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–82 Michael Ditka(Dyczko)–81 Pamela Dawber–69 Martina Navratilova–64 Jean-Claude Van Damme(Varenberg)–60 Zachary Efron–33 Tyler Posey–29 ; 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 is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of transmittersto provide a national broadcasting service