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This Day in History for October 18 – Alaska Becomes US Territory and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1469 – Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (More info)

1648 – Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (More info)

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This Day in History for October 14 – Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier and More

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1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, clinching their last World Series to date (More info)

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly wounded (More info)

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UpstateNYer, Wikipedia Commons
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This Day in History for October 13 – White House Cornerstone Laid and More

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1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

1792 – The cornerstone of the White House is laid (More info)

1843 – In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B’nai B’rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world (More info)

1943 – The new government of Italy sides with the World War II Allies and declares war on Germany (More info)

2010 – The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive safely at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground (More info)

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Johannes Simon, Getty Images
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This Day in History for October 12 – First Oktoberfest Occurs and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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This Day in History for October 11 – Carter Wins Nobel and More

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1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion (More info)

1975 – ‘Saturday Night Live’ debuts on NBC (More info)

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Carlo Allegri, Getty Images
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This Day in History for October 7 – California Elects Schwarzenegger and More

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1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe dies at age 40 (More info)

1959 – USSR probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon (More info)

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This Day in History for October 6 – ‘The Jazz Singer’ Premieres and More

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1876 – The American Library Association is founded (More info)

1884 – The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island (More info)

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This Day in History for October 5 – PBS Founded and More

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1921 – The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time (More info)

1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios (More info)

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This Day in History for October 4 – Sputnik Launches and More

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1535 – The first complete English-language Bible, the Coverdale Bible, is printed (More info)

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar (More info)

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This Day in History for September 30 – James Dean Dies and More

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1918 – President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of granting women the right to vote (More info)

1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season, a record that stood for 34 years (More info)

1949 – The Berlin Airlift ends after 15 months and more than 250,000 flights (More info)

1955 – James Dean, star of ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and ‘Giant,’ dies in a car accident at the age of 24 (More info)

1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation and setting off a deadly riot (More info)

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 29 – Historic Dow Drop and More

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1913 – Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from a steamship while traveling from Belgium to England (More info)

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale (More info)

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Peter Purdy, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

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48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

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