Today in History for 18th November 2019

Historical Events

1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US and Canada
1932 – 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. “Grand Hotel” and Helen Hayes also win.
1943 – 444 British bombers attack Berlin
1985 – Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
1997 – Willem de Kooning painting “Two Standing Women” sold for $4,182,500
2018 – Apec Summit in Papa New Guinea fails to produce a joint agreement for first time in two decades after US and China clash on definition of trade

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Famous Birthdays

1803 – Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1860)
1928 – Mickey Mouse, Disney cartoon strip character
1942 – Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symphony), born in Chicago, Illinois
1964 – Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1969 – Raghib Ismail, American NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
1974 – Chloë Sevigny, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1170 – Albrecht I “Bear”, 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70
1603 – Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem and Juliana van Stolberg, dies at 61
1887 – Gustav Fechner, German psychologist and physicist (Weber–Fechner law), dies at 86
1971 – [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), dies during brain operation at 39
1987 – Jacques Anquetil, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1957, 61-64; first 5-time winner), dies of stomach cancer at 53
1999 – Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), dies at 58

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