Today in History Today is Monday, September 18, the 261st day of 2023. There are 104 days left in…
Today in History
Today is Monday, September 18, the 261st day of 2023. There are 104 days left in the year.
Today’s story highlight:
On September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent champion of women’s rights who became the Court’s second female justice, died at her home in Washington at the age of 87 of complications from complications. pancreatic cancer.
To this date :
In 14 AD, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus.
In 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone for the United States Capitol.
In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of federal commissioners charged with returning runaway slaves to their owners.
In 1851, the first edition of The New York Times was published.
In 1947, the National Security Act, which created a national military establishment and the position of Secretary of Defense, came into effect.
In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM’-ahr-shood) was killed in a plane crash in Rhodesia.
In 1970, rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London at the age of 27.
In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
In 1987, the psychological thriller “Fatal Attraction”, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, was released by Paramount Pictures.
In 2001, a week after the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush said he hoped to “rally the world” in the battle against terrorism and predicted that all “freedom-loving people” would would join it.
In 2005, “Everybody Loves Raymond” won the Emmy for Best Comedy in its final season; Freshman hit “Lost” was named best drama.
In 2013, former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton died in Las Vegas at the age of 70.
In 2014, Scottish voters rejected independence and chose to remain part of the United Kingdom in a historic referendum.
In 2017, Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm, barreling through the eastern Caribbean on a path that would bring it close to many of the islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma.
In 2018, the death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to at least 37 in three states.
In 2021, a billionaire and three other amateur space tourists safely completed a three-day trip to space aboard a SpaceX capsule, becoming the first crew to orbit Earth without a professional astronaut.
In 2022, President Joe Biden paid his respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as thousands of police officers, hundreds of British soldiers and an army of civil servants made final preparations for the queen’s state funeral.
Today’s birthdays: Gospel singer Bobby Jones turns 85. Singer Frankie Avalon is 83 years old. Actor Beth Grant is 74 years old. Rock musician Kerry Livgren is 74 years old. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 73 years old. Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson is 72 years old. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino is 71 years old. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., is 69 years old. College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Billy Sims is 68 years old. Director Mark Romanek is 64 years old. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is 64 years old. Alternative country-rock musician Mark Olson is 62 years old. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) is 61 years old. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 59 years old. R&B singer Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe and New Edition) is 56 years old. Actress Aisha Tyler is 56 years old. 53. Former cyclist Lance Armstrong is 52 years old. Opera singer Anna Netrebko is 52 years old. Actor Jada Pinkett Smith is 52 years old. Actor James Marsden is 50 years old. Actress Emily Rutherfurd is 49 years old. Actor Travis Schuldt is 49 years old. Rapper Xzibit is 49 years old. Comedian-actor Jason Sudeikis is 48 years old. Actor Sophina Brown is 47 years old. Actor Barrett Foa is 46 years old. Talk show host Sara Haines (TV: “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke”) is 46 years old. Actor/comedian Billy Eichner is 45 years old. Actress Alison Lohman is 48 years old. 44. Designer Brandon Maxwell is 39 years old. Congressman and former NFL player Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, is 39 years old. Actors Brandon and Taylor Porter are 30 years old. Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger is 30 years old. Country singer Tae Kerr (Maddie and Tae) is 28 years old. CJ Sanders is 27 years old.
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