Sat, October 20, 2018 | 08:39

Today is Saturday, October 20, the 293rd day of 2018. There are 72 days left in the year.

1803 — U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase

1813 — German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished

1817 — First Mississippi showboat leaves Nashville on maiden voyage

1818 — 49th parallel established as the border between U.S. & Canada

1903 — U.S. wins disputed boundary between the District of Alaska & Canada

1905 — Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days

1906 — Dr Lee DeForest demonstrates his radio tube

1910 — First appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series (World Series #7)

1911 — Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole