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This Day in History for October 18 – Alaska Becomes US Territory and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1469 – Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (More info)

1648 – Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (More info)

1767 – The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, better known as the Mason-Dixon line, is agreed upon (More info)

1867 – United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million (More info)

1974 – Soul singer Al Green is attacked in his home by an ex-girlfriend, who later shoots herself dead (More info)

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