Tuesday, October 18, 2016

History for October 18

History for October 18 - On-This-Day.com:
Henri Bergson 1859 - Philosopher, author, Chuck Berry (Charles Edward Anderson Berry) 1926 - Singer, George C. Scott 1927 - Actor ("Patton," "Taps")

Mike Ditka 1939 - Football player and coach, Lee Harvey Oswald 1939 - Accused of assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Martina Navratilova 1956 - Tennis player

1767 - The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania.

1842 - Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable.

1867 - The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre).

1929 - The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that women were to be considered as persons in Canada.

1943 - The first broadcast of "Perry Mason" was presented on CBS Radio. The show went to TV in 1957.

1961 - Henri Matiss' "Le Bateau" went on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art. It was discovered 46 days later that the painting had been hanging upside down.

1968 - Two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, were suspended by the U.S. Olympic Committee for giving a "black power" salute during a ceremony in Mexico City.

1969 - The U.S. government banned artificial sweeteners due to evidence that they caused cancer.

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