Historical Events on 18th September

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96 Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

Roman Emperor Nerva
Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor Domitian
Roman Emperor

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324 Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 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.

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1502 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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1544 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 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

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1793 US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 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

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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
  • 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

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1895 Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education 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 New York City" 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 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 (UK) 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 order for 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
  • 1943 Cardinals clinch NL pennant

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1943 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944 British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed, including 1,377 allied PoWs and 4,200 Javanese slave labourers.
  • 1944 Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
  • 1944 US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
  • 1945 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration

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1946 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1947 US Department of Defense 1st day of operation
  • 1947 National Security Act passes
  • 1947 US Air Force forms
  • 1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 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)
  • 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

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1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1957 "Wagon Train" premieres
  • 1957 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • 1959 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit

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1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 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
  • 1963 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • 1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1964 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

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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

Actress Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
  • 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
  • 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)

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1971 Momofuku Ando markets the first Cup Noodle, packaging it a waterproof polystyrene container

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 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

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1976 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • 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
  • 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 Chicago 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)

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1984 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1985 "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
  • 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 Coup in Haiti: General Prosper Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
  • 1988 Burma suspends its constitution
  • 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

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1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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1997 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 1997 Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN
  • 1997 Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy.