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
1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
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.
Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireEnlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1718 - Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
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
1835 - -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist 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
1865 - Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
1872 - American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY
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
Suffragette Susan Brownell AnthonySuffragette Susan Brownell Anthony 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.
1905 - George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London
1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 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 - Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
1918 - Latvia declares independence from Russia
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
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1928 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in NY in "Steamboat Willie"
1929 - Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
1929 - Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
1929 - Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
1930 - Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC
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
1936 - Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish 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
1941 - Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia
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
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg 1945 - Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres
1949 - NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
1949 - The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days
1950 - South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
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
First President of South Korea Syngman RheeFirst President of South Korea Syngman Rhee 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
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
1961 - JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961 - US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1963 - Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
1963 - Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1963 - King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco
1964 - Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
1964 - J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"
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
1970 - Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 - Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
1970 - Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
1970 - Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
1970 - Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
Chemist & Peace Activist Linus PaulingChemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling 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
1978 - In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones
1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini 1979 - 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
1980 - "Heaven's Gate" premieres
1980 - Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
1980 - Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)
1981 - Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
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)
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 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)
1985 - Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
1986 - Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
1987 - 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 1987 - Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
1987 - Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP
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 perfs
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
Actor Denzel WashingtonActor Denzel Washington 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 - NAFTA passes House
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
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
Singer-songwriter Justin TimberlakeSinger-songwriter Justin Timberlake 2007 - 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win
2007 - 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
2011 - Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage
2012 - Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix
2012 - Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets

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