18 October

18 October

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 18th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 18th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • National No Beard Day
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Historic Events

1985: Nintendo Entertainment System launched

Nintendo Entertainment System launched

1867: 18 October 1867, the United States purchased the territory of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre.

Though most Americans thought the agreement to purchase Alaska was a bad deal, it was soon after that they found gold in Alaska’s Klondike River, sparking a gold rush. Today, 25 percent of America’s oil comes from Alaska.

The photo is taken after the 1896 Gold Discovery. Actual date unknown

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