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Other Notable Events for September 18

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On this date in history:

In 1850, the U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, allowing slave owners to reclaim slaves who escaped into another state.

In 1927, the Columbia Broadcasting System was born. Originally known as the Tiffany Network, its first program was an opera, The King's Henchman.

In 1928, a ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 18

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Those born on this date include:

- English poet/lexicographer Samuel Johnson, writer of the first English dictionary, in 1709
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in 1779
- French physicist Leon Foucault, inventor of the gyroscope, in 1819
- actor Greta Garbo in 1905
- actor Robert Blake in 1933 (age 84)
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Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2017 with 104 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Royal Opera House

This Day in History, September 18

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On September 18th, 1809, the Royal Opera House in London opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: French aviator and writer Antoine Marie Roger de Saint-Exupery said, Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Other Notable Events for September 17

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On this date in history:

In 1787, the U.S. Constitution, completed in Philadelphia, was signed by a majority of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. George McClellan attacked Confederate troops led by Gen. Robert E. Lee near Antietam Creek in Maryland. McClellan blocked Lee's ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 17

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Those born on this date include:

- The second chief justice of the United States, John Rutledge in 1739
- Marriott Corp. founder J. Willard Marriott in 1900
- former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1907
- country music pioneer Hank Williams Sr. in 1923
- football Hall of Fame member George ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2017 with 105 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Signing of the Constitution

This Day in History, September 17

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On September 17th, 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people. -- Martina Navratilova

Other Notable Events for September 16

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On this date in history:

In 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, bound for America.

In 1810, Mexico began its war of independence against Spain.

In 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford offered conditional amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders. He said they could return to the United States if ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 16

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Those born on this date include:

- England's King Henry V in 1386
- department store founder James Cash Penney in 1875
- artist Jean Arp in 1886
- British car designer Walter Bentley in 1888
- children's author/creator of Curious George H.A. Rey in 1898
- actor Lauren Bacall in 1924
- blues musician ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2017 with 106 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Play-Doh

This Day in History, September 16

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On September 16th, 1956, Play-Doh was introduced to the world.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: California Gov. Jerry Brown said, Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Other Notable Events for September 15

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On this date in history:

In 1812, Russians set fire to Moscow in an effort to keep out Napoleon and his invading French troops.

In 1942, the armies of Nazi Germany began their siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad.

In 1954, the famous scene in which Marilyn Monroe is shown laughing as her skirt is blown up by a...Read more

Notable Birthdays for September 15

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Those born on this date include:

- Italian explorer Marco Polo in 1254
- novelist James Fenimore Cooper in 1789
- William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, in 1857
- British mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1890
- comedian Nipsey Russell in 1918
- singer/pianist Bobby Short in 1924
-...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2017 with 107 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

HMS Beagle

This Day in History, September 15

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On September 15th, 1835, Charles Darwin, aboard the HMS Beagle, reached the Galapagos Islands.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: John Kenneth Galbraith wrote: The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

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