Today in History

Events on Oct 18

1987
Lorenzo Ruiz is Canonized
Lorenzo Ruiz is canonized, making him the first Filipino saint.

1978
Karol Wojtyla Becomes Pope
Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) is elected as the 264th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

1867
US Takes Alaska
The United States takes possession of Alaska.

1469
Ferdinand II Marries Isabella
Ferdinand II of Aragaon marries Isabella of Castile, uniting Spain and making it a dominant world power.