September 18, 2023 at 1:00 a.m.
Today In History

Today In History – September 18

September 18 is the 261st day of the year
Every dream starts with a dreamer. In 1837 Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902) and his partner, J.B Young founded the company as Tiffany & Young, a “fancy goods” store on Broadway, in the heart of New York City. The store immediately became successful, and in the 1840s, the founder Charles Lewis Tiffany introduced the famous Tiffany blue color. In 1853, he took sole control of the company and renamed the company Tiffany & Co.
Every dream starts with a dreamer. In 1837 Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902) and his partner, J.B Young founded the company as Tiffany & Young, a “fancy goods” store on Broadway, in the heart of New York City. The store immediately became successful, and in the 1840s, the founder Charles Lewis Tiffany introduced the famous Tiffany blue color. In 1853, he took sole control of the company and renamed the company Tiffany & Co.
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September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 104 days remain until the end of the year.

EVENTS

96 – Domitian, who has been conducting a reign of terror for the past three years, is assassinated as a result of a plot by his wife Domitia and two Praetorian prefects.

96 – Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

1180 – Philip Augustus becomes king of France at the age of fifteen.

1793 – The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.

1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.

1837 – Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

1850 – The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.

1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga begins between Confederate and Union forces. It involves the second highest amount of casualties for any American Civil War battle apart from Gettysburg.

1864 – American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin–Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.

1870 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.

1895 – The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.

1906 – The 1906 Hong Kong typhoon kills an estimated 10,000 people.[14]

1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.

1943 – World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.

1945 – General Douglas MacArthur moves his general headquarters from Manila to Tokyo.

1947 – The National Security Act reorganizes the United States government's military and intelligence services.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.

1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.

2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

BIRTHS

1684 – Johann Gottfried Walther, German organist and composer (d. 1748)

1709 – Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)

1848 – Francis Grierson, English-American pianist and composer (d. 1927)

1905 – Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)

1905 – Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)

1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)

1914 – Jack Cardiff, English director, cinematographer, and photographer (d. 2009)

1916 – Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (d. 1994)

1920 – Jack Warden, American actor (d. 2006)

1933 – Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2023)

1933 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2021)

1933 – Fred Willard, American actor and comedian (d. 2020)

1940 – Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor

1953 – Carl Jackson, American singer-songwriter and producer

1961 – Mark Olson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1962 – Boris Said, American race car driver

1964 – Holly Robinson Peete, American actress and singer

1970 – Aisha Tyler, American actress, television host, and author

1971 – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist

1971 – Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress

1973 – James Marsden, American actor

1978 – Billy Eichner, American actor and comedian

DEATHS

96 – Domitian, Roman emperor (b. AD 51)

411 – Constantine III, Roman usurper

893 – Zhang Xiong, Chinese warlord

958 – Liu Sheng, Chinese emperor (b. 920)

1137 – Eric II, king of Denmark

1180 – Louis VII, king of France (b. 1120)

1872 – Charles XV of Sweden (b. 1826)

1915 – Susan La Flesche Picotte, doctor, teacher, and social reformer, first Native American to earn a medical degree

1970 – Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1942)

1998 – Charlie Foxx, American singer and guitarist (Inez and Charlie Foxx) (b. 1939)

2013 – Lindsay Cooper, English composer, bassoon and oboe player (b. 1951)

2013 – Arthur Lamothe, French-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

2013 – Ken Norton, American boxer (b. 1943)

2013 – Richard C. Sarafian, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2020 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court justice (b. 1933)



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