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This Day in History for September 18

This Day In History1679 – New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1789 – 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress.

1793 – US President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

1842 – 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published.

1851 – New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)

1895 – Booker T. Washington delivers ‘Atlanta Compromise’ address.

1919 – Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast.

1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)

1947 – US Department of Defense 1st day of operation.

1958 – The Fresno Drop: Bank of America mails out 60,000 BankAmericards in Fresno, California, the first credit card (later renamed VISA)

1969 – Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged.

1975 – Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco.

1977 – US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together.

1989 – Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico.

1990 – 500 lb 6′ Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Squares, NYC.

1995 – Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns.

1995 – Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands.

1997 – Ted Turner gives $1billion to the United Nations, creating the public charity, the United Nations Foundation.

2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2014 – 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida.

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