October 18 in Pop Culture History

18October 18 in Pop Culture History

1386 – The University of Heidelberg opened.

1620 – The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.

1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published as ‘The Whale.’

1867 – “Seward’s Folly” United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.

1898 – The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company (Corporation) BBC was founded.

1952 – #1 Hit October 18, 1952 – November 21, 1952: Patti PageI Went To Your Wedding

1954 – Texas Instruments introduced the first Transistor radio.

1964 – Jackie Mason appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and may have given Ed “the finger” on the air. He never appeared on the show again.

1968 – The US Olympic Committee suspended Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a “Black Power” salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

1969 – #1 Hit October 18, 1969 – October 31, 1969: The TemptationsI Can’t Get Next To You

1988 – Rosanne premiered on ABC

1997 – Chicago (East End Musical) Opened on October 18, 1997 and Closed: September 1, 2012

2001 – Mamma Mia! (Broadway Musical) Opened on October 18, 2001 and Closed: September 12, 2015

2008 – #1 Hit October 18, 2008 – October 24, 2008: T.I. featuring RihannaLive Your Life

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