We are glad you are here with us to begin your day.
Each Saturday we start with an easy “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a quick look back in the pages of history before we head out to write new chapters today.
So, grab your favorite morning sippin’ drink and let’s take a peek at events that have happened along the way On This Day…
Today is Saturday, September 18th, the 261st day of the year. There are 104 days until the end of the year.
On this day:
In 1793, President George Washington lays the foundation for the U.S. Capitol.
In 1851, “The New York Times” was published for the first time.
In 1927, the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting Company debuted with a network of 16 radio stations. The company later became known as CBS.
In 1934, the Soviet Union joins the League of Nations.
In 1947, the National Security Act went into effect. The act unified the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
In 1947, Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff performed the first-ever country music concert at new York’s Carnegie Hall.
In 1948, the first woman gets elected into the Senate. Margaret Chase Smith defeated her opponent Adrian Scolten.
In 1951, the film, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” opened in Beverly Hills. The picture made Marlon Brando a star.
In 1955, “The Toast of the Town” aired its final broadcast. The following week the series was re-titled “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
In 1964, “The Addams Family” debuted on ABC.
In 1965, “I Dream of Jeannie” debuted on NBC. Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden starred in the popular sitcom.
In 1970, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Jimi Hendrix died in London after overdosing on sleeping pills. He was 27.
In 1975, the FBI captured newspaper heiress Patty Hearst in San Francisco, 19 months after Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
In 1983, the rock group, Kiss, appeared without their trademark makeup for the first time during a performance on MTV.
In 1985, David Letterman read “The Top Ten List” for the first time on “Late Night with David Letterman.” The list was titled “Things That Almost Rhyme With Peas.”
In 2001, The New York Stock Exchange reopens for the first time since the terrorist attacks on September 11th. This was the longest time the New York Stock Exchange was closed since the Great Depression in the 30’s.
In 2004, pop star Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline in a secret ceremony in Studio City, California.
In 2006, Iranian-born American Anousheh Ansari became the first woman space tourist, the first female Muslim and the first native of Iran to go into space.
In 2009, the CBS soap opera “The Guiding Light” aired its final episode after a 72-year run on radio and television.
In 2015, the Obama administration announced they would nominate Eric Fanning as the United States Secretary of the Army. Fanning would go on to become first openly gay secretary of the Army.
In 2017, Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy. Filing for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection allowed the company to deal with nearly five-billion-dollars in debt.
And that brings us here to this day.
So, whatever plans you have for your own personal 9.18.2021, here’s hoping you find moments along the way worthy of recording in your own personal history book.
Thanks for stopping by!