November 18: Day of the Week
November 18, 2018 was the 322nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 43 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1302Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Unam sanctam (One Faith).
- 1307William Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head.
- 1494French King Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.
- 1730Frederick II (known as Frederick the Great), King of Prussia, is granted a royal pardon and released from confinement.
- 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.
- 1903The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.
- 1943World War II– Battle of Berlin: 440 Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF loses nine aircraft and 53 air crew.
- 1947The Ballantyne’s Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41; it is the worst fire disaster in the history of New Zealand.
- 1991After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People’s Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.
Who were born on November 18?
- 1886Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian Communist politician (d. 1967)
- 1907Compay Segundo, Cuban guitarist, singer and composer (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
- 1909Johnny Mercer, American lyricist (d. 1976)
- 1920Mustafa Khalil, 77th Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)
- 1922Luis Somoza Debayle, 70th President of Nicaragua (d. 1967)
- 1923Anne Sargent, American actress
- 1928Sheila Jordan, American jazz singer
- 1970Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor
- 1975Jason Williams, American basketball player
- 1980Mathew Baynton, English actor and writer
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