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 - The Girl is Mine
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Epic Records

1982: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release the single "The Girl is Mine." It was released as the first single for Jackson's sixth solo album, "Thriller," and would top the R&B singles chart and reach No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 8 in the United Kingdom.

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