Historical Events for 18th September 2021

1851 – New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
1885 – Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
1926 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis: Frenchman René Lacoste wins first of 2 straight US titles; beats countryman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
1947 – The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Truman in July
1968 – “Funny Girl” biopic film based on life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif
1975 – Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco
1983 – Kiss’ first “unmasked” (no make up) appearance on MTV
1995 – Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
2004 – 29th Toronto International Film Festival: “Hotel Rwanda” directed by Terry George wins the People’s Choice Award
2005 – Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Paris, France: Russian pair Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina win deciding doubles rubber 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce of France; clinches Russia’s 2nd consecutive title, 3-2

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