On This Day in History for November 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 151 of 151

  • 1968 Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon

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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
  • 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

MurderMurder of Interest

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
  • 1980 "Heaven's Gate" premieres
  • 1983 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons
  • 1984 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • 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)
  • 1987 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
  • 1987 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
  • 1989 Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
  • 1991 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
  • 1991 Muslim Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
  • 1991 The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege
  • 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)
  • 1995 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen
  • 1996 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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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
  • 2013 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • 2014 Jamaica win the 2014 Caribbean Cup in football
  • 2015 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • 2015 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100

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