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 This day in History - October 18
389 Historic Events for October 18
1855

Franz Liszt's "Prometheus," premieres

Event
1859

Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)

Birth
1862

Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

Event
1862

James Creighton, dies of rupture bladder from hitting HR on Oct 14th

Death
1863

Battle of Charlestown, WV

Event
1864

Jacques Fran‡ois Gallay, composer, dies at 68

Death
1864

David Bell Birney, US lawyer/Union general-major, dies at 39

Death
1865

Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English min of Foreign affairs, dies at 80

Death
1867

US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)

Event
1869

Henrik Ibsen's "De Unges Forbund," premieres in Christiania (Oslo)

Event
1871

Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Ghetto)

Birth
1872

Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun

Birth
1873

1st football game between Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tigers

Event
1873

Columbia Princeton Rutgers and Yale set rules for collegiate football

Event
1875

Len Braund, cricketer (great England all-rounder in 23 Tests 1901-08)

Birth
1875

James E K Aggrey, Ghana, US theologian/educationalist

Birth
1876

Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85

Death
1877

Florence Dahl Walrath, humanitarian, founded Cradle society

Birth
1878

Edison makes electricity available for household usage

Event
1878

James Truslow Adams, historian (Pul-1921, Founding of New England)

Birth
1879

Grzlegorz Fitelberg, composer

Birth
1887

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "A Case of Identity" (BG)

Event
1889

1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)

Event
1889

Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)

Birth
1890

[Agathe] Henri‰tte [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)

Birth