On This Day — October 18th
October 18th is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
On this day in history:
1775 – African-American poet Phillis Wheatley is freed from slavery.
1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
1922 – The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service.
1929 – The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered “Persons” under Canadian law.
1963 – Félicette, a black and white female Parisian stray cat becomes the first cat launched into space.
High School Musical Star Zac Efron turns 30
Alpine Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn turns 33
Teen Wolf Actor Tyler Posey turns 26
Alt-Right Commentator Milo Yiannopoulos turns 33
Singer-Songwriter Ne-Yo turns 38
Happy Birthday to all October 18th babies!