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Notable Historical Events for September 18th

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

1544English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

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

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

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

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational

2014Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

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

96Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

1846Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping

September 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 18th

1933Scotty Bowman, Montreal Quebec, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings)

1971Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs

53Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan's Forum), (d. 117)

1895John Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM (C) (1957-63)

1961James Gandolfini, Westwood New Jersey, American actor (Tony Soprano)

1905Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990)

September 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 18th

1907Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie

2004Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

1960NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib

1955Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico

1922Nurse Margaret Sanger (43) weds James Noah Henry Slee in Bloomsbury, London

1920Tennis player champion Molla Mallory (36) weds stock broker Franklin Mallory

September 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 18th

1970Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

96Domitian, Roman emperor, assassinated

September 18th Deaths
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