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October 18th marks an amalgamation of whimsical and commemorative observances that cater to a variety of passions and interests.This day encompasses celebrations that promise something for everyone.

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Interesting Facts of October 18th

  1. 1. On October 18, 1867, the United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre, in an event known as the Alaska Purchase or Seward's Folly.
  2. 2. The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was formed on October 18, 1922. It later became the British Broadcasting Corporation upon its Royal Charter renewal in 1927.
  3. 3. The Soviet Venera 4 spacecraft became the first probe to send data back from Venus on this date in 1967.
  4. 4. In 1929, on October 18, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Britain, which was the highest court of appeal for Canada at the time, ruled that women were to be considered as "persons" under Canadian law, and thus eligible to sit in the Senate.