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Notable Historical Events for November 18th

1718Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

1985Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

1865Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

1905George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London

1970Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

1929Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

1980Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

201239th American Music Award: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win

1978In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

1970Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

November 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 18th

1901George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)

1939Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

1836William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1909Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)

1968Owen Wilson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander)

1787Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist

1906George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)

1860Ignacy Jan Paderewski, composer/1st premier of Poland (1919-20)

November 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 18th

2006American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy

1966Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

2010Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

2000Actress Catherine Zeta Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

1948KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price

1966MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

November 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 18th

1886Chester A. Arthur, 21st US president (1881-85), dies at 56

1962Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

1969Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81

1978Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide at 47

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