Historical Events for 18th October 2019

1081 – Battle of Dyrrhachium: Southern Italian Normans under Robert Guiscard defeat Byzantine Empire
1908 – Belgium annexes Congo Free State
1912 – The Treaty of Lausanne ends the Italo-Turkish War; Italy annexes Libya
1915 – 3rd Italian offensive at Isonzo
1925 – Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
1948 – Operation 10 Plagues – Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
1953 – Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
1992 – 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
2012 – Google stock trading suspended after premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price
2012 – Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan

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