November 18: Day of the Week
November 18, 2021 is the 322nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 43 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1421A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people. This event will be known as Sint-Elisabethsvloed.
- 1493Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.
- 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.
- 1863King Christian IX of Denmark decides to sign the November constitution that declares Schleswig to be part of Denmark. This is seen by the German Confederation as a violation of the London Protocol and leads to the German–Danish war of 1864.
- 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.
- 1926George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize”.
- 1938Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
- 2002Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
Who were born on November 18?
- 1786Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (d. 1826)
- 1883Carl Vinson, American politician (d. 1981)
- 1906Alec Issigonis, Greek-born British car designer (d. 1988)
- 1924Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Scottish jurist (d. 2000)
- 1929Joey Forman, American comedian and comic actor (d. 1982)
- 1936Ennio Antonelli, Italian cardinal
- 1965Tim DeLaughter, American singer and songwriter (Tripping Daisy, The Polyphonic Spree)
- 1969Sam Cassell, American basketball player
- 1980Minori Chihara, Japanese voice actress and singer
- 1981Gian Magdangal, Filipino singer and actor
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