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The 18t o November is the 322t day o the year (323t in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 43 days bidin.
- 326 - The Auld Saunt Peter's Basilica in Roum is consecratit.
- 1180 - Philip II o Fraunce becomes King.
- 1421 - The seawaw at Zuiderdijk breaks, floodin 72 villages an killin 10,000 fowk in the Law Kintras.
- 1493 - Christopher Columbus launds on Puerto Rico.
- 1494 - Charles VII o Fraunce occupies Florence.
- 1626 - The new Saunt Peter's Basilica in Roum is consecratit.
- 1905 - Haakon VII o Norawa becomes king o the newly independent kintra.
- 1905 - Breetish steamship "Hilda" hits a reef aff Brittany an sinks, killin 125 fowk.
- 1916 - Warld War I: The Battle o the Somme ends in northren Fraunce.
- 1918 - Latvie declares its unthirldom frae Roushie.
- 1926 - George Bernard Shaw refuses tae accept his prize money for the Nobel Prize in Leeteratur.
- 1926 - The Dominions o the Breetish Empire are recognisit as independent states.
- 1939 - A Dutch ocean steamer runs ower a German minefield naur Harwich, Essex, explodin twice afore sinkin, killin 102 fowk.
- 1947 - Ballantyne's Depairtment Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41 fowk.
- 1968 - The James Watt Street factory fire in Glesga kills 22 fowk.
- 1978 - Cult leader Jim Jones an hundreds o followers in the People's Temple commit mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.
- 1987 - The King's Cross-St. Pancras tube staition fire in Lunnon kills 31 fowk.
- 2000 - Michael Douglas an Catherine Zeta-Jones marry.
- 2004 - Roushie ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
- 2009 - French fitbawer Thierry Henry is involved in a handbaw controversy against the Republic o Ireland in the last European match o 2010 FIFA Warld Cup qualification.
- 2017 - Richard Leonard defeats Anas Sarwar in the contest tae lead the Scots Labour Pairty.
- 2019 - Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes Preses o Sri Lanka.
- 2019 - Defyin the poseetion o the Unitit Naitions, the Unitit States Govrenment says that it disnae conseeder the biggin o Jewish settlements in the Wast Bank tae be illegal.
- 1647 - Pierre Bayle, French philosopher (d. 1706)
- 1703 - Andrew Rollo, 5t Laird Rollo, Scots airmy commander (d. 1765)
- 1736 - George Fordyce, Scots medicinar an chemist (d. 1802)
- 1736 - Anton Graff, Swiss penter (d. 1813)
- 1785 - David Wilkie, Scots penter (d. 1841)
- 1786 - Carl Maria von Weber, German componer (d. 1826)
- 1787 - Louis Daguerre, French fotografie pioneer (d. 1851)
- 1860 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Pols componer, pianist an politeecian (d. 1941)
- 1865 - Harold Tennant, Scots politeecian (d. 1935)
- 1897 - Patrick Blackett, Inglis pheesicist (d. 1974)
- 1906 - Klaus Mann, German writer (d. 1949)
- 1923 - Alan Shepard, American astronaut (d. 1998)
- 1923 - Ted Stevens, American politeecian (d. 2010)
- 1935 - William Cullen, Baron Cullen o Whitekirk, Scots jurist
- 1939 - Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer
- 1940 - Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan o Oman
- 1942 - Linda Evans, American actress
- 1945 - Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime meenister an umwhile Preses o Sri Lanka
- 1953 - Alan Moore, Inglis writer
- 1954 - Guy Innes-Ker, 10t Duke o Roxburghe, Scots aristocrat (d. 2019)
- 1960 - Elizabeth Perkins, American actress
- 1960 - Kim Wilde, Inglis sangster
- 1961 - Steven Moffat, Scots screenwriter an producer
- 1962 - Kirk Hammett, American muisicker
- 1963 - Peter Schmeichel, Dens fitbawer
- 1968 - Owen Wilson, American actor
- 1975 - Anthony McPartlin, Inglis telly presenter, producer an actor
- 1983 - Michael Dawson, Inglis fitbawer
- 1986 - Georgia King, Inglis actress
- 1857 - John Fleming, Scots naituralist (b. 1785)
- 1886 - Chester A. Arthur, 21nt Preses o the Unitit States (b. 1829)
- 1922 - Marcel Proust, French writer (b. 1871)
- 1962 - Niels Bohr, Dens pheesicist (b. 1885)
- 1969 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., faither o John F. Kennedy (b. 1888)
- 1976 - Man Ray, American airtist (b. 1890)
- 1977 - Kurt Schuschnigg, Chancellor o Austrick (b. 1897)
- 1978 - Jim Jones, American cult leader (b. 1931)
- 2010 - Jim Cruickshank, Scots fitbawer (b. 1941)
- 2015 - Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1975)
- 2017 - Malcolm Young, Scots-Australie muisicker (AC/DC) (b. 1953)
- Naitional Day o Oman
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