18 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Samuel Johnson, 1709
  • Pope Gregory XVI, 1765
  • John Diefenbaker, 1895
  • Eddie Anderson, 1905
  • Agnes de Mille, 1905
  • Greta Garbo, 1905
  • Kwame Nkrumah, 1909
  • Rossano Brazzi, 1916
  • Jack Warden, 1920
  • Robert Blake, 1933
  • Frankie Avalon, 1939
  • James Gandolfini, 1961
  • Lance Armstrong, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • King Louis VII France, 1180
  • Van Eyck, 1426
  • William Hazlitt, 1830
  • Charles M. Schwab, 1939
  • Dag Hammarskjold killed, 1961
  • Sean O'Casey, 1964
  • Franchot Tone, 1968
  • Jimi Hendrix OD, 1970
  • Katherine Anne Porter, 1980
  • Vitas Gerulaitis, 1994

Today's Events:

  • 1769 - First piano, a spinet, produced in America by John Harris of Boston.
  • 1793 - Silver cornerstone of Capitol, Washington D.C., laid by President George Washington.
  • 1851 - New York Times begins publication under the slogan 'all the news that's fit to print.'
  • 1891 - White woman Harriet Maxwell Converse (Gaiswahoh) becomes chief of Indian Tribe - 6 Nations in NY.
  • 1914 - U.S. Army Air Service created.
  • 1927 - Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System, later CBS Radio, begins broadcasting.
  • 1947 - National Security Act unifies the Army, Navy and newly formed Air Force.
  • 1975 - Patty Hearst arrested as fugitive by the FBI in San Francisco. To spend 22 months in jail.
  • 1978 - Begin and Sadat agree plan for peace in Middle East at Camp David.
  • 1980 - First black person in space: Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez of Cuba flies in Soviet Rocket Salyut6 on 8 day mission.
  • 1981 - France abolishes the guillotine.
  • 1988 - After bloody student riots, Burma military seize power; Gen. U. Saw Maung repels students
  • 2001 - New York City reveals death and missing toll of Sept. 11 disaster at 5,422 later revised to 2,787.
  • 2001 - Taliban leaders in Afghanistan confirm their declaration of a Jihad (holy war) against America.
  • 2014 - Scots vote against becoming independent of the United Kingdom.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Methodius of Olympus
  • Joseph of Copertino

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Chile (1810),
  • Korean National Festival of Chusok

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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