On This Day in History for September 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 155 of 155

  • 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 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 Steven Lachs, appointed as California's first openly gay judge
  • 1980 Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
  • 1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
  • 1981 AssemblĂ©e 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 Lebanese & Syrian army battle
  • 1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
  • 1984 Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
  • 1985 BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston
  • 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
  • 1989 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
  • 1990 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
  • 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 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
  • 1991 Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • 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 Austrian conservative FVP wins election; extreme right gets 18.5%
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1999 24th Toronto International Film Festival: "American Beauty" directed by Sam Mendes wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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.
  • 2004 29th Toronto International Film Festival: "Hotel Rwanda" directed by Terry George wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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.
  • 2011 36th Toronto International Film Festival: "Where Do We Go Now?" directed by Nadine Labaki wins the People's Choice Award (Drama)
  • 2012 10 soliders are killed and 70 injured by a missile attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey
  • 2012 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
  • 2012 The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
  • 2012 World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg
  • 2014 Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom
  • 2014 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida
  • 2015 Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, confirms 2.3 million people applied for 238 menial office jobs
  • 2016 Earliest known fishooks at 23,000 years old discovered on Okinawa Island, Japan, findings published in PNAS journal

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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