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OCTOBER 18

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1648 "Shoemakers of Boston" Form North America's First Labor Union Massachusetts Colony Labor Unions Historic Firsts Friends of Business History
1786 Massachusetts Indigent Woman Auctioned to Lowest Bidder Massachusetts Community Service Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1867 U.S. Accepts Possession of Alaska from Russia with a Formal Transfer Ceremony in Sitka Russia Sitka, Alaska History Channel Alaska Historical Society
1898 U.S. Troops Capture Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Spanish-American War Library of Congress
1892 First Long Distance Telephone Line Is Opened between Chicago and New York Chicago New York City The Telephone New York Times
1919 Rolls-Royce America Is Established Automobiles Rolls Royce History Channel

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