Historical Events on 18th September

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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 - US 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
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
1895 - Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address
Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington 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
1931 - To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese.
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
1937 - The first New Zealand State house opens in Miramar
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
1942 - The 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
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)
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 1948 - Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
1949 - Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
1950 - Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
1954 - Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
1954 - KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast
1955 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
1955 - Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
1956 - Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1957 - "Wagon Train" premieres
1957 - Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
1959 - Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
1962 - Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth
1962 - Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 - Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1963 - USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
1964 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1964 - "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC
1965 - "Get Smart" premieres
1965 - Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
1965 - "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
Actress Barbara EdenActress Barbara Eden 1967 - Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
1968 - Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
1969 - Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
1971 - 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)
1972 - 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
1973 - German FR & German DR admitted to UN
1974 - Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
1975 - Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
1976 - Cleve manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
1976 - Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
1976 - Rev Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
1976 - Rock Music Award
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 1976 - Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.
1977 - Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
1977 - Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
1977 - Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
1977 - US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
1978 - All four Kiss members release solo albums
1979 - Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect
1979 - Steven Lachs, appointed as California's first openly gay judge
1979 - The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden
1980 - 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
1980 - Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
1980 - Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1981 - Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
1982 - Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel
1983 - George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
1983 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983 - Lebanese & Syrian army battle
1983 - New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chic Bears 34-31
1984 - Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1984 - Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines 1984 - Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
1985 - "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
1985 - BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston
1986 - David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
1987 - Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 HRs
1987 - US & USSR sign accord to remove mid range missiles
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Burma suspends its constitution
1988 - Coup in Haiti
1988 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1989 - Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
1990 - 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
1990 - Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
1990 - Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
1990 - Crude prices outpace increases in product prices and there is talk of cutting refinery runs
1991 - John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
1991 - NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
1991 - Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee
1991 - Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
1991 - Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
1993 - Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
1993 - LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
1993 - Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3
1994 - 1st Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
1994 - Austrian conservative FVP wins election; extreme right gets 18.5%
1994 - Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1994 - Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
1994 - Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
1995 - Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Balt to move Browns
1995 - Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 1996 - Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
1997 - Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
1997 - Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN
1997 - Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy.
1998 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is formed.
2001 - First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
2003 - The United Kingdom's Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, receives Royal Assent.
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve BallesterosGolfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros 2005 - 57th Emmy Awards: Lost, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Spader & Patricia Arquette win
2006 - Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
2007 - Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.
2007 - Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

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