Historical Events on 18th November

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  • 326 Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th - 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • 794 Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto
  • 1105 Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
  • 1210 Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV
  • 1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son's head
  • 1421 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
  • 1424 Storm flood ravages Dutch coast
  • 1477 First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton
  • 1494 French King Charles VIII occupies Florence

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1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1626 St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica
  • 1667 Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC
  • 1686 Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.

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1718 Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1738 France & Austria sign peace
  • 1742 Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Carlisle
  • 1755 Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
  • 1776 Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ
  • 1787 First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
  • 1803 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
  • 1804 Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
  • 1805 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • 1820 Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer
  • 1833 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven

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1835 -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1852 State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul's Cathedral, London)
  • 1852 Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
  • 1861 The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in Richmond, Virginia

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1865 Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1872 American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

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1872 Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting

  • 1874 National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
  • 1883 Antonin Dvorák's "Husitska" premieres
  • 1883 Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada
  • 1889 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
  • 1893 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
  • 1894 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
  • 1894 1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species" by Richard Outcault
  • 1899 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
  • 1901 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
  • 1902 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
  • 1903 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
  • 1904 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.

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1905 George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London

  • 1905 Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
  • 1905 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
  • 1906 Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea" premieres in NYC
  • 1906 Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • 1909 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
  • 1911 Britain's first seaplane flies
  • 1911 Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance
  • 1912 Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire
  • 1913 Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
  • 1916 General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded
  • 1917 Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1918 Latvia declares independence from Russia
  • 1918 Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
  • 1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC
  • 1920 Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC
  • 1922 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
  • 1926 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico

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1928 Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in NY in "Steamboat Willie"

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1929 Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
  • 1929 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places

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1929 Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1930 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 1930 Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose" premieres in Lenningrad
  • 1930 Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.
  • 1932 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
  • 1932 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March
  • 1932 5th Academy Awards - "Grand Hotel", Fredric March, Wallace Beery & Helen Hayes win

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1936 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936 Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
  • 1938 Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
  • 1939 Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
  • 1939 The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus
  • 1940 George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.
  • 1941 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
  • 1941 Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss" premieres in NYC

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1941 Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1942 Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC
  • 1943 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
  • 1943 444 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 1943 U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

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1945 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

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1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1949 The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days

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1950 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • 1951 "See it Now" premieres on TV
  • 1951 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • 1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1953 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
  • 1954 Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
  • 1955 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
  • 1956 Morocco gains independence
  • 1957 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • 1958 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
  • 1958 Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
  • 1959 Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year

Film release premierFilm Premier

1959 "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Best Picture 1960)

  • 1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
  • 1960 Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
  • 1961 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1961 "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances

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1961 JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
  • 1963 Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
  • 1963 Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
  • 1963 King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco
  • 1964 Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP

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1964 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1965 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow
  • 1966 US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
  • 1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1967 British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
  • 1968 Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

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1970 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

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1970 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1970 Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
  • 1970 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
  • 1971 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1971 A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast
  • 1973 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • 1973 Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
  • 1975 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
  • 1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 1976 Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
  • 1976 Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett
  • 1978 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1978 In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones

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1979 Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1979 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • 1980 "Heaven's Gate" premieres

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1980 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1980 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)

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1981 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1982 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • 1982 Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
  • 1983 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons
  • 1984 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1984 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
  • 1984 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • 1984 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1984 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • 1984 NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children
  • 1984 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • 1984 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • 1985 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
  • 1985 Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
  • 1985 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)

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1985 Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney

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1986 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1987 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
  • 1987 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair

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1987 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1989 Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
  • 1990 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • 1990 1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11½-4½ at Lake Nona CC FLA
  • 1990 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • 1990 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1991 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
  • 1991 Muslim Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
  • 1991 Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
  • 1991 The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege

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1992 "Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US

  • 1992 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM
  • 1993 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • 1993 Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives
  • 1993 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • 1993 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • 1993 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
  • 1994 "Star Trek VII - Generations" premieres
  • 1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • 1995 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen
  • 1995 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
  • 1996 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
  • 1997 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • 1997 FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • 1997 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • 1997 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • 1997 Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • 1997 Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500
  • 1997 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • 1999 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.
  • 2000 65th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 9-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2001 Phillips Petroleum and Conoco merge into a new company as 'ConocoPhillips', the third-largest oil and natural gas company in the US
  • 2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
  • 2003 The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML).
  • 2003 In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective
  • 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules the state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional; the legislature fails to act within the mandated 180 days, and on May 17, 2004, Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2004 Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
  • 2006 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Singer
Fergie Duhamel
  • 2007 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins

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2011 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • 2012 Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets