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 - Rod Stewart
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1969: Rod Stewart joins the rock band Small Faces, which changes its name to Faces. Stewart, already becoming a star in his own right, and the rest of the band became as well known for living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle to the extreme during the band's short six-year history as they were for their music.

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