Today in World History (October, 18th)

October 18, 2017 Joshua Samuel

On October 18th, 1867, exactly 150 years ago today, the United States formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by {Read More..}