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Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest). (18. October 320)

King Chlothar II promulgates the Edict of Paris (Edictum Chlotacharii), a sort of Frankish Magna Carta that defend the rights of the Frankish nobles while it exclude Jews from all civil employment in the Frankish Kingdom. (18. October 614)

King Dagobert I is crowned King of the Franks. (18. October 629)

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock. (18. October 1009)

The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Assandun. (18. October 1016)

The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium. (18. October 1081)

Pope Innocent III excommunicates German leader Otto IV. (18. October 1210)

Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland. (18. October 1356)

Opening of the University of Heidelberg. (18. October 1386)

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto's forces destroy the fortified town of Mabila in present-day Alabama, killing Tuskaloosa. (18. October 1540)

Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, defeats the Army of Andrew Bathory in the Battle of Şelimbăr, leading to the first recorded unification of the Romanian people. (18. October 1599)

Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization. (18. October 1648)

Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession. (18. October 1748)

African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. (18. October 1775)

American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy. (18. October 1775)

American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted. (18. October 1779)

Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria (18. October 1797)

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London. (18. October 1851)

The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty. (18. October 1860)

United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day. (18. October 1867)

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