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Daily Calendar for Thursday, November 18, 2021

Born

  • Carl Maria von Weber (composer)
  • Asa Gray (botanist)
  • Elizabeth Gilmer (journalist)
  • Clarence Day (author)
  • George Wald (chemist)
  • Imogene Coca (actress)
  • Alan Shepard, Jr. (astronaut)
  • Mickey Mouse (cartoon character)
  • Margaret Atwood (author)
  • Linda Evans (actress)
  • Elizabeth Perkins (actress)
  • Owen Wilson (actor)
  • David Ortiz (baseball player)

Died

  • Chester Arthur (21st U.S. president)
  • Marcel Proust (novelist)
  • Niels Bohr (physicist)
  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (patriarch of the Kennedy family)
  • Cab Calloway (bandleader)
  • Norma Connolly (actress)
  • James Coburn (actor)

Events

  • William Tell shot an apple off of his son’s head
  • Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer discovered Antarctica
  • Mark Twain’s, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, was published
  • U.S. railroads adopted four standard time zones
  • Standard Railway Time went into effect for most North American railroads
  • The animated short, Steamboat Willie, was released featuring Mickey Mouse
  • Ben-Hur, the film epic starring Charlton Heston, premiered in N.Y.C.
  • The Chrysler Corporation announced the discontinuation of its DeSoto line of cars, in production since 1928
  • First commercial push-button telephone introduced, in Pennsylvania
  • Bill Watterson’s comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, made its debut

Weather

  • 72 degrees F in Youngstown, Ohio
  • New York State received 6 to 16 inches of snow
  • Twenty inches of lake effect snow fell east of Cleveland, Ohio

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