October 18th in history, the US acquires Alaska, 'Roseanne' debuts, and more

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'This Day in History': 10/18/1867 - Alaska Bought by Russia

On October 18th in history, the United States acquired Alaska from the former Soviet Union for two cents per acre.

Other Events on October 18th in History:
The Mason Dixon line was established.
1898: The United States officially claims control of Puerto Rico.
1931: Inventor Thomas Edison died at the age of 84.
1988: 'Roseanne' debuted on ABC.

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