On This Day: November 18th

This is 322nd day of the year and 43 days remain in the year.

in history
1820
Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica.
1883
Standard time began in the United States.
1886
Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States (1881–1885), died in New York at 56.
1928
Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.
1976
Spain's parliament approved a bill to establish a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1978
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.
2003
The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the right to same sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution.
2004
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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