September 18 in Pop Culture History

18September 18 in Pop Culture History
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1793 – George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
1848 – Baseball ruled that a 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of the runner
1850 – Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which required the return of escaped slaves to their owners.
1851 – The first edition of The New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) was published.
1927 – With 18 radio stations in the US, The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) went on the air.
1961 – #1 Hit September 18, 1961 – October 8, 1961: Bobby VeeTake Good Care of My Baby
1964 – The Addams Family debuted on ABC.
1965 – Get Smart and I Dream of Jeannie premiered on NBC
1970 – Jimi Hendrix (age 27) died in London.
1975 – Patty Hearst was captured by FBI agents and indicted.
1976 – #1 Hit September 18, 1976 – October 8, 1976: Wild CherryPlay That Funky Music
1978 – WKRP in Cincinnati premiered on CBS
1982 – Three men climbed a billboard along Route 22 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Valley, to begin a radio promotional contest that ultimately lasted a staggering 261 days.
1987 – DuckTales premiered, in syndication
1999 – #1 Hit September 18, 1999 – October 8, 1999: TLCUnpretty
2010 – #1 Hit September 18, 2010 – October 1, 2010: Katy PerryTeenage Dream

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