What are the important events that happened on November 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 18: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 18 is the 323rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 43 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 5, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,657,120 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosatrigon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 71 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,428 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 18 Historical Events

  • 326
    The old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated.
  • 1302
    Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Unam sanctam (One Faith).
  • 1601
    Tiryaki Hasan Pasha, provincial governor of Ottoman Empire, utterly defeats Habsburg forces, commanded by Ferdinand the Archduke of Austria during the Siege of Nagykanizsa.
  • 1865
    Mark Twain’s short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press.
  • 1904
    General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
  • 1905
    Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
  • 1938
    Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
  • 1940
    World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini’s disastrous invasion of Greece.
  • 1963
    The first push-button telephone goes into service.
  • 1991
    After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People’s Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.

Who were born on November 18?

  • 1647
    Pierre Bayle, French philosopher (d. 1706)
  • 1785
    Sir David Wilkie, Scottish painter (d. 1841)
  • 1786
    Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (d. 1826)
  • 1906
    Klaus Mann, German writer (d. 1949)
  • 1942
    Susan Sullivan, American actress
  • 1951
    Justin Raimondo, American author
  • 1962
    Jamie Moyer, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Owen Wilson, American actor and film-writer
  • 1975
    Pastor Troy, American rapper
  • 1980
    Junichi Okada, Japanese singer (V6)

Who died on November 18?

  • 1814
    William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)
  • 1852
    Rose Philippine Duchesne French Catholic nun and saint (b. 1769)
  • 1886
    Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)
  • 1909
    Renée Vivien, English-born French poet (b. 1877)
  • 1940
    Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian (b. 1876)
  • 1969
    Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman (b. 1888)
  • 1979
    Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1987
    Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (b. 1934)
  • 1991
    Gustáv Husák, Slovak-born Czech politician (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)

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