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What Happened on October 18th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 NASA Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch take part in the first all-female spacewalk when they venture out of the International Space Station to replace a power controller.
2019 Riots in Chile's capital Santiago escalate into open battles, with attacks reported at nearly all of the city's 164 Metro stations. President Sebastián Piñera later announces a 15-day state of emergency in the capital.[9]
2007 Karachi bombing: A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto kills 139 and wounds 450 more. Bhutto herself is uninjured.
2003 Bolivian gas conflict: Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
1992 Merpati Nustantara Airlines Flight 5601 crashes into Mount Papandayan near the town of Garut in West Java, Indonesia, killing 31.
1991 The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
1979 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) begins allowing people to have home satellite earth stations without a federal government license.
1977 German Autumn: A set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.
1967 The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
1963 Félicette, a black and white female Parisian stray cat, becomes the first cat launched into space.
1954 Texas Instruments announces the first transistor radio.
1945 The USSR's nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
1945 A group of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, stages a coup d'état against president Isaías Medina Angarita, who is overthrown by the end of the day.
1945 Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón marries actress Eva Duarte.
1944 World War II: Soviet Union begins the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi Germany.
1944 World War II: The state funeral of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel takes place in Ulm, Germany.
1929 The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law.
1922 The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service.
1921 The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is formed as part of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
1914 The Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement is founded in Germany.
1912 First Balkan War: King Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration "To the Serbian People", as his country joins the war.
1900 Count Bernhard von Bülow becomes chancellor of Germany.
1898 The United States takes possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.
1867 United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
1860 The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
1851 Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
1797 Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
1779 American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.
1775 African-American poet Phillis Wheatley is freed from slavery.
1775 American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine).
1748 Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
1648 Boston shoemakers form the first American labor organization.
1630 Frendraught Castle in Scotland, the home of James Crichton of Frendraught, burns down.
1599 Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, defeats the Army of Andrew Báthory in the Battle of Șelimbăr, leading to the first recorded unification of the Romanian people.
1597 King Philip II of Spain send his third and final armada against England, but ends in failure due to storms. The remaining ships are captured or sunk by the English.
1565 Ships belonging to the Matsura clan of Japan fail to capture the Portuguese trading carrack in the Battle of Fukuda Bay, the first recorded naval battle between Japan and the West.
1561 In Japan the fourth Battle of Kawanakajima is fought between the forces of Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen, resulting in a draw.
1540 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto's forces destroy the fortified town of Mabila in present-day Alabama, killing Tuskaloosa.
1356 Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.
1281 Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon[2] for usurping the crown of Sicily (a sentence renewed on 7 May and 18 November 1282).
1081 The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
1016 The Danes defeat the English in the Battle of Assandun.
1009 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock.
629 Dagobert I is crowned King of the Franks.
614 King Chlothar II promulgates the Edict of Paris (Edictum Chlotacharii), a sort of Frankish Magna Carta that defends the rights of the Frankish nobles while it excludes Jews from all civil employment in the Frankish Kingdom.
320 Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the Sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest).
33 Heartbroken by the deaths of her sons Nero and Drusus, and banished to the island of Pandateria by Tiberius, Agrippina the Elder dies of self-inflicted starvation.
Famous People Born on October 18

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Year Name
1919 Camilla Williams, American soprano and educator (d. 2012)
1859 Henri Bergson, French philosopher and theologian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1974 Robbie Savage, Welsh footballer and sportscaster
1553 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (d. 1599)
1517 Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1570)
1943 Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1978 Kenji Wu, Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor
1888 Paul Vermoyal, French actor (d. 1925)
1932 Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian musicologist and politician
1924 Buddy MacMaster, Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2014)
Famous People Deaths On October 18

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Date Name
2017 Marino Perani, Italian football player and manager (b. 1939)
1739 António José da Silva, Brazilian-Portuguese playwright (b. 1705)
2013 Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1929)
707 Pope John VII (b. 650)
2006 Mario Francesco Pompedda, Italian cardinal (b. 1929)
2021 Colin Powell, American military leader and statesman, 65th Secretary of State (b. 1937)
1956 Yoshio Markino, Japanese painter and author (b. 1869)
1969 Gyula Mándi, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1899)
1962 Iván Petrovich, Serbian-German actor and singer (b. 1894)
1976 Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (b. 1895)