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Notable Historical Events for November 18th

1986Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

1835-20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti

1987Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

1981Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

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

1961JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

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

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

1928Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in NY in "Steamboat Willie"

1964J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"

November 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 18th

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

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

1787Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Cormeilles-en-Parisis France, inventor and photographer (d. 1851)

1939Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

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

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

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

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

November 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 18th

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

1966Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

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

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

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

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

November 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 18th

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

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

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

November 18th Deaths
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