October 18th is No Beard Day and Chocolate Cupcake Day.
We made it to day 292 of the year, and there are only 74 days remaining in 2024.
From space to film and TV and disasters and law we have covered it all right here on this special day, October 18th.
Did you know that on this day in 1929, Canada legally declared women as “persons”? Before this, there was a debate about which “persons” could sit in the senate, and women had been excluded.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about October 18th in history!
What memorable events happened on October 18 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The first all-female spacewalk took place.
On this day, astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped foot in space to fix a device on the International Space station.
Rocksteady Games released the grittiest Batman game to date, Batman: Arkham City.
While initially playable on just Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a PC version followed a month later. Lauded as the best batman game ever, it won two BAFTA awards – the Action Game Award and an award for Mark Hamill’s performance as the Joker.
Former Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan as suicide bombers attacked her convoy in Karachi.
Returning from eight years of exile in London and Dubai, she escaped unscathed from the attack that killed 180 people and injured 500.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Zac Efron? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme
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Unfortunately, October 18th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Thomas A. Edison
Thomas A. Edison
Thomas A. Edison was an American inventor born on February 10, 1847. He died on this day in 1931, at age 84 in West Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Oct 18, 1931 (Age 84)
New Jersey, USA
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National No Beard Day
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get rid of the fuzz on your face, then look no further! No Beard Day is here to give beardless people a chance to be proud of their smooth chins. So if you’ve got a beard, why not book an appointment with a barber to get a nice clean shave?
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
Nothing beats a fresh hot tray of chocolate cupcakes, all lined up in neat little rows just waiting to be snacked on. You could buy some chocolate cupcakes today, but the real fun lies in attempting to bake them yourself – they’ll still taste great even if they don’t look pretty!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Cats can drink seawater without becoming dehydrated, where most animals (including humans) would die of dehydration.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on October 18th shares the zodiac sign of Libra.
Because Libras love to weigh things up, they sometimes judge things too harshly and place themselves in a place of superiority and entitlement.
People born during October have the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. This pink gem helps the wearer fall in line with their heart chakra, meaning they can handle love and emotions positively.
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of January 25th in the same year.
A baby that is conceived on October 18, 2024, will be born around July 11, 2025.