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
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
King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII 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
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
Poet Robert BrowningPoet Robert Browning 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
1863 - 4th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 168 at Prestwick Golf Club
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 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
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 - 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)
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)
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)
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 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
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1963 - Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
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
1967 - Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
1967 - Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
1968 - Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
Actress Barbara EdenActress Barbara Eden 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)
1971 - Momofuku Ando markets the first Cup Noodle, packaging it a waterproof polystyrene container
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
Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku AndoInventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando 1976 - Rock Music Award
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
1977 - 2nd Toronto International Film Festival opens
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
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 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
1982 - 7th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tempest" directed by Paul Mazursky wins the People's Choice Award
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
1983 - Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
1984 - Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1984 - Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
1984 - Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
1985 - "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines 1985 - BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston
1985 - "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
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
1993 - 18th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Snapper" directed by Stephen Frears wins the People's Choice Award
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

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