On This Day..... September 18

 

SEPTEMBER 18TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL IT PROFESSIONALS DAY
  • TODAY IS THE AIR FORCE’S BIRTHDAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GRETA GARBO (1905-1990)
  • ROBERT BLAKE (1933, 85)
 
  • FRED WILLARD (1939, 79)
  • FRANKIE AVALON (1940, 78)
 
  • BEN CARSON (1951, 67)
  • RICK PITINO (1952, 66)
 
  • JAMES GANDOLFINI (1961-2013)
  • HOLLY ROBINSON (1964, 54)
 
  • AISHA TYLER (1970, 48)
  • LANCE ARMSTRONG (1971, 47)
 
  • JADA PINKETT SMITH (1971, 47)
  • JAMES MARSDEN (1973, 45)
 
  • XZIBIT (1974, 44)
  • JASON SUDEIKIS (1975, 43)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1502, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LANDS ON COSTA RICA DURING HIS 4TH AND FINAL TRIP TO THE AMERICAS
  • IN 1679, NEW HAMPSHIRE IS FOUNDED AS A COUNTY IN MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
  • IN 1793, GEORGE WASHINGTON LAYS THE CORNERSTONE OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING
  • IN 1809, LONDON OPENS THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
  • IN 1810, CHILE DECLARES INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN
 
  • IN 1812, THE GREAT FIRE OF MOSCOW FINALLY GOES OUT AFTER BURNING FOR FIVE DAYS AND DESTROYING THREE QUARTERS OF THE CITY. 12,000 PEOPLE DIED
  • IN 1848, BASEBALL CHANGES ITS RULES TO ALLOW FOR TAGGING A BASE INSTEAD OF A RUNNER TO GET HIM OUT
  • IN 1850, CONGRESS PASSES THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW
  • IN 1851, THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
 
  • IN 1873, JAY COOKE & CO, A GOVERNMENT BOND AGENT, GOES OUT OF BUSINESS CAUSING A PANIC AND STOCK SELL OFF THAT LEADS TO A DEPRESSED ECONOMY
  • IN 1885, MONTREAL RIOT TO PROTEST MANDATORY SMALL POX VACCINES
  • IN 1895, DANIEL DAVID PALMER GIVES THE FIRST CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT IN IOWA
  • IN 1906, A TYPHOON AND TSUNAMI KILL 10,000 PEOPLE IN HONG KONG
  • IN 1914, PAUL VON HINDENBURG IS NAMED COMMANDER OF THE EASTERN FRONT OF THE GERMAN ARMY
  • IN 1915, THE NARRAGANSETT SPEEDWAY IN CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND IS THE FIRST PAVED RACETRACK
 
  • IN 1931, THE JAPANESE FAKE A RAILWAY EXPLOSION AS A PRETEXT FOR INVADING MANCHURIA IN CHINA
  • IN 1932, PEG ENTWISTLE JUMPS FROM THE H IN THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN TO KILL HERSELF
  • IN 1934, THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS ADMITS THE U.S.S.R.
  • IN 1940, ENGLAND SHOOTS DOWN 19 GERMAN AIRCRAFT IN ITS AIR SPACE
  • IN 1945, 1,000 WHITE PEOPLE WALK OUT OF SCHOOLS IN GARY, INDIANA TO PROTEST SCHOOL INTEGRATION
 
  • IN 1947, THE NATIONAL SECURITY ACT CREATES THE AIR FORCE AS A SEPARATE ENTITY AS WELL AS THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
  • IN 1951, ELIA KAZAN RELEASES “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”
  • IN 1955, DEBBIE REYNOLDS MARRIES EDDIE FISHER
  • IN 1955, CHE GUEVARA MARRIES HILDA GADEA
  • IN 1958, BANK OF AMERICA MAILS OUT 60,000 “BANKAMERICARDS” TO CUSTOMERS IN FRESNO. THESE FIRST EVER CREDIT CARDS WERE LATER RENAMED “VISA”
 
  • IN 1964, ABC DEBUTS “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”
  • IN 1965, NBC DEBUTS “GET SMART” AND “I DREAM OF JEANNIE”
  • IN 1969, TINY TIM PROPOSES TO MISS VICKY
 
  • IN 1970, JIMI HENDRIX DIES OF ASPHYXIATION AT 27
  • IN 1971, MOMOFUKU ANDO RELEASES THE FIRST CUP OF NOODLES
  • IN 1973, FUTURE PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER FILES A REPORT STATING THAT HE SAW A U.F.O. IN 1969 AND PROMISING TO INVESTIGATE IF HE EVER BECAME PRESIDENT
  • IN 1975, PATTY HEARST IS CAPTURED BY THE FBI IN SAN FRANCISCO
 
  • IN 1976, THE REVERED SUN MYUNG MOON HOLDS HIS “GOD BLESS AMERICA” CONVENTION
  • IN 1976, WILD CHERRY HITS #1 WITH “PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC”
  • IN 1976, BEIJING HOLDS A FUNERAL FOR MAO ZEDONG
 
  • IN 1978, ALL FOUR MEMBER OF KISS RELEASE SOLO ALBUMS SIMULTANEOUSLY
  • IN 1983, KISS APPEARS WITHOUT MAKEUP PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1985, CBS DEBUTS “THE EQUALIZER”
  • IN 1993, GARTH BROOKS HAD THE #1 ALBUM WITH “IN PIECES”
 
  • IN 1994, PBS PREMIERES “BASEBALL” BY KEN BURNS
  • IN 1996, ROGER CLEMENS TIES HIS OWN RECORD WITH 20 STRIKEOUTS IN A GAME
  • IN 1997, TED TURNER DONATES A BILLION DOLLARS TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO ESTABLISH THE “UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION”
  • IN 1998, BRETT RATNER RELEASES “RUSH HOUR”
 
  • IN 2001, THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF LETTERS CONTAINING ANTHRAX IS MAILED FROM A POST OFFICE IN NEW JERSEY
  • IN 2004, BRITNEY SPEARS MARRIES KEVIN FEDERLINE
  • IN 2009, “THE GUIDING LIGHT” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE AFTER 72 YEARS
 
  • IN 2010, EDDIE VEDDER MARRIES JILL MCCORMICK
  • IN 2012, THE UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE FIRST MOTHER TO DAUGHTER UTERUS TRANSPLANT
  • IN 2014, SCOTLAND VOTES TO REMAIN PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  • IN 2014, EMMA WATSON DELIVERS A SPEECH AT THE UNITED NATIONS CALLING ON MEN TO ADVOCATE FOR WORLDWIDE GENDER EQUALITY
 
  • IN 2014, TAYLOR SWIFT HIT #1 WITH “SHAKE IT OFF”
  • IN 2017, HURRICANE MARIA PASSES OVER DOMINICA KILLING 27 PEOPLE AND DESTROYING 90% OF THE BUILDINGS ON THE ISLAND
 

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