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This Day in History: September 18

September 18: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.
  2. 1851 - First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
  3. 1948 - Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term, when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.
  4. 1977 - Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
  5. 1984 - Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
  6. Famous Birthdays: 1733 - George Read (American Declaration of Independence signatory), Kurt Lotz (German CEO of Volkswagen), Dee Dee Ramone (American bassist for The Ramones), 1971 - Lance Armstrong (American cyclist), Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer)

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