November 18: Day of the Week
November 18, 2023 was the 322nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 43 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
November 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1105Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV.
- 1626St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated.
- 1883American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
- 1905Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
- 1918Latvia declares its independence from Russia.
- 1938Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
- 1963The first push-button telephone goes into service.
- 1978In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
- 1991Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon release Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland.
- 2003In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective.
Who were born on November 18?
- 1630Empress Eleanor Gonzaga of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1686)
- 1913Endre Rozsda, French surrealist painter (d. 1999)
- 1932Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
- 1945Wilma Mankiller, American tribal chief (d. 2010)
- 1958Daniel Brailovsky, Argentine football manager
- 1958Plamen Krastev, Bulgarian hurdler
- 1968Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- 1969Sam Cassell, American basketball player
- 1987Jake Abel, American actor
- 1988Montanna Thompson, English actress
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