On This Day: November 18th

This is 323rd day of the year and 43 days remain in the year.

in history
Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica.
Standard time began in the United States.
Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States (1881–1885), died in New York at 56.
Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.
Spain's parliament approved a bill to establish a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, led 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink. Cult members who refused to swallow the drink were shot.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the right to same sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution.
The UN Security Council held a two-day session in Nairobi. This was the first time it had convened outside of New York headquarters.
November 18 Birthdays
Sir William Gilbert

1836–1911, English Playwright and Poet.

Alan Moorewriter
Owen Wilsonactor
Chloë Sevignyactor
Wilma Mankillerformer chief of the Cherokee Nation
George Horace Galluporiginator of the Gallup poll
Louis Daguerreearly pioneer of photography
Alan B. Shepardastronaut
Eugene Ormandyconductor
Ignace Paderewskipianist, composer
Clarence S. Dayessayist
Margaret Atwoodnovelist and poet

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