Wednesday, November 18, 2020

History for November 18

History for November 18 -
Cesare Lombroso 1836
  • 1928 - The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York. It was Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.
  • 1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."
  • 1959 - William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" premiered at Loew's Theater in New York City's Times Square.
  • 1966 - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
  • 1985 - Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann's 12 year National Football League (NFL) career.

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