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Events of November 18th:
November 18th is the 322nd day of the year (323rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 43 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about November 18th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on November 18th:
1307 William Tell shoots an arrow through an apple on the head of his son, Walter.
1836 Sir William Gilbert (composer - Gilbert and Sullivan)
1883 Carl Vinson (US politician)
1901 George Gallup (opinion poll pioneer)
1923 Sir Henry Leach (British admiral during the Falklands War)
1923 Alan Shepard, Jr. (astronaut)
1939 Margaret Atwood (author)
1942 Linda Evans (actress)
1946 Alan Dean Foster (author)
1953 Alan Moore (author, illustrator)
1960 Kim Wilde (singer)
1961 Steven Moffat (scriptwriter, producer)
1962 Kirk Hammett (guitarist - Metallica)
1963 Peter Schmeichel (soccer player)
1968 Owen Wilson (actor)
1970 Megyn Kelly (journalist)
1974 Chloé Sevigny (actress, ex-model, fashion designer)
November 18th in History:
1307 William Tell uses a crossbow to shoot an apple from his son's head.
1626 St Peter's Basilica is consecrated in Rome.
1905 Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
1918 Latvia declares independence from Russia.
1928 Disney Corporation releases Steamboat Willie.
1961 US President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
1963 Dartford Tunnel opens in UK.
1978 A mass suicide by members of the the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones in Jonestown, Guyana, claims 918 lives.
1985 The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes is published for the first time.
1987 A fire at London's Kings Control St. Pancras underground station claims 31 lives.
2001 Nintendo GameCube released.
November 18th is also:
Independence Day (Latvia)
National Holiday (Oman)
Feast of Saint Peter (Catholicism)
People born on November 18th are Scorpio
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