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September 18th, 2007 (September 18 2007)EventPresident General Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president
September 18th, 2007 (September 18 2007)EventBuddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution
September 18th, 2006 (September 18 2006)EventRight wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, on which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
September 18th, 2003 (September 18 2003)EventHurricane Isabel makes landfall in the U.S.
September 18th, 2003 (September 18 2003)EventThe UK s Local Government Act 2003, repealing Section 28, receives Royal Assent.
September 18th, 2002 (September 18 2002)EventThe body of missing schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is found in Yateley heath in Hampshire, ending a six-month search.
September 18th, 2001 (September 18 2001)EventFirst mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
September 18th, 1998 (September 18 1998)EventICANN is formed.
September 18th, 1997 (September 18 1997)EventU.S. media magnate Ted Turner donates USD $1 billion to the United Nations.Ted Turner Quotes
September 18th, 1997 (September 18 1997)EventVoters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) on a referendum on Welsh autonomy.
September 18th, 1996 (September 18 1996)EventNerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
September 18th, 1992 (September 18 1992)EventAn explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labour dispute, killing 9 replacement workers.
September 18th, 1991 (September 18 1991)EventYugoslavia began a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
September 18th, 1990 (September 18 1990)EventLiechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
September 18th, 1989 (September 18 1989)EventHurricane Hugo hits Puerto Rico, killing six.
September 18th, 1988 (September 18 1988)EventEnd of pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council. Thousands, mostly monks and civilians (primarily students) were killed by the Tatmadaw.
September 18th, 1987 (September 18 1987)EventRonald Reagan announces joint destruction of nuclear warheads by USA and USSR.Ronald Reagan Quotes
September 18th, 1984 (September 18 1984)EventJoe Kittinger completes first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
September 18th, 1982 (September 18 1982)EventChristian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon.
September 18th, 1981 (September 18 1981)EventAssemblee Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France
September 18th, 1980 (September 18 1980)EventSoyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.
September 18th, 1978 (September 18 1978)EventLeaders of Israel and Egypt reach a settlement for the Middle East at Camp David.
September 18th, 1977 (September 18 1977)EventVoyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together.
September 18th, 1976 (September 18 1976)EventMao Zedong s funeral takes place in Beijing. Mao Zedong Quotes
September 18th, 1975 (September 18 1975)EventPatty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
September 18th, 1974 (September 18 1974)EventHurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
September 18th, 1973 (September 18 1973)EventEast and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
September 18th, 1972 (September 18 1972)EventFirst Ugandans expelled by Idi Amin arrive in the UK.Idi Amin Quotes
September 18th, 1970 (September 18 1970)EventJimi Hendrix dies after choking on his own vomit.Jimi Hendrix Quotes
September 18th, 1967 (September 18 1967)EventEsporte Clube Santo Andre, of Brazil, is founded.
September 18th, 1964 (September 18 1964)EventConstantine II of Greece marries Danish princess Anne-Marie.
September 18th, 1964 (September 18 1964)EventNorth Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
September 18th, 1962 (September 18 1962)EventRwanda, Burundi and Jamaica admitted to the United Nations.
September 18th, 1961 (September 18 1961)EventU.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Dag Hammarskjold Quotes
September 18th, 1960 (September 18 1960)EventFidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.Fidel Castro Quotes
September 18th, 1959 (September 18 1959)EventVanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit.
September 18th, 1948 (September 18 1948)EventCommunist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
September 18th, 1948 (September 18 1948)EventMargaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator s term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.Margaret Chase Smith Quotes
September 18th, 1948 (September 18 1948)EventRalph Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator for Palestine and Israel.
September 18th, 1947 (September 18 1947)EventThe United States Air Force becomes an independent service.
September 18th, 1945 (September 18 1945)EventGen. Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
September 18th, 1944 (September 18 1944)EventWorld War II: British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru, 5,600 killed.
September 18th, 1943 (September 18 1943)EventWorld War II: The Jews of Minsk are massacred at Sobibor.
September 18th, 1943 (September 18 1943)EventWorld War II: Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews.
September 18th, 1942 (September 18 1942)EventCanadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized.
September 18th, 1940 (September 18 1940)EventWorld War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
September 18th, 1939 (September 18 1939)EventWorld War II: Polish government of Ignacy Moscicki flees to Romania.
September 18th, 1939 (September 18 1939)EventWilliam Joyce s first Nazi propaganda broadcast.
September 18th, 1934 (September 18 1934)EventUSSR admitted to League of Nations.
September 18th, 1932 (September 18 1932)EventActress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign.
September 18th, 1931 (September 18 1931)EventThe Mukden Incident gives Japan the pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
September 18th, 1928 (September 18 1928)EventJuan de la Cierva makes first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
September 18th, 1927 (September 18 1927)EventColumbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
September 18th, 1922 (September 18 1922)EventHungary admitted to League of Nations.
September 18th, 1919 (September 18 1919)EventThe Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
September 18th, 1919 (September 18 1919)EventFritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
September 18th, 1914 (September 18 1914)EventThe Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
September 18th, 1914 (September 18 1914)EventWorld War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
September 18th, 1911 (September 18 1911)EventRussian Premier Peter Stolypin shot at the Kiev Opera House
September 18th, 1910 (September 18 1910)EventIn Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
September 18th, 1906 (September 18 1906)EventA typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
September 18th, 1898 (September 18 1898)EventFashoda IncidentLord Kitchener s ships reach Fashoda, Sudan.
September 18th, 1895 (September 18 1895)EventBooker T Washington delivers "Atlanta Compromise" address.
September 18th, 1895 (September 18 1895)EventDaniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
September 18th, 1885 (September 18 1885)EventRiots break out in Montreal to protest compulsory smallpox vaccination.
September 18th, 1882 (September 18 1882)EventPacific Stock Exchange opens.
September 18th, 1879 (September 18 1879)EventBlackpool Illuminations were switched on for the first time.
September 18th, 1873 (September 18 1873)EventThe Panic of 1873 begins.
September 18th, 1872 (September 18 1872)EventKing Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
September 18th, 1863 (September 18 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.
September 18th, 1851 (September 18 1851)EventThe New-York Daily Times, which will become The New York Times, begins publishing.
September 18th, 1850 (September 18 1850)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act.
September 18th, 1838 (September 18 1838)EventAnti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden.
September 18th, 1837 (September 18 1837)EventTiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York City, New York. The store was called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".
September 18th, 1812 (September 18 1812)EventFire of Moscow (1812) fades down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from Petrovsky Palace to Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
September 18th, 1810 (September 18 1810)EventFirst Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it was in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and it is commemorated as such.
September 18th, 1809 (September 18 1809)EventRoyal Opera House in London opens.
September 18th, 1793 (September 18 1793)EventThe first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.George Washington Quotes
September 18th, 1759 (September 18 1759)EventThe British capture Quebec City.
September 18th, 1739 (September 18 1739)EventThe Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.
September 18th, 1679 (September 18 1679)EventNew Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
September 18th, 1635 (September 18 1635)EventEmperor Ferdinand II declares war on France.
September 18th, 1573 (September 18 1573)EventSpanish attack on Alkmaar.
September 18th, 1544 (September 18 1544)EventCharles V of Germany and Francis I of France sign peace treaty (Truce of Crepy-en-Laonnois)
September 18th, 1502 (September 18 1502)EventChristopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.Christopher Columbus Quotes
September 18th, 1454 (September 18 1454)EventIn the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years War.
September 18th, 1180 (September 18 1180)EventPhilip Augustus becomes king of France.
September 18th, 0324 (September 18 0324)EventConstantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine s sole control over the Roman Empire.

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