History's September 18
    1997 Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN
    1997 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
    1997 Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy.
    1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
    1995 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Balt to move Browns
    1995 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
    1994 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
    1994 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
    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
    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
    1993 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
    1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
    1991 Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
    1991 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
    1991 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
    1991 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
    1991 Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee
    1990 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
    1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
    1990 Crude prices outpace increases in product prices and there is talk of cutting refinery runs
    1990 Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
    1989 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
    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
    1987 US & USSR sign accord to remove mid range missiles
    1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1987 Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 HRs
    1986 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
    1985 "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
    1985 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
    1985 BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston
    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
    1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
    1983 Lebanese & Syrian army battle
    1983 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
    1983 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
    1983 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
    1983 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
    1982 7th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tempest" directed by Paul Mazursky wins the People's Choice Award
    1982 Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel
    1981 Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
    1980 Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
    1980 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
    1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
    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
    1978 All four Kiss members release solo albums
    1977 2nd Toronto International Film Festival opens
    1977 Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
    1977 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
    1977 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
    1977 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
    1976 Cleve manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
    1976 Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.
    1976 Rev Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
    1976 Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
    1975 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
    1974 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
    1973 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
    1972 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
    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
    1969 Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
    1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
    1967 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
    1967 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
    1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
    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
    1964 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC
    1964 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
    1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
    1962 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
    1962 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth
    1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
    1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
    1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
    1959 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
    1957 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
    1957 "Wagon Train" premieres
    1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
    1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
    1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
    1954 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
    1954 WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast
    1954 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
    1950 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
    1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
    1948 Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
    1948 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
    1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
    1947 US Air Force forms
    1947 US Department of Defense 1st day of operation
    1947 National Security Act passes
    1946 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
    1945 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration
    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
    1943 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)
    1943 Cardinals clinch NL pennant
    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
    1940 Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda" premieres in NYC
    1940 Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
    1940 19 German aircraft shot down above England
    1939 Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
    1939 William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast.
    1938 Despite losing a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10
    1938 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
    1937 The first New Zealand State house opens in Miramar
    1934 St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
    1934 USSR admitted to League of Nations
    1932 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign.
    1931 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese.
    1931 Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
    1930 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
    1930 Phila A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
    1930 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
    1929 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
    1929 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
    1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
    1928 Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel
    1927 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)
    1926 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)
    1926 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
    1925 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
    1924 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
    1922 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
    1922 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush
    1922 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
    1919 Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage
    1919 Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast
    1918 Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
    1915 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
    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
    1911 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC
    1911 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
    1910 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
    1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
    1908 Cleve Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
    1906 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
    1905 Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
    1903 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
    1898 Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan
    1897 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City" premieres in NYC
    1895 Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address
    1895 Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa gives the first chiropractic adjustment
    1891 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
    1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four" (BG)
    1885 Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
    1882 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
    1881 Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment
    1873 Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression
    1872 King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
    1864 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
    1864 Battle of Martinsburg, WV
    1863 4th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 168 at Prestwick Golf Club
    1862 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
    1862 Confederate armies officially divide into corps
    1851 New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
    1850 Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
    1849 De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns
    1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
    1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping
    1842 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
    1838 Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
    1812 Great Fire of Moscow burns out after 5 day, 75% of the city destroyed and 12,000 killed
    1811 British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
    1810 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
    1809 Royal Opera House in London opens
    1793 US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
    1789 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress
    1769 John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano
    1759 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
    1755 Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
    1739 Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
    1679 New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony
    1635 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
    1573 Spain attacks Alkmaar
    1544 Peace of Crépy: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I
    1544 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
    1502 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
    1454 In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War.
    1437 Peasant uprising in Transsylvania
    1180 Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
    324 Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius
    96 Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
    96Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
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