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OCTOBER 18

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Azerbaijan: Sovereignty Day
(Commemoration of the Constitutional Act of Independence: 10/18/1991)
Azerbaijan Fall of Soviet Communism U.S. Department of State
1595 Edward Winslow (English Founder of Plymouth Colony) English Political and Social Leaders Plymouth Colony
1787 Pope Pius II (Italian Pope of the Roman Catholic Church: 1458-64) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Religion
1829 Charles Grandison Williams (New York-born Wisconsin Member of the U.S. Congress) New York Political and Social Leader Wisconsin Political and Social Leader U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1852 David Crenshaw Barrow (Georgia-born Educator) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Noted Educators University of Georgia University of Georgia
1859 Henri Bergson (French Philosopher) Henri Bergson Philosophy
1903 Lewis Dominic Thill (Wisconsin-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Wisconsin Political and Social Leader U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Pierre Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada) Pierre Trudeau
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 James A. Noe (Governor of Louisiana: 1936) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1982 Bess Truman (Missouri-born Wife of U.S. President Harry Truman) Missouri Political and Social Leaders Bess Truman
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1469 Ferdinand of Aragon Marries Isabella of Castile Spain Queen Isabella University of Calgary
1512 Martin Luther Is Awarded Doctor of Theology Degree from Wittenberg University Martin Luther Education Concordia
1540 de Soto's Conquistador's Kill Thousands of Chief Tuscaloosa's Tribe de Soto Alabama Native American Heritage Death Alabama State Archives
1685 Louis XIV Lifts Edict of Nantes Leading to Mass Exodus of French Huguenots French Political and Social Leaders Religion Concordia
1733 British Trustees Ratify Settlement Treaty with Lower Creeks for Georgia's Yamacraw Bluff Great Britain Georgia Colonial Georgia Creek Indians University of Georgia
1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen, Germany) Ends the War of Austrian Succession England France Germany Spain War Britannica
With Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, Britain and Spain End Georgia's War of Jenkins' Ear Great Britain Spain Georgia Colonial Georgia War University of Georgia
1859 U.S. Marines Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Lee Storm the Harpers Ferry Armory, Capturing John Brown and His Raiding Party Harpers Ferry John Brown Robert E. Lee U.S. Marines West Virginia State Archives
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
1921 Russians Grant Independence to Crimea The Soviet Union Crimean Aspects
1929 Britain's Privy Council Rules Canadian Women Are Persons of Legal Status Great Britain Persons Day Law & Legal Reosurces Women Canadian Government
1942 Vice Admiral Halsey Assumes Command of the South Pacific William F. Halsey Naval History World War II History Channel
1943 Paul Robeson Selected for the Spingarn Medal: NAACP's Highest Award Paul Robeson African-American History NAACP
1944 Soviets Invade Czechoslovakia Soviet Union Czech Republic Slovakia World War II New York Times
1963 Lord Home Is Chosen As Britain's New Prime Minister Great Britain Politics BBC
1977 Commandos Storm Plane Hijacked by Palestinian Terrorists: All Hostages Freed Germany Aviation Terrorism
1989 Hungarian Constitution Amended for Open and Free Elections Hungary Fall of Soviet Communism Cold War Elections History Channel
Erich Honecker Is Removed as Head of East Germany Germany Fall of Soviet Communism Cold War History Channel BBC
1991 Parliament of Azerbaijan Adopts the Constitutional Act on Independence Azerbaijan Fall of Soviet Communism Embassy of Azerbaijan, Washington, D.C.
2001 Four Convicted in New York for 1998 Bombings of Two U.S. Embassies in Africa Africa New York City Terrorism Law and Legal Resources New York Times

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