November 18 is the 322nd day of the year. There are 43 days remaining until the end of the year.
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1307: William Tell shoots apple off his son's head, sparing both their lives.
1865: Mark Twain's The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press.
1909: Songwriter and lyricist Johnny Mercer is born in Savannah, Georgia.
1928: Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, first fully synchronized sound cartoon.
1961: President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 U.S. military advisors to South Vietnam.
1969: Businessman and investor Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. dies in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts at age 81.
1978: More than 900 followers of Rev. Jim Jones die in mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.
2012: Miss America 1953, Neva Jane Langley, dies in Macon, Georgia at age 79.