On this day: November 18

Published On: Oct 30 2013 06:28:15 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 18 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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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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