September 19, 2009
This Day in History: Sept. 18:
1759: French Quebec surrendered to the British after the Sept. 13 battle on the Plains of Abraham, the last battle of the French and Indian Wars. French general Montcalm and British general Wolfe died in the fray. 1810: Chile declared its independence from Spain. 1850:
Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which required the return of escaped slaves to their owners. 1851: The first edition of The New York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was published. 1947: The National Security Act, which unified the Army, Navy, and Air Force, was passed. 1961: Secretary-General of the UN Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). 1970: 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London.
1999: Sammy Sosa became the first player in major league baseball history to hit 60 homers in two seasons.-- from Infoplease website
Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Actress Greta Garbo, 1905; )
Actor Robert Blake, 1933; Actor Fred Willard, 1939; Singer-actor Frankie Avalon, 1940; Actor James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos“), 1961; Actress Holly Robinson Peete (“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper“), 1964; Singer Ricky Bell of Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition, 1967; Actor James Marsden (“The Notebook,” “Ally McBeal“), 1973; Rapper Xzibit, 1974; Actors Taylor and Brandon Porter (“Party of Five“), 1993. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites
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