Lost and Found – September 18th Edition

What to remember about September 18th…

  • 1793  George Washington lays the cornerstone to the U.S. Capitol building; it will take nearly a century to complete
  • 1850  As part of the Compromise of 1850, Congress signs Fugitive Slave Law declaring that runaway slaves be returned to their masters
  • 1947  The United States Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military under the National Security Act of 1947
  • 1970  American guitarist and singer-songwriter James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix dies in London of Drug overdose (b. 1942)
  • 1973  Future President Carter reports sighting a UFO in 1969 to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
  • 1975  Patty Hearst, newspaper heiress and fugitive member of the Symbionese Liberation Army terrorist group is captured in San Francisco, California
  • 1997  American media executive Ted Turner announces that he will donate 1 billion dollars to the United Nations
  • 2001  1 week after September 11 attacks, 1st of a series of letters containing anthrax are mailed; 5 die and 17 infected


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