November 18th
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1978 Guyana Cult leader Jim Jones 18th November, 1978 : The Cult leader Jim Jones instructed over 900 members of his church, "People's Temple", to drink a soft drink brewed in a tub with cyanide and sedatives at a mass meeting at the Jonestown camp, the bodies were later discovered at a camp in the Jungle . The cult leader was being investigated by American Authorities for conditions at the camp and Jones was also being investigated for tax fraud . Prior to the mass suicide Jones had a number of his followers shoot reporters and the head of the investigation team Congressman Ryan.


Italy 1922 Italy Mussolini Comes To Power Saturday, Nov. 18th, 1922: This was the start of Benito Mussolini’s term as the new Italian premier. He received strong support from the Parliament at this time, and served in the premier position until 1943. Mussolini was a strong supporter of fascism, communism, as well as the Nazi Hitler regime.


Romania 1931 Romania Royal Marries Commoner Nov. 18th, 1931: King Carol and Prince Nikolas of Romania had a quarrel over the prince’s decision to marry a common woman. King Carol threatened to arrest Prince Nikolas after being defied, and the king had also tore up the prince’s marriage certificate. In other words, it was one of the “less happy” days at the castle.

U.S. 1940 U.S.A. Mad New York Bomber 17th November, 1940 : George P. Metesky ( New York Mad Bomber ) leaves his first bomb on a Consolidated Edison power plant window sill which failed to go off. Between 1940 and 1956, he planted at least 33 bombs, of which 22 exploded, injuring 15 people before he was caught.

Yugoslavia 1944 Yugoslavia Marshal Tito 18th November, 1944: An announcement was made during the Marshal Tito’s National Committee of Liberation meeting. One of the main orders of business discussed at this event was the establishment of a regency to be resolved in Yugoslavia

Germany 1945 Germany Belsen Trial 18th November, 1945: A report was made regarding the completion of the Belsen Trial the day before. Joseph Kramer and Irma Grese, the monarchs of Belsen were two of the people hanged for Nazi concentration camp crimes. Nine other concentration staff members were also hanged on the same day.

1953 Korea Peace Talks Nov. 18th, 1953: An effort was made to learn what part will be assigned to neutral representatives during the Korean peace conference. One person active in learning more what the communists want is U.S. Envoy Arthur H. Dean. Envoy Dean has learned that communists intended on having countries such as India, Russia, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Burma involved. They were to be neutral representatives during the peace talks.

U.S. 1963 U.S.A. John F. Kennedy Nov. 18th, 1963: President John F. Kennedy conducted a tour in five cities in Florida, and his administration described a little of the nature of this mission. In essence, President Kennedy was said to not be “out to soak the rich”, regardless of the attitudes of business people.

U.S. 1966 U.S.A. Fridays Fish Nov. 18th, 1966 : U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.

UK 1967 Great Britain Foot and Mouth 18th November, 1967 : More than 80,000 cattle, pigs and sheep are slaughtered today following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease and a ban is placed on the movement of farm animals across the whole of England and Wales.

European Union 1973 Europe Oil Supplies Nov. 18th, 1973: Arab oil companies have announced a shortage of supply. However, they have decided that Europe will not be affected

U.S. 1982 U.S.A. Duk Koo Kim 18th November, 1982 : Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round match boxing match against Ray Mancini in an arena outside Caesar's Palace on November 13th, 1982 minutes after the fight was over, Kim collapsed into a coma never to recover and the life support equipment was turned off on this day in history.

Switzerland 1985 Switzerland US / Soviet Summit Nov. 18th, 1985: A two-day summit was planned with Mikhail Gorbachev and Reagan present. The main order of concern during this meeting was to find a way to “relieve mankind of the treat of nuclear war.” The Swiss President Kurl Furgler was also involved in these negotiations.

UK 1987 England Kings Cross Fire 18th November, 1987: A fire in a King’s Cross underground station kills 30 commuters and injures dozens of others. It is the worst fire in the history of the city’s underground rail system and was believed to have been caused by rubbish and grease underneath an escalator and a discarded cigarette starting the fire.

Iraq 1990 Iraq Hostages Nov. 18th, 1990: Hostages held in Iraq would be freed by Christmas Day, according to a recent report. This news was made known after the adjournment of a meeting held between Saddam Hussein and other government officials.

Lebanon 1991 Lebanon Terry Waite Released 18th November, 1991: Terry Waite the special envoy of the archbishop of Canterbury, is released by Shiite Muslims after more than four years of captivity. Prior to his kidnapping he had secured the release of missionaries in Iran, British hostages in Libya and American hostages in Lebanon.

U.S. 1999 U.S.A. Giant Bonfire 18th November, 1999: A giant bonfire at Texas A&M University self-proclaimed to be the world’s largest prior to their school’s annual football game against their arch rival, the University of Texas collapsed and buried a number of students killing 12 students and injuring another 27. Find Out More About More History Of NFL and College Football including history, teams, growth, and the modern game.

U.S. 2000 U.S.A. Celebrity Wedding Nov. 18th, 2000 : Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Two of the biggest stars in the movie business marry at the New York's Plaza Hotel with a guest list of whose who in the movie industry and costing an estimated 1.5 million dollars. But because of exclusive deal with OK magazine the bride and groom only paid 1/2 million towards it, Private photographs by guests were banned in this well publicized Celebrity Wedding of the year.

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. Wire Tapping Nov. 18th, 2002: Just recently the federal government ruled government wire tapping as legal for appropriate reasons. Already, the government was using this to their advantage. They began to use phone-tapping and surveillance equipment in order to track suspected terrorists.

UK 2004 UK Fox Hunting Ends Nov. 18th, 2004 : The British Parliament has voted to end fox hunting from February 2005. Animal welfare campaigners are today celebrating their historic victory in the fight to improve animal welfare .

Iraq 2005 Iraq Suicide Bombings Nov. 18th, 2005: A series of suicide bombings in Iraq have killed at least 60 people and injured 60 more as insurgents attacked a prominent Baghdad hotel, an apartment block in Baghdad and two mosques 90 miles north-east of the capital.
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Vietnam 2006 Vietnam George Bush to promote sanctions against North Korea Nov. 18th, 2006: President Bush wants to persuade the Asia-Pacific leaders that are at the Vietnam summit to give full support to UN sanctions against North Korea. Having met the South Korean and Japanese leaders, he is due to meet those of China and Russia as well. Both of these will be reluctant to back a tough line on the North Koreans.

Saudi Arabia 2007 Saudi Arabia US Dollar Oil Nov. 18th, 2007: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested an end to the trading of oil in US dollars, and called the currency "a worthless piece of paper". The call came at the end of the Opec summit, and was opposed by Saudi Arabia. The Iranian president wanted to include an attack on the dollar in the summit's closing statement.

United States 2008 United States Obama announces new Attorney-General Nov. 18th, 2008: Barack Obama is said to be appointing Eric Holder to the post of attorney-general. Once confirmed, Mr. Holder will be the first African-American to occupy the position. He will also lead the administration's plan to close Guantanamo Bay, which Mr. Obama has been making a priority.

United States 2011 United States US Defense Department Tests Hypersonic Weapon Nov. 18th, 2011 : The Pentagon has tested a long-range missile that is able to travel at five times the speed of sound. The missile was part of a project to develop super fast long-range weapons that would allow the military to hit anywhere in the world in less than an hour.

Thailand
2012 Thailand President Obama Visits Southeast Asia

18th November, 2012 : US President Obama began his historic visit to Southeast Asia by visiting Thailand. On this trip Obama would eventually visit Burma and become the first US president to visit that country.




Russia
2013 Russia Plane Crashes Killing All On Board

18th November, 2013 : A plane carrying fifty people crashed at Russia's Kazan airport, killing all on board. The Tatarstan Airlines plane had departed from Moscow and was trying to land when it crashed vertically and exploded.