October 18, 2014 in History


Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, has been suspended for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis Association Tour for making derogatory gender-based remarks about tennis champion sisters Serena and Venus Williams

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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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