History Blog

October 18

Happy Birthday RIP George Campbell Scott(1927–1999) Peter Boyle Jr(1935–2006) Erin Moran(1960–2017) Charles “Chuck” Berry(1926–2017) Dawn Wells 1938–2020) ; Michael Ditka(Dyczko)–84 Pamela Dawber–72 Martina Navratilova–67 Jean-Claude Van Damme(Varenberg)–63 Zachary Efron–36 Tyler Posey–32 ; 1867 – United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day ; 1922 – The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service