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  • Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, Iran
    Tuesday Nov 18, 1727

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1727 Tabriz Earthquake

    Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, Iran
    Tuesday Nov 18, 1727

    The 1727 Tabriz earthquake occurred on 18 November with an epicenter near Tabriz in northwest Iran. The maximum felt intensity was VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale, and there were an estimated 77,000 deaths.




  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Sunday Nov 18, 1917

    Indira Gandhi

    Born

    Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Sunday Nov 18, 1917

    Indira Gandhi was born as Indira Priyadarshini Nehru in a Kashmiri Pandit family on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad.




  • U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1927

    Marcus Garvey

    Released

    U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1927

    The Attorney General, John Sargent, received a petition with 70,000 signatures urging for Garvey's release. Sargeant warned President Calvin Coolidge that African-Americans were regarding Garvey's imprisonment not as a form of justice against a man who had swindled them but as "an act of oppression of the race in their efforts in the direction of race progress". Eventually, Coolidge agreed to commute the sentence so that it would expire immediately, on 18 November 1927. He stipulated, however, that Garvey should be deported straight after release.




  • The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1932

    Walt Disney

    Winning The Academy Award For best Short Subject (Cartoon) at The 1932 Ceremony

    The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1932

    Disney, always keen to embrace new technology, filmed Flowers and Trees (1932) in full-color three-strip Technicolor; he was also able to negotiate a deal giving him the sole right to use the three-strip process until August 31, 1935. All subsequent Silly Symphony cartoons were in color. Flowers and Trees was popular with audiences and won the Academy Award for best Short Subject (Cartoon) at the 1932 ceremony.




  • Poland
    Saturday Nov 18, 1939

    Itzak Stern

    Oskar Schindler was first introduced to Stern

    Poland
    Saturday Nov 18, 1939

    On 18 November 1939, during the early months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, Oskar Schindler was first introduced to Stern, who was then working as an accountant for Schindler's fellow Abwehr agent Josef "Sepp" Aue, who had taken over Stern's formerly Jewish-owned place of employment as a Treuhander (trustee). Schindler showed Stern the balance sheet of a company he was thinking of acquiring, an enamelware manufacturer called Rekord Ltd owned by a consortium of Jewish businessmen (including Abraham Bankier) that had filed for bankruptcy earlier that year. Stern advised him that rather than running the company as a trusteeship under the auspices of the Haupttreuhandstelle Ost (Main Trustee Office for the East), he should buy or lease the business directly, as that would give him more freedom from the dictates of the Nazis, including the freedom to hire more Jews.




  • Salalah, Dhofar, Oman
    Monday Nov 18, 1940

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Birth

    Salalah, Dhofar, Oman
    Monday Nov 18, 1940

    Qaboos was born in Salalah in Dhofar on 18 November 1940 as an only son of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Sheikha Mazoon al-Mashani.




  • Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 18, 1941

    Alan Turing

    The Governement Response on Turing Message

    Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Nov 18, 1941

    On 18 November, the chief of the secret service reported that every possible measure was being taken. The cryptographers at Bletchley Park did not know of the Prime Minister's response, but as Milner-Barry recalled, "All that we did notice was that almost from that day the rough ways began miraculously to be made smooth." More than two hundred bombes were in operation by the end of the war.


  • Egypt and Libya
    Tuesday Nov 18, 1941

    World War II

    Operation Crusader

    Egypt and Libya
    Tuesday Nov 18, 1941

    By November 1941, Commonwealth forces had launched a counter-offensive, Operation Crusader, in North Africa, and reclaimed all the gains the Germans and Italians had made. The Operation lasted from 18 November to 30 December 1941.


  • U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1960

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Telling President-elect John Kennedy about the outline plans

    U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1960

    On 18 November 1960, Allen Dulles and Richard Bissell first briefed President-elect John Kennedy on the outline plans. Having experience in actions such as the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, Dulles was confident that the CIA was capable of overthrowing the Cuban government.


  • Riga, Latvia
    Wednesday Nov 18, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Latvia's protest

    Riga, Latvia
    Wednesday Nov 18, 1987

    On November 18, 1987, hundreds of police and civilian militiamen cordoned off the central square to prevent any demonstration at Freedom Monument, but thousands lined the streets of Riga in silent protest regardless.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Nov 18, 1990

    Bosnian War

    The First multi-party election

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Nov 18, 1990

    In the First multi-party election in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in November 1990, votes were cast largely according to ethnicity, leading to the success of the Bosniak Party of Democratic Action, the Serbian Democratic Party and the Croatian Democratic Union.


  • Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Nov 18, 1991

    Bosnian War

    The Croatian Community of Herzeg-Bosnia

    Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Nov 18, 1991

    On 18 November 1991, the Croatian Community of Herzeg-Bosnia was established in Mostar. Mate Boban was chosen as its president. Its founding document said: "The Community will respect the democratically elected government of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina for as long as exists the state independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina in relation to the former, or any other, Yugoslavia".


  • Arkansas, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 18, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Civil settlement with Paula Jones

    Arkansas, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 18, 1998

    Eventually, the court dismissed the Paula Jones harassment lawsuit, before trial, on the grounds that Jones failed to demonstrate any damages. However, while the dismissal was on appeal, Clinton entered into an out-of-court settlement by agreeing to pay Jones $850,000.


  • Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 18, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Survivor Series (2001)

    Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 18, 2001

    As part of the WWF's battle against The Alliance, The Rock wrestled in a "winner takes all" five-on-five elimination tag team match at Survivor Series where the losing team's company would be dissolved in storyline. He was a member of Team WWF along with Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane, and Big Show. The Alliance's team consisted of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and Shane McMahon. In the end, it came down to a one-on-one between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock's WCW Championship was renamed the unbranded "World Championship" following the Alliance's loss.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 18, 2006

    Nintendo

    The Wii release

    Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 18, 2006

    In the second half of 2006, Nintendo released the Wii as the backward-compatible successor to the GameCube. Based upon intricate Wii Remote motion controls and a balance board, the Wii inspired several new game franchises, some targeted at entirely new market segments of casual and fitness gaming. With more than 100 million units sold worldwide, the Wii is the best selling console of the seventh generation, regaining market share lost during the tenures of the Nintendo 64 and GameCube.


  • Italy
    Sunday Nov 18, 2007

    Silvio Berlusconi

    Claiming a fresh election

    Italy
    Sunday Nov 18, 2007

    On 18 November 2007, after claiming the collection of more than 7 million signatures demanding that the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano call a fresh election, Berlusconi announced from the running board of a car in a crowded Piazza San Babila in Milan that Forza Italia would soon merge or transform into The People of Freedom party, also known as the PdL (Il Popolo della Libertà). Berlusconi also stated that this new political movement could include the participation of other parties.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

    Stan Lee

    Receiving National Arts Medal

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

    The 2008 National Arts Medal was awarded to Stan Lee and presented in the East Room ceremony by President Bush in 2008. Lee was honored as one of America's most prolific storytellers "for his pioneering work, recreating the American comic books.


  • Brazil
    Wednesday Nov 18, 2009

    Lula da Silva

    Lula decided to bar extradition of Battisti

    Brazil
    Wednesday Nov 18, 2009

    On 18 November 2009, the Brazilian Supreme Court declared the refugee status illegal and allowed Battisi's extradition, but also stated that the Brazilian constitution gave the president personal powers to deny the extradition if he chose to, effectively putting the final decision in the hands of Lula. Lula decided to bar extradition of Battisti.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Nov 18, 2010

    Ford

    3% reduce in stake

    U.S.
    Thursday Nov 18, 2010

    On November 18, 2010, Ford reduced their stake further to just 3%, citing the reduction of ownership would allow greater flexibility to pursue growth in emerging markets. Ford and Mazda remain strategic partners through exchanges of technological information and joint ventures, including an American joint venture plant in Flat Rock, Michigan called Auto Alliance.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Sunday Nov 18, 2012

    Nintendo

    The Wii U

    Kyoto, Japan
    Sunday Nov 18, 2012

    During the fourth quarter of 2012, Nintendo released the Wii U. It sold slower than expected, despite being the first eighth-generation console. By September 2013, however, sales had rebounded. Intending to broaden the 3DS market, Nintendo released 2013's cost-reduced Nintendo 2DS. The 2DS is compatible with but lacks the 3DS's more expensive but cosmetic autostereoscopic 3D feature. Nintendo also released the Wii Mini, a cheaper and non-networked redesign of the Wii.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    Uber

    "Outlined the notion of spending 'a million dollars'"

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    On November 17, 2014, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith reported that Uber senior executive Emil Michael "outlined the notion of spending 'a million dollars'" to hire four top opposition researchers and four journalists. He said that team could help Uber fight back against the press by looking into "personal lives, your families". Michael was particularly focused on journalist Sarah Lacy, who accused Uber of “sexism and misogyny". Lacy wrote a sharp response critical of Uber's actions.


  • Laiza, Myanmar
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Government forces attacked the Kachin Independence Army's headquarters

    Laiza, Myanmar
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    Government forces attacked the Kachin Independence Army's headquarters near the city of Laiza on 19 November 2014, killing at least 22 KIA insurgents, according to the government.


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