This day in history - November 18

This day in history - November 18.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, November 18, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on November 18 regarded events relating to the St. Elizabeth's Flood, Dedication of St. Peter's Basilica, Publishing of 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County', Arrest of Women for Illegal Voting in the U.S., Creation of Rail Time Zones in the United States, Release of the First Disney Synchronized Sound Cartoon, Battle of Berlin, Introduction of the Push Button Telephone, Kings Cross Fire and Signing of 'Sword and Shield' Anti Drug Legislation. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Unforunately Not Recorded, Maffeo Barberini, Mark Twain, Susan Brownell Anthony, William F. Allen, Walt Disney, Roy Disney, Arthur Harris, Alexander Graham Bell, Colin Townsley and Alexander Fallon and Ronald Reagan.

St. Elizabeth's Flood - November 18, 1421: On this day in history, November 18, 1421, critical events took place today in Netherlands, regarding the St. Elizabeth's Flood. On the night of November 18, 1421, a storm in the North Sea caused a tidal surge which broke several dykes in Zeeland and Holland, and flooded the surrounding land. Many villages were lost and casualties numbered between 2,000 and 10,000. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1421 were Unforunately Not Recorded. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: St. Elizabeth's Flood *** Date: November 18, 1421 *** Place: Netherlands *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 15th Century *** This day in history ***

Dedication of St. Peter's Basilica - November 18, 1626: On this day in history, November 18, 1626, momentous events took place today in Rome, Italy, with regard to the Dedication of St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Urban VIII, born Meffeo Barberini, dedicated the newly built St. Peter's Basilica on November 18, 1626. It is believed that the tomb of St. Peter is beneath the high altar of the Basilica. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1626 were Maffeo Barberini. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Dedication of St. Peter's Basilica *** Date: November 18, 1626 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Publishing of 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' - November 18, 1865: On this day in history, November 18, 1865, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the Publishing of 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'. Mark Twain's short story 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' was first published in The New York Saturday Press on November 18, 1865, as 'Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog'. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1865 were Mark Twain. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Publishing of 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' *** Date: November 18, 1865 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrest of Women for Illegal Voting in the U.S. - November 18, 1872: On this day in history, November 18, 1872, significant events took place today in New York, USA, respecting the Arrest of Women for Illegal Voting in the U.S.. Susan Brownwell Anthony was arrested, on November 18, 1872, along with another fourteen women, after they persuaded election officials to allow them to vote in the 1872 presidential election. Anthony was the only one to stand trial. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1872 were Susan Brownell Anthony. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Arrest of Women for Illegal Voting in the U.S. *** Date: November 18, 1872 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Creation of Rail Time Zones in the United States - November 18, 1883: On this day in history, November 18, 1883, crucial events took place today in Chicago, USA, relating to the Creation of Rail Time Zones in the United States. In order to standardize rail scheduling across the United States, the railroads held a General Time Convention in Chicago. During the convention the Editor of the Official Railway Guide in New York, William F. Allen proposed that they establish 4 time zones across the country. On November 18, 1883, they began operating a 5 time zone system which was synchronized by a signal sent out from the Allegheny Observatory in the University of Pittsburgh. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1883 were William F. Allen. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Creation of Rail Time Zones in the United States *** Date: November 18, 1883 *** Place: Chicago, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Release of the First Disney Synchronized Sound Cartoon - November 18, 1928: On this day in history, November 18, 1928, momentous events took place today in Los Angeles, USA, with regard to the Release of the First Disney Synchronized Sound Cartoon. Walt Disney Studios released 'Steamboat Willie' on November 18, 1928. This was Disney's first fully synchronised sound cartoon and featured the iconic character Mickey Mouse. The short film was produced by Walt and Roy Disney. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1928 were Walt Disney, Roy Disney. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Release of the First Disney Synchronized Sound Cartoon *** Date: November 18, 1928 *** Place: Los Angeles, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Battle of Berlin - November 18, 1943: On this day in history, November 18, 1943, critical events took place today in Berlin, Germany, regarding the Battle of Berlin. The Battle of Berlin was part of a bombing campaign devised by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris. On November 18, 1943, 444 Royal Airforce bombers took part in the first strike of the battle. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1943 were Arthur Harris. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Battle of Berlin *** Date: November 18, 1943 *** Place: Berlin, Germany *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Introduction of the Push Button Telephone - November 18, 1963: On this day in history, November 18, 1963, important events took place today in United States of America, in respect of the Introduction of the Push Button Telephone. Push button telephones first came into use when the Bell System of telephone companies (Named after Alexander Graham Bell) introduced dual-tone multi-frequency technology on November 18, 1963. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1963 were Alexander Graham Bell. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Introduction of the Push Button Telephone *** Date: November 18, 1963 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Technology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Kings Cross Fire - November 18, 1987: On this day in history, November 18, 1987, momentous events took place today in London, England, with regard to the Kings Cross Fire. A fire, probably started by a discarded match, broke out at Kings Cross St. Pancras underground station in London on November 18, 1987. The fire led to a flashover in the ticket hall and caused the deaths of 31 people and injuries to a further 100. Among the dead were Firefighter Colin Townsley, and 73 year old Alexander Fallon who remained unidentified for more than 16 years. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1987 were Colin Townsley and Alexander Fallon. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Kings Cross Fire *** Date: November 18, 1987 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Signing of 'Sword and Shield' Anti Drug Legislation - November 18, 1988: On this day in history, November 18, 1988, significant events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, respecting the Signing of 'Sword and Shield' Anti Drug Legislation. Ronald Reagan signed anti drug legislation, which he described as a 'new sword and shield', on November 18, 1988. The new law allowed the death penalty to be used for drug dealers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 18, 1988 were Ronald Reagan. Facts on this day in History November 18: Events on this day in history: Signing of 'Sword and Shield' Anti Drug Legislation *** Date: November 18, 1988 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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