September 18 Events in History - September 18 Birthdays - September 18 Deaths



2013 Concerned over weakening growth in the economy, the U.S. Federal Reserve announces plans to continue its stimulus program, which injects $85 billion a month into the the U.S. economy
2013 Apple introduces iOS 7; the seventh version of the company's mobile operating system contains significant user interface changes
2012 U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney states the Palestinians are committed to destroying Israel
2012 The Chicago Public Schools reaches a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union to end an 8-day strike
2011 The 63rd Emmy Awards for U.S television programs is held in Los Angeles, California: Mad Men wins for the outstanding drama series
2011 In Berlin, Social Democrats do well in a state election; the Pirate Party enters a state parliament for the first time, with the Free Democrats achieving 2% of the vote
2010 In New Zealand, 100,000 people are left without water after a large storm; the storm took the roof off of Stadium Southland in Invercargill
2010 Chileans celebrate the 200th anniversary of their independence
1997 Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
1997 Ted Turner gives $1 billion to the United Nations
1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
1995 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns
1995 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
1994 1st Presidents Golf Cup: U.S. beats International team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
1994 Austrian conservative Vice President wins elections/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
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, and Yankees rally to beat Boston 4-3
1991 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
1991 NCAA places Tenn on 2 years probation for football recruting violations
1991 Robert Helmick resigns as President of U.S. Olympic Committee
1991 Space shuttle STS-48 (Discovery 14) lands
1990 500 pound Hershey Kiss is displayed in Times Square
1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
1989 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
1988 Burma suspends its constitution
1988 Coup in Haiti
1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1987 Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 home runs
1987 U.S. and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 vs. India at Madras
1985 "Song and Dance" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 474 performances
1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
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
1983 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
1983 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983 Lebanese and Syrian army battle
1983 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
1982 Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon
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
1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid and Valentina Kozlov defect
1979 Steven Lachs, appointed California's 1st admittedly gay judge
1979 The Who opens New York City concerts at MSG
1977 All 4 Kiss members release solo albums
1977 Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
1977 Courageous (U.S.) sweeps Australia (Australia) in 24th America's Cup
1977 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
1977 U.S. Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth and Moon together
1976 Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
1976 Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
1976 Reverend Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
1975 Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
1974 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
1973 West Germany and East Germany admitted to UN
1972 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
1971 19th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 18 -13 at Old Warson CC Mo
1969 Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky get engaged
1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits San Francisco Giants 2-0
1967 Intrepid (U.S.) beats Dame Pattie (Australia) in 21st America's Cup
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
1964 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
1964 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1963 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
1963 U.S.S.R. orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
1962 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move A's to Dallas-Ft. Worth
1962 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica and Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
1959 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
1957 "Wagon Train" premieres
1957 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 home runs in a seaon
1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th home run at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
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, South Carolina (ABC) 1st broadcast
1950 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 14 performances
1948 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
1948 Ralph J. Bunche confirmed as acting United Nations mediator in Palestine
1947 National Security Act, passes
1947 USAF (U.S. Air Force) forms
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
1944 Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
1944 U.S. 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
1943 Cardinals clinch NL pennant
1943 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)
1942 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
1940 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda," premieres in New York City
1940 Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
1939 Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
1938 Despite losing a double header, Yankees clinch pennant #10
1934 St. Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
1934 U.S.S.R. admitted to League of Nations
1931 Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
1930 Enterprise (U.S.) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup
1930 New York Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 home runs to beat St. Louis Browns, 7-6
1930 Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
1929 Pirates loss to Braves and clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
1929 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in New York City
1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
1928 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro flight over English Channel
1927 18 station CBS radio network begins, (WOR is New York City affiliate)
1926 46th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (64 60 64)
1926 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
1926 Jean Rene Lacoste wins U.S. Tennis Open
1925 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight U.S. tennis championship
1924 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
1922 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
1922 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by New York's Joe Bush
1922 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
1919 Dutch 2nd 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 General von Hindenburgs named commander of German armies on Eastern Front
1914 Irish home rule bill receive Royal assent
1914 South African troops land in German South West Africa
1911 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
1911 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in New York City
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 Cleveland Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
1905 Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
1903 Phillie's Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
1898 Lord Kitcheners ships reach Fashoda Sudan
1897 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City," premieres in New York City
1895 Booker T. Washington delivers "Atlanta Compromise" address
1895 D D Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes 1st chiropractor
1891 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four"
1882 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
1873 Government bond agent Jay Cooke and Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St
1862 Confederate armies officially divide into corps
1862 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
1851 New York Times starts publishing at 2 cents a copy
1850 Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
1849 De Kempenaer's Dutch government resigns
1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
1846 Elizabeth Barrett and R Browning exchange last letters before eloping
1842 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
1838 Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
1830 Horse beats 1st U.S. made locomotive (near Baltimore)
1812 Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses and 1,000 churchs
1811 English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
1810 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1809 Royal Opera House in London opens
1793 President Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1789 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents and Congress
1769 John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (U.S.)
1759 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
1755 Ft. Ticonderoga, New York opens
1739 Turkey and Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1679 New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony
1635 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1573 Spanish attack Alkmaar
1544 Charles V of Germany and Francis I of France sign Peace of Crepy
1544 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
1544 Peace of Crepy: German emperor Charles V and French king Francois I
1502 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage
1437 Farmer uprising in Transsylvania
324 Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius











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