Daily Calendar for Wednesday, October 18, 2023


  • 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) –


  • 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) –


  • 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–


  • 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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