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Births, Deaths, and Events for 18 November

About This Day

     This is day 322 of the year 2019.
     There are 43 days left to 2019.

Thought For The Day

     "If you continually give you will continually have."



1789   Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre - developed a method of photography
1901   George Gallup - Jefferson, IA, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)
1908   Imogene Coca - Philadelphia, PA, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)
1909   Johnny Mercer - Savannah, GA, lyricist (Moon River, That Old Black Magic)
1912   Arthur Peterson - Mandan, ND, actor (Major-Soap, Crisis)
1923   Alan B. Shepard, Jr. - East Derry, NH, Rear Admiral USN/astronaut (Merc 3, Ap 14)
1928   Mickey Mouse - cartoon strip
1929   William (Pete) Knight - X-15 pilot
1936   Hank Ballard - Detroit, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker))
1941   David Hemmings - England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)
1942   Linda Evans - Hartford, CT, actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)
1948   Andrea Marcovicci - NYC, actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John)
1950   Graham Parker - musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
1951   Mark N. Brown - Valparaiso, IN, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, STS 48)
1952   Delroy Lindo - London, UK, actor (Last Castle, Gone in 60 Seconds)
1960   Elizabeth Perkins - Queens, NY, actress (About Last Night, Big)
1960   Kim Wilde - England, rocker (You Keep Me Hanging On)
1966   Gwendolyn Hajek - Shreveport, LA, playmate (September 1987)
1968   Owen Wilson - Dallas, TX, actor (Starsky & Hutch, Behind Enemy Lines)
1969   Cheryl Bachman - Jacksonville, FL, playmate (October 1991)
1974   ChloŽ Sevigny - Springfield, MA, actress (Dogville, American Psycho)



1886   Chester A. Arthur - (21st President), dies in NY at 56
1962   Niels Bohr - physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1922, dies at 77
1969   Joseph P. Kennedy - dies in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, at 81
1978   Jim Jones, christian cult leader, commits suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Takes 911 close friends with him, including 276 children.
1978   912 members of the People's Temple drink poisoned Kool-Aid in Jonestown, Guyana
1978   Leo J. Ryan - (Rep-Cal) and 4 aides killed on an airstrip in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of Jim Jones' cult
1994   Cab Calloway - bandleader, dies at 86 of stroke
2002   James Coburn - actor, dies at 74 of a heart attack



   Occult Day
1307   William Tell shoots apple off his son's head (for which I'm sure his wife gave him a huge tongue lashing)
1497   Bartolomeu Dias discovers Cape of Good Hope
1755   Worst quake Massachusetts Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths reported
1776   Hessians capture Fort Lee, NJ
1787   1st Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
1803   Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French (another fine moment in French military history)
1820   US Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer discovers Antarctica
1865   Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
1874   National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
1883   Standard time zones established by railroads in US & Canada
1894   1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
1903   Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
1909   US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
1911   Britain's 1st seaplane flies
1913   Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
1928   Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in NY in "Steamboat Willie"
1929   Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places
1932   "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
1936   Germany & Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco
1936   Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
1940   George Matesky Mad Bomber's first time bomb
1943   1st US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
1955   Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
1958   1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
1960   Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
1961   US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1964   J.Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar" (yet Hoover wasn't too honest about what he wore in his off hours)
1970   Russia lands self propelled rover on the Moon
1976   Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 years of dictatorship
1978   After killing CA rep Leo Ryan, Jim Jones and 911 close friends drink poisoned Kool-Aid or are shot in Jonestown, Guyana; mothers administer poison to their babies with eye-droppers. 276 of the dead are children.
1980   Heaven's Gate premiers
1985   Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport, Washington, D.C., and turned over to the Smithsonian Institution
1987   31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station
1990   Saddam offers to free an estimated 2,000 men held in Kuwait
1991   Muslim Shites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland



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