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Events and People Who Made History on November 18

8th Century

794 - Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

12th Century

1105 - Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

13th Century

1210 - Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV

14th Century

1307 - William Tell shoots apple off his son's head

15th Century

1421 - Holland/Zealand dikes break in storm, 1000s killed
1421 - Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing est 10,000 in Netherlands
1424 - Storm flood ravages Dutch coast
1477 - 1st English printed book "Dictes and Sayengis of the Phylosophers"
1494 - French king Charles VIII occupies Florence
1497 - Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope

17th Century

1626 - St-Petruskerk in Rome, initiated
1667 - Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar and VOC

18th Century

1718 - Voltaires "Oedipe," premieres in Paris
1738 - France and Austria sign peace
1742 - Prussia and England sign anti-French military covenant
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Carlisle
1755 - Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
1776 - Hessians capture Ft. Lee, NJ
1787 - 1st Unitarian minister in U.S. ordained, Boston
1793 - Louvre officially opens in Paris

19th Century

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
1805 - Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
1805 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
1820 - Antarctica discovered by U.S. Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer
1833 - Netherlands and Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
1835 - Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
1852 - State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
1865 - Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
1874 - National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
1883 - Antonin Dvorak's "Husitska," premieres
1883 - Standard time zones forms by railroads in U.S. and Canada
1889 - Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
1893 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
1894 - 1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species," by Richard Outcault
1894 - 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (New York World)
1899 - Trumper scores 208 in 185 minutes (1 five 25 fours) NSW vs. Qld

20th Century

1902 - Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt
1903 - Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives U.S. exclusive canal rights in Panama
1905 - George Bernard Shaws "Major Barbara," premieres in London
1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
1906 - Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea," premieres in New York City
1909 - U.S. invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
1911 - Britain's 1st seaplane flies
1911 - Opera "Lobetanz" 1st American performance
1912 - Albania declares independence from Turkey
1913 - Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
1916 - General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe
1918 - Brussels free Stofnar
1918 - Latvia declares independence from Russia
1919 - H Tierney and J McCarthy's musical "Irene," premieres in New York City
1920 - Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St. New York City
1922 - Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
1926 - Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
1928 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in New York in "Steamboat Willie"
1929 - Dr. Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
1929 - Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places
1929 - Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
1930 - Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope/Fred Astaire premieres in New York City
1930 - Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premiers in Lenningrad
1932 - 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery and Fredric March
1932 - "Flowers and Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
1936 - Germany and Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco
1936 - Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
1939 - Netherlands KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
1940 - George Matesky Mad Bomber's 1st time-bomb
1941 - British troops open attack on Tobruk, North-Africa
1941 - Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss," premieres in New York City
1941 - Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia
1942 - Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in New York City
1943 - 1st U.S. ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
1943 - 444 British bombers attack Berlin
1943 - U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1945 - Arnold Schonberg's Prelude for orchestra and mixed choir, premieres
1949 - NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
1950 - South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
1951 - British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt
1951 - Former Cubs 1st baseman and future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
1951 - "See it Now" premieres on TV
1953 - Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
1954 - Yankees trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada and Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen and 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 - Washington Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year
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 New York City for 113 performances
1961 - John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961 - "Kwamina" closes at 54th St. Theater New York City after 32 performances
1961 - U.S. Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1963 - Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
1963 - England's Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under Thames opens
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 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 - U.S. RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
1967 - British government devalues pounds from U.S. equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
1968 - Military coup in Mali, President Keita ousted
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 and Albania form diplomatic relations
1970 - Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
1971 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1973 - Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
1975 - Black-Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to U.S.
1975 - Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1976 - Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 years of dictatorship
1976 - Yankees sign free agent Don Gullett
1978 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini charges U.S. ambassador/embassy espionage
1980 - Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
1980 - "Heaven's Gate" premieres
1980 - Honduras and 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
1984 - "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater New York City 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 - New Jersey Devils shutout New York Rangers 6-0
1985 - Dwight Gooden (NL) and 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 New York City WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons
1985 - Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
1986 - Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
1987 - 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station
1987 - Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
1987 - Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st from last-place club ever to win an MVP
1989 - Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
1990 - 1st Solheim Cup: U.S. beats Europe 11 -4 at Lake Nona CC FLA
1990 - "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 241 performances
1990 - NFL New York Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
1990 - Saddam offers to free an estimated 2,000 men held in Kuwait
1991 - Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations and is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
1991 - France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
1991 - Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland
1992 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas, Nevada on KXTE 107.5 FM
1992 - "Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US
1993 - 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
1993 - Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
1993 - NAFTA passes House of Representatives
1993 - North-Siberia record cold for November (-55 degrees 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
1996 - Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
1997 - Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
1997 - FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
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

21st Century

2004 - Clinton Library opens in Little Rock Arkansas, containing 2 million photographs and 80 million documents


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