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Notable Historical Events for November 18th

1928Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in NY in "Steamboat Willie"

1929Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

1987Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

1835-20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti

1961JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1930Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

1865Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

200734th American Music Award: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

1970Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1905George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London

November 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 18th

1939Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

1836William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1787Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Cormeilles-en-Parisis France, inventor and photographer (d. 1851)

1906George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)

1787Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist

1901George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)

1909Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)

1968Owen Wilson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander)

November 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 18th

2000Actress Catherine Zeta Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

1966MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

2006American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy

2010Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

1966Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

1948KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price

November 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 18th

1886Chester A. Arthur, 21st US president (1881-85), dies at 56

1978Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide at 47

1969Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81

1962Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

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