On This Day In History, 18 September

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World Events Today

  • The American luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany was founded today in 1837
  • The funeral of Mao Zedong, who died on the 9th of September, was attended by an estimated 1 million people today in 1976 in Beijing
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known as ICANN, was founded today in 1998

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Addams Family television series aired for the first time today in 1964 on the ABC network
  • The action comedy movie Rush Hour, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, was released today in 1998
  • The final episode of the American radio and television soap opera Guiding Light, which ran for 72 years, was aired today in 2009 in the CBS network

Family Events Today

  • The legendary English goalkeeper Peter Leslie Shilton, OBE, who earned 125 caps for his country, was born today in 1949 in Leicester
  • The American actor James Joseph Gandolfini, most famous for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO television series The Sopranos, was born today in 1961 in New Jersey
  • Johnny Allen Hendrix, better known as the American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Jimi Hendrix, died today in 1970 aged 27

Main Event Today

  • The cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington, the home of the United States Congress, was laid today in 1793 by George Washington

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cheeseburger Day

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