November 18

Julia Ward Howe composes “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

November 18, 1861

Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

November 18, 1865

Louis Daguerre, photography pioneer, is born

November 18, 1789

Related Lessons

  • Seeing Sense in Photographs & Poems
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Seeing Sense in Photographs & Poems

    Through close study of Alfred Stieglitz’ 1907 photograph "The Steerage" and William Carlos William's 1962 poem "Danse Russe," students will explore how poetry can be, in Plutarch’s words, "a speaking picture," and a painting (or in this case a photograph) can be "a silent poetry."