How much do you know about things that happened on different days in history?
Well, if you really don’t know much when it comes to history, here are a few events that happened in history, on November 18, to add to your knowledge.
We have done the research and compiled the facts. Take a look!
- 1883 – The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones.
- 1886 – Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States, died.
- 1901– The USA and Great Britain signed the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty.
- 1903 – The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S. rights to build the Panama Canal.
- 1916 – The Somme Offensive between German forces on one side and British and French forces on the other ended.
- 1918 – Latvia declared independence from Russia.
- 1936 – Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco.
- 1943 – The first U.S. ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, was nominated.
- 1950 – South Korean President, Syngman Rhee, was forced to end mass executions.
- 1956 – Morocco gained independence.
- 1963 – Pushbutton phones were used for the first time.
- 1966 – U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
- 1970 – Netherlands & Albania formed diplomatic relations.
- 1971 – China performed a nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC.
- 1976 – The parliament of Spain approved a bill that established a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
- 1978 – Great Britain performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- 1987 – The U.S. Congress issued the Iran-Contra Affair report, which said that President Ronald Reagan bore “ultimate responsibility” for wrongdoing by his aides.
- 1988 – America’s President, Reagan, signed major legislation provided the death penalty for drug traffickers who kill.
- 1993 – The U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff, and patients.
- 1993 – Representatives from 21 South African political parties approved a new constitution.