What Happened on September 18

Significant Events

  • 1811 British expeditionary army conquers Dutch Indies
  • 1812 Great Fire of Moscow burns out after 5 day, 75% of the city destroyed and 12,000 killed
  • 1873 Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression
  • 1914 Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
  • 1931 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese
  • 1942 The order for 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
  • 1976 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing
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Did You Know?

US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

On September 18, 1793

Famous Weddings

  • 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

Famous Divorces

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