Bengaluru, Nov 18: Today is Tuesday, November 18, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:
1477: William Claxton publishes the first dated book printed in England.
1626: St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome officially dedicated.
1727: Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Amber lays the stone of Jaipur city.
1865: Mark Twain's first story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" gets published in the New York Saturday Press.
1901: The second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty is signed. Under this, the United States gets extensive rights by Britain for constructing and operating a canal through Central America.
Indian filmmaker, film producer and actor V Shantaram was born.
1906: Anarchists target St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
1911: Free primary school education introduced in India.
1928: Mickey Mouse makes debut in Steamboat Willie. It was though the third Mickey Mouse films to be produced, it is the first to be distributed.
1939: Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus.
1943: Royal Air Force bombs Berlin with 440 aircraft. 1955: Top Soviet leaders Nicolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev first time came to New Delhi.
1973: Tiger officially declared the national animal of India.
1978: Film-maker, writer, director and actor Dhirendra Ganguly passes away.
1983: Argentina declares that it is able to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.
1984: The Soviet Union helps reach American wheat to Ethiopia during a devastating famine.
1993: Twenty-one political parties approve a new constitution for South Africa expanding the voter rights and end the rule of the country's white minority. 2002: UN weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
The Indian Board for Wildlife replaced lion with tiger as national animal
2003: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says the state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalise same-sex marriage.