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Saturday 18 November 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Apple Cider Day (United States)
  • National Vichyssoise Day (United States)

Events

  • 2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.
  • 1993 – In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the House of Representatives.
  • 1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
  • 1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
  • 1944 – The Popular Socialist Youth is founded in Cuba.
  • 1938 – Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
  • 1928 – Release 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 considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
  • 1916 – World War I: First Battle of the Somme: In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.
  • 1909 – Two United States warships are sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) are executed by order of José Santos Zelaya.
  • 1903 – The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.
  • 1901 – Britain and the United States sign the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty, which nullifies the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty and withdraws British objections to an American-controlled canal in Panama.
  • 1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
  • 1872 - Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women are arrested for illegal voting in the United States presidential election of 1872.
  • 1803 – The 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.
  • 1760 – The rebuilt debtors' prison, at the Castellania in Valletta, receives the first prisoners.
  • 1730 – The future Frederick II (known as Frederick the Great), King of Prussia, is granted a royal pardon and released from confinement.
  • 1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.
  • 1095 – The Council of Clermont begins: called by Pope Urban II, it led to the First Crusade to the Holy Land.

Births

  • 1992 – Nathan Kress, American actor and director
  • 1989 – Natalie Osman, American wrestler
  • 1988 – Jeffrey Jordan, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Michael Roach, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Allyson Felix, American sprinter
  • 1985 – Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
  • 1983 – Travis Buck, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Greg Estandia, American football player
  • 1981 – Allison Tolman, American actress
  • 1981 – Christina Vidal, American actress and singer
  • 1981 – Maggie Stiefvater, American author
  • 1981 – Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress
  • 1980 – Denny Hamlin, American race car driver
  • 1980 – Dustin Kensrue, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Dominic Armato, American voice actor
  • 1976 – Sage Francis, American rapper (Non-Prophets)
  • 1975 – David Ortiz, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1975 – Jason Williams, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Pastor Troy, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1975 – Shawn Camp, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Chloë Sevigny, American actress and fashion designer
  • 1971 – Terrance Hayes, American poet and academic
  • 1970 – Megyn Kelly, American lawyer and journalist
  • 1970 – Mike Epps, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1969 – Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1969 – Sam Cassell, American basketball player and coach
  • 1968 – Gary Sheffield, American baseball player and coach
  • 1968 – George Kotsiopoulos, American stylist and journalist
  • 1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor, producer, comedian and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Romany Malco, American rapper, producer, actor, and screenwriter (College Boyz)
  • 1967 – Tom Gordon, American baseball player
  • 1964 – Rita Cosby, American journalist and author
  • 1963 – Dante Bichette, American baseball player and coach
  • 1963 – Len Bias, American basketball player (d. 1986)
  • 1962 – Bart Bryant, American golfer
  • 1962 – Kirk Hammett, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1960 – Elizabeth Perkins, American actress
  • 1957 – Tony Bunn, American bassist, composer, producer, and writer
  • 1956 – Jim Weirich, American computer scientist, developed Rake Software (d. 2014)
  • 1956 – Warren Moon, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Carter Burwell, American composer and conductor
  • 1953 – Kevin Nealon, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1951 – Justin Raimondo, American journalist and author
  • 1951 – Pete Morelli, American businessman
  • 1950 – Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-American rock bass player
  • 1948 – Ana Mendieta, Cuban-American sculptor and painter (d. 1985)
  • 1948 – Andrea Marcovicci, American actress and singer
  • 1948 – Jack Tatum, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1947 – Jameson Parker, American actor and producer
  • 1947 – Timothy Maude, American general (d. 2001)
  • 1946 – Alan Dean Foster, American author
  • 1945 – Wilma Mankiller, American tribal chief (d. 2010)
  • 1944 – Edwin C. Krupp, American astronomer, archaeoastronomer, author, Director Griffith Observatory
  • 1944 – Wolfgang Joop, German fashion designer, founded JOOP!
  • 1942 – Linda Evans, American actress
  • 1942 – Susan Sullivan, American actress
  • 1941 – Gary Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – James Welch, American novelist and poet (d. 2003)
  • 1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
  • 1936 – Don Cherry, American trumpet player (Old and New Dreams, New York Contemporary Five, and Codona) (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – Bruce Conner, American painter, photographer, and director (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1929 – Gianna D'Angelo, American soprano and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Sheila Jordan, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1927 – Hank Ballard, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Gene Mauch, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Ted Stevens, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1920 – Robert Fryer, American playwright and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1919 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1917 – Beebe Steven Lynk, African-American chemist and author (d. 1948)
  • 1915 – Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)
  • 1909 – Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter and producer, co-founded Capitol Records (d. 1976)
  • 1908 – Imogene Coca, American actress, comedian, and singer (d. 2001)
  • 1906 – Alec Issigonis, Greek-English car designer, designed the mini car (d. 1988)
  • 1906 – George Wald, American neurobiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1906 – Klaus Mann, German-American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1949)
  • 1902 – Franklin Adreon, American film and television director (d. 1979)
  • 1901 – Craig Wood, American golfer (d. 1968)
  • 1901 – George Gallup, American statistician and academic (d. 1984)
  • 1899 – Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (d. 1985)
  • 1899 – Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist (d. 1981)
  • 1888 – Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1883 – Carl Vinson, American judge and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1882 – Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American soprano (d. 1963)
  • 1880 – Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (d. 1952)
  • 1874 – Clarence Day, American author and poet (d. 1935)
  • 1861 – Dorothy Dix, American journalist and author (d. 1951)
  • 1810 – Asa Gray, American botanist and academic (d. 1888)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer (b. 1956)
  • 2015 – Dan Halldorson, Canadian-American golfer (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – Dave Appell, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Bennett Reimer, American author and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (b. 1947)
  • 2013 – Thomas Howard, American football player (b. 1983)
  • 2012 – Phoebe Hearst Cooke, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
  • 2010 – Brian G. Marsden, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1937)
  • 2009 – Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • 2005 – Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 2004 – Cy Coleman, American pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2004 – Robert Bacher, American physicist and academic (b. 1905)
  • 2003 – Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (b. 1948)
  • 2002 – James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2001 – Walter Matuszczak, Polish-American football player 1939 All-America, 1941 New York Giants draft (b. 1918)
  • 1999 – Doug Sahm, American singer and guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 1999 – Paul Bowles, American composer and author (b. 1910)
  • 1994 – Cab Calloway, American singer-songwriter and bandleader (The Cab Calloway Orchestra) (b. 1907)
  • 1986 – Gia Carangi, American model (b. 1960)
  • 1984 – Mary Hamman, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1979 – Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1901)
  • 1978 – Jim Jones, American cult leader, founded Peoples Temple (b. 1931)
  • 1978 – Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (b. 1925)
  • 1976 – Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (b. 1890)
  • 1972 – Danny Whitten, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crazy Horse) (b. 1943)
  • 1969 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1888)
  • 1965 – Henry A. Wallace, American academic and politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1888)
  • 1886 – Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)
  • 1852 – Rose Philippine Duchesne French-American nun and saint (b. 1769)
  • 1830 – Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (b. 1748)
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