October 18th is the 291st day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day Félicette, a black and white female Parisian stray cat, became the first cat launched into space; Texas Instruments introduced the first transistor radio, and the novel Moby Dick was first published with the title, The Whale. Famous October 18th birthdays include Chuck Berry, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Da Coach, Mike Ditka. Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day and National No Beard Day.

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