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Calendar for November 18th, 2013

1300s

  • 1307: William Tell shot an apple off of his son's head

  • 1780s

  • Born 1786: Carl Maria von Weber (composer)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1810: Asa Gray (botanist)

  • 1820s

  • 1820: Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer discovered Antarctica

  • 1860s

  • 1865: Mark Twain's, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, was published

  • 1870s

  • Born 1870: Elizabeth Gilmer (journalist)

  • Born 1874: Clarence Day (author)

  • 1880s

  • 1883: U.S. railroads adopted four standard time zones

  • Died 1886: Chester Arthur (21st U.S. president)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1906: George Wald (chemist)

  • Born 1908: Imogene Coca (actress)

  • 1920s

  • Died 1922: Marcel Proust (novelist)

  • Born 1923: Alan Shepard, Jr. (astronaut)

  • Born 1928: Mickey Mouse (cartoon character)

  • 1928: The animated short, Steamboat Willie, was released featuring Mickey Mouse

  • 1930s

  • Born 1939: Margaret Atwood (author)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Linda Evans (actress)

  • 1950s

  • 1959: Ben-Hur, the film epic starring Charlton Heston, premiered in N.Y.C.

  • 1960s

  • 1960: The Chrysler Corporation announced the discontinuation of its DeSoto line of cars, in production since 1928

  • Born 1960: Elizabeth Perkins (actress)

  • Died 1962: Niels Bohr (physicist)

  • Born 1968: Owen Wilson (actor)

  • Died 1969: Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (patriarch of the Kennedy family)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1975: David Ortiz (baseball player)

  • 1980s

  • 1985: Bill Watterson's comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, made its debut

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Cab Calloway (bandleader)

  • Died 1998: Norma Connolly (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: James Coburn (actor)


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