November 18: Day of the Week
November 18, 2019 is the 322nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 43 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1307William Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head.
- 1493Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.
- 1494French King Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.
- 1809In a naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, French frigates defeat British East Indiamen in the Bay of Bengal.
- 1905Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
- 1916World War I: First Battle of the Somme– in France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.
- 1918Latvia declares its independence from Russia.
- 1940World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini’s disastrous invasion of Greece.
- 1963The first push-button telephone goes into service.
- 1993In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution.
Who were born on November 18?
- 1756Thomas Burgess, English author, philosopher and religious figure (d. 1837)
- 1787Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (d. 1851)
- 1883Carl Vinson, American politician (d. 1981)
- 1907Gustav Nezval, Czech actor (d. 1998)
- 1911Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (d. 2000)
- 1912Hilda Nickson, née Hilda Pressley, British novelist (d. 1977)
- 1963Len Bias, American basketball player (d. 1986)
- 1970Elizabeth Anne Allen, American actress
- 1973Nic Pothas, South African cricket wicket-keeper
- 1977Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer
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