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)
- 1105Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV.
- 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.
- 1883American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
- 1905Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
- 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”.
- 1928Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is also considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey’s birthday.
- 1961United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
- 1970U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.
- 1993In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution.
Who were born on November 18?
- 1861Dorothy Dix, American journalist (d. 1951)
- 1874Clarence Day, American writer (d. 1935)
- 1927Hank Ballard, American rhythm'n'blues singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
- 1948Jack Tatum, American football player (d. 2010)
- 1952Delroy Lindo, British actor
- 1954Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
- 1957Seán Mac Falls, Irish poet
- 1959Karla Faye Tucker, first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984 (d. 1998)
- 1962Jamie Moyer, American baseball player
- 1973Nic Pothas, South African cricket wicket-keeper
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