Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The Bank of England injects £4.4 billion of liquidity into the U.K. Financial System as a response to the Subprime Mortgage Financial Crisis, after £2 billion of deposits are removed from the Northern Rock bank in the three days after it applied for emergency funding from the Bank. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7000035.stm
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Afghan parliamentary election: Former Northern Alliance warlords and their followers claim victory.
Thursday, September 18, 2003
makes landfall as a Category 2 Hurricane on North Carolina's Outer Banks. It directly kills 16 people in the Mid-Atlantic area.
A passenger aboard a South African Airways jet tries to break into the cockpit during a flight from Cape Town to Atlanta. The passenger, James Drake, is arrested upon arrival. He had also been arrested in 1987 after trying to break into another airplane's cockpit.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
After three days of negotiations in Sattahip, Thailand, the Tamil Tigers agreed to drop their demand for independence from Sri Lanka, and accepted autonomy in the north and northwest of the country.
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
The 2001 anthrax attacks commence as anthrax letters are mailed from Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, to ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the "New York Post", and the "National Enquirer".
Thursday, September 18, 1997
Wednesday, September 18, 1996
Tuesday, September 18, 1990
The International Olympic Committee awards the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta, Georgia.
Tuesday, September 18, 1984
Sunday, September 18, 1983
The rock group Kiss officially appear in public without makeup for the first time on MTV.
Saturday, September 18, 1982
The Lebanese Christian Militia (the Phalange
) kill thousands of Palestinians
in the Sabra and Shatila refugee cs with the overlooking of Israeli troops in West Beirut. The massacre is in retaliation for the assassination of pro-Israel president-elect, Bachir Gemayel, as well as several Palestinian massacres against Lebanese Christians.
Friday, September 18, 1981
France abolishes capital punishment.
Sunday, September 18, 1977
Thursday, September 18, 1975
Fugitive Patricia Hearst is captured in San Francisco.
Tuesday, September 18, 1973
The two German Republics, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), are admitted to the United Nations.
Monday, September 18, 1972
São Paulo Metro is inaugurated in Brazil.
Monday, September 18, 1967
"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" debuts on U.S. daytime television and is the first soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship. CBS censors find it too controversial and ask for it to be stopped, causing show creator Irna Phillips to quit.
Sunday, September 18, 1966
Valerie Percy, 21-year-old daughter of then U.S. Senate candidate Charles H. Percy
, is stabbed and bludgeoned to death in the family mansion on Chicago's North Shore.
Friday, September 18, 1964
In Athens, King Constantine II of Greece marries Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, who becomes Europe's youngest Queen at age eighteen years, nineteen days.
Wednesday, September 18, 1963
Rioters burn down the British Embassy in Jakarta, to protest the formation of Malaysia.
Monday, September 18, 1961
UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in an air crash en route to Katanga, Congo.
Thursday, September 18, 1952
A three-train crash at Harrow railway station in England kills 112 people.
Tuesday, September 18, 1951
Tuesday, September 18, 1945
Sunday, September 18, 1938
In the early hours of the day, representatives of the French and British governments call on Czechoslovak President Edvard Beneš to tell him France and Britain will not fight Hitler if he decides to annex the Sudetenland by force. Late in the afternoon the Czechoslovak government capitulates to the French and British demands.
Sir Eric Phipps
, British Ambassador to France, reports to London, all that is best in France is against war, almost at any price, being opposed only by a small, but noisy and corrupt, war group. Phipps's report creates major doubts about the ability and/or willingness of France to go to war.
Unable to survive the previous day's capitulation to the demands of the English and French governments, Czechoslovak premier Milan Hodža
resigns. General Jan Syrovy
takes his place.
Following the capitulation of the Czech government to Germany's demands both Poland and Hungary demand slices of Czech territory where their nationals reside.
During a meeting between Neville Chamberlain and the recently elected Premier of France, Édouard Daladier, and Daladier's Foreign Minister, Georges Bonnet, it becomes apparent neither the English nor the French governments are prepared to go to war over the Sudetenland. The Soviet Union declares it will come to the defence of Czechoslovakia only if France honours her commitment to defend Czech independence.
At 1:30 AM, Adolf Hitler
and Neville Chamberlain
conclude their talks on the Sudetenland
. Chamberlain agrees to take Hitler's demands, codified in the Godesberg Memorandum
, personally to the Czech Government. The Czech Government rejects the demands, as does Chamberlain's own cabinet. The French Government also initially rejects the terms and orders a partial mobilizaton of the French army.
The Czechoslovak army mobilizes.
Neville Chamberlain arrives in the city of Bad Godesberg for another round of talks with Hitler over the Sudetenland crisis. Hitler raises his demands to include occupation of all German Sudeten territories by October 1. That night after a telephone conference, Chamberlain reverses himself and advises the Czechoslovaks to mobilize.
As the Polish army masses along the Czech border the Soviet Union
warns Poland if it crosses the Czech frontier Russia will regard the 1932 non-aggression pact between the two countries void.
Sunday, September 18, 1927
The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known as "CBS
") is formed and goes on the air with 47 radio station
Saturday, September 18, 1926
Great Miami Hurricane
: A strong hurricane devastates Miami, Florida
, leaving over 100 dead and causing several hundred million dollars in damage (equal to nearly $100 billion dollars today).
Tuesday, September 18, 1923
Monday, September 18, 1922
Hungary joins the League of Nations.
Tuesday, September 18, 1906
and tsunami kill an estimated 10,000 in Hong Kong.
Sunday, September 18, 1898
Friday, September 18, 1885
Monday, September 18, 1882
Great Comet of 1882
: Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape, David Gill, reported watching the comet rise a few minutes before the Sun and described it as The nucleus was then undoubtedly single, and certainly rather under than over 4″ in diameter in fact, as I have described it, it resembled very much a star of the 1st magnitude seen by daylight.
Thursday, September 18, 1873
The New York stock market crash triggers the Panic of 1873, part of the Long Depression.
Sunday, September 18, 1870
Friday, September 18, 1868
Tuesday, September 18, 1860
Battle of Castelfidardo
: The Piedmontese decisively defeat the Papal forces, allowing them to continue their march into Neapolitan territory, and effectively reducing the Papal States
to the territory around Rome
Thursday, September 18, 1851
Wednesday, September 18, 1850
Tuesday, September 18, 1821
Amherst College is founded in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, September 18, 1810
Monday, September 18, 1809
A new theatre to hold the Royal Opera House opens in London to replace the first, burnt down in a fire in 1808. The price increases lead to the Old Price Riots which last for 64 days.
Tuesday, September 18, 1798
"Lyrical Ballads" is published anonymously by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, inaugurating the English Romantic movement in literature.
Thursday, September 18, 1760
Friday, September 18, 1739
The Treaty of Belgrade brings the Russo-Turkish War (1735–1739) to an end.
Wednesday, September 18, 1675
The Narragansetts sign a treaty with the English in Boston meanwhile, Massachusetts troops are ambushed near Northton, Massachusetts
Tuesday, September 18, 1618
Monday, September 8, 1544 (Julianian calendar)
Peace of Crépy
: Peace is declared between Charles and Francis. The war between France and England continues.
Thursday, September 8, 1502 (Julianian calendar)
Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica.
Monday, September 9, 1499 (Julianian calendar)
Vasco da Gama arrives at Lisbon, returning from India, and is received by King Manuel of Portugal.
Monday, September 9, 1454 (Julianian calendar)
The press of Johannes Gutenberg (at Mainz on the Rhine) produces the first printed documents bearing a date.
Isaac Sarfati sends a circular letter to Rhineland, Swabia, Moravia and Hungary, praising the happy conditions of the Jews under the crescent in contrast to the great torture chamber under the cross and urging them to come to Turkey.
December ndash King Henry having regained his sanity, the Duke of York is dismissed as Protector.
Sunday, September 10, 1385 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Savra: Serbian forces under Balša II and Ivaniš Mrnjavčević are defeated by Ottoman commander Hayreddin Pasha near Berat.
Saturday, September 10, 1345 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, September 17, 324 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, September 20, 96 (Julianian calendar)
Construction begins on the Forum of Nerva in Rome.
Under Nerva, the Roman Senate regains much of the power usurped by Domitian.
Emperor Domitian is stabbed to death by a freedman at age 44 after a 15-year reign in a palace conspiracy involving officers of the Praetorian Guard. The Flavian dynasty ends.
Nerva is declared emperor by the Senate as the new ruler of the Roman Empire. He recalls citizens exiled by Domitian, this is the beginning of the Era of the Five Good Emperors. The Antonines dynasty starts.