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Births on this Day
  • 1712-10-18 - Jeremias van Riemsdijk: Governor-General of Dutch Indies (1775-77)
  • 1777-10-18 - Heinrich von Kleist: Germany -- Dramatist / poet (Penthesilea)
  • 1785-10-18 - Thomas Love Peacock: English author (Headlong Hall)
  • 1789-10-18 - Giovanni Tadolini: Composer
  • 1794-10-18 - Ferdinand Lukas Schubert: Composer
  • 1804-10-18 - Rama IV [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua]: King of Thailand (1851-68)
  • 1806-10-18 - John Breckinridge Grayson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1678-10-18 - Cornelis Galle II: Flemish engraver / illustrator, dies at 63
  • 1678-10-18 - Jacob Jordaens: Flemish barok painter, dies at 85
  • 1767-10-18 - Joseph Paul Ziegler: Composer, dies at 45
  • 1771-10-18 - Robert Praelisauer: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1788-10-18 - Jean-Guillain Cardon: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1830-10-18 - Peter I Petrovic Njegos: Bishop (Montenegro)
  • 1839-10-18 - French Jozef Kinsoen: Flemish portrait painter, dies at 68
 

Events on this Day
  • 1672-10-18 - Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz
  • 1685-10-18 - French King Louis XIV revoked Edict van Nantes
  • 1685-10-18 - Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes, outlaws Protestantism
  • 1748-10-18 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession
  • 1752-10-18 - Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"
  • 1767-10-18 - Boundary between MD and PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon
  • 1776-10-18 - Battle of Pelham: Col John Glover and Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx
 

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