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Today in History - November 18th
1793 - On this day in history, The Louvre officially opened in Paris.
1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica, today in history.
1865 - Samuel L. Clemens published "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" under the pen name "Mark Twain" in the New York "Saturday Press."
1871 - American suffragette Susan B Anthony was arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester, NY.
1883 - Today in history, The United States and Canada adopted a system of standard-time zones.
1903 - The United States and Panama signed a treaty that granted the United States rights to build the Panama Canal.
1928 - On this day in history, the first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York: Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.
1959 - William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" premiered at Loewe's Theater in New York City.
1961 - Today in history, JFK sent 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam -the precursor to the war.
1963 - Bell Telephone introduced the push-button telephone.
1964 - On this day in history, J. Edgar Hoover described Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar."
1976 - The parliament of Spain approved a bill that established a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1978 - Today in history, in Jonestown, Guyana, The Reverend Jim Jones persuaded his followers to commit suicide by drinking a death potion. Nine hundred fourteen cult members were left dead.
1987 - The United States Congress issued the Iran-Contra Affair report. The report said that President Ronald Reagan bore "ultimate responsibility" for wrongdoing by his aides.
1993 - The United States House of Representatives joined the Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff and patients.
2001 - Today in history, Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in the United States.
2003 - The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that same-sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution.
SPORTS - Today in History, November 18th
1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 18th
1956 - Today in history, Fats Domino appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and performed his hit "Blueberry Hill."
1964 - The Supremes and The Righteous Brothers appeared on the show "Shindig!"
1990 - The musical revival "Fiddler on the Roof" opened.
1995 - On this day in history, The Rolling Stones became the first band to broadcast a concert on the Internet.
1995 - "Goldeneye" the James Bond movie, opened, featuring a title song by Tina Turner.
2005 - "Walk the Line" opened in theaters. The film focused on the early years of Johnny Cash.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 18th
Brenda Vaccaro 1939
Linda Evans 1942
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