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1976Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.

1946Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

2014Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

1996Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

1955Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

324Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius

1544English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

1895Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

1793US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

96Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

1984Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

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

1997Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

1956Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon

1943Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

1965Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

1846Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

September 18th Historical Events
Date Event
96
Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated. 
324
Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius 
1180
Philip Augustus becomes king of France. 
1437
Peasant uprising in Transsylvania 
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 4th & last voyage 
1544
English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne 
1544
Peace of Crépy: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I 
1573
Spain attacks Alkmaar 
1635
Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France 
1679
New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony 
1739
Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks 
1755
Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens 
1759
Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City 
1769
John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano 
1789
1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress 
1793
US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building 
1809
Royal Opera House in London opens 
1810
Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day) 
1811
British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies 
1812
Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs 
1838
Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden 
1842
1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published 
1846
Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping 
1848
Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner 
1849
De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns 
1850
Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850 
1851
New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy) 
1862
Confederate armies officially divide into corps 
1862
General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia 
1864
Battle of Martinsburg WV 
1864
Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin—Nashville Campaign), American Civil War 
1872
King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway. 
1873
Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression 
1881
Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment 
1882
Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board) 
1885
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination. 
1888
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four" (BG) 
1891
Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief 
1895
Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address 
1895
Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa gives the first chiropractic adjustment 
1897
Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of NYC," premieres in NYC 
1898
Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan 
1903
Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0 
1905
Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam 
1906
A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong. 
1908
Cleve Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1 
1909
Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det 
1910
25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage 
1911
Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown 
1911
Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in NYC 
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 
1915
Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1 
1918
Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts 
1919
Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage 
1919
Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast 
1922
2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands 
1922
Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush 
1922
Hungary admitted to League of Nations 
1924
Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking 
1925
Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship 
1926
46th US Men's Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-0 6-4) 
1926
Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250 
1926
Jean Rene Lacoste wins US Tennis Open 
1927
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate) 
1928
Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928 
1928
Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel 
1929
Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs 
1929
Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in NYC 
1930
Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup 
1930
NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6 
1930
Phila A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row 
1931
Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo 
1931
To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese. 
1932
Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign. 
1934
St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1 
1934
USSR admitted to League of Nations 
1937
The first New Zealand State house opens in Miramar 
1938
Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0 
1938
Despite losing a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10 
1939
Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania 
1939
William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast. 
1940
19 German aircraft shot down above England 
1940
Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda," premieres in NYC 
1940
Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani 
1942
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service 
1942
The 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice 
1943
Cardinals clinch NL pennant 
1943
Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful) 
1944
British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed 
1944
Eindhoven free (Lightly Day) 
1944
US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne 
1945
1000 whites walk out of Gary Ind schools to protest integration 
1946
Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
1947
National Security Act passes 
1947
US Air Force forms 
1948
"Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 perfs 
1948
Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin) 
1948
Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine 
1949
Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit 
1950
Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission 
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, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1955
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open 
1955
Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock) 
1956
Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon 
1957
"Wagon Train" premieres 
1957
Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels 
1959
Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit 
1960
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games 
1962
Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth 
1962
Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN 
1962
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 
1964
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1964
"The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC 
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 
1966
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational 
1967
Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup 
1968
Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0 
1969
Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged 
1971
19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US) 
1972
1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego) 
1973
German FR & German DR admitted to UN 
1974
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die 
1975
Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF 
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 
1976
Rock Music Award 
1976
Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing. 
1977
Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore 
1977
Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup 
1977
Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship 
1977
US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together 
1978
All four Kiss members release solo albums 
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 
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 
1981
Assemblée 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 
1983
George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere 
1983
Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
1983
Lebanese & Syrian army battle 
1983
New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chic Bears 34-31 
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 
1985
"Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances 
1985
BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston 
1986
David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras 
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
Burma suspends its constitution 
1988
Coup in Haiti 
1988
Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
1989
Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico 
1990
500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC 
1990
Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics 
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
John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians 
1991
NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations 
1991
Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee 
1991
Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands 
1991
Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities. 
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, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3 
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 
1994
Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS 
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 
1996
Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts 
1997
Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame 
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. 
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. 
2005
57th Emmy Awards: Lost, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Spader & Patricia Arquette win 
2006
Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány 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. 
2009
The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast. 
2011
63rd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Kyle Chandler & Julianna Margulies win 
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
Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality 
2014
8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida 
2016
17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir 
2016
Powerful Blast Injures at Least 29 in Manhattan; Second Device Found 
2016
Man stabs eight at Minnesota mall, is shot to death by off-duty officer 
2016
Four militants, nine Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir attack 
2016
New York mayor says evidence Chelsea blast was 'intentional act' 
2016
Middle East|US Admits to Strike in Syria That Russia Says Killed 62 Syrian Troops 
2016
New York City shaken by 'intentional' explosion, 29 injured 
2016
UN Security Council to meet on US-led air strikes in Syria 
2016
Minnesota stabbing: Eight injured, suspect shot dead 
2017
More than 80 people arrested in St. Louis during 3rd night of protests 
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