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This Day in History for November 18 – Mickey Mouse Debuts and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times (More info)

1926 – George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize” (More info)

1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his debut in ‘Steamboat Willie’ (More info)

1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service (More info)

1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claims 918 lives, including 276 children (More info)

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