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Today In The Life: September 18
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96 Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
324 Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.
1180 Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
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 fourth, and final, voyage.
1573 Spain attacks Alkmaar.
1635 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France.
1679 New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1739 The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
1759 The British capture Quebec City.
1793 The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
1809 The Royal Opera House in London opens.
1810 First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
1812 The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
1837 Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".
1838 The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
1850 The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
1851 First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which would become The New York Times.
1863 American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga takes place.
1870 Old Faithful Geyser observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone
1872 King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1873 The Panic of 1873 begins.
1879 The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
1882 The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
1885 Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
1895 Booker T. Washington delivers the "Atlanta Compromise" address.
1895 Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
1898 Fashoda Incident Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
1906 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
1910 In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
1911 Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
1914 The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
1914 World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
1919 The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
1919 Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
1922 Hungary is admitted to League of Nations.
1927 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
1928 Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
1931 The Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
1932 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign.
1934 The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
1939 World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
1939 William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast.
1940 World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
1942 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is authorized.
1943 World War II: The Jews of Minsk are massacred at Sobibσr.
1943 World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
1944 World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyō Maru, 5,600 killed.
1945 General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.
1947 The United States Air Force becomes an independent service.
1948 Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
1948 Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.
1948 Ralph Bunche is confirmed as acting United Nations mediator for Palestine and Israel.
1959 Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
1960 Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
1961 U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjφld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1962 Rwanda, Burundi and Jamaica are admitted to the United Nations.
1964 Constantine II of Greece marries Danish princess Anne-Marie.
1964 North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
1972 First Ugandans expelled by Idi Amin arrive in the United Kingdom.
1973 East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
1974 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
1975 Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
1976 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.
1977 Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
1978 Leaders of Israel and Egypt reach a settlement for the Middle East at Camp David.
1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.
1981 Assemblιe Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
1982 Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
1984 Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
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) are killed by the Tatmadaw.
1990 Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
1991 Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
1992 An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.
1997 United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD $1 billion to the United Nations.
1997 Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) on a referendum on Welsh autonomy.
1998 ICANN is formed.
2001 First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
2006 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape is made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsαny admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
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.
53 Trajan, Roman Emperor (d. 117)
1344 Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)
1434 Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
1505 Maria of Austria, wife of Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1558)
1587 Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. c. 1640)
1643 Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1715)
1676 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Wόrttemberg (d. 1733)
1684 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer (d. 1748)
1709 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (d. 1784)
1718 Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian statesman (d. 1783)
1733 George Read, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1798)
1750 Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (d. 1791)
1752 Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (d. 1833)
1765 Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846)
1779 Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1845)
1786 Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Denmark (d. 1848)
1786 Justinus Kerner, German poet (d. 1862)
1812 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880)
1819 Leon Foucault, French physicist (d. 1868)
1837 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880)
1838 Anton Mauve, Dutch artist (d. 1888)
1846 Richard With, Norwegian businessman, politician and captain, founder of Hurtigruten (d. 1930)
1857 John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1945)
1858 Kate Booth, the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1955)
1859 John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
1859 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)
1863 Hermann Kutter, Swiss theologian (d. 1931)
1870 Clark Wissler, American anthropologist (d. 1947)
1875 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)
1876 James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
1883 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, British composer (d. 1950)
1888 Toni Wolff, Swiss student and lover of Carl Jung (d. 1953)
1889 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
1893 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (d. 1960)
1893 William March, American writer (d. 1954)
1895 Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in the world from January 2007 until his death (d. 2009)
1895 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)
1900 Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (d. 1985)
1901 Harold Clurman, American film producer (d. 1980)
1905 Eddie Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)
1905 Agnes de Mille, American choreographer (d. 1993)
1905 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)
1907 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
1907 Edwin McMillan, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
1911 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
1912 Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005)
1914 Jack Cardiff, British film director (d. 2009)
1916 Rossano Brazzi, Italian singer and actor (d. 1994)
1916 John Jacob Rhodes, Jr., American politician and lawyer (d. 2003)
1916 Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
1917 June Foray, American voice actress
1917 Francis Parker Yockey, American author (d. 1960)
1918 John Berger, English politician
1920 Jack Warden, American actor (d. 2006)
1922 Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
1922 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
1923 Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003)
1923 Queen Anne of Romania
1925 Harvey Haddix, American baseball player (d. 1994)
1926 Bud Greenspan, American film producer
1926 Bob Toski, American golfer
1927 Phyllis Kirk, American actress (d. 2006)
1929 Nancy Littlefield, American film producer (d. 2007)
1932 Nikolai Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2002)
1933 Scotty Bowman, Canadian ice hockey coach
1933 Robert Blake, American actor
1933 Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer
1933 Robert Foster Bennett, American senator (Utah)
1935 John Spencer, English snooker player (d. 2006)
1937 Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player
1939 Frankie Avalon, American musician
1939 Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal
1939 Fred Willard, American comedian
1942 Gabriella Ferri, Italian singer.
1942 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper
1944 Michael Franks, American musician
1944 Charles L. Veach, American astronaut (d. 1995)
1944 Rocνo Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
1946 Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)
1946 Otis Sistrunk, American football player
1947 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian motor racing team boss
1948 Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)
1949 Jim McCrery, American politician
1949 Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
1949 Peter Shilton, English footballer
1949 Billy Drago, American actor
1949 Kerry Livgren, American singer (Kansas)
1950 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress
1950 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player
1950 Anna Deavere Smith, American actress and playwright
1951 Benjamin Carson, American neurosurgeon
1951 Darryl Stingley, American football player (d. 2007)
1951 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver
1952 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
1952 Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (d. 2002)
1953 Betsy Boze nιe: Vogel, American academic
1954 Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
1954 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician (d. 1996)
1954 Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut
1954 Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (d. 2007)
1955 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (d. 2006)
1956 Peter ťastnύ, Slovak ice hockey player
1956 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
1957 Emily Remler, American Jazz Guitarist (d. 1990)
1958 John Aldridge, Irish footballer
1958 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
1958 Linda Lusardi, English actress and model
1959 Ryne Sandberg, American baseball player
1959 Ian Arkwright, English footballer
1959 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker
1960 Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
1961 James Gandolfini, American actor
1962 Joanne Catherall, English singer
1962 John Fashanu, English footballer
1962 Boris Said, American race car driver
1963 Rob Brettle, British historian
1963 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver
1964 Marco Masini, Italian singer-songwriter
1964 Holly Robinson Peete, American actress
1967 Ricky Bell, American singer (New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe)
1967 Tara Fitzgerald, English actress
1968 Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
1968 Cappadonna, American rapper
1970 Darren Gough, English cricketer
1970 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
1970 Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian
1971 Lance Armstrong, American cyclist
1971 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith, American model and actress
1971 Michael Patrick Walker, American composer and lyricist
1972 Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer
1972 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
1973 Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
1973 James Marsden, American actor
1973 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
1973 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
1974 Sol Campbell, English footballer
1974 Travis Schuldt, Actor
1974 Andrew Hansen, Australian comedian and musician
1974 Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
1974 Xzibit, American rapper
1975 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter
1975 Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian
1975 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
1976 Gabriel Gervais, Canadian football player
1976 Ronaldo, Brazilian football player
1976 Kiki Daire, American Actress
1977 Kieran West, British oarsman
1977 Li Tie, Chinese footballer
1978 Pilar Lσpez de Ayala, Spanish actress
1978 Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
1979 Alison Lohman, American actress
1979 Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer
1980 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
1980 Chris Tarrant, Australian football player
1981 Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model
1983 Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer
1983 Sanaya Irani, Indian actress
1984 Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
1986 Keeley Hazell, British model
1988 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player
96 Domitian, Roman Emperor (b. 51)
887 Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
1180 King Louis VII of France (b. 1120)
1598 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
1630 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
1663 St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
1675 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
1721 Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat (b. 1664)
1722 Andrι Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
1783 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (b. 1707)
1783 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
1792 August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (b. 1704)
1806 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
1827 Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (b. 1789)
1830 William Hazlitt, English essayist (b. 1778)
1860 Joseph Locke, English railway builder and civil engineer (b. 1805)
1872 King Charles XV / Carl IV of Sweden and Norway (b. 1826)
1891 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
1896 Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (b. 1819)
1905 George MacDonald, Scottish writer and minister (b. 1824)
1911 Pyotr Stolypin, Russian politician (b. 1862)
1924 Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (b. 1846)
1931 Geli Raubal, Adolf Hitler's niece (b. 1908)
1931 Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c.1806)
1939 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
1944 Robert G. Cole American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (b. 1915)
1949 Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)
1953 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
1956 Adιlard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
1959 Benjamin Pιret, French surrealist author
1961 Dag Hammarskjφld, Swedish United Nations Secretary-General and distinguished economist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1905)
1964 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
1964 Sean O'Casey, Irish writer (b. 1880)
1967 John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1970 Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
1977 Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
1980 Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist (b. 1890)
1986 Pat Phoenix, English actress (b. 1923)
1987 Amιrico Tomαs, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
1994 Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player (b. 1954)
1995 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
1997 Jimmy Witherspoon, blues singer (b. 1920)
2001 Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
2002 Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
2002 Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
2003 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
2003 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
2004 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
2004 Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)
2005 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
2006 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
2007 Pepsi Tate Welsh bassist (tigertailz) (b. 1965)
Holidays and Observances
In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
RC Saints Feast day of
St Joseph of Cupertino
Methodius of Olympus
Constantius (Theban Legion)
Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
Chile Independence Day (first junta 1810).
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