This Day In History
Saturday, November 17, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1940

McDonald
McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California. McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by the eponymous Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955. He subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers and oversaw its worldwide growth.
McDonalds, San Bernardino, fast food, restaurant





Births

in 1567
Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, gambist, and singer.
in 1891
Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov was a Soviet Russian writer and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, which The Times of London has called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.

Deaths

in 1886
Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life.
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