On this day: November 18

POSTED: 03:28 PM PDT Oct 30, 2013    UPDATED: 04:22 AM PST Nov 18, 2014 

William Tell shows off his archery skills, railroads create the first time zones, Mickey Mouse hits theaters in "Steamboat Willie," and Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide, all on this day.

OTD November 18 - Robert Byrd
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U.S. Senate

2009: Two days before turning 92, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., becomes the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, at 56 years, 320 days. Byrd, who served as a U.S. representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. senator from 1959 until his death on June 28, 2010, remains the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, but his overall congressional record was surpassed by U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., in June 2013.

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