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Notable Historical Events for September 18th

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

1544English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

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

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

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

1846Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange last letters before eloping

1793US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1943Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

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

1895Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

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

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

1950Darryl Sittler, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

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

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

September 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 18th

96Domitian, Roman emperor, assassinated

2012Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

September 18th Deaths
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