On This Day for 18th November

Historical Events

  • 1477 First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton
  • 1626 St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. 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/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones
  • 1993 Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution

Did You Know?

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

On November 18th, 1902

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