Today In History
Here is what happened
on Tuesday - September 18th...
History, n. One darn thing after another.
Famous People Born On This Day In History...
|1709||Samuel Johnson, compiled the first dictionary of the English language.
Today, this person is/would be 309 years old.
|1895||John George Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (1957-1963), in Neustadt, Ontario. He appointed Canadaís first woman cabinet minister, Ellen Faircloug, in 1957.
Today, this person is/would be 123 years old.
|1928||Adam West, televisionís first Batman (Holy Birthdate, Robin!).
Today, this person is/would be 90 years old.
|1971||Jade Pinkett Smith, actress.
Today, this person is/would be 47 years old.
Events On This Day In History...
| 96||Marcus Nerva becomes emperor of Rome after Emperor Domitian is stabbed to death with his wifeís help. |
|1810||Chile gains its independence from Spain after 269 years of colonial rule. Chile today, hot tomali!|
|1851||"The New York Times" goes on sale, at 2 cents a copy. |
|1882||Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as the Local Security Board.) |
|1895||D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes the first Chiropractor. |
|1927||The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air (thatís as a radio network). |
|1961||Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations, dies in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances at age 56 in what was then the Belgian Congo. He was trying to mediate a peace settlement for a nasty little civil war in the African country. He posthumously received the 1961 Nobel Peace Price for his efforts.|
|2014||Scotland rejects independence from the U.K. In a national referendum 45 percent vote to leave the UK and 55 percent vote to stay. |
And Don't Forget...
| ||Independence Day, celebrated in Chile. |