A to Z This Day in World History | November 18th

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Here are some historical events that happened on November 18:

1928: Mickey Mouse made his first appearance in the cartoon “Steamboat Willie,” marking the official debut of the iconic Disney character.

1963: The first push-button telephone went into service. It was introduced by the Bell System in Carnegie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

1978: The People’s Temple, a cult led by Jim Jones, came to a tragic end in Jonestown, Guyana, where over 900 members died in a mass murder-suicide.

1991: The Lebanese kidnappers released American journalist Terry Anderson after being held captive for nearly seven years.

2003: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry, making Massachusetts the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

2013: NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars. MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) is a space probe designed to study the Martian atmosphere.

Remember that historical events may vary in significance, and these are just a few examples from different years on November 18.

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