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This Day in History for November 18

This Day In History1307 – William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head.

1787 – First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston.

1805 – 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s house in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America.

1861 – The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in Richmond, Virginia.

1865 – Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

1872 – Suffragette Susan Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshall and charged with illegally voting.

1902 – Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt.

1913 – Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)

1929 – Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places.

1938 – Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

1949 – The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days.

1955 – Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight.

1960 – Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration.

1961 – JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

1963 – Bell Telephone introduces the touch-tone telephone to customers in Pennsylvania.

1970 – Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds.

1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana 918 members of the Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under the leadership of cult leader Jim Jones.

1989 – Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so.

2001 – Phillips Petroleum and Conoco merge into a new company as ‘ConocoPhillips’. the third-largest oil and natural gas company in the US.

2011 – Video game Minecraft is officially released by Mojang.

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