Soviet Union Invades Czechoslovakia

on October 18, 2012 in History in October

October 18


  • 1016 – The Battle of Assandun took place in what is now though to be┬áthe village of Ashingdon in southeast Essex, England. It was a battle in which Canute the Great led the Danes to victory over the English forces of King Edmund II.
  • 1944 – During World War II the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia.
  • 1967 – The timeless classic “The Jungle Book” is released by Walt Disney.


  • 1789 – Giovanni Tadolini born in Bologna was an Italian composer and conductor.
  • 1959 – Martina Navratilova born in Prague, Czechoslovakia is considered by any to be one of the greatest female tennis players of all tie winnning multiple titles.
  • 1960 – Jean-Claude Van Damme born in Brussels, Belgium is martial art expert and Hollywood actor starring in many blockbusting action films.

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