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Notable Historical Events for November 18th

1961JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

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

1980Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

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

1986Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

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

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

1981Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

1950South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 18th

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

1860Ignacy Jan Paderewski, composer/1st premier of Poland (1919-20)

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

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

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

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

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

1939Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

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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

1962Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith

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

1966Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

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

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

November 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 18th

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

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

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

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

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