September 18th
What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays 18th September or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1851, 1933, 1942, 1956, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1985, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

U.S. More News and Events From 1975 U.S.A. Patty Hearst Arrested By FBI 18th Sept. 1975 : Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is arrested in a San Francisco apartment and arrested for armed robbery. She had been kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California on February 4, 1974 but in April she sent letters to the media saying she was joining the SLA of her own free will and later that month, a surveillance camera took a photo of her participating in an armed robbery of a San Francisco bank making her a wanted criminal by the FBI.

U.S. 1851 U.S.A. The New York Times Founded 18th Sept. : First published by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones on September 18th, 1851, under the name of the New York Daily Times

U.S. 1933 U.S.A. Citrus Crop Damage 18th Sept. 1933 : With the number of very heavy tropical storms this season the Citrus crops in Texas and Florida have now suffered losses ranging from 85% of the grapefruit crop in Texas to 25% of the Orange and tangerine crops in Florida. Many are hoping and praying that we have seen the last of this years tropical storms.

U.S. 1942 U.S.A. Subs Sinks 4 Japanese Ships 18th September 1942 : The fight for supremacy in the Pacific Ocean is being won by Submarines from the US as yesterday they sank 4 more Japanese Ships and damaged 4 more Japanese Ships,

U.S. 1956 U.S.A. Gas Price Wars At Pumps 18th Sept. 1956 : Many towns and cities across the US are seeing price wars in filling Stations with prices changing hourly by stations wishing to increase business , the prices during a price war can range between 24.6 cents per gallon and 30.2 cents per gallon. This is great for the consumer who can save as much as 75 cents by shopping around.

U.S. 1967 U.S.A. Teacher Strikes 18th Sept. 1967 : Strikes by teaching staff in New York are no closer to a settlement after two weeks with 1.1 million children kept from classes in Public Schools. Striking teachers in Detroit have reached a settlement which will mean 300,000 school children and their teachers will be back in school next week, the agreement gives the teachers $850.00 per year increase for two years and was accepted by the vast majority during the vote.

UK 1970 UK Jimi Hendrix 18th Sept. 1970 : Jimi Hendrix died in London of a suspected drug overdose but the actual cause of death was he had asphyxiated in his own vomit, mainly red wine. Many do not realize that Hendrix did not make it his home country ( Born in Seattle, Washington, USA ) until he had made it internationally specifically in England and Europe. Only when he appeared at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 did he gain a following in the US. Amongst the many accolades Hendrix has received Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the Greatest Guitarist of All Time in 2003

U.S. 1973 U.S.A. Jimmy Carter Files UFO Report 18th Sept. 1973 : Future President Jimmy Carter files a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), claiming he had seen an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) in October
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France 1978 France South Africa Sanctions 18th Sept. 1978 : France has returned deposits to the South African government for two submarines and two frigates due to the sanctions imposed on South Africa against the use of Apartheid

U.S. 1985 U.S.A. Strategic Defense Weapons ( SDI ) 18th September 1985 : President Reagan has stated that the Strategic Defense Weapons ( SDI ) which will only be used to destroy weapons will not part of negotiations on reducing offensive nuclear weapons in the upcoming talks in Geneva. The Russians have responded by stating the US is militarizing space.
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UK 1985 United Kingdom Expulsions Soviet Diplomats 18th Sept. 1985 : In the continued tit for tat expulsions of diplomats between the UK and Soviet Union , The Soviet Union ordered 6 Britons from the UK embassy to leave the country. This brings the total to 31 expulsions by each side in the last week.

Canada 1992 Canada Giant Mine in Yellowknife 18th Sept. 1992 : During a strike by mineworkers at the Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Canada a bomb is planted by mine employee Roger Warren 750 feet underground which kills nine strikebreakers
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1995 Virgin Islands Hurricane Marilyn 18th Sept. 1995 : Hurricane Marilyn batters the Virgin Islands the forth to hit the Caribbean in the last 4 weeks left at least 9 dead and many injured. The government has placed a curfew on the Island and have Marshalls on hand to stop looters.

UK 2000 UK Southall and Ladbroke Grove Rail Crashes 18th Sept. 2000 : A public enquiry opens today on the Southall and Ladbroke Grove Rail Crashes with victims and family members accusing Railtrack of putting costs before safety.

U.S. 2003 U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel 18th Sept. 2003 : Hurricane Isabel strikes North Carolina's Outer Banks with 105 mph winds and continued up the Eastern Seaboard to West Virginia. The storm claimed 40 lives and left six million people without power . The storm surge from Isabel washed out a portion of Hatteras Island to create what locals called "Isabel Inlet" .
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Rwanda 2006 Rwanda Simon Bikindi Goes On Trial 18th Sept. 2006 : Famous Rwandan singer, Simon Bikindi, goes on trial against charges of inciting violence in relation to the 1994 genocide of around 800,000 people. Bikindi pleaded not guilty after being accused of creating music that encouraged young people to join the Interahamwe militia and having connections to the RTLM radio station which was thought to have further encouraged the genocide by distributing “hate media.”

Ukraine 2007 Ukraine Chernobyl 18th Sept. 2007 : Ukraine announces plans to build a large steel covering over the radioactive site of the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s largest nuclear disaster. The cover is to be built by a French company and will cost $1.4 billion over five years. It is now more than 20 years since the disaster and levels of radiation still make the area uninhabitable .

Poland 2009 Poland Coal Mine Explosion 18th Sept. 2009 : A methane gas build-up explodes more than a kilometer underground in the Wujek-Slask coal mine in Poland and killed twelve miners while injuring another thirty.

Hong Kong 2011 Hong Kong Police in Hong Kong Make Records Drugs Bust 18th September, 2011 : Police in Hong Kong raided five different locations across the city and arrested eight people after seizing a record-breaking amount of cocaine. The police seized half a ton of cocaine that had been hidden underneath recycled plastics with a value of 77 million dollars.

United States 2012 United States Poet Louis Simpson Dies
18th September, 2012 : Louis Simpson, a Pulitzer prize winning poet died at the age of eighty-nine at his home in New York. Simpson was known for making poetry that chronicled the darker side of suburban life.

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2013 France Air France Announces Further Job Cuts

18th September, 2013 : Air France announced it had plans to cut 2,800 jobs after already planning to cut 5,100 jobs. The cuts were being made to help cut costs and turn the company around financially after merging with KLM nearly ten years earlier.