Es passierte an einem 18 November

1916 : End of the Battle of the Somme

On November 18, 1916, British general Douglas Haig ended the Battle of the Somme, after more than four months of slaughter. The Battle of the Somme is one of the greatest military disasters in human history : 600,000 French and English soldiers and 650,000 German soldiers lost their lives during the battle.

1978 : Mass suicide in Guyana

On November 18, 1978, the leader of the People's Temple cult organized a mass suicide of his followers in Jonestown in Guyana. People who did not want to commit suicide were murdered. 913 people died that day.

1987 : Fire in the London Underground

On November 18, 1987, a fire broke out in the London Underground under an escalator. The fire spread quickly and the smoke prevented people to escape. 31 people including a firefighter were killed.

1991 : British hostage Terry Waite is freed

On November 18, 1991, Terry Waite, a hostage of Hezbollah in Lebanon was liberated as welle as the American educator Thomas Sutherland, through the efforts of the United Nations. Terry Waite had been sent by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon to negotiate the release of hostages when he was kidnapped in Beirut on January 20, 1987. Many Western hostages have been held by Hezbollah in Lebanon between 1982 and 1992 to avoid reprisal after the attacks against French and American forces in 1982.

Tagesaktualität : 18 November

Independance Day in Latvia
November 18 is Independence Day in Latvia, which celebrates its declaration of independence on 18 November 1918 which was recognized in 1922. During the second World War, Latvia was invaded by the Soviet Union and then by Germany. It will end up under Soviet control at the end of the war and remained so until 1991.
Independance Day in Morocco
November 18 is Independence Day in Morocco which celebrates the end of the French and Spanish protectorates in 1956.
National Day in Oman
November 18 is National Day in Oman, which celebrates Qaboos bin Said's birthday. Qaboos bin Said has been Sultan of Oman since 1970.

Zitat des Tages : 18 November

Niels Bohr
Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

Geburtstage : 18 November

Carl Maria von Weber, German composer (1786)
Louis Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (1787)
August Kundt, German physicist (1839)
Patrick Blackett, English physicist, Nobel Prize (1897)
V. Shantaram, Indian director (1901)
George Gallup, American statistician (1901)
Alan Shepard, American astronaut (1923)
Ted Stevens, American politician (1923)
Sheila Jordan, American jazz singer (1928)
Amanda Lear, French singer and TV presenter (1939)
Susan Sullivan, American actress (1942)
Linda Evans, American actress (1942)
Mahinda Rajapaksa, 6th President of Sri Lanka (1945)
Alan Dean Foster, American writer (1946)
Delroy Lindo, English actor (1952)
Oscar Nunez, Cuban actor (1958)
Kim Wilde, English singer (1960)
Elizabeth Perkins, American actress (1960)
Kirk Hammett, American musician (Metallica) (1962)
Owen Wilson, American actor (1968)
Peta Wilson, Australian actress (1970)
Pastor Troy, American rapper (1977)
Jake Abel, American actor (1987)

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Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (1886)
Renée Vivien, English poet (1909)
Marcel Proust, French writer (1922)
Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel laureate (1941)
Chris Watson, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia (1941)
Paul Éluard, French poet (1952)
Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1962)
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman and politician (1969)
Victor Francen, Belgian actor (1977)
Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (1987)
Cab Calloway, American jazz singer (1994)
James Coburn, American actor (2002)
Brian G. Marsden, English astronomer (2010)

Tipp des Tages : 18 November

Sort nuts

After picking up nuts, and we would like to keep only the good ones. To do this, you can soak them in a bucket of water. Those that float should be discarded. The good ones stay at the bottom.

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