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October 18th, 2007 (October 18 2007)EventAfter 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto s convoy, killing over 100 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured.
October 18th, 2007 (October 18 2007)DeathAlan Coren, English writer and satirist (born in 1938)Alan Coren Quotes
October 18th, 2007 (October 18 2007)DeathWilliam J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (born in 1925)
October 18th, 2007 (October 18 2007)DeathVincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (born in 1915)
October 18th, 2007 (October 18 2007)DeathLucky Dube, South African musician (born in 1964)
October 18th, 2006 (October 18 2006)DeathMario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda (born in 1929)
October 18th, 2006 (October 18 2006)DeathAnna Russell, English music satirist (born in 1911)
October 18th, 2005 (October 18 2005)DeathJohn Hollis, British actor (born in 1931)
October 18th, 2005 (October 18 2005)DeathJohnny Haynes, English footballer (born in 1934)
October 18th, 2005 (October 18 2005)DeathBill King, American sports broadcaster (born in 1927)
October 18th, 2004 (October 18 2004)DeathVeerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (born in 1945)
October 18th, 2003 (October 18 2003)EventBolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
October 18th, 2003 (October 18 2003)DeathPreston Smith, Governor of Texas (born in 1912)
October 18th, 2003 (October 18 2003)DeathManuel Vazquez Montalban, Spanish writer (born in 1939)
October 18th, 2002 (October 18 2002)DeathNikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (born in 1932)
October 18th, 2002 (October 18 2002)DeathRoman Tam, Hong Kong singer (born in 1950)
October 18th, 2001 (October 18 2001)BirthAnnelise Manojlovic, English actress
October 18th, 2001 (October 18 2001)DeathMicheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (born in 1922)
October 18th, 2000 (October 18 2000)DeathJulie London, American singer and actress (born in 1926)
October 18th, 2000 (October 18 2000)DeathGwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (born in 1925)
October 18th, 1998 (October 18 1998)BirthJulia Wroblewska, Polish actress
October 18th, 1991 (October 18 1991)EventAzerbaijan declares independence from USSR.
October 18th, 1991 (October 18 1991)BirthTyler Posey, American actor
October 18th, 1990 (October 18 1990)BirthCarly Schroeder, American actress
October 18th, 1989 (October 18 1989)EventEast German leader Erich Honecker resigns.
October 18th, 1987 (October 18 1987)BirthZac Efron, American actor
October 18th, 1987 (October 18 1987)BirthFreja Beha Erichsen, Danish model
October 18th, 1984 (October 18 1984)BirthLindsey Vonn, American alpine skier
October 18th, 1984 (October 18 1984)DeathJon-Erik Hexum, American actor (born in 1957)
October 18th, 1984 (October 18 1984)DeathHenri Michaux, French painter and poet (born in 1899)
October 18th, 1983 (October 18 1983)DeathWillie Jones, baseball player (born in 1925)
October 18th, 1983 (October 18 1983)DeathDiego Abad de Santillan, Spanish anarchist (born in 1897)
October 18th, 1982 (October 18 1982)BirthNe-Yo, an R&B singer
October 18th, 1982 (October 18 1982)DeathBess Truman, First Lady of the United States (born in 1885)
October 18th, 1982 (October 18 1982)DeathDwain Esper, American film director (born in 1892)
October 18th, 1982 (October 18 1982)DeathPierre Mendes-France, French politician (born in 1907)
October 18th, 1982 (October 18 1982)DeathJohn Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (born in 1917)
October 18th, 1978 (October 18 1978)BirthWesley Jonathan, American actor
October 18th, 1978 (October 18 1978)BirthMike Tindall, English rugby union player
October 18th, 1978 (October 18 1978)DeathRamon Mercader, Assassin of Leon Trotsky (born in 1914)Leon Trotsky Quotes
October 18th, 1977 (October 18 1977)EventGerman 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 executed and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide. The West German government states that it would never again negotiate with terrorists.
October 18th, 1977 (October 18 1977)BirthRyan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer
October 18th, 1977 (October 18 1977)DeathRed Army Faction Stammheim Prison suicides
October 18th, 1977 (October 18 1977)DeathAndreas Baader (born in 1943)
October 18th, 1977 (October 18 1977)DeathGudrun Ensslin (born in 1940)
October 18th, 1977 (October 18 1977)DeathJan-Carl Raspe (born in 1944)
October 18th, 1976 (October 18 1976)BirthZhou Xun, Chinese actress and singer
October 18th, 1976 (October 18 1976)DeathKavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (born in 1895)
October 18th, 1975 (October 18 1975)BirthAlex Cora, Puerto Rican baseball player
October 18th, 1975 (October 18 1975)DeathAl Lettieri, American actor (born in 1928)
October 18th, 1974 (October 18 1974)BirthRobbie Savage, Welsh footballer
October 18th, 1974 (October 18 1974)BirthPeter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
October 18th, 1974 (October 18 1974)BirthCandy Lo, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
October 18th, 1973 (October 18 1973)BirthMichalis Kapsis, Greek footballer
October 18th, 1973 (October 18 1973)DeathMargaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (born in 1886)Margaret Caroline Anderson Quotes
October 18th, 1973 (October 18 1973)DeathLeo Strauss, German-American philosopher (born in 1899)Leo Strauss Quotes
October 18th, 1972 (October 18 1972)BirthAlex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver
October 18th, 1970 (October 18 1970)BirthJose Padilla, American former gang member and alleged supporter of terrorism
October 18th, 1970 (October 18 1970)BirthDoug Mirabelli, American baseball player
October 18th, 1969 (October 18 1969)BirthNelson Vivas, Argentine former footballer
October 18th, 1968 (October 18 1968)EventThe U.S. Olympic Committee suspends two black athletes for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.
October 18th, 1968 (October 18 1968)EventBob Beamon sets a world record of 8.90m in the long jump at the Mexico City games. This becomes the longest unbroken track and field record in history, standing for 23 years, and is later named by Sports Illustrated magazine as one of the five greatest sporting moments of the 20th century.
October 18th, 1967 (October 18 1967)EventThe Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
October 18th, 1966 (October 18 1966)DeathElizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (born in 1878)
October 18th, 1966 (October 18 1966)DeathSebastian S. Kresge, American merchant (Kmart) (born in 1867)
October 18th, 1965 (October 18 1965)BirthCurtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist
October 18th, 1965 (October 18 1965)DeathHenry Travers, British actor (born in 1874)
October 18th, 1964 (October 18 1964)EventThe 1964-1965 New York World s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
October 18th, 1964 (October 18 1964)BirthDan Lilker, American musician, bassist for Anthrax, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, and Brutal Truth
October 18th, 1962 (October 18 1962)BirthVincent Spano, American actor
October 18th, 1961 (October 18 1961)BirthWynton Marsalis, American musician
October 18th, 1961 (October 18 1961)BirthRick Moody, American author
October 18th, 1961 (October 18 1961)DeathTsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (born in 1892)
October 18th, 1960 (October 18 1960)BirthJean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor
October 18th, 1960 (October 18 1960)BirthErin Moran, American actress
October 18th, 1959 (October 18 1959)BirthKirby Chambliss, Aerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Racer
October 18th, 1959 (October 18 1959)BirthMilco Mancevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
October 18th, 1959 (October 18 1959)BirthJohn Nord, former American pro wrestler
October 18th, 1959 (October 18 1959)BirthChris "Mad Dog" Russo, American sports talk show host
October 18th, 1959 (October 18 1959)BirthSteve Swayne, Dartmouth Professor
October 18th, 1959 (October 18 1959)DeathBoughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (born in 1898)
October 18th, 1958 (October 18 1958)BirthCorinne Bohrer, American actress
October 18th, 1958 (October 18 1958)BirthThomas Hearns, American boxer
October 18th, 1958 (October 18 1958)BirthKjell Samuelsson, National Hockey League defenseman
October 18th, 1957 (October 18 1957)BirthDoug Isaacson, Alaskan politician
October 18th, 1957 (October 18 1957)BirthCatherine Ringer, French singer and songwriter (Les Rita Mitsouko)
October 18th, 1956 (October 18 1956)BirthMartina Navratilova, Czech-born tennis player
October 18th, 1956 (October 18 1956)BirthCraig Bartlett, American animator
October 18th, 1956 (October 18 1956)BirthJim Talent, American politician
October 18th, 1955 (October 18 1955)BirthTimmy Mallett, British TV presenter
October 18th, 1955 (October 18 1955)BirthDavid Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
October 18th, 1955 (October 18 1955)BirthRita Verdonk, Dutch politician
October 18th, 1955 (October 18 1955)BirthVanessa Briscoe Hay, American singer and songwriter (Pylon (band) & Supercluster (band))
October 18th, 1954 (October 18 1954)EventTexas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
October 18th, 1954 (October 18 1954)BirthLiz Burch, Australian actress
October 18th, 1952 (October 18 1952)BirthB?o Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
October 18th, 1952 (October 18 1952)BirthJerry Royster, American baseball player
October 18th, 1951 (October 18 1951)BirthMike Antonovich, American ice hockey player and executive
October 18th, 1951 (October 18 1951)BirthTerry McMillan, American author
October 18th, 1951 (October 18 1951)BirthPam Dawber, American actress
October 18th, 1950 (October 18 1950)BirthOm Puri, Indian actor
October 18th, 1950 (October 18 1950)BirthWendy Wasserstein, American playwright (died in 2006)
October 18th, 1950 (October 18 1950)BirthSheila White, English actress
October 18th, 1949 (October 18 1949)BirthJoe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
October 18th, 1949 (October 18 1949)BirthGeorge Hendrick, baseball player
October 18th, 1949 (October 18 1949)BirthGary Richrath, American musician (REO Speedwagon)
October 18th, 1948 (October 18 1948)BirthNtozake Shange, American author
October 18th, 1948 (October 18 1948)DeathWalther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal (born in 1881)Walther von Brauchitsch Quotes
October 18th, 1947 (October 18 1947)BirthJob Cohen, Dutch politician, mayor of Amsterdam
October 18th, 1947 (October 18 1947)BirthJoe Morton, American actorJoe Orton Quotes
October 18th, 1947 (October 18 1947)BirthLaura Nyro, American singer and songwriter (died in 1997)Laura Nyro Quotes
October 18th, 1947 (October 18 1947)BirthPaul Chuckle, British comedianChuck D Quotes
October 18th, 1946 (October 18 1946)BirthJames Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
October 18th, 1946 (October 18 1946)BirthHoward Shore, Canadian film composer
October 18th, 1945 (October 18 1945)EventThe USSR s nuclear program receives plans for the USA s plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
October 18th, 1945 (October 18 1945)EventA group of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Perez Jimenez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, staged a coup d etat against then president Isaias Medina Angarita, who was overthrown by the end of the day.
October 18th, 1945 (October 18 1945)BirthChris Shays, Member of the United States Congress from Connecticut
October 18th, 1945 (October 18 1945)BirthHuell Howser, American TV host
October 18th, 1945 (October 18 1945)BirthY?ldo, Turkish famous showman and football player
October 18th, 1944 (October 18 1944)EventAdolf Hitler orders the establishment of a German national militia.Adolf Hitler Quotes
October 18th, 1944 (October 18 1944)EventSoviet Union invades Czechoslovakia.
October 18th, 1943 (October 18 1943)BirthBirthe Ronn Hornbech, Danish politician
October 18th, 1942 (October 18 1942)BirthLarry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
October 18th, 1942 (October 18 1942)DeathMikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (born in 1862)
October 18th, 1941 (October 18 1941)DeathManuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (born in 1860)
October 18th, 1939 (October 18 1939)BirthMike Ditka, American football player, coach, and commentator
October 18th, 1939 (October 18 1939)BirthLee Harvey Oswald, purported American assassin of John F. Kennedy (died in 1963)John F. Kennedy Quotes
October 18th, 1939 (October 18 1939)BirthFlavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council
October 18th, 1938 (October 18 1938)BirthDawn Wells, American actress
October 18th, 1937 (October 18 1937)BirthCynthia Weil, American songwriter
October 18th, 1935 (October 18 1935)BirthPeter Boyle, American actor (died in 2006)
October 18th, 1934 (October 18 1934)BirthCalvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (died in 2007)
October 18th, 1934 (October 18 1934)BirthInger Stevens, Swedish actress (died in 1970)
October 18th, 1934 (October 18 1934)BirthChuck Swindoll, American evangelistChuck D Quotes
October 18th, 1933 (October 18 1933)BirthForrest Gregg, American football player
October 18th, 1932 (October 18 1932)BirthVytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
October 18th, 1932 (October 18 1932)DeathIoannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (born in 1873)
October 18th, 1931 (October 18 1931)BirthChris Albertson, American jazz historian
October 18th, 1931 (October 18 1931)DeathThomas Edison, American inventor (born in 1847)
October 18th, 1929 (October 18 1929)EventWomen are considered "Persons" under Canadian law.
October 18th, 1929 (October 18 1929)BirthVioleta Chamorro, President of Nicaragua
October 18th, 1928 (October 18 1928)BirthKeith Jackson, American football commentator
October 18th, 1927 (October 18 1927)BirthGeorge C. Scott, American actor (died in 1999)
October 18th, 1926 (October 18 1926)BirthChuck Berry, American musician
October 18th, 1926 (October 18 1926)BirthKlaus Kinski, German actor (died in 1991)Klaus Kinski Quotes
October 18th, 1925 (October 18 1925)EventThe Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
October 18th, 1925 (October 18 1925)BirthRamiz Alia, political leader of Albania
October 18th, 1924 (October 18 1924)BirthHugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
October 18th, 1922 (October 18 1922)EventThe British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service. Ovid Quotes
October 18th, 1921 (October 18 1921)BirthJesse Helms, U.S. Senator from North Carolina
October 18th, 1921 (October 18 1921)DeathKing Ludwig III of Bavaria (born in 1845)
October 18th, 1920 (October 18 1920)EventBirthdate of Mir Ali Dost Bugti.
October 18th, 1920 (October 18 1920)BirthMelina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (died in 1994)
October 18th, 1919 (October 18 1919)BirthRic Nordman, Canadian politician (died in 1996)
October 18th, 1919 (October 18 1919)BirthAnita O Day, American singer (died in 2006)
October 18th, 1919 (October 18 1919)BirthPierre Elliott Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (died in 2000)Pierre Trudeau Quotes
October 18th, 1918 (October 18 1918)BirthBobby Troup, American musician (died in 1999)
October 18th, 1915 (October 18 1915)BirthVictor Sen Yung, American actor (died in 1980)
October 18th, 1914 (October 18 1914)EventThe Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany
October 18th, 1913 (October 18 1913)BirthRobert Gilruth, American aviation and space pioneer (died in 2000)
October 18th, 1912 (October 18 1912)EventThe First Balkan War begins.
October 18th, 1911 (October 18 1911)DeathAlfred Binet, French psychologist (born in 1857)
October 18th, 1909 (October 18 1909)BirthNorberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (died in 2004) Philo Quotes
October 18th, 1908 (October 18 1908)EventBelgium annexes the Congo Free State.
October 18th, 1906 (October 18 1906)BirthJames Brooks, American painter (died in 1992)
October 18th, 1905 (October 18 1905)BirthJan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (died in 1993)
October 18th, 1904 (October 18 1904)BirthA. J. Liebling, American journalist (died in 1963)
October 18th, 1903 (October 18 1903)BirthLina Radke, German athlete (died in 1983)
October 18th, 1902 (October 18 1902)BirthMiriam Hopkins, American actress (died in 1972)
October 18th, 1902 (October 18 1902)BirthPascual Jordan, German physicist (died in 1980)
October 18th, 1900 (October 18 1900)BirthLotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (died in 1981)
October 18th, 1898 (October 18 1898)EventUnited States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
October 18th, 1897 (October 18 1897)BirthIsabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (died in 1980)
October 18th, 1894 (October 18 1894)BirthH. L. Davis, American author (died in 1960)
October 18th, 1893 (October 18 1893)BirthGeorges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (died in 1966)
October 18th, 1893 (October 18 1893)DeathCharles Gounod, French composer (born in 1818)
October 18th, 1889 (October 18 1889)DeathAntonio Meucci, Italian inventor (born in 1808)
October 18th, 1886 (October 18 1886)DeathPhilipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (born in 1796)
October 18th, 1882 (October 18 1882)BirthLucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (died in 1917)
October 18th, 1873 (October 18 1873)BirthIvanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (died in 1951) Bono Quotes
October 18th, 1871 (October 18 1871)DeathCharles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor (born in 1791)Charles Babbage Quotes
October 18th, 1870 (October 18 1870)BirthDaisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Japanese scholar (died in 1966)
October 18th, 1868 (October 18 1868)BirthErnst Didring, Swedish author (died in 1931)
October 18th, 1867 (October 18 1867)EventUnited States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
October 18th, 1865 (October 18 1865)BirthArie de Jong, Dutch linguist (died in 1957)
October 18th, 1865 (October 18 1865)BirthLogan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (died in 1946)Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes
October 18th, 1865 (October 18 1865)DeathHenry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1784)
October 18th, 1860 (October 18 1860)EventThe Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
October 18th, 1859 (October 18 1859)BirthHenri Bergson, French philosopher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (died in 1941) Philo Quotes
October 18th, 1854 (October 18 1854)BirthBilly Murdoch, Australian cricketer (died in 1911)
October 18th, 1851 (October 18 1851)EventHerman Melville s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.Herman Melville Quotes
October 18th, 1817 (October 18 1817)DeathEtienne-Nicolas Mehul, French composer (born in 1763)
October 18th, 1785 (October 18 1785)BirthThomas Love Peacock, English satirist (died in 1866)
October 18th, 1777 (October 18 1777)BirthHeinrich von Kleist, German writer (died in 1811)
October 18th, 1775 (October 18 1775)EventAfrican-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
October 18th, 1775 (October 18 1775)DeathChristian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (born in 1715) Philo Quotes
October 18th, 1770 (October 18 1770)DeathJohn Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (born in 1721)
October 18th, 1767 (October 18 1767)EventMason-Dixon line, survey separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
October 18th, 1748 (October 18 1748)EventSigning of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
October 18th, 1744 (October 18 1744)DeathSarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, close friend of Queen Anne of Great Britain (born in 1660) Anne of Great Britain Quotes
October 18th, 1741 (October 18 1741)BirthPierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (died in 1803)Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Quotes
October 18th, 1739 (October 18 1739)DeathAntonio Jose da Silva, Brazilian-born dramatist (born in 1705)
October 18th, 1706 (October 18 1706)BirthBaldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (died in 1785)
October 18th, 1701 (October 18 1701)BirthCharles le Beau, French historian (died in 1778)
October 18th, 1685 (October 18 1685)EventLouis XIV of France revokes the Edict of Nantes, which has protected French Protestants. Louis XIV of France Quotes
October 18th, 1679 (October 18 1679)BirthAnn Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (died in 1716)
October 18th, 1678 (October 18 1678)DeathJacob Jordaens, Flemish painter (born in 1593)
October 18th, 1668 (October 18 1668)BirthJohn George IV, Elector of Saxony (died in 1694)
October 18th, 1667 (October 18 1667)DeathFasilides, Emperor of Ethiopia
October 18th, 1662 (October 18 1662)BirthMatthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (died in 1714)Matthew Henry Quotes
October 18th, 1653 (October 18 1653)BirthAbraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (died in 1713) Abraham Quotes
October 18th, 1648 (October 18 1648)EventBoston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization.
October 18th, 1646 (October 18 1646)DeathIsaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (born in 1607)
October 18th, 1634 (October 18 1634)BirthLuca Giordano, Italian artist (died in 1705)
October 18th, 1604 (October 18 1604)DeathIgram van Achelen, Dutch statesman (born in 1528)
October 18th, 1595 (October 18 1595)BirthEdward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (died in 1655)
October 18th, 1570 (October 18 1570)DeathManoel da Nobrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (born in 1517)
October 18th, 1569 (October 18 1569)BirthGiambattista Marini, Italian poet (died in 1625)
October 18th, 1564 (October 18 1564)DeathJohannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (born in 1520)
October 18th, 1561 (October 18 1561)EventFourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
October 18th, 1558 (October 18 1558)DeathMaria of Austria, wife of Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (born in 1505)
October 18th, 1547 (October 18 1547)BirthJustus Lipsius, Flemish humanist (died in 1606)
October 18th, 1545 (October 18 1545)DeathJohn Taverner, English composer
October 18th, 1541 (October 18 1541)DeathMargaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (born in 1489)
October 18th, 1517 (October 18 1517)BirthManoel da Nobrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (died in 1570)
October 18th, 1503 (October 18 1503)DeathPope Pius III (born in 1439)
October 18th, 1417 (October 18 1417)DeathPope Gregory XII
October 18th, 1405 (October 18 1405)BirthPope Pius II (died in 1464)
October 18th, 1386 (October 18 1386)EventOpening of the University of Heidelberg
October 18th, 1356 (October 18 1356)EventBasel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.
October 18th, 1210 (October 18 1210)EventPope Innocent III excommunicates German leader Otto IV .
October 18th, 1141 (October 18 1141)DeathMargrave Leopold IV of Austria
October 18th, 1127 (October 18 1127)BirthEmperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (died in 1192)
October 18th, 1101 (October 18 1101)DeathHugh of Vermandois, son of Henry I of France (born in 1053)
October 18th, 1081 (October 18 1081)EventThe Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
October 18th, 1035 (October 18 1035)DeathSancho III of Navarre
October 18th, 1016 (October 18 1016)EventThe Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
October 18th, 1009 (October 18 1009)EventThe 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.Chris Rock Quotes

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