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Calendar for September 18th, 2014

1502: Christopher Columbus landed in what is now Costa Rica

1679: New Hampshire territory separated from Massachusetts

Born 1709: Samuel Johnson (author)

1793: The cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., was laid

1851: The first edition of "The New York Daily Times" went on sale. The paper later dropped "Daily" from its title

Born 1883: Elmer Henry Maytag (manufacturer)

Born 1888: Archie "Grey Owl" Belaney (conservationist)

Born 1901: Harold Clurman (director)

Born 1905: Greta Garbo (actress)

Born 1920: Jack Warden (actor)

1932: Shirley Temple made her film debut, at the age of 3, in War Babies

1937: First nighttime skywriting in the U.S.

Born 1939: Frankie Avalon (singer & actor)

Born 1939: Fred Willard (actor)

Born 1950: Darryl Sittler (hockey player)

1955: What had previously been The Toast of the Town on CBS TV since 1948 became The Ed Sullivan Show

Died 1970: Jimi Hendrix (musician)

Born 1971: Jada Pinkett Smith (actress)

Born 1973: James Marsden (actor)

1973: The UN accepts East Germany, West Germany and the Bahamas as members

1975: Fugitive Patty Hearst was arrested in San Francisco after spending more than six months with the Symbionese Liberation Army

Born 1979: Alison Lohman (actress)

Died 1980: Katherine Anne Porter (author)

1983: George Meegan finished an almost seven-year long walk, from the tip of South America to the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Died 1994: Vitas Gerulaitis (tennis player)

Died 2001: Ernie Coombs (children's entertainer, "Mr. Dressup")

Died 2002: "Bullet" Bob Hayes (Olympic gold medalist and football player)

2007: Aquarium of the Bay in California reported that an angel shark had been born

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