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1978In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

1718Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

1961JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1980Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

201239th American Music Award: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win

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

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

1929Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

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

1986Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

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

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

1964J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"

1941Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

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

1992"Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US

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

1835-20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti

1985Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

1872Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting

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

1949NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

1936Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1950South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

1970Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

1970Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

November 18th Historical Events
Date Event
326
Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th - 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter's Basilica in Rome. 
794
Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto 
1105
Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I 
1210
Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV 
1307
William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son's head 
1421
Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands 
1424
Storm flood ravages Dutch coast 
1477
First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton 
1494
French King Charles VIII occupies Florence 
1497
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope 
1626
St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica 
1667
Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC 
1686
Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants. 
1718
Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris 
1738
France & Austria sign peace 
1742
Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Carlisle 
1755
Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report 
1776
Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ 
1787
First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston 
1803
Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French 
1804
Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape 
1805
30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America 
1820
Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer 
1833
Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven 
1835
-20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti 
1852
State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul's Cathedral, London) 
1852
Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II. 
1865
Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" 
1872
American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY 
1872
Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting 
1874
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland 
1883
Antonin Dvorák's "Husitska" premieres 
1883
Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada 
1889
Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii 
1893
Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus 
1894
1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World) 
1894
1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species" by Richard Outcault 
1899
Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld 
1901
The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty 
1902
Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt 
1903
Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama 
1904
General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup. 
1905
George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London 
1905
Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway 
1906
Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea" premieres in NYC 
1909
US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya 
1911
Britain's first seaplane flies 
1911
Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance 
1913
Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego) 
1916
General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded 
1917
Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
1918
Brussels free Stofnar 
1918
Latvia declares independence from Russia 
1919
H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC 
1920
Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC 
1922
Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief 
1926
Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico 
1928
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in NY in "Steamboat Willie" 
1929
Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope" 
1929
Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places 
1929
Stalin routes troops to Manchuria 
1930
Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC 
1930
Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose" premiers in Lenningrad 
1930
Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda. 
1932
"Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon 
1932
1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March 
1932
5th Academy Awards - "Grand Hotel", Fredric March, Wallace Beery & Helen Hayes win 
1936
Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco 
1936
Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined 
1938
Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. 
1939
Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die 
1940
George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison. 
1941
British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa 
1941
Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss" premieres in NYC 
1941
Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia 
1942
Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC 
1943
First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated 
1943
444 British bombers attack Berlin 
1943
U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean 
1945
Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres 
1949
NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP 
1950
South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions 
1951
"See it Now" premieres on TV 
1951
British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt 
1951
Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft 
1953
Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage 
1954
Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal 
1955
Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight 
1956
Morocco gains independence 
1957
Tunisia refuses Russian weapons 
1958
1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens 
1958
Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay 
1959
Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year 
1960
Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels 
1960
Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration 
1961
"Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances 
1961
"Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances 
1961
JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam 
1961
US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed 
1963
Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone 
1963
Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens 
1963
King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco 
1964
Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP 
1964
J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar" 
1965
Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP 
1966
Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow 
1966
US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays 
1966
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1967
British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40 
1970
Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
1970
Johnny Bench wins NL MVP 
1970
Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds 
1970
Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations 
1970
Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon 
1971
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1971
A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast 
1973
Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests 
1973
Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC 
1975
Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US 
1975
Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games 
1976
Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship 
1976
Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett 
1978
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1978
In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones 
1979
Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage 
1980
"Heaven's Gate" premieres 
1980
Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP 
1980
Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969) 
1981
Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP 
1982
Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World 
1982
Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing. 
1984
"3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances 
1984
72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17 
1984
Browns set team records for most sacks (11) 
1984
Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders 
1984
NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0 
1985
Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young 
1985
Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport 
1985
Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons) 
1985
Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us" 
1986
Roger Clemens wins AL MVP 
1987
31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station 
1987
Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair 
1987
Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP 
1989
Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so 
1990
"Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 perfs 
1990
1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11½-4½ at Lake Nona CC FLA 
1990
NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0 
1991
France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti 
1991
Moslem Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland 
1991
Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92 
1992
"Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US 
1992
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM 
1993
27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador 
1993
Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution 
1993
NAFTA passes House 
1993
North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C) 
1993
Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness 
1993
WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution 
1994
"Star Trek VII - Generations" premieres 
1995
Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World 
1995
Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen 
1996
Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder 
1997
Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft 
1997
FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash 
1997
70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe 
1997
Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games 
1997
Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000 
1997
Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500 
1999
In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses. 
2001
Phillips Petroleum and Conoco merge into a new company as 'ConocoPhillips', the third-largest oil and natural gas company in the US 
2002
Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq. 
2003
The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML). 
2003
In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective 
2004
Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol. 
2007
34th American Music Award: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win 
2011
Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage 
2012
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix 
2012
Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets 
2012
Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup 
2012
39th American Music Award: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win 
2012
101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2) 
2013
20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt 
2015
ISIS claims they used soda can bomb in Metrojet crash 
2016
Mike Trout, Kris Bryant win baseball's MVP awards 
2016
Peggy Whitson: Oldest woman in space blasts off to ISS 
2016
Tesla shareholders approve $2.6bn SolarCity takeover 
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