Almanac: Monday, November 18, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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History

On November 18 in

1883 The United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time zones.

1910 British suffragists clashed with police outside Parliament on what became known as "Black Friday."

1928 Walt Disney's first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, Steamboat Willie starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York.

1936 Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco.

1942The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway.

1966 U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays outside of Lent.

1978 U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members.

1987 The congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying President Ronald Reagan bore "ultimate responsibility" for wrongdoing by his aides. 1999 Twelve people were killed when a bonfire under construction at Texas A-and-M University collapsed.

In The Star

Nov. 18, 1938, in The Star: The Southern Bell Telephone Company will install a dial telephone system in Jacksonville next spring, it was announced today by Drayton Bernhard Jr., local manager of the utility. The project, which the Alabama Public Service Commission has approved, will cost about $15,000 and will be very similar to, if not better than, the dial system operating now in Piedmont. Also this date: Monsanto Chemical Company has appointed R. R. Cole of Anniston to be production manager of the phosphate division of the company. His new position will have Mr. Cole overseeing plant work not just in Anniston but also in Columbia, Tenn., and Camden, N.J. A native of Pensacola, Fla., Mr. Cole came to Anniston in 1916 as an engineer for the Anniston Ordnance Company, a wartime industry and a forerunner of the Southern Manganese Corporation, which later became the Swann Corporation and which is now a unit of Monsanto. Mr. Cole, who will be 48 later this month, is married and has four children. Additionally: The reason Anniston listeners of WHMA radio will be able to hear the entire play-by-play of the epic Anniston-Gadsden football game tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. is that the station has received special permission from the FCC to broadcast beyond its normal signoff time of sundown.

Nov. 18, 1988, in The Star: Seventy-eight writers of excellent letters to Speak Out during the past year were recognized last night in remarks by Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize-winning founder of the “op-ed” page of the New York Times. Salisbury was a guest of publisher H. Brandt Ayers for the fourth annual Anniston Star letter writers banquet, which celebrates the best in homegrown opinions. Free speech, said Salisbury, “is what gives our society its magnificent volatility.”

Birthdays for November 18

Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 74. Author-poet Margaret Atwood is 74. Actress Linda Evans is 71. Actress Susan Sullivan is 71. Country singer Jacky Ward is 67. Actor Jameson Parker is 66. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 60. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is 57. Actor Oscar Nunez is 55. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 53. Singer Kim Wilde is 53. Actor Romany Malco is 45. Actor Owen Wilson is 45. Singer Duncan Sheik is 44. Actor Mike Epps is 43. Actress Peta Wilson is 43. Actor Nate Parker is 34. Actress/comedian Nasim Pedrad is 32. Actor Damon Wayans Jr. is 31. Actor Nathan Kress is 21.

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