October 18 in history: USA takes Alaska from Russia, and more!

Know what happened today...years ago!

1867

The United States takes possession of Alaska from Russia

(Photograph:WION)

1944

WWII: Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia

(Photograph:WION)

1954

Texas Instruments launches world's first Transistor radio

(Photograph:WION)

1967

USSR's Venera 4 becomes First Probe to Enter Atmosphere of Another Planet

(Photograph:WION)

2007

Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan after 8 years of exile

(Photograph:WION)

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