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Notable Historical Events for November 18th

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

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

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

1929Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

1961JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1950South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1939Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

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Notable Weddings on November 18th

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

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

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

November 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 18th

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

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

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

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