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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.

Novità del giorno : 18 Novembre

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.

Citazione del giorno : 18 Novembre

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

Compleanni : 18 Novembre

Carl Maria von Weber, Compositore tedesco (1786)
Louis Daguerre, Inventore francese (1787)
August Kundt, Fisico tedesco (1839)
Patrick Blackett, Fisico inglese, premio Nobel (1897)
George Gallup, Statistico americano (1901)
V. Shantaram, Regista indiano (1901)
Alan Shepard, Astronauta americano (1923)
Ted Stevens, Uomo politico americano (1923)
Sheila Jordan, Cantante di jazz americana (1928)
Amanda Lear, Presentatrice televisivo e cantante francese (1939)
Linda Evans, Attrice americana (1942)
Susan Sullivan, Attrice americana (1942)
Mahinda Rajapaksa, 6o Presidente dello Sri Lanka (1945)
Alan Dean Foster, Scrittore americano (1946)
Delroy Lindo, Attore inglese (1952)
Oscar Nunez, Attore cubano (1958)
Elizabeth Perkins, Attrice americana (1960)
Kim Wilde, Cantante inglese (1960)
Kirk Hammett, Musicista americano (Metallica) (1962)
Owen Wilson, Attore americano (1968)
Peta Wilson, Attrice australiana (1970)
Pastor Troy, Rapper americano (1977)
Jake Abel, Attore americano (1987)

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Chester A. Arthur, 21o presidente degli Stati Uniti (1886)
Renée Vivien, Poeta inglese (1909)
Marcel Proust, Scrittore francese (1922)
Walther Nernst, Chimico tedesco, premio Nobel (1941)
Chris Watson, Secondo Primo Ministro d'Australia (1941)
Paul Éluard, Poeta francese (1952)
Niels Bohr, Fisico danese, Premio Nobel per la Fisica (1962)
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., Uomo d'affari e politico americano (1969)
Victor Francen, Attore belgo (1977)
Jacques Anquetil, Ciclista francese (1987)
Cab Calloway, Cantante di jazz americano (1994)
James Coburn, Attore americano (2002)
Brian G. Marsden, Astronomo inglese (2010)
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