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
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)
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1811 - British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
1812 - Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs
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
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
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)
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
Roman Emperor TrajanRoman Emperor Trajan (53) 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 G 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)
1933 - Scotty Bowman, NHL player/coach (Mont Canadians)
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 - 9 of 9

1907 - Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie
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
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
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 Deaths

Deaths 1 - 97 of 97

31 - Sejanus, Roman head of praetorian guard, executed
96 - Domitian, Roman emperor, dies
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
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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