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11/18/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 18

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Today in History in 1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son's head; and in 1872 Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 326 - Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th - 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • 1307 - William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son's head
  • 1477 - First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton
  • 1626 - St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica
  • 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
  • 1872 - Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting
  • 1916 - General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded
  • 1928 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in NY in "Steamboat Willie"
  • 1978 - In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones
  • 1993 - Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1787 - Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist
  • 1787 - Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Cormeilles-en-Parisis France, inventor and photographer (d. 1851)
  • 1836 - William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • 1901 - George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)
  • 1909 - Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)
  • 1939 - Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet
  • 1947 - Jameson Parker, Balt Md, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon)
  • 1956 - Sinbad, [David Adkins], Benton Harbor MI, actor (1st Kid, Vibe)
  • 1968 - Owen Wilson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander)

Famous Weddings

  • 1948 - KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price
  • 1952 - "Rock Around The Clock" rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds Barbara Cupchak
  • 1962 - Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith
  • 1966 - MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola
  • 1966 - Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

Famous Deaths

  • 1886 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st US president (1881-85), dies at 56
  • 1969 - Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81
  • 1978 - Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide at 47

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