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Daily Calendar for Monday, October 18, 2021

Died

  • Pope Pius III
  • Lucy Stone Blackwell (suffragette)
  • Thomas Alva Edison (inventor)
  • Walt Kelly (cartoonist)
  • Bess Truman (U.S. First Lady)
  • Dee Dee Warwick (soul singer)
  • Colin Powell (politician, diplomat, and four-star general; served as U.S. secretary of state)

Born

  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau (15th Canadian prime minister)
  • Jesse Helms (politician)
  • Chuck Berry (musician)
  • George C. Scott (actor)
  • Mike Ditka (football player, coach)
  • Lee Harvey Oswald (alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy)
  • Martina Navratilova (tennis player)
  • Erin Moran (actress)
  • Doug Mirabelli (baseball player)
  • Zac Efron (actor)

Events

  • The boundary line between Maryland and Pennsylvania, commonly known as the Mason-Dixon Line, was finally settled
  • Ostend Manifesto of the US declares that if Spain refuses to sell Cuba to them, then the US will take it by force
  • Alaska was transferred from Russia to the U.S.
  • The British Broadcasting Company was formed
  • Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack announced his retirement

Weather

  • An early snowstorm over Lakes Erie and Ontario brought 48 inches of snow to the region just south of Buffalo
  • 47 inches of snow fell in Gouverneur, New York

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