November 18th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 18th, 1307

Williel Tell shoots an apple off  his son’s head.

 

 

 

November 18th, 1493

Christopher Colombus first sights the island that is now known as Puerto Rico.

 

 

November 18th, 1793

The Louvre, is offiially opened in Paris, France.

 

 

November 18th, 1922

Marcel Proust dies. He was a great French novelist and essayist. In Search of Lost Time is one          of his famous works.

 

 

 

 

November 18th, 1926

George Bernard Shaw refuses to receive the money from his Nobel Prize . He said: ” I can        forgive  Albert Nobel for inventing the dynamite but only a fiend in human form could have  invented the Nobel Prize “.

 

 

November 18th, 1928

Steamboat Willie is released. It is the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney  and Ub Iwerks, featuring our dearest Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

 

 

 

 

November 18th, 1940

George P.Metesky, also known as the New York City’s Mad Bomber, places his first bomb at an office building in Manhattan , using Consolidated Edison.

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