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 322nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 43 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 5, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,510,963,200 seconds 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 ‘trihectaicosadigon’ 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 93 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 1,793 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 18 Historical Events

  • 326
    The old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated.
  • 1105
    Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV.
  • 1210
    Pope Innocent III excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV
  • 1494
    French King Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1883
    American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
  • 1926
    George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize”.
  • 1940
    World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini’s disastrous invasion of Greece.
  • 1978
    In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
  • 1987
    King’s Cross fire: in London, 31 people die in a fire at the city’s busiest underground station, King’s Cross St Pancras.

Who were born on November 18?

  • 1907
    Gustav Nezval, Czech actor (d. 1998)
  • 1917
    Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (d. 1957)
  • 1922
    Luis Somoza Debayle, 70th President of Nicaragua (d. 1967)
  • 1928
    Sheila Jordan, American jazz singer
  • 1932
    Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • 1955
    Carter Burwell, American composer
  • 1956
    Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1961
    Nick Chinlund, American actor
  • 1962
    Kirk Hammett, American guitarist (Metallica)
  • 1968
    Romany Malco, American actor and music producer

Who died on November 18?

  • 1154
    Adélaide de Maurienne, queen consort of King Louis VI of France (b. 1092)
  • 1785
    Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
  • 1814
    William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)
  • 1852
    Rose Philippine Duchesne French Catholic nun and saint (b. 1769)
  • 1952
    Paul Eluard, French poet (b. 1895)
  • 1978
    Leo Ryan, American politician (b. 1925)
  • 1984
    Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (b. 1907)
  • 1986
    Gia Carangi, American model (b. 1960)
  • 1994
    Cab Calloway, American bandleader (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910)

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