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October 18th In Pop Culture History

1386 - The University of Heidelberg opened.

1620 - The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.

1851 - Herman Melville's Moby-Dick was first published as 'The Whale.'

1867 - "Seward's Folly" United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.

1898 - The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.

1922 - The British Broadcasting Company (Corporation) BBC was founded.

1952 - #1 Hit October 18, 1952 - November 21, 1952: Patti Page - I Went To Your Wedding

1954 - Texas Instruments introduced the first Transistor radio.

1964 - Jackie Mason appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and may have given Ed "the finger" on the air. He never appeared on the show again.

October 18, 1967 Birthday (fictional) Ross Geller, Friends, TV

1968 - The US Olympic Committee suspended Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "Black Power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

1969 - #1 Hit October 18, 1969 - October 31, 1969: The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You

October 18, 1985 Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System released, Video Game Console

1988 - Rosanne premiered on ABC

1997 - East End Show - Chicago (Musical) October 18, 1997

2001 - Broadway Show - Mamma Mia! (Musical) October 18, 2001

2008 - #1 Hit October 18, 2008 - October 24, 2008: T.I. featuring Rihanna - Live Your Life

October 18th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Zac Efron (1987)
Ne-yo ' Shaffer Chimere Smith' (1982)
Lee Harvey Oswald (1939)
'Baby Bash' Ronnie Ray Bryant (1975)
George C. Scott (1927)
Peter Boyle (1935)
Lotte Lenya (1898)
Chuck Berry (1926)
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