On this day: October 18

Published On: Oct 17 2012 12:34:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

Herman Melville's masterpiece is printed, the U.S. takes possession of Alaska and Puerto Rico, "West Side Story" premieres, and Reggie Jackson goes deep three times in the World Series, all on this day.

OTD October 18 - Cool as Ice
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1991: The drama "Cool As Ice," starring rapper Vanilla Ice in his feature film debut, premieres in theaters. The film, developed as a vehicle for the rapper, proved to be a commercial and critical flop.

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