Today in history
Today is Sunday, November 18th, the 322rd day 2018. There are 43 days left of the year.
Today's highlight in history:
On November 18, 1978, the American Republic of Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif, and four others in Jonestown, Guyana, were killed by members of the people's temple; The killings were followed by a night of massacre and suicide by more than 900 cult members.
On this date:
In 1883, the United States and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones.
In 1916, the battle of World War II ended by Somme-Pitting British and French forces against German troops continuously after 4 1/2 months of bloodshed.
In 1928, Walt Disney's first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, "Steamboat Willie", featured Mickey Mouse, premiere in New York.
In 1936, Germany and Italy recognized the French Government Francisco Franco.
In 1959, "Ben-Hur", actress actress Charlton Heston, had his world premiere in New York.
In 1966, American Roman Catholic bishops issued a pastoral statement of fines and abstinence, eliminating the rule of eating meat on Fridays outside the loan.
In 1976, the Spanish Parliament approved a bill to create a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
In 1985, the sign "Calvin and Hobbes", created by Bill Watterson, was published for the first time. (The Remsan ran for 10 years.)
In 1987, the congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying that President Ronald Reagan had "the ultimate responsibility for the mistakes of his assistants". A fire at London King's Cross railway station demanded 31 lives.
In 1991, the Shiite (SHEE & # 39 ;ey) Muslim Abductor in Lebanon released Anglican Church Envoy Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland, American Agricultural Dean at the American University of Beirut.
In 2003, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts ruled 4 to 3 that the state order guaranteed homosexual couples the right to marry.
In 2004, Britain banned fox hunting in England and Wales.
Ten years ago, Detroit's Big Three automakers requested a $ 25 billion lifeline congress, warning of a national economic disaster if they were to collapse. Belgium's based InBev SA formed the world's largest brewer with its $ 52 billion acquisition of US Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc. Inc. Boston's Dustin Pedroia won the American League MVP Prize and became the first second baseman to earn glory in almost half a century.
Five years ago: The T Toronto City Council voted to tear out scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford of many of his powers after a busy debate where he struck a city council member. NASA's robot explorer, Maven, shaved against Mars in an attempt to remove the old mystery of the red planet's radical climate change.
A year ago: Great masses of protesters turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival land that disregarded President Robert Mugabe and urged him to quit immediately. Mugabe was now powerless and had been placed under house arrest by the military command. After heading for Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein party for more than 30 years, Gerry Adams announced that he was going downstairs; He had been known around the world as the Irish Republican movement's face when shifted from violence to peace.
Today's birthdays: Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 79. Actor Margaret Atwood is 79. Actress Linda Evans is 76. Actress Susan Sullivan is 76. Country singer Jacky Ward is 72. Actor Jameson Parker is 71. Actress singer Andrea Marcovicci is 70. Rock musician Herman Rarebell is 69 Singer Graham Parker is 68. Actor Delroy Lindo is 66. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 65. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is 62. Actor Oscar Nunez is 60. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 58. Singer Kim Wilde is 58. Rock Musician Kirk Hammett (Metallica) is 56. Rock singer Tim DeLaughter (Dee-LAW) is 53. Actor Romany Malco is 50. Actor Owen Wilson is 50. Actor Dan Bakkedahl is 50. Singer Duncan Sheik actor Mike Epps is 48. Actress Peta Wilson is 48. Actress Chloe Sevigny (SEH) -even-ee) is 44. Land singer Jessi Alexander is 42. Actor Steven Pasq Uale is 42. Rock musician Alberto Bof (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) is 41. Rapper Fabolous is 41. Actor director Nate Parker is 39. Rapper Mike Jones is 38. Actress Mekia Cox is 37. Actress Nasim Pedrad is 37. Actress Allison Tolman is 37. Actor Damon Wayans Jr. is 36. The country singer TJ Osborne (Brothers Osborne) is 34. Actor Nathan Kress is 26.
The thought for today: "Your way of giving is more important than you give." – Vietnamese proverb
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