Mengetahui Peristiwa Bersejarah 18 November

 Mengetahui Peristiwa Bersejarah 18 November
326 - The old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.
1307 - According to legend, William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.

1421 - A seawall at the Zuider Zee dike breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people in the Netherlands.

1477 - William Caxton produces Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, the first book printed on a printing press in England.

1493 - Christopher Columbus first sights what is now Puerto Rico.

1626 - The church of St. Peter in Rome is consecrated.
1865 - Mark Twain's story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press.

1901 - USA and Britain agree that the United States will construct a canal across the Isthmus of Panama and the Canal Zone will be under US jurisdiction.
1903 - The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the Americans exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.

1905 - Following Norwegian-Swedish separation, Prince Charles of Denmark is elected King Haakon VII of Norway.

1910 - More than 100 are arrested by police when suffragettes try to storm the House of Commons at Westminster, London.
1916 - World War I: First Battle of the Somme ends - In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.
1918 - Latvia declares its independence from Russia.

1926 - George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."

1928 - Premiere of Walt Disney's first Mickey Mouse cartoon, 'Steamboat Willie'.

1940 - World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Greece.

1942 - Holocaust: German SS carry out selection of Jewish ghetto in Lviv, western Ukraine, arresting 5.000 "unproductive Jews". All get deported to Belzec death camp.

1943 - World War II: Battle of Berlin (air), 440 Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF lost nine aircraft and 53 air crew.

1943 - Holocaust: Aktion Emtefest: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lviv, western Ukraine, murdering at least 6.000 surviving Jews. German SS leader Fritz Katzman declares Lviv (Lemberg) to be Judenfrei (free from the Jews).

1967 - A ban on the movement of farm animals across the whole of England and Wales came into effect at midnight.

1977 - President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Egyptian leader to visit Israel and address the Israeli Parliament (Knesset).

1978 - 900 members of a religious cult commit suicide in the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana.

1987 - The worst fire in the history of the London Underground kills 31 people at Kings Cross Station in the centre of London.

1991 - Church envoy Terry Waite is freed by the Islamic extremists who kidnapped him in Beirut in 1987.

2000 - The film world celebrates the celebrity wedding of the year as film star Michael Douglas marries Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones.

Born on this Day

1686 - Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
physicist   d: 1736

1785 - David Wilkie, British artist (d. 1841)

1839 - August Kundt, German physicist (d. 1894)

1907 - Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)

1941 - David Hemmings, British actor (d. 2003)

1960 - Kim Wilde, pop star

1963 - Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer

1975 - Anthony McPartlin, British actor and television presenter

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