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  • Florence, Italy
    Sunday Oct 18, 1503

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Guild of Saint Luke

    Florence, Italy
    Sunday Oct 18, 1503

    Leonardo had left Borgia's service and returned to Florence by early 1503, where he rejoined the Guild of Saint Luke on 18 October of that year.




  • China
    Monday Oct 18, 1926

    Ho Chi Minh

    Marriage

    China
    Monday Oct 18, 1926

    He lived with a Chinese woman, Zeng Xueming (Tăng Tuyết Minh), whom he married on 18 October 1926.




  • Germany
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1944

    Martin Bormann

    The Volkssturm

    Germany
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1944

    Bormann and Himmler shared responsibility for the Volkssturm (people's militia), which drafted all remaining able-bodied men aged 16 to 60 into a last-ditch militia founded on 18 October 1944. Poorly equipped and trained, the men were sent to fight on the eastern front, where nearly 175,000 of them were killed without having any discernible impact on the Soviet advance.




  • North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1950

    Korean War

    China entered the war

    North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1950

    Immediately on his return to Beijing on 18 October 1950, Zhou met with Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai and Gao Gang, and the group ordered two hundred thousand PVA troops to enter North Korea, which they did on 19 October.




  • East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1989

    Berlin Wall

    Longtime leader is changed

    East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1989

    The longtime leader of East Germany, Erich Honecker, resigned on 18 October 1989 and was replaced by Egon Krenz that day.




  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Oct 18, 1992

    Croatian War of Independence

    The Croat-Bosniak conflict

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Oct 18, 1992

    In 1992, the Croat-Bosniak conflict erupted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, just as each was fighting with the Bosnian Serbs. The war was originally fought between the Croatian Defense Council and Croatian volunteer troops on one side and the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) on the other, but by 1994, the Croatian Army had an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 troops involved in the fighting.




  • Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 18, 1998

    Dwayne Johnson

    Judgment Day: In Your House

    Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 18, 1998

    The Rock saw a big uptick in fan support during this time, causing him to be booked in a feud with fellow Nation members Mark Henry and D'Lo Brown, turning babyface in the process. Henry defeated him at Judgment Day: In Your House, after interference from Brown, effectively breaking up the stable.


  • Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Rock and Mankind Lost the Titles

    Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 1999

    Rock and Mankind lost the titles for last time to The Holly Cousins on the October 18, 1999 episode of Raw is War.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    David Cameron

    The First Ballot of Conservative MPs

    London, England
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    In the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 18 October 2005, Cameron came second, with 56 votes, slightly more than expected; David Davis had fewer than predicted at 62 votes; Liam Fox came third with 42 votes; and Kenneth Clarke was eliminated with 38 votes.


  • U.K.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Media Stocking

    U.K.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    On 17 October 2005, Middleton complained through her lawyer about harassment from the media, stating she had done nothing significant to warrant publicity.


  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 2010

    Marvel Studios

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures acquired the distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount Pictures

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 2010

    On October 18, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures acquired the distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount Pictures with Paramount's logo and credit remaining on the films.


  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon.com announced a partnership with DC Comics

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

    On October 18, 2011, Amazon.com announced a partnership with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to many popular comics, including Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Sandman, and Watchmen. The partnership has caused well-known bookstores like Barnes & Noble to remove these titles from their shelves.


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