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Calendar for September 18th, 2014

1500s

  • 1502: Christopher Columbus landed in what is now Costa Rica

  • 1670s

  • 1679: New Hampshire territory separated from Massachusetts

  • 1700s

  • Born 1709: Samuel Johnson (author)

  • 1790s

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

  • 1850s

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

  • 1880s

  • Born 1883: Elmer Henry Maytag (manufacturer)

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

  • 1900s

  • Born 1901: Harold Clurman (director)

  • Born 1905: Greta Garbo (actress)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Jack Warden (actor)

  • 1930s

  • 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)

  • 1950s

  • 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

  • 1955: Final day of streetcar service in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • 1970s

  • 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)

  • 1980s

  • 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

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Vitas Gerulaitis (tennis player)

  • 2000s

  • 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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