On This Day🌄 October18

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Feast day of Saint Luke

Vijayadashami (Hinduism, 2018)

Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1991)

Alaska Day (1867)

1565 – The first recorded naval battle between Europeans and the Japanese occurred when a flotilla of samurai attacked two Portuguese trade vessels in Nagasaki.

1748 – The War of the Austrian Succession ended with the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.

1929 – In the Persons Case, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council decided that women were eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate.

1968 – At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, American Bob Beamon (pictured) set a world record of 8.90 m in the long jump, a mark that stood for 23 years.