October 18 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Diwali/Deepavali
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Healthcare Aide Day
Canada (British Columbia, Manitoba) Observance
Naraka Chaturdasi
India Restricted Holiday
Deepavali
Sri lanka Public Holiday
Alaska Day
United states (Alaska) State Holiday
National Independence Day
Azerbaijan Public Holiday
Chocolate Cupcake Day
- Weird
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
- Weird
National No Beard Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 18

  • 1648: Shoemakers in Boston organize and form the very first American labor organization.
  • 1748: The War of the Austrian Succession ends when the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed.
  • 1775: African-American poet Phillis Wheatley gets her freedom from slavery.
  • 1779: The Siege of Savannah ends during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1867: After buying it from Russia for approximately $7.2 million dollars, Alaska is officially turned over to the United States.
  • 1898: Spain officially hands over possession of Puerto Rico to the United States.
  • 1944: Russia begins the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi Germany during WWII.
  • 1945: Klaus Fuchs hands over plans for the U.S plutonium bomb to the Soviet Union.
  • 1954: The first transistor radio is announced by Texas Instruments.

Famous Birthdays on October 18

  • German Emperor Frederick III is born in 1831.
  • Ottoman general Mehmet Esat Bulkat is born in 1862.
  • Swedish author Ernst Didring is born in 1868.
  • American author and poet H.L. Davis is born in 1894.
  • American actress Miriam Hopkins is born in 1902.
  • American author and journalist A.J. Liebling is born in 1904.
  • American painter James Brooks is born in 1906.
  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter Chuck Berry is born in 1926.
  • German-American actor, screenwriter and director, Klaus Kinski is born in 1926.
  • American actor and director George C. Scott is born in 1927.
  • American actor Peter Boyle is born in 1935.
  • American actress and producer Pam Dawber is born in 1951.
  • American director, screenwriter and sitcom producer, Chuck Lorre is born in 1952.
  • American baseball player Allen Ripley is born in 1952.
  • American actress Erin Moran is born in 1960.
  • American trumpet player and composer Wynton Marsalis is born in 1961.
  • American author and composer Rick Moody is born in 1961.
  • Australian cricketer Nathan Hauritz is born in 1981.
  • American football player Greg Warren is born in 1981.
  • French singer-songwriter Thierry Amiel is born in 1982.
  • German discus thrower Robert Harting is born in 1984.
  • Indian actress and model Freida Pinto is born in 1984.
  • American bassist and singer-songwriter Esperanza Spalding is born in 1984.

VJ Day

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All Saints’ Day

Guy Fawkes Day

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