Food & History: October 18
1966 American Merchant S.S. Kresge dies, founder of Kmart, eventually evolved into Sears. Ironically, they also filed for bankruptcy protection this day in 2018.
1969 Diet sweetener Cyclamate banned due to links to cancer, but still widely used throughout the world today.
1998 The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas opens with 3,000 rooms.