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Today In History

Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 18 October.

  1. Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes outlaws Protestantism.

  2. Boundary between Md & Pa the Mason Dixon line agreed upon.

  3. English astronomer J.K Hind discovers Flor his second asteroid

  4. US took formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)

  5. Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football

  6. 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY).

  7. American flag raised in Puerto Rico

  8. Mata Hari was shot as a spy by French firing squad

  9. British Broadcasting Corporation established

  10. Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange N.J. at age 84.

  11. Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia during World War II.

  12. Connie Mack announced retirement as manager of the Phila Athletics

  13. Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times.

  14. Dr. Watson of US & Drs. Crick & Wilkins of Britain win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

  15. Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released

  16. Soviet Venera 4 becomes the 1st probe to send data back from Venus

  17. Robert Beaman of US broad jumps a record 8.90 m.

  18. US Olympic Committee suspended Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving `black power' salute as a protest during victory ceremony

  19. Federal govt bans use of artificial sweeteners known as cyclamates

  20. Soyuz 8 returns to Earth

  21. Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

  22. 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th

  23. Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship 1st in 15 years

  24. Former 1st lady Bess Truman died in Independence Mo. at age 97

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These famous people were born on 18 October.

  1. 1777 - Heinrich von Kleist, German dramatist, poet

  2. 1859 - Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Creative Evolution) (Nobel 1927)

  3. 1878 - James Truslow Adams, historian

  4. 1919 - Pierre Elliot Trudeau, (L), 15th Canadian PM (1968-79, 1980-84)

  5. 1921 - Jesse Helms (R-NC-Sen), right-wing

  6. 1922 - Richard Stankiewicz, U.S. sculptor

  7. 1925 - Melina Mercouri, in Athens Greece

  8. 1926 - Chuck Berry, Rock 'n' roll star

  9. 1927 - George C. Scott, Actor (Patton)

  10. 1928 - Keith Jackson, Sportscaster

  11. 1930 - Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser

  12. 1933 - Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)

  13. 1933 - Peter Boyle, Actor

  14. 1934 - Inger Stevens, in Sweden

  15. 1939 - Mike Ditka, tight end for Bears, Cowboys; coach of Chicago Bears

  16. 1947 - John Johnson, Seattle SuperSonic

  17. 1947 - Laura Nyro, in Bronx

  18. 1952 - Pam Dawber, Detroit - Mindy of Mork & Mindy

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