October 18, 2014 in History


A male of the rare northern white rhino species has been found dead at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya; only six animals remain in the world, of which only one is a breeding male

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1867 U.S. takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia
1648 1st U.S. labor organization forms, Boston Shoemakers
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