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96Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

324Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius

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

1544English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

1793US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1846Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping

1895Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

1943Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

1946Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1955Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

1956Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

1964"The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

1965Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

1965"I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational

1976Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing.

1984Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

1996Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 18, 96
Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated. 
Sep 18, 324
Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius 
Sep 18, 1180
Philip Augustus becomes king of France. 
Sep 18, 1437
Peasant uprising in Transsylvania 
Sep 18, 1454
In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War. 
Sep 18, 1502
Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage 
Sep 18, 1544
English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne 
Sep 18, 1544
Peace of Crépy: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I 
Sep 18, 1573
Spain attacks Alkmaar 
Sep 18, 1635
Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France 
Sep 18, 1679
New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony 
Sep 18, 1739
Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks 
Sep 18, 1755
Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens 
Sep 18, 1759
Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City 
Sep 18, 1769
John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano 
Sep 18, 1789
1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress 
Sep 18, 1793
US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building 
Sep 18, 1809
Royal Opera House in London opens 
Sep 18, 1810
Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day) 
Sep 18, 1811
British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies 
Sep 18, 1812
Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs 
Sep 18, 1838
Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden 
Sep 18, 1842
1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published 
Sep 18, 1846
Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping 
Sep 18, 1848
Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner 
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