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Today is October 18th, 2018 and is a Thursday.

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2004: Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.

2003: Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.

1991: The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.

1977: German Autumn: a set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.

1968: The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.