October 18th is officially National Chocolate Cupcake Day. It is also the day of celebrating St. Luke, the patron saint of butchers.
October 18, 1753 The day Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres, a French politician and chef was born. He was key in the gastronomic movement. He demanded complete silence during dinner, and refuses to allow tardiness.
October 18, 1878 Electricity became available for household use.
October 18, 1919 The day William Waldorf Astor Born. He built numerous projects including the Waldorf section (which later became the Waldorf Astoria).
October 18, 1969 Cyclamate, an artificial sweetener, was banned in the United States. It is still used in many countries today. Discovered in 1937, cyclamate was banned due to the finding of cancer in laboratory rats.