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Notable Historical Events for November 18th

1970Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

1985Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

1992"Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US

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

1936Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

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

1930Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

1718Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

1949NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

1929Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

November 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 18th

1939Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 18th

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

1962Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith

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

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

1966Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

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

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

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

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

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