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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1210Pope Innocent III excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV
- 1307William Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head.
- 1494French King Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.
- 1626St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated.
- 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.
- 1865Mark Twain’s short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press.
- 1904General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
- 1918Latvia declares its independence from Russia.
- 1938Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
- 1949The Iva Valley Shooting occurs after the coal miners of Enugu in Nigeria go on strike over withheld wages; 21 miners are shot dead and 51 are wounded by police under the supervision of the British colonial administration of Nigeria.
Who were born on November 18?
- 1898Joris Ivens, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1989)
- 1899Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-born American violinist and conductor (d. 1985)
- 1901George Gallup, American statistician and pollster (d. 1984)
- 1906George Wald, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
- 1912Hilda Nickson, née Hilda Pressley, British novelist (d. 1977)
- 1953Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
- 1970Peta Wilson, Australian actress
- 1974Chloë Sevigny, American actress
- 1977Fabolous, American rapper
- 1983Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer
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