Historical Events for 18th November 2023

1105 – Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
1307 – William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head
1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
1667 – Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar and VOC
1755 – Worst quake in Massachusetts Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths reported
1912 – Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire
1943 – 444 British bombers attack Berlin
1959 – Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year
1976 – Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
1989 – Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

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