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Things to Remember On Sept 18

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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage

1635 – Emperor Ferdinand II Declares war on France

1670 – New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony

1739 – Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks

1793 – US President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capital Building in Washington, D.C

1809 – Royal Opera House in London opens

1846 – Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange their last letters before they move to Italy

1885 – Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox  vaccination

1947 – US Department of Defence 1st day of operation

1979 – The WHO opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden

1988 – Burma suspends its constitution

2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

2019 – Saudi Arabia’s Defense Ministry says Iran was to blame for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities

SCIENCE

1899 – Scott Joplin granted copyright for his “Maple Leaf Rag”, the most famous ragtime composition, by the US Copyright Office

1905 – Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam

1911 – Britain’s 1st twin – engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown

1942 – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service

1957 – Electric train joining in Amsterdam – Brussels

1959 – Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit

1977 – US Voyager 1 takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together

1991 – Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands

2012 – World’s 1st mother to daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gutenberg

SPORTS

1848 – Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner

1909 – Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A’s beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det

1949 – Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit

1984 – Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70 – stolen – base season

1997 – Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
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