On This Day: November 18th
This is 323rd day of the year and 43 days remain in the year.
Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica.
Standard time began in the United States.
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.
November 18 BirthdaysSir William Gilbert
1836–1911, English Playwright and Poet.
Wilma Mankillerformer chief of the Cherokee Nation
George Horace Galluporiginator of the Gallup poll
Louis Daguerreearly pioneer of photography
Alan B. Shepardastronaut
Ignace Paderewskipianist, composer
Clarence S. Dayessayist
Margaret Atwoodnovelist and poet