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SEPTEMBER 18

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Chile: Independence Day (Commemoration of Chile's independence from Spain: 09/18/1810) Chile Spain U.S. Department of State
1779 Joseph Story (Massachusetts-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1815 Henry C. Wayne (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
1857 John H. Clarke (Ohio-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1895 John Diefenbaker (Prime Minister of Canada: 1957-1963) Canadian Political and Social Leaders
1923 Al (Albert H.) Quie (Governor of Minnesota) Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1911 Piotr Arkadevich Stolypin (Russian Statesman: Assassination) Russian Political and Social Leaders
1929 Julius Myers (The Last Town Crier in America) San Antonio, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1961 Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish-born Secretary-General of the United Nations) Swedish Political and Social Leaders United Nations Air Disasters Cold War South African History History Channel BBC
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1634 English-born Religious Leader, Anne Hutchinson, Arrives at the Massachusetts Bay Colony with Her Family Anne Hutchinson Massachusetts Bay Colony Colonial America Religious Leaders and Theologians History Channel
1692 New Mexico Governor. Don Diego de Vargas Assigns the Los Cerrillos Land Grant Southwest of Santa Fe to Alfonso Rael de Aguilar New Mexico New Mexico Magazine
1758 4,500 British Troops Camp on Boston Common Before Setting off for Quebec to Fight the French Quebec, Canada France Great Britain Boston, Massachusetts French and Indian War Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1759 The French Formally Surrender Quebec to the British Quebec, Canada France Great Britain French and Indian War New York Times
1772 Poland Is Partitioned by Russia, Prussia, and Austria Poland Austria Germany Russia Chambers Book of Days
1776 General Washington Reports to Congress on the Battle of Harlem Heights New York City Continental Congress George Washington American Revolution History Channel
1793 President George Washington Lays the Cornerstone Stone for the U.S. Capitol U.S. Capitol George Washington New York Times
1810 Chile Declares Its Independence from Spain Chile Spain New York Times
1823 27 Florida Seminole Chiefs Sign the Treaty of Moultrie Creek Near St. Augustine, Florida Florida Seminole Indians Historic American Documents Florida Historical Society
1848 Sam Houston Dedicates Texas Cemetery to Victims of the Dawson Massacre Texas Death Texas State Historical Association
1850 Congress Passes Fugitive Slave Act: Escaped Slaves Returned to Owners U.S. Congress Fugitive Slave Act Slavery Court TV African American Registry
1862 McClellan Fails to Attack, Allows Lee to Retreat from Antietam Maryland Battle of Antietam History Channel Florida Historical Society
1863 Union & Confederate Soldiers Clash at Chickamauga Georgia Battle of Chickamauga Florida Historical Society
1889 Jane Addams Opens Hull House, a Settlement Home for New Immigrants. Jane Addams Community Services Hull House Association of Chicago
1895 Booker T. Washington Delivers His "Atlanta Compromise" Speech Georgia Booker T. Washington Library of Congress African American Heritage
1918 British Forces Attack Germany's Forward Outposts Near the French Village of Epehy France Great Britain Germany World War I History Channel
1922 Associate Justice John H. Clarke Resigns from the U.S. Supreme Court Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1934 Soviet Union Is Admitted to League of Nations Soviet Union League of Nations League of Nations
1944 Two Texas Congressional Medal of Honor Winners Are Killed in Action Texas Military Figures World War II U.S. Military Leaders Death Texas State Historical Association
1945 MacArthur Moves His Command Headquarters to Tokyo General Douglas MacArthur Japan World War II History Channel
1960 Fidel Castro Arrives in New York City New York City Fidel Castro History Channel
1961 UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold Is Killed in Plane Crash Swedish Political and Social Leaders United Nations Air Disasters Cold War Death South African History History Channel BBC
1971 The World Council of Churches Is Barred from Entering South Africa South Africa Apartheid Religion World Council of Churches South African History
1975 The FBI Captures Patty Hearst The FBI Crime Notorious Americans History Channel Court TV
1978 Egypt and Israel Reach Agreement at Camp David Egypt Israel President Jimmy Carter Camp David Peace Accords BBC
1987 Pope John Paul II Visits Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Pope John Paul II Religious Leaders and Theologians Michigan Historical Society
1988 General Saw Maung Seizes Power in Burma Military Coup Burman/Myanmar Soros Foundation
1997 Ted Turner Announces $1 Billion Donation to United Nations' Charities United Nations Ted Turner Philanthropy CNN
Welsh Voters Choose to Establish Their Own National Assembly Welsh Government Voting BBC

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