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This Day in History for September 18

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

1837 – Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young co-found a “stationary and fancy goods emporium” in New York City, later renamed in 1853 as “Tiffany & Co.”

1948 – Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner.

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

1909 – Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A’s beat Tigers, 2-0 in Detroit.

1919 – Hurricane ties 16 feet above normal drowns 280 along Gulf Coast.

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

1944 – US 266th division occupies Brest Bretagne.

1947 – The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Truman in July.

1956 – Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a season.

1957 – US Western TV drama “Wagon Train” premieres.

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

1964 – “The Addams Family”, starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC.

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

1984 – Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons.

1994 – Ken Burn’s “Baseball” premieres on PBS.

1997 – Ted Turner gives $1 billion 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.

2009 – The 72-year-run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode broadcast.

2018 – China announces new $60 billion tariffs on US imports, a day after the US imposes $200 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese goods.