This Day in History for 18th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 201

96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
324 - Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius
1180 - Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
1437 - Peasant uprising in Transsylvania
1454 - In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War.
1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
1544 - English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
1544 - Peace of Crépy: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I
1573 - Spain attacks Alkmaar
1635 - Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1679 - New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony
1739 - Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII 1755 - Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
1759 - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
1769 - John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano
1789 - 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress
1793 - President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1809 - Royal Opera House in London opens
1810 - Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1811 - British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
1812 - Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1838 - Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
1842 - 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
1846 - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping
1848 - Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
1849 - De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns
1850 - Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
1851 - New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
1862 - Confederate armies officially divide into corps
1862 - General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
1864 - Battle of Martinsburg WV
1864 - Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
Poet Robert BrowningPoet Robert Browning 1872 - King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1873 - Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression
1879 - The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
1881 - Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment
1882 - Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
1885 - Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four" (BG)
1891 - Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington 1895 - Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address
1895 - Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa gives the first chiropractic adjustment
1897 - Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of NYC," premieres in NYC
1898 - Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan
1903 - Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
1905 - Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
1906 - A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
1908 - Cleve Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
1909 - Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
1910 - 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
1911 - Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
1911 - Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in NYC
1914 - Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I
1914 - Gen Paul von Hindenburg named commander of German armies on Eastern Front
1914 - Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
1914 - South African troops land in German South West Africa
1915 - Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
1918 - Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
1919 - Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage
1919 - Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast
1922 - 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
1922 - Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush
1922 - Hungary admitted to League of Nations
1924 - Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
1925 - Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
1926 - 46th US Men's Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-0 6-4)
1926 - Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
1926 - Jean Rene Lacoste wins US Tennis Open
1927 - The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)
1928 - Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
1928 - Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel
1929 - Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
1929 - Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in NYC
1930 - Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup
1930 - NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
1930 - Phila A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
1931 - Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
1932 - Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign.
1934 - St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
1934 - USSR admitted to League of Nations
1938 - Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
1938 - Despite losing a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10
1939 - Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
1939 - William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast.
1940 - 19 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 - Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda," premieres in NYC
1940 - Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
1942 - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
1943 - Cardinals clinch NL pennant
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1943 - Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)
1944 - British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed
1944 - Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
1944 - US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
1945 - 1000 whites walk out of Gary Ind schools to protest integration
1946 - Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1947 - National Security Act passes
1947 - US Air Force forms
1948 - "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 perfs
1948 - Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
1948 - Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 198

53 - Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan's Forum), (d. 117)
1344 - Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)
1434 - Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
1574 - Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet
1587 - Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. circa 1640)
1636 - Pietro Sanmartini, composer
1676 - Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
Roman Emperor TrajanRoman Emperor Trajan (53) 1684 - Johann Gottfried Walther, Erfurt Germany, composer/Musicographer
1709 - Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)
1713 - Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher
1733 - George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1750 - Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)
1752 - Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals
1752 - Johann Anton Sulzer, composer
1765 - Oliver Holden, composer
1772 - Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer
1779 - Joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45)
1786 - Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer
1787 - Johann D Passavant, German historian/painter/graphic artist
1805 - Robert Cowdin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1812 - Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880)
1815 - Henry Constantine Wayne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1818 - Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1837 - Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880)
1838 - Anton Mauve, painter/graphic artist/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh
1859 - John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
1859 - Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)
1860 - Alberto Franchetti, composer
1863 - Hermann Kutter, Swiss Christ-social theologist
1870 - Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)
1874 - Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten)
1875 - Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d.1945)
1876 - Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
1876 - James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
1877 - Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest/songwriter (Under the Snow)
1883 - Lord Berners, [Gerald Tyrwhitt], England, composer (1st Childhood)
1885 - Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer
1889 - Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
1890 - Vladimir Ambros, composer
1893 - Arthur Benjamin, Sydney Australia, composer (Jamaican Rumba)
1893 - William March, [Campbell], US, writer (Company K)
1895 - John Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM (C) (1957-63)
1895 - Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in the world as of June 2007
1897 - John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
1897 - Pablo Sorozabal Marialcurrena, composer
1901 - Harold Clurman, producer/director (Deadline at Dawn)
1905 - Agnes De Mille, NYC, choreographer (Oklahoma)
1905 - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Oakland California, actor (Jack Benny Show)
Actress Greta GarboActress Greta Garbo (1905) 1905 - Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990)
1906 - Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [OS=Sept 5]
1907 - Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)
1908 - Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)
1910 - Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi
1910 - Josef Tal, composer
1910 - Leon Stein, composer
1911 - Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
1912 - Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005)
1914 - Jack Cardiff, British film director
1915 - Hetta Empson, artist
1915 - Ronald Ogden, engineer
1916 - John J Rhodes, (Rep-R-Az)
1916 - Rossano Brazzi, Bolognia Italy, actor/director (Antaeus-Survivors)
1916 - Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
1917 - Alan Ande Anderson, opera director
1917 - Gerrit Borgers, literature
1918 - John Berger, politician
1920 - Jack Warden, Newark NJ, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby)
1922 - Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
1922 - Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
1923 - J T Mellema, Boer politician (CHU)
1923 - Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003)
1923 - Queen Anne of Romania
1924 - Zelda Fichandler, Boston, theater director/producer (Raisin, K2)
1925 - Harvey Haddix, baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th)
1926 - Bud Greenspan, documentary maker (Olympic Games)
1926 - Bob Toski, American golfer
1927 - Gerlando Alberti, Palermo, Italy, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), (d. 2012)
1928 - Adam Walacinski, composer
1928 - Phyllis Kirk, Syracuse NY, actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show)
1929 - June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist
1929 - Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
1932 - Jack Mullaney, Pitts Pa, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time)
1932 - Nikolai N Rukavishnikov, Siberia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33)
1932 - Valery Viktorovich Ryumin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37)
1933 - Jimmie Rodgers, WA, singer/guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb)
1933 - Manfred Niehaus, composer
1933 - Robert Blake, Nutley NJ, (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast)
1933 - Robert F Bennett, (Sen-R Utah)
NHL Coach Scotty BowmanNHL Coach Scotty Bowman (1933) 1933 - Scotty Bowman, Montreal Quebec, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings)
1933 - Valentina Ponomaryova, Moscow, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup)
1937 - Norman Dinnerstein, composer
1939 - Bob Whittaker, (Rep-R-KS, 1979- )
1939 - Fred Willard, Ohio, comedian (Fernwood 2 Night, Real People)
1939 - Naresh Kumar Sohal, composer
1939 - Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal
1940 - Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)
1941 - Clive Burton, neuropathologist
1941 - Haflidi Magnus Hallgrimmson, composer
1941 - Mariangela Melato, Milan Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night)
1942 - Koos van den Berg, Dutch MP (SGP)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

Author Arthur Conan DoyleAuthor Arthur Conan Doyle (1907) 1907 - Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie
1920 - Tennis player champion Molla Mallory (36) weds stock broker Franklin Mallory
1922 - Nurse Margaret Sanger (43) weds James Noah Henry Slee in Bloomsbury, London
1955 - Actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds singer Eddie Fisher (27)
1955 - Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico
1960 - NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib
1964 - Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
1985 - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park
Pop Star Britney SpearsPop Star Britney Spears (2004) 2004 - Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California
2006 - Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
2009 - Grammy-winning rock-folk singer Lucinda Williams (56) weds manager Tom Overby at First Avenue in Minneapolis
2010 - Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (45) weds model Jill McCormick (32) in Hawaii

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Rod TaylorActor Rod Taylor (1969) 1969 - Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 97 of 97

31 - Sejanus, Roman head of praetorian guard, executed
Roman Emperor DomitianRoman Emperor Domitian (96) 96 - Domitian, Roman emperor, assassinated
887 - Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
993 - Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle
1137 - Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered
1180 - Louis VII, King of France, dies
1261 - Koenraad van Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1426 - Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies
1598 - Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
1630 - Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
1663 - St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
1675 - Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
1684 - Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
1721 - Matthew Prior, poet/diplomat, dies
1722 - André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
1735 - Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51
1775 - Andrew Foulis, bookseller/printer, dies
1783 - Leonhard Euler, mathematician, dies
1783 - Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
1792 - Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies
1797 - Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies
1806 - Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
1818 - Olaf Swaertz, botanist, dies
1827 - Robert Pollok, poet, dies
1830 - William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies
1831 - Peter Hansel, composer, dies at 60
1857 - Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer, dies at 72
1860 - Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies
1860 - Joseph Locke, railway engineer, dies
1872 - Charles XV Louis E, king of Sweden/Norway (1859-72), dies
1890 - Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67
1891 - William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
1896 - Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
1903 - Isidor Vorobchievici, composer, dies at 67
1903 - Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, dies at 79
1904 - Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
1905 - George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
1911 - Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
1918 - Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33
1924 - Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies
1929 - Hermann Gradener, composer, dies at 85
1931 - Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c. 1806)
1934 - Marie Shotwell, actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54
1939 - Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
1939 - Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies aged 63
1944 - Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem
1944 - Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (1933-39), dies at 75
1944 - Hubert Ahaus, chaplin (Godsrijk), dies at 67
1944 - Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem
1944 - Robert Cole, US lt-colonel, dies in battle at Best
1945 - "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
1949 - Frank Morgan, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies at 59
1951 - John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
1952 - Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
1953 - Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
1956 - Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
1960 - A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
1961 - Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
1962 - Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
1964 - Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
1964 - Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
1966 - Fernand Lamy, composer, dies at 85
1966 - Jeno Vecsey, composer, dies at 57
1967 - John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1968 - Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63
1968 - Francis McDonald, actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
1968 - Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65
1969 - Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, dies at 66
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix (1970) 1970 - Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27
1973 - Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
1974 - Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
1975 - Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett, Night Digger), dies at 58
1977 - Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
1979 - Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60
1980 - K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
1994 - Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
1994 - Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies at 40
1995 - Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic, dies at 73
1995 - Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64
1995 - Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist, dies at 47
1995 - Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
1997 - Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87
1997 - Jimmy Witherspoon, singer, dies at 65
2001 - Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
2002 - Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
2002 - Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
2003 - Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
2003 - Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
2004 - Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
2004 - Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)
2005 - Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
2006 - Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
2007 - Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
2012 - Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve SabolAmerican Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol (2012) 2012 - Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69
2013 - Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
2013 - Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83

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