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Fun and historical facts for September 18th

Jim Clerkin
September 18, 2017 - 9:02 am
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SEPTEMBER 18

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY
  • TODAY IS AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GRETA GARBO (1905-1990)
  • ROBERT BLAKE (1933, 84)
  • FRANKIE AVALON (1940, 77)
  • DEE DEE RAMONE (1951-2002)
  • BEN CARSON (1951, 66)

  • RICK PITINO (1952, 65)
  • JAMES GANDOLFINI (1961-2013)

  • HOLLY ROBINSON (1964, 53)
  • AISHA TYLER (1970, 47)
  • LANCE ARMSTRONG (1971, 46)
  • JADA PINKETT SMITH (1971, 46)
  • JAMES MARSDEN (1973, 44)

  • JASON SUDEIKIS (1975, 42)

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1502, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LANDS IN COSTA RICA ON HIS 4TH AND FINAL VOYAGE
  • IN 1679, NEW HAMPSHIRE BECOMES A COUNTY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
  • IN 1793, GEORGE WASHINGTON PERSONALLY LAYS DOWN THE CORNERSTONE OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING IN WASHINGTON DC
  • IN 1809, THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE OF LONDON OPENS
  • IN 1810, CHILE DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN
  • IN 1812, THE GREAT FIRE OF MOSCOW FINALLY ENDS AFTER 5 DAYS, DESTROYING 75% OF THE CITY

  • IN 1851, THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
  • IN 1858, ABRAHAM LINCOLN STATES IN A DEBATE THAT HE IS NOT IN FAVOR OF “NEGRO EQUALITY”
  • IN 1895, THE FIRST CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT IS GIVEN
  • IN 1915, THE FIRST PAVED RACETRACK OPENS IN CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND
  • IN 1947, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BEGINS OPERATING AND THE US AIR FOCE AND THE CIA BECOME THEIR OWN SEPARATE ENTITIES
  • IN 1951, MARLON BRANDO’S “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE” PREMIERES

  • IN 1955, DEBBIE REYNOLDS MARRIES EDDIE FISHER
  • IN 1955, CHE GUVARA MARRIES HILDA GADEA IN MEXICO
  • IN 1964, “THE ADAMS FAMILY” DEBUTS ON ABC

  • IN 1965, “GET SMART” AND “I DREAM OF JEANNIE” PREMIERE
  • IN 1969, TINY TIM GETS ENGAGED TO MISS VICKY
  • IN 1970, JIMI HENDRIX DIES OF ASPHYXIATION AT 27
  • IN 1971, INSTANT CUP OF NOODLES GO ON SALE

  • IN 1973, FUTURE PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER REPORTS THAT HE SAW A UFO IN 1969, AND WOULD MAKE UFO FILES PUBLIC AS PRESIDENT
  • IN 1975, PATTI HEARST IS CAPTURED BY THE FBI
  • IN 1976, THE REVERED SUN MYUNG MOON HOLDS HIS “GOD BLESS AMERICA” CONVENTION
  • IN 1976, MAO ZEDONG’S FUNERAL TAKES PLACE IN BEIJING
  • IN 1983, KISS APPEAR WITHOUT MAKEUP FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON MTV

  • IN 1985, “THE EQUALIZER” DEBUTS ON CBS
  • IN 1987, “FATAL ATTRACTION” OPENS
  • IN 1994, KEN BURNS’ “BASEBALL” DEBUTS ON PBS
  • IN 1998, JACKIE CHAN’S “RUSH HOUR” OPENS
  • IN 1999, “AMERICAN BEAUTY” DEBUTS AT THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

  • IN 2001, LETTERS CONTAINING ANTHRAX ARE MAILED TO THE GOVERNMENT FROM TRENTON, NEW JERSEY
  • IN 2004, BRITNEY SPEARS MARRIES KEVIN FEDERLINE
  • IN 2004, “HOTEL RWANDA” DEBUTS AT THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 2009, “THE GUIDING LIGHT” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE AFTER 72 YEARS

  • IN 2014, SCOTLAND VOTES TO REMAIN A PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
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