Jovedi 18 Ottobre 2018


Effemeride


Oggi
Alba 07:52
Tramonto a 18:39


Domani:
Alba 07:53
Tramonto a 18:37


Differenza :
-3 minutes in meno


Luna piena :
24/10 18:46


luna nuova :
07/11 18:03


21 jours depuis la dernière lune

è successo un 18 Ottobre

1867 : United States took possession of Alaska


On October 18, 1867, the United States took formal possession of Alaska, purchased from Russia for $7.2 million. In an era of reconstruction after the civil war, this purchase was very unpopular and caused a lot of trouble to President Andrew Johnson : most people thought it was a barren land without any interest. Nevertheless, the opinion changed in 1896 when gold was discovered. Alaska became the 49th state of the United States on January 3, 1959 and today it provides 25% of oil and 50% of seafood of the country.

1985 : Super Mario Bros. released


On October 18, 1985, Super Mario Bros. to be played on the newest game console from Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System, was released. It remained the best selling video game for 20 years.

1998 : Pipeline explosion in Nigeria


On October 18, 1998, a pipeline exploded in the town of Jesse in Nigeria. Oil is one of the main wealth of the country but only the government and multinational corporations can benefit. This is why the population is used to steal oil directly on the pipeline. The explosion of unknown origin which occurred on October 18, 1998, killed 700 people. The pipeline burnt a week and a team from Texas was called to extinguish the fire.

2007 : Attack against Benazir Bhutto in Karachi


On October 18, 2007, two explosions occurred in front of the vehicle of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who had just returned from exile after 18 years abroad, while she was greeting the crowd gathered around her. 139 people, mostly members of the Pakistan Peoples Party, were killed and over 450 others injured. Benazir Bhutto accused high-ranking military and government officials of President Musharraf of being behind the attack. She was assassinated two months later.

Citazione del giorno : 18 Ottobre

Jean Claude Van Damme
I am fascinated by air. If you took away the air of the sky, all the birds would fall to the ground... And the planes too... At the same time, the air you can't touch it... it exists and it is not... It feeds the hungry man without hunger... It's magic... The air, its beautiful, at the same time you can not see it, it's soft and you can not touch it... it's like my brain...

Compleanni : 18 Ottobre

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Scrittore francese (1741)
Mongkut, Re del Siam (1804)
Henri Bergson, Filosofo francese (1859)
Miriam Hopkins, Attrice americana (1902)
Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Primo presidente della Costa d'Avorio (1905)
Pierre Trudeau, 15o Primo Ministro del Canada (1919)
Melina Mercouri, Attrice greca (1920)
Chuck Berry, Musicista americano (1926)
Klaus Kinski, Attore tedesco (1926)
George C. Scott, Attore americano (1927)
Violeta Chamorro, Politica del Nicaragua (1929)
Peter Boyle, Attore americano (1935)
Jacques Higelin, Cantante francese (1940)
Om Puri, Attore indiano (1950)
Chuck Lorre, Produttore americano (Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men...) (1952)
Martina Navratilova, Tennista americana (1956)
Isabelle Autissier, Navigatrice francese (1956)
Catherine Ringer, Cantante francese (1957)
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Attore belgo (1960)
Robbie Savage, Calciatore gallese (1974)
Zac Efron, Attore americano (1987)

Ci hanno lasciato un 18 Ottobre

Henry Temple, Lord Palmerston, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1865)
Charles Gounod, Compositore francese (1893)
Thomas Edison, Inventore americano (1931)
Elizabeth Arden, Donna d'affari canadese (1966)
Pierre Mendès France, Uomo politico francese (1982)
Julie London, Attrice e cantante americana (2000)
Dee Dee Warwick, Cantante americana (2008)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed