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List of September 18th Major News Events

  1. 1975 Patty Hearst Arrested By FBI
  2. 1851 The New York Times Founded
  3. 2003 U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel
  4. 1985 Strategic Defense Weapons
  5. 1973 Jimmy Carter Files UFO Report

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18 Sept, 1975 Patty Hearst Arrested By FBI

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.

18 Sept, 1851 The New York Times Founded

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

18 Sept, 1933 Citrus Crop Damage

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.

18 Sept, 1942 Subs Sinks 4 Japanese Ships

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.

18 Sept, 1956 U.S.A. Gas Price Wars

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.

From Thirties Modern History Quiz Page

Question 16

16. What was the better known name for blind pig bars or blind tiger bars in the 1930's?

Question 17

17. In 1932, what famous gangster was convicted for income tax evasion?

Question 18

18. What was the name of the first children's serial that was broadcast on radio in 1931?

18 Sept, 1967 U.S.A. Teacher Strikes

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.

18 Sept, 1970 UK Jimi Hendrix

September 18th, 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. Among the many accolades Hendrix has received, Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the Greatest Guitarist of All Time in 2003.

18 Sept, 1973 Jimmy Carter Files UFO Report

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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18 Sept, 1978 South Africa Sanctions

September 18th, 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.

18 Sept, 1985 Strategic Defense Weapons

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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18 Sept, 1985 United Kingdom Expulsions Soviet Diplomats

September 18th, 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.

18 Sept, 1992 Canada Giant Mine in Yellowknife

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.

Giant Mine Yellowknife Public Domain Photo

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18 Sept, 1995 Virgin Islands Hurricane Marilyn

September 18th, 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.

From 1940's Music Page These Years are from World War 2

1940 - In The Mood - Glenn Miller (-) Maybe - The Ink Spots (-) Only Forever - Bing Crosby (-) Frenesi - Artie Shaw (-) The Breeze & I - Xavier Cugat,

1941 - Maria Elena - Jimmy Dorsey (-) God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday (-) Take The ‘A’ Train - Duke Ellington (-) Yes My Darling Daughter - Dinah Shore (-) We Three - The Ink Spots,

1942 - White Christmas - Bing Crosby (-) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle - Kay Kyser (-) Stormy Weather - Lena Horne (-) Deep in the Heart of Texas - Gene Autry (-) Night & Day - Frank Sinatra,

1943 - You’ll Never Know - Dick Haymes (-) Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers (-) Ration Blues - Louis Jordan (-) As Time Goes By - Vera Lynn (-) If I Had My Way - Kate Smith,

1944 - I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore (-) This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie (-) Swinging On a Star - Bing Crosby (-) Shoo-Shoo Baby - The Andrews Sisters (-) The Trolley Song - Judy Garland,

1945 - Till The End of Time - Perry Como (-) Sentimental Journey - Les Brown (-) Rum & Coca Cola - The Andrews Sisters (-) Chickery Chick - Sammy Kaye (-) Lover Man - Billie Holiday,

From 1960s Homes Page


Frederick Maryland

3 bedroom ranch, 2 baths, modern kithen with built in appliances , full basement oil fired heating , with double garage


Mansfield Ohio

Two story Brick Built large living room built in fireplace, den , dining room , kitchen , 3 bedrooms , attached garage house needs repairs and decorating


Van Nuys California

Custom Built Home 3 bedrooms living room , dining room and seperate detatched guest house double garage small orchard

18 Sept, 2000 Southall and Ladbroke Grove Rail Crashes

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

Ladbroke Rail Crash

18 Sept, 2003 U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel

September 18th, 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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18 Sept, 2006 Rwanda Simon Bikindi Goes On Trial

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.”

18 Sept, 2007 Ukraine Chernobyl

September 18th, 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.

18 Sept, 2009 Poland Coal Mine Explosion

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.

18 Sept, 2011 Police in Hong Kong Make Records Drugs Bust

September 18th, 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.

18 Sept, 2012 Poet Louis Simpson Dies

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.

18 Sept, 2013 Air France Announces Further Job Cuts

September 18th, 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.

Born This Day In History September 18

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Lance Armstrong

Born: September 18th, 1971, Plano, Texas

Known For : Professional Road Racing Cyclist known for winning the Tour De France a record seven times from 1999 - 2005. In 2012, Armstrong was banned for life from all sports that follow the World Anti-Doping Code after it was concluded that he had taken part in a long-term doping program. He was also stripped of all achievements and titles that he earned after August of 1998.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Jennifer Tisdale

Born: September 18th, 1981, Neptune, New Jersey

Known For : Actress who has starred in the films The Hillside Strangler and Dark Ride. Her younger sister is Ashley Tisdale.