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    • September 18, 0096 Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

    • September 18, 0335 Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.

    • September 18, 1180 Philip Augustus becomes king of France.

    • September 18, 1356 "In the Battle of Poitiers, the English defeat the French."

    • September 18, 1454 "In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War."

    • September 18, 1544 Charles V of Germany and Francis I of France sign peace treaty (Truce of Crepy-en-Laonnois)

    • September 18, 1573 Spanish attack on Alkmaar.

    • September 18, 1615 "Thomas Row, the first British messenger came to India."

    • September 18, 1679 New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    • September 18, 1692 Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.

    • September 18, 1739 "The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire."

    • September 18, 1739 Treaty of Belgrade-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks

    • September 18, 1755 "Fort Ticonderoga, NY opens"

    • September 18, 1759 British capture Québec during the French & Indian War

    • September 18, 1759 The British capture Quebec City.

    • September 18, 1769 Boston Gazette reports first US piano (a spinet)

    • September 18, 1777 First Battle of Saratoga/Battle of Freeman's Farm/Battle of Bemis Heights.

    • September 18, 1789 "American government takes out first ever loan, a total of $191,608.81."

    • September 18, 1796 George Washington's farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.

    • September 18, 1809 Royal Opera House in London opens.

    • September 18, 1810 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

    • September 18, 1810 "First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it was in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and it is commemorated as such."

    • September 18, 1812 "Fire of Moscow (1812) fades down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from Petrovsky Palace to Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire."

    • September 18, 1830 A horse beats the first U.S.-made locomotive in a race near Baltimore.

    • September 18, 1837 "Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York City, New York. The store was called a ""stationery and fancy goods emporium""."

    • September 18, 1838 Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden.

    • September 18, 1851 NY Times starts publishing

    • September 18, 1851 "The New-York Daily Times, which will become The New York Times, begins publishing."

    • September 18, 1872 King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.

    • September 18, 1873 The Panic of 1873 begins.

    • September 18, 1879 Blackpool Illuminations were switched on for the first time.

    • September 18, 1885 Riots break out in Montreal to protest compulsory smallpox vaccination.

    • September 18, 1893 "Women's suffrage: In New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote."

    • September 18, 1895 "Booker T Washington delivers ""Atlanta Compromise"" address"

    • September 18, 1895 "D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes first chiropractor"

    • September 18, 1895 Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.

    • September 18, 1898 "Fashoda Incident - Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan."

    • September 18, 1900 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid commit their first robbery together.

    • September 18, 1906 "A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong."

    • September 18, 1910 "In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage."

    • September 18, 1911 All workers go on general strike in Valencia

    • September 18, 1911 Britain's first twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown

    • September 18, 1911 Russian Premier Peter Stolypin shot at the Kiev Opera House

    • September 18, 1914 Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I

    • September 18, 1914 "The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I."

    • September 18, 1914 World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.

    • September 18, 1918 Australians attack on the Hindenburg Line

    • September 18, 1919 "Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros."

    • September 18, 1919 Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast

    • September 18, 1919 The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.

    • September 18, 1922 Hungary admitted to League of Nations.

    • September 18, 1926 "Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250"

    • September 18, 1927 Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air (16 radio stations)

    • September 18, 1928 "Walt Disney releases ""Steamboat Willie"", the best known of the early short films to feature Mickey Mouse."

    • September 18, 1930 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup

    • September 18, 1931 The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.

    • September 18, 1932 "Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter ""H"" in the Hollywood sign."

    • September 18, 1934 Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh III.

    • September 18, 1934 USSR admitted to League of Nations.

    • September 18, 1936 "On test a new lightweight streamlined passenger train attains an officially recorded speed of 112 1/2 mph on the Canadian Pacific Winchester Subdivision near St. Telesphore, Quebec, with 4-4-4 locomotive no. 3003."

    • September 18, 1939 William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast.

    • September 18, 1939 World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mocicki flees to Romania.

    • September 18, 1940 World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.

    • September 18, 1942 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service

    • September 18, 1942 "Holocaust in Brody, western Ukraine: About 2,500 Brody Jews are deported by German Gestapo to the extermination camp in Belzec."

    • September 18, 1943 "Most of the 2,000 deported Minsk Jews are killed in Sobibor."

    • September 18, 1943 World War II: Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews.

    • September 18, 1943 World War II: The Jews of Minsk are massacred at Sobibr.

    • September 18, 1944 Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union signed. (End of the Continuation War).

    • September 18, 1945 1000 whites walk out of Gary Ind schools to protest integration

    • September 18, 1945 Gen. Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.

    • September 18, 1945 "In Gary, Indiana, 1000 whites walk out of schools to protest integration."

    • September 18, 1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London.

    • September 18, 1947 "Country singers Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, making it the venue's first country performance."

    • September 18, 1947 "President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, establishing the US Air Force as an independent service - USA"

    • September 18, 1948 Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.

    • September 18, 1948 Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.

    • September 18, 1948 Ralph Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator for Palestine and Israel.

    • September 18, 1948 Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine

    • September 18, 1948 "Yoni Abramski, 12-year-old Israeli boy, shot and killed by Jordanian sniper in Jerusalem."

    • September 18, 1952 The US bars Charlie Chaplin from reentering the country after a trip to England.

    • September 18, 1957 """Wagon Train"" premiers"

    • September 18, 1957 "Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300 000 sales of ""Bambino""."

    • September 18, 1957 First U.S. underground nuclear bomb test.

    • September 18, 1959 Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland.

    • September 18, 1959 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit

    • September 18, 1960 Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

    • September 18, 1961 U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    • September 18, 1962 "Rwanda, Burundi and Jamaica admitted to the United Nations."

    • September 18, 1963 The last game at the Polo Grounds is played.

    • September 18, 1964 North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.

    • September 18, 1965 """Get Smart"" premiers"

    • September 18, 1967 "Esporte Clube Santo Andr, of Brazil, is founded."

    • September 18, 1967 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup

    • September 18, 1970 Jimi Hendrix found dead in his basement in London.

    • September 18, 1970 "The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, UK."

    • September 18, 1971 Number one hit on UK music charts - Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

    • September 18, 1972 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.

    • September 18, 1972 First Ugandans expelled by Idi Amin arrive in the UK.

    • September 18, 1973 King Carl XVI Gustaf accedes to the throne of Sweden.

    • September 18, 1974 "Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die"

    • September 18, 1975 Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF

    • September 18, 1975 Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.

    • September 18, 1976 A Turkish Boeing 727 hits a mountain in southern Turkey killing 155.

    • September 18, 1976 Mao Tse Tung's funeral takes place in Beijing.

    • September 18, 1976 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.

    • September 18, 1977 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup

    • September 18, 1977 US Voyager I takes first space photograph of Earth & Moon together

    • September 18, 1977 Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together.

    • September 18, 1978 Leaders of Israel and Egypt reach a settlement for the Middle East at Camp David.

    • September 18, 1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect

    • September 18, 1979 "Steven Lachs, appointed Calif's first admittedly gay judge"

    • September 18, 1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station

    • September 18, 1981 Assemble Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France

    • September 18, 1982 Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon

    • September 18, 1983 "George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere"

    • September 18, 1983 Rock band Kiss unmasks for the first time in an appearance on MTV to coincide with the release of new album Lick It Up.

    • September 18, 1983 Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.

    • September 18, 1984 Joe Kittinger completes first solo balloon crossing of Atlantic

    • September 18, 1985 A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.

    • September 18, 1985 Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

    • September 18, 1987 Ronald Reagan announces joint destruction of nuclear warheads by USA and USSR.

    • September 18, 1988 "Burma suspends its constitution. Military begins deadly offensive against pro-democracy demonstrators, killing thousands of people across the country."

    • September 18, 1988 "End of pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council. Thousands, mostly monks and civilians (primarily students) were killed by the Tatmadaw."

    • September 18, 1988 Greg Louganis suffers a head injury while qualifying for the Seoul Olympics; goes on to win two Gold medals.

    • September 18, 1989 "A terrorist bomb explodes UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Týnýrý Desert, Niger, killing 171."

    • September 18, 1989 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico

    • September 18, 1989 "Hurricane Hugo hits Puerto Rico, killing six."

    • September 18, 1990 "A 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC"

    • September 18, 1990 Atlanta is chosen to host the 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics

    • September 18, 1990 Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.

    • September 18, 1991 Otzi the Iceman is discovered by a couple of German tourists.

    • September 18, 1991 Yugoslavia began a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.

    • September 18, 1992 "An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labour dispute, killing 9 replacement workers."

    • September 18, 1995 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.

    • September 18, 1997 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.

    • September 18, 1997 U.S. media magnate Ted Turner donates USD $1 billion to the United Nations.

    • September 18, 1997 Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) on a referendum on Welsh autonomy.

    • September 18, 1998 Cal Ripken Jr voluntarily took himself out of the Baltimore Orioles lineup to end his ML Record of consecutive games played.

    • September 18, 1998 ICANN is formed.

    • September 18, 1999 "Trillium Rail takes over operation of 41 miles of industrial trackage in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula comprising sections of the Cayuga sub. and the Thorold, Canal, Grantham, Fonthill, Town Line and West Welland spurs. The lines will be operated by a Trillium subsidiary, the Port Colborne Terminal Railway."

    • September 18, 2001 Commencement of U.S. combat activities in Afghanistan.

    • September 18, 2001 "First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks."

    • September 18, 2002 "The body of missing schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is found in Yateley heath in Hampshire, ending a six-month search."

    • September 18, 2003 Hurricane Isabel makes landfall in the U.S.

    • September 18, 2003 "The UK's Local Government Act 2003, repealing Section 28, receives Royal Assent."

    • September 18, 2004 Ford put Jaguar Racing and Cosworth up for sale.

    • September 18, 2006 "Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, on which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsny admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections."

    • September 18, 2006 The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. Constitution revoked; martial law declared.

    • September 18, 2007 "Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution"

    • September 18, 2007 "President General 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"

    • September 18, 2008 Both the Federal Reserve and central banks in Europe and Asia pump up to $180 billion into money markets in the hope to free up a lending freeze between banks







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    • September 18, 1992 "Visitor posting - Heather A Lyday was born, daughter of Kristi C Lyday - USA"

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