clock" rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds Barbara Cupchak
  • 1962 Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith
  • 1966 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola
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