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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining October 18. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is October 18 so important!

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Top 10 October 18 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Admiral Harry Ervin Yarnell (18 October 1875 – 7 July 1959), proved in 1932 war games, that Pearl Harbor was vulnerable to a naval aerial attack. His findings were dismissed by his superiors until the Imperial Japanese Navy's Pearl Harbor attack was just as Yarnell predicted, 9 years later.

  2. Upton and Meta married on October 18, 1900. They had a son in 1901 named David.

  3. About Félicette, the first cat to have been launched into space, and the only cat to have survived spaceflight. She was sent into space by France on October 18, 1963. Her mission lasted 13 minutes, reached 152 km (95 miles) above the Earth, and included 5 minutes of weightlessness.

  4. The first cat in space was Félicette the Astrocat. On October 18, 1963, France launched Félicette aboard Veronique AGI sounding rocket No. 47. She returned just fifteen minutes later, already a decorated heroine for her nation.

  5. On October 18, 1859, the engine house where John Brown and his men were staying was surrounded and demanded their surrender.

  6. Between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups. Nirvana, Foo Fighters & QOTSA

  7. On October 18, 1989, after being forced to land at a small airport, the captain of Northwest Flight 109 had to use a pay phone at the unattended airport to get help. No passengers were injured when the DC-9's generators failed, forcing an emergency landing at the small airport.