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Today in History – October 18
Today is Thursday, October 18. There are 67 days until Christmas.
On this date in 1867, the U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia.  America bought the state for seven-point-two-million-dollars.
In 1960, "Spartacus," starring Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis, opened in th…
Today in History – October 17
In 1967, the musical, "Hair," opened on Broadway. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Today is Pasta Day, and Actor George Wendt, “Norm” on “Cheers” is 70.

Astronaut Mae Jamison, the first African-American woman in space is 62.

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