Today is Wednesday, November 18th. It’s International Fraud Awareness Week, American Education Week and National Drone Safety Awareness Week
There are 8 days until Thanksgiving
There are 37 days until Christmas
Today is the day that…
— in 1307, using a bow and arrow, William Tell (allegedly) shot an apple off his son’s head
— in 1872, suffragette Susan B. Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting
— in 1902, the Teddy Bear was created: Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after President Teddy Roosevelt
— in 1928, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, “Steamboat Willie”, opened in New York
— in 1956, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev boldly proclaims “we will bury you!” to Western ambassadors at a reception at the Polish embassy in Moscow
— in 1963, Bell Telephone introduces the first touch-tone telephones to customers in Pennsylvania
— also in 1963, Beatles manager Brian Epstein asks the group’s fans to please refrain from pelting the group with jellybeans at their concerts
— in 1966, Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to an arthritic left elbow
— also in 1966, US Roman Catholic bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
— in 1970, chemist Linus Pauling first declares that large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
— in 1978, In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones lead his People’s Temple in a mass murder-suicide; 913 people died, including 276 children
— also in 1978, Billy Joel’s 52nd Street album hits #1 and stays there for 8 weeks
— in 1979, Iran hostage crisis: Ayatollah Khomeini charges the U.S. ambassador and embassy staff with espionage
— in 1980, the epic western “Heaven’s Gate” premieres in theatres. Directed by Michael Cimino and starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken, the movie becomes one of the biggest box office bombs ever, earning only $3.5 million against its $44 million budget.
— in 1987, Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson becomes the first player from a last-place club to win league MVP
— also in 1987, Sony reaches an agreement to buy CBS Records, which includes Columbia, Portrait and Epic, for $2 billion.
— in 1988, The Beach Boys appear on the Full House episode “Beach Boy Bingo,” where they bring Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) and the rest of the Tanner Family onstage during a show.
— in 1992, “Malcolm X,” directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, is released
— in 1993, the controversial North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes the US House of Representatives
— also in 1993, Nirvana records an MTV Unplugged concert in New York. The show is shot in one take – imperfections and all – and is aired one month later.
— in 1994, jazz singer and bandleader Cab Calloway died
— also in 1994, The Rolling Stones become the first major act to stream a live concert on the Internet, webcasting 20 minutes of their show at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas
— in 1999, In College Station, Texas, 12 people are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire collapses
— in 2001, The Nintendo GameCube was released in North America
— in 2002, actor James Coburn died at the age of 74
— in 2003, The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the right to same sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution
— also in 2003, Approximately 70 members of California’s Santa Barbara County sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices raid Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch based on allegations of a 12-year-old boy who visited the home
— in 2004, Bill Clinton’s presidential library opened in Little Rock, Arkansas
— in 2005, The movie Walk The Line, based on the life of Johnny Cash and starring Joaquin Phoenix, opens in theaters.
— in 2006, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got married in Italy
— in 2011, the video game Minecraft is officially released
— in 2012, Nintendo released the Wii U
— and in 2017, AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young died at the age of 64 from the effects of dementia
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