1997 - Willem de Kooning's painting "Two Standing Women" sells at an auction for $4.2 million
1903 - The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama
1883 - American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones.
1626 - St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.
1307 - William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head
This Day In Business
1963 - Push-button telephones are introduced into service for the first time.
1928 - Colony Theater in New York shows Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie for first time.
1820 - Antarctica is discovered by US Navy Captain Nathaniel B Palmer.
1985 - Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets wins the NL Cy Young Award, at the age of 21
November 18th Holiday
Independence Day (Latvia) - Celebrates Latvia gaining independence from Russia in 1918.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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