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OCTOBER 18

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1871 Charles Babbage (English Inventor, Computing Pioneer) Charles Babbage Inventors & Inventions History of Technology
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1735 135 Scot Highlands Depart Inverness Aboard the Prince of Wales Bound for Georgia Scotland Georgia Colonial Georgia Immigration University of Georgia
1645 English Physician Daniel Whistler Is the First to Describe the Bone-Deformity Disease Rickets English Scientists and Mathematicians Rickets Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1648 "Shoemakers of Boston" Form North America's First Labor Union Massachusetts Colony Labor Unions Historic Firsts Friends of Business History
1888 The University of Minnesota School of Agriculture Opens with 47 Students Minnesota Education Education Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts University of Minnesota School of Agriculture Minnesota Historical Society
1933 Route 13 in Delaware Is Opened as the First Divided Highway in the United States Delaware Transportation Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1967 Soviet Probe Is the First to Penetrate Venus Cloud Cover Venus Soviet Space Program Space Exploration BBC
1989 Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-34) Is Launched with Galileo Probe Aboard The Space Shuttle NASA
1993 Space Shuttle STS 58 Is Launched The Space Shuttle NASA

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