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From: "Patty Allen" <>
Subject: [CRF] Other Notable Events, November 18
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 23:42:02 -0700
Other Notable Events, November 18
In 1477, "The Sayings of the Philosophers" was published, the earliest known
book printed in England to carry a date.
In 1883, the United States adopted Standard Time and set up four zones --
Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
In 1928, Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in the landmark "Steamboat
Willie" at the Colony Theater in New York City. The Walt Disney cartoon was
the first with synchronized sound.
In 1963, push-button telephones made their debut. Touch-tone service was
available as an option for an extra charge.
In 1978, more than 900 people died in a mass suicide-murder led by the Rev.
Jim Jones at the People's Temple commune in Guyana, following the slaying of
Rep. Leo Ryan, R-Calif. It was the largest mass suicide in modern history.
In 1991, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim faction the Islamic Jihad freed Church
of England envoy Terry Waite and U.S. professor Thomas Sutherland.
In 1993, South Africa's ruling National Party and leaders of 20 other
parties representing blacks and whites approved a new national constitution
that provides fundamental rights to blacks.
In 1994, Palestinian police opened fire on Islamic militants outside a
mosque in the Gaza Strip, sparking riots that killed at least 14 people and
In 1996, Harold Nicholson, a 16-year CIA veteran, was arrested for spying as
he tried to board a plane at Washington's Dulles International Airport.
In 2002, international schools in Jakarta were closed following warnings
from the United States and Australia they could be targets of terrorist
In 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the state's
prohibition against same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.
In 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said a cow had tested positive
for mad cow disease, which, if confirmed, would be the second U.S. case.
Also in 2004, Britain outlawed fox hunting in England and Wales.
In 2005, suicide bombings killed more than 50 people in Iraq, most of them
in or near two Shiite mosques near the Iranian border. Debate, meanwhile,
raged on in Washington over the U.S. military presence.
Ignore your rights and they'll go away!
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