Once Upon A Time – November 18 – 1913 – Lincoln Deachey Becomes 1st American Pilot To Perform An Aircraft Loop-The-Loop

1477 First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton at his press in London

1626 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, replacing an earlier basilica on the same site and becoming the world’s largest Christian basilica

1916 British General Douglas Haig finally calls off the 1st Battle of the Somme in World War I after more than 1 million soldiers had been killed or wounded

1978 In Jonestown, Guyana, 918 members of the Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under the leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

1993 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution

Historical Events Today

Today In Film & Tv

1928 Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

Today In Music

2011 “The X Factor” group One Direction release their debut album “Up All Night” in Ireland and the UK

Today In Sport

1990 1st Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper

1902 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt

1913 Lincoln Deachey becomes the first American pilot to perform an aircraft loop-the-loop in his Curtiss aeroplane near San Diego

Famous Weddings

1794 2nd Earl Grey Charles Grey (30) weds only daughter of 1st Baron Ponsonby Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby

1948 KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price

1952 “Rock Around The Clock” rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds second wife Barbara Cupchak

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