History of 18 November

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  • 1993 – The U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff and patients.
  • 1993 – American Airlines flight attendants went on strike. They ended their strike only 4 days later.
  • 1993 – Representatives from 21 South African political parties approved a new constitution.
  • 1997 – First Union Corp. announced its purchase of CoreStates Financial Corp. for $16.1 billion. To date it was the largest banking deal in U.S. history.
  • 2001 – Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in the United States.
  • 2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
  • 2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.
  • 2012 – Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria becomes the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
  • 2013 – NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars.
  • 2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
  • 2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.
  • 2012 – Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria becomes the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
  • 2013 – NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Dianne dela Fuente, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1981 – Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress
  • 1981 – Vittoria Puccini, Italian actress
  • 1981 – Maggie Stiefvater, American author
  • 1981 – Allison Tolman, American actress
  • 1981 – Christina Vidal, American actress and singer
  • 1982 – Greg Estandia, American football player
  • 1983 – Travis Buck, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Michael Dawson, English footballer
  • 1983 – Jon Lech Johansen, Norwegian computer programmer and engineer, created DeCSS
  • 1984 – Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer and dancer
  • 1984 – Enar Jääger, Estonian footballer
  • 1985 – Allyson Felix, American sprinter
  • 1985 – Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
  • 1987 – Yoon Park, South Korean actor
  • 1988 – Jeffrey Jordan, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Michael Roach, American soccer player
  • 1988 – Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Ivorian sprinter[
  • 1989 – Lu Jiajing, Chinese tennis player
  • 1989 – Natalie Osman, American wrestler
  • 1990 – Myk Perez, Filipino singer
  • 1991 – Ahmed Kelly, Iraqi-Australian swimmer
  • 1991 – Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, Thai tennis player
  • 1992 – Nathan Kress, American actor and director
  • 1992 – Steven Skrzybski, German footballer
  • 1993 – Zhang Zetian, Chinese businesswoman and investor
  • 1994 – Danka Kovinić, Montenegrin professional tennis player
  • 1994 – Bernhard Luxbacher, Austrian footballer
  • 1994 – Akiyuki Hashimoto, Japanese sprinter[