November 18: Day of the Week
November 18, 2020 is the 323rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 43 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
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November 18 Historical Event(s)
- 401The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.
- 1803The Battle of Vertières, the last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, is fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere.
- 1809In a naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, French frigates defeat British East Indiamen in the Bay of Bengal.
- 1904General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
- 1905Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
- 1938Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
- 1940World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini’s disastrous invasion of Greece.
- 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.
- 1991After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People’s Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.
- 1993In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ratified by the House of Representatives.
Who were born on November 18?
- 1918Sir Tasker Watkins, Welsh Victoria Cross recipient and rugby administrator (d. 2007)
- 1924Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Scottish jurist (d. 2000)
- 1928Salvador Laurel, Filipino politician (d. 2004)
- 1942Susan Sullivan, American actress
- 1945Wilma Mankiller, American tribal chief (d. 2010)
- 1960Kim Wilde, British singer
- 1968Gary Sheffield, American baseball player
- 1970Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor
- 1970Peta Wilson, Australian actress
- 1981Vittoria Puccini, Italian actress
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