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Events and People Who Made History on September 18

1st Century

96 - Nerva succeeds Domitian after the latter's assassination. The Flavian dynasty ends. This is considered to be the beginning of the Era of the Five Good Emperors. The Antonines dynasty starts.

4th Century

324 - Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

15th Century

1437 - Farmer uprising in Transsylvania

16th Century

1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage
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
1573 - Spanish attack Alkmaar

17th Century

1635 - Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1679 - New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony

18th Century

1739 - Turkey and Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1755 - Ft. Ticonderoga, New York opens
1759 - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
1769 - John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (U.S.)
1789 - 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents and Congress
1793 - President Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

19th Century

1809 - Royal Opera House in London opens
1810 - Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1811 - English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
1812 - Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses and 1,000 churchs
1830 - Horse beats 1st U.S. made locomotive (near Baltimore)
1838 - Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
1842 - 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
1846 - Elizabeth Barrett and R Browning exchange last letters before eloping
1848 - Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
1849 - De Kempenaer's Dutch government resigns
1850 - Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
1851 - New York Times starts publishing at 2 cents a copy
1862 - Confederate armies officially divide into corps
1862 - General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
1873 - Government bond agent Jay Cooke and Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St
1882 - Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four"
1891 - Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
1895 - Booker T. Washington delivers "Atlanta Compromise" address
1895 - D D Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes 1st chiropractor
1897 - Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City," premieres in New York City
1898 - Lord Kitcheners ships reach Fashoda Sudan

20th Century

1903 - Phillie's Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
1905 - Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
1908 - Cleveland 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 New York City
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
1915 - Boston Braves trounce St. Louis Cardinals 20-1
1918 - Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
1919 - Dutch 2nd 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 New York's Joe Bush
1922 - Hungary admitted to League of Nations
1924 - Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
1925 - Bill Tilden wins 6th straight U.S. tennis championship
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
1927 - 18 station CBS radio network begins, (WOR is New York City affiliate)
1928 - Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
1928 - Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro flight over English Channel
1929 - Pirates loss to Braves and clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
1929 - Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in New York City
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
1931 - Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
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
1938 - Despite losing a double header, Yankees clinch pennant #10
1939 - Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
1940 - 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 - Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda," premieres in New York City
1940 - Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
1942 - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
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 - U.S. 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
1945 - 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana schools to protest integration
1946 - Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1947 - National Security Act, passes
1947 - USAF (U.S. Air Force) forms
1948 - Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
1948 - "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 14 performances
1948 - Ralph J. Bunche confirmed as acting United Nations 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, South Carolina (ABC) 1st broadcast
1955 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
1955 - Willie Mays hits record tying 9th home run at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
1956 - Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 home runs in a seaon
1957 - Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
1957 - "Wagon Train" premieres
1959 - Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
1961 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
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.
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
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.
1965 - "Get Smart" premieres
1965 - Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1967 - Intrepid (U.S.) beats Dame Pattie (Australia) in 21st America's Cup
1968 - Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits San Francisco Giants 2-0
1969 - Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky get engaged
1971 - 19th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 18 -13 at Old Warson CC Mo
1972 - 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
1973 - West Germany and East Germany admitted to UN
1974 - Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
1975 - Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
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
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
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
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
1982 - Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon
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
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 and Dance" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 474 performances
1986 - David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 vs. India at Madras
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.
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 pound Hershey Kiss is displayed in Times Square
1990 - Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
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
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
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
1995 - Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore 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 and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
1997 - Ted Turner gives $1 billion to the United Nations


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