On this day: November 18

POSTED: 03:28 PM PDT Oct 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 17, 2013 

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 - William Tell
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1307: As legend has it, Swiss folk hero William Tell, an expert marksman with a crossbow, shoots an apple off his son's head.

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