Friday, September 18, 2015

Today in History: Friday, September 18, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Sept. 18, 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia.
 
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On this date in:
1759The French surrendered Quebec to the British.
1793President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
1810Chile declared its independence from Spain.
1850Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slaveowners to reclaim slaves who had escaped to other states.
1851The first edition of The New York Times was published.
1905Actress Greta Garbo was born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1927The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) debuted with a network of 16 radio stations.
1947The National Security Act, which unified the Army, Navy and newly formed Air Force into a national military establishment, went into effect.
1970Rock musician Jimi Hendrix died of a drug overdose at age 27.
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1975Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1997Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse agreed to merge to create the world's biggest accounting firm.
2009Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in defiance of Iran's Islamic leadership, clashing with police and confronting state-run anti-Israel rallies.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Comedian-actor Jason Sudeikis ("Saturday Night Live") turns 40 years old today.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
NameProfessionAge
Robert BennettFormer U.S. senator R-Utah82
Robert BlakeActor ("Baretta")82
Jimmie RodgersSinger82
Fred WillardActor82
Frankie AvalonSinger75
Anna Deavere SmithActress65
Rick PitinoCollege basketball coach63
Ryne SandbergBaseball Hall of Famer56
Holly Robinson PeeteActress51
Aisha TylerActress45
Jada Pinkett SmithActress44
James MarsdenActor42
Alison LohmanActress36
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