September 18

1759

French surrender Quebec to the British.

1793

George Washington lays cornerstone for U.S. Capitol, which would not reach its present state until 1892.

1851

First publication of New York Daily Times, now New York Times.

1964

North Vietnamese Army begins infiltrating South Vietnam.

1965

Get Smart premieres.

1970

Jimi Hendrix dies of drug overdose at party in London.

1975

Patty Heart is arrested after a year on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

1982

Lebanese Christian militia begin killing 600 Palestinians in refugee camps during Israel’s invasion of Lebanon.  An Israeli government inquiry found that Defense Minister Ariel Sharon bore personal responsibility for the massacre.

1984

Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon across the Atlantic.

1998

ICANN is formed.

2007

Buddhist monks join protests in Mynamar starting what has been called the Saffron Revolution.

Birthdays

Darryl Sittler, Hockey Hall of Fame

Rick Pitino, College Basketball Coach

Ronaldo, one of 3 3-time FIFA Players of the Year

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