18 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Louis Jacques Daguerre, 1787
  • W. S. Gilbert, 1836
  • Clarence Day, 1874
  • Amelita Galli-Curci, 1882
  • Eugene Ormandy, 1899
  • George Gallup, 1901
  • Johnny Mercer, 1909
  • Alan B. Shepard, 1923
  • Dorothy Collins, 1926
  • Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse, 1928
  • Hank Ballard, 1936
  • Brenda Vaccaro, 1939
  • Linda Evans, 1942
  • Owen Wilson, 1968

Died On This Day:

  • King William the Good of Sicily, 1189
  • Chester Alan Arthur, 1886
  • Marcel Proust, 1922
  • Niels Bohr, 1962
  • Joseph P. Kennedy, 1969
  • Man Ray, 1976
  • Dorothy Kirsten, 1992
  • Cab Calloway, 1994
  • James Coburn, 2002
  • Michael Kamen, 2003

Today's Events:

  • 1477 - Printer William Caxton publishes first dated English book 'The Dictes and Sayings of Philosophers.'
  • 1626 - St. Peter's Church in Rome consecrated.
  • 1738 - Treaty of Vienna terminates War of the Polish succession.
  • 1820 - Antarctica discovered by Capt. Nathaniel Brown Palmer in the sloop 'Hero.'
  • 1865 - Mark Twain's 'Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog' first published bringing instant fame to writer.
  • 1883 - Standard Time introduced in U.S.; four time zones established, Eastern, Central, Mountain & Pacific.
  • 1890 - Battleship U.S.S. Maine launched.
  • 1902 - Cartoon appears of Teddy Roosevelt as a hunter sparing a bear and teddy bears are born.
  • 1916 - Amelita Galli-Curci makes U.S. debut in 'Lucia' in Chicago.
  • 1918 - Latvia becomes independent of Russia, but it won't last.
  • 1918 - Abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II following WW1, the last German emperor and king of Prussia.
  • 1928 - First talking cartoon premieres at Colony Theatre, New York; Walt Disney's 'Steamboat Willie.'
  • 1942 - Pulitzer prize winning 'Skin of our Teeth' starts 359 performance run in NY.
  • 1963 - First Touch-Tone telephone with ten push buttons goes into service in Pennsylvania.
  • 1965 - American Stock Exchange admits women members for the first time.
  • 1966 - Thousand year old tradition ends-Roman Catholics no longer required to observe meatless Fridays.
  • 1978 - 913 Jim Jones' People Temple Cult members in mass suicide; swallow poison Kool-Aid in Guyana.
  • 1987 - 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for record $1.6 million at Rhode Island auction.
  • 1991 - British Hostage Terry Waite released by pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine after 1,763 days.
  • 2001 - Lennox Lewis KOs Hasim Rahman to regain world heavyweight title winning $12 million.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Mawes
  • Romanus of Antioch
  • Odo of Cluny (died today A.D. 942)

Holiday:

  • Independence Day/Foundation Day in Latvia (1918)
  • National Day in Oman

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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