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–80 Michael Ditka(Dyczko)–79 Pamela Dawber–67 Martina Navratilova–62 Jean-Claude Van Damme(Varenberg)–58 Zachary Efron–31 ; 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