Nov 18: Tiger was officially declared India's national animal on this day

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Nov 18: Tiger was officially declared India's national animal

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.

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.

Nov 18: This day in history

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.

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