On this day: November 18

Published On: Oct 30 2013 05:28:15 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 18 2014 06:22:19 AM CST

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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