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September 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Britney Spears: In The Zone (Jive Records)
Pop music diva Britney Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline in a private ceremony in Studio City, California.
(photo credit: Jive Records)

2004 Hollywood divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson dies of cancer in Los Angeles at age 76.
2003 The world's largest media company changes its name to Time Warner, Inc., removing the "AOL" that had prefixed it since January 2000. The company also changes its stock market ticker symbol from "AOL" to "TWX."
1999 Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa becomes the first major league baseball player in history to bat 60 home runs each in two seasons.

Spiro T. Agnew  
Former US vice president Spiro T. Agnew (1969-73) dies in a Maryland hospital at age 77.
(photo credit: NARA)

1990 Liechtenstein is admitted to the United Nations.
1990 Atlanta is named host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
1979 Saint Lucia joins the United Nations.
1975 Patty Hearst, the newspaper heiress kidnapped by the SLA in early 1974, is captured by the FBI.
1973 Germany and the Bahamas are admitted to the United Nations.

Jimi Hendrix - The Uncut Story (Passport Video)  
Guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix dies from a mixture of sleeping pills and alcohol, at age 27.
(photo credit: Passport Video)

1965 The comedy series I Dream of Jeannie, starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, begins on NBC TV.
1965 The spy spoof series Get Smart, starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon, begins its run on NBC TV. The show would move to CBS four years later.
1964 The macabre comedy series The Addams Family, starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, debuts on ABC TV.
1962 Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda, and Trinidad and Tobago join the United Nations.
1961 UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold dies in a plane crash in Rhodesia.
1955 The Ed Sullivan Show debuts on CBS-TV.
1947 The US Air Force is separated from the Army, by the powers of the National Security Act.
1927 William S. Paley buys 16 radio stations to start the CBS network.
1872 King Charles XV of Sweden dies.
1851 The New York Times newspaper begins publication.
1810 Chile declares its independence from Spain.

George Washington  

President George Washington sets the cornerstone in place for the US Capitol.
 (photo credit: NARA)

1679   The New Hampshire colony splits from Massachusetts.

Born today:

1972  Michael Landes - actor (Lois & Clark)

1971  Lance Armstrong - cyclist (multiple Tour de France wins)

1971  Jada Pinkett Smith - actress, wife of actor Will Smith

1967  Ricky Bell - singer (New Edition)

1964  Holly Robinson - actress

1962  Joanne Catherall - singer (Human League)

1961  James Gandolfini - actor

1952  The Ramones (Rhino/WEA)  

Dee Dee Ramone - drummer (The Ramones)
(photo credit: Rhino/WEA)

1949  Kerry Livgren - guitarist, keyboardist (Kansas)

1948  Ken Brett - baseball player, sportscaster

1939  Frankie Avalon - singer, actor

1939  Fred Willard - actor

1938  Robert Blake - actor

1933  Jimmie Rodgers - singer

1925  Harvey Haddix - baseball pitcher

1920  Jack Warden - actor

1910  Ray Geiger - The Farmer's Almanac editor

1905  Eddie Anderson - actor

1905  Greta Garbo - actress

1895  John Diefenbacker - Prime Minister of Canada (1957-63)

1709  Samuel Johnson - author


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