Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Hina Jilani leads a protest in London to ask for the release of all political prisoners and to vocalize the call for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7100762.stm
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Enron announces proposed sale of Portland General Electric for , including assumption of debt. The sale is to a newly formed LLC backed by a private investment firm from Texas. This happens after Portland-area residents defeated a ballot measure to take over the utility on November 4. PGE had outspent supporters of the takeover 60-to-1. //www.enron.com/corp/pressroom/releases/2003/ene/111803Release.html
Monday, November 18, 2002
The first team of United Nations weapons inspectors arrive in Iraq, where they will prepare for inspections for evidence of the development or possession of weapons of mass destruction by Saddam Hussein's regime.
Thursday, November 18, 1999
Wednesday, November 18, 1992
Russian President Boris Yeltsin releases the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of KAL 007, shot down by the Soviets in 1983.
Friday, November 18, 1988
War on Drugs: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill providing the death penalty for murderous drug traffickers.
Canadian federal election, 1988: Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada win a second majority government.
Monday, November 18, 1985
Wednesday, November 18, 1981
COMDEX Fall, IBM introduces the IBM PC. Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
Saturday, November 18, 1978
Saturday, November 18, 1967
Saturday, November 18, 1961
İsmet İnönü of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (26th government, first coalition in Turkey, partner AP)
U.S. President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
Wednesday, November 18, 1959
MGM's widescreen, multimillion dollar, Technicolor version of "Ben-Hur", starring Charlton Heston, is released and becomes the studio's greatest hit up to that time. It is critically acclaimed and eventually wins 11 Academy Awards – a record held until 1998, when 1997's "Titanic" becomes the first film to equal the record. To the present day, the 1959 "Ben-Hur" remains the last MGM film to win a Best Picture Oscar, though "Doctor Zhivago", another MGM film, was nominated in 1965.
Tuesday, November 18, 1958
The sinks in a storm on Lake Michigan
, killing 33 of the 35 crewmen on board.
Tuesday, November 18, 1952
A fireball crashes in a backyard in Havelock North, New Zealand.
s: A series of Stalinist and largely anti-Semitic show trials are held in Czechoslovakia.
Saturday, November 18, 1950
The United Nations accepts the formation of the Libya
n National Council.
Tuesday, November 18, 1947
The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41 people.
Paul Ramadier resigns as the Prime Minister of France. He is succeeded by Robert Schuman, who calls 80,000 army reservists to quell rioting miners in France.
Thursday, November 18, 1943
Tuesday, November 18, 1941
Monday, November 18, 1940
WWII: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Greece.
Friday, November 18, 1938
Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Monday, November 18, 1929
Sunday, November 18, 1928
Mickey Mouse appears in "Steamboat Willie", the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released, but the first sound film.
Monday, November 18, 1918
declares its independence from Russia.
Saturday, November 18, 1916
Thursday, November 18, 1915
Thursday, November 18, 1909
Saturday, November 18, 1905
Wednesday, November 18, 1903
Sunday, November 18, 1883
U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
Tuesday, November 18, 1873
Wednesday, November 18, 1863
King Christian IX of Denmark signs the November constitution, which declares Schleswig to be part of Denmark, regarded by the German Confederation as a violation of the London Protocol of 1852, leading to the German–Danish war of 1864.
Friday, November 18, 1803
Battle of Vertières: The Haitian army led by Jean-Jacques Dessalines defeats the army of Napoleon.
Tuesday, November 18, 1755
An earthquake occurs in the vicinity of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, causing extensive damage.
Wednesday, November 18, 1750
The King of Dahomey
has income of 250,000 pounds from the overseas export of slaves.
Ahmad Shah Bahadur's army, retreating from Persia, reportedly loses 18,000 men near what is present-day Herat, Afghanistan from cold in a single night.
produces c. 2% of the entire world's output of industrial goods and the Industrial Revolution begins.
Tuesday, November 18, 1738
Pierre Louis Maupertuis
publishes "Sur la figure de la terre", which 'confirms Newton's
view that the earth is a spheroid slightly flattened at the poles'.
Jacques de Vaucanson presents the world's first automaton, "The Flute Player", to the French Academy of Sciences.
China's Qing government announces that all western businessmen have to use the Cohong
Tuesday, November 18, 1727
Thursday, November 18, 1700
Wednesday, November 18, 1626
Sunday, November 9, 1477 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, November 10, 1307 (Julianian calendar)
The Mongol raid of India ends.
The use of The Scottish Maiden is first documented in Ireland.
Saturday, November 10, 1302 (Julianian calendar)
Robert I of Scotland reconciles with Edward I of England.
Tuesday, November 11, 1180 (Julianian calendar)
The Portuguese admiral D. Fuas Roupinho wins a second victory in two years against the Almohad fleet.ref name=Picard1997
Sunday, November 11, 1100 (Julianian calendar)
opening of the council of Poitier
which is soon forcibly closed by the duke of Aquitaine, William IX
, as the bishops were about to excommunicate once more the king of France, Philip I
Monday, November 14, 763 (Julianian calendar)
Tibetan forces occupy the Chinese capital Chang'an of the Tang Dynasty for 16 days.
Sunday, November 17, 401 (Julianian calendar)