Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1942, "The Skin of Our Teeth," Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway. On this date: In 1883, the United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time zones. In 1886, the 21st president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, died in New York.