Today in History

Events on Nov 18

1978
Jim Jones Put Followers to Death
Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, leads 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink, and shooting those who refuse.

1928
Steamboat Willie Opens
The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon, Walt Disney's ''Steamboat Willie,'' starring the first incarnation of Mickey Mouse, premieres in New York.

1820
Antartica Discovered
Captain Nathaniel Palmer discoveres Antarctica.