Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Birthdays

1789 Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, developed a method of photography
1836 Sir W.S. Gilbert, playwright (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame)
1836 William Gilbert
1899 Eugene Ormandy, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
1908 Imogene Coca
1923 Alan Sheppard, first American into space (Freedom 7, Apollo 14)
1928 Mickey Mouse, film star
1939 Brenda Vaccaro
1942 Linda Evans

Events

Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
1497 Bartolomeu Dias discovers Cape of Good Hope
1820 Antarctica discovered by US Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer.
1903 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, gives US canal rights thru Panama
1913 Lincoln Deachey performs the first airplane loop-the-loop
1918 Latvia declares independence from Russia
1928 Mickey Mouse debuts in New York in "Steamboat Willy"
1936 Main span of the Golden Gate Bridge is joined.

That's all for today.

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