This Day in History – October 18

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This Day in History - October 18

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”-Theodore Roosevelt. History is a powerful tool; It helps us define our present and plan our future. So, let’s strive to understand our everyday events by taking a tour down the memory lane and figuring out what happened on this day in history- October 18.

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 18

  • 1867 – US took possession of Alaska
    The United States took over Alaska after purchasing it from Russia. This day is celebrated as Alaska Day.
Credits : Infographics Show
  • 1898 – US took possession of Puerto Rico
    The United States took over Alaska from Spain.
  • 1944 – World War II
    Soviet Union began the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi Germany.
  • 1954 – First Transistor Radio announced
    Texas Instruments announced the first transistor radio.
  • 1963 – Felicette, the first cat launched into space
    Felicette, a black and white female Parisian stray cat, became the first cat to be launched into space.
Credits : Mr.Scientific
  • 1967 – Venera 4 reaches Venus
    The Soviet probe Venera 4 reached Venus. It became the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
  • 2007 – Karachi Bombing
    A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistan PM Bhutto took the lives of 139 people. 
Credits : Al Jazeera
  • 2019 – NASA Astronauts took part in all female spacewalk
    NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir and Christina Koch took part in the first all female spacewalk.

Famous Birthdays

1950-Om Puri
Om Puri was an Indian actor and a celebrated member of the film industry. The actor has appeared in 150+ Indian movies and shows.

1984 – Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. Her most celebrated role was in the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

1987 – Zac Efron
Zac Efron is an American actor and singer. He has started in popular movies like Hihg School Musical series, Baywatch.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 18. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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