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This Day in History

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Australian History
1838  - The first group of German-Prussian Lutherans sponsored by wealthy Scottish businessman, George Fife Angas, arrives in South Australia. [more]
1879  - One of Australia's youngest bushrangers, a fifteen-year-old member of Captain Moonlite's gang, is shot and killed. [more]
World History
1861  - The words to the famous "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" are first penned. [more]
1928  - Cartoon character Mickey Mouse debuts in 'Steamboat Willie'. [more]
1978  - Over 900 people mass suicide at Jonestown, Guyana, South America. [more]
1985  - Today is Calvin and Hobbes Day, marking the debut of the comic strip. [more]
1987  - 31 people are killed when a fire breaks out in the London Underground. [more]

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