On this day: October 18

Published On: Oct 17 2012 12:34:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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

OTD October 18 - Reggie Jackson
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1977: Reggie Jackson hits three home runs in the clinching Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, tying a single-game World Series mark set twice by Babe Ruth in 1923 and 1926, as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 at Yankee Stadium.

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