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Notable Historical Events for October 18th

1942Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed

1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.

1962Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

1962Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

1969Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

1926Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

1946Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

1950Connie Mack retires as manager of A's after 50 years

1855Franz Liszt's "Prometheus," premieres

1962JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

October 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 18th

1935Peter Boyle, Norristown Pennsylvania, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond)

1939Mike Ditka, Carnegie Pennsylvania, NFL coach/tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961)

1960Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brussels Belgian, actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat)

1919Pierre Trudeau, Montreal Quebec, 15th Prime Minister of Canada

1956Martina Navratilova, Revnice Czech, tennis (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87)

1939Lee Harvey Oswald, New Orleans, Louisiana, assassin (JFK), (d. 1963)

October 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 18th

1926Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

1869Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (49) weds his mistress Rosa Vercellana (36) in Italy

1986"Fleetwood Mac" member Christine McVie (43) weds keyboardist Eduardo Quintela

1970Actor Lee Marvin (46) weds radio producer Pamela Marvin (40)

October 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 18th

1931Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, dies in West Orange, NJ, at 84

1982Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

October 18th Deaths
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