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Notable Historical Events for October 18th

1926Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

2009QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter

1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.

1969Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

1685French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants

1977Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

2007After 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.

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

1970Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

1962JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

October 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 18th

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

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

2008Tennis player Michael Chang (35) weds fellow tennis player Amber Liu (24) at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California

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

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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