On this day: October 18

Published: Oct 17 2012 01:34:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT
West Side Story movie image

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.