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On September the 18th
ICANN was formed. It stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and is the organization responsible for managing the assignment of domain names and IP addresses.
US media magnate and founder of the CNN channel, Ted Turner, donated 1 billion dollars to the United Nations.
Steve Jobs resigned from Apple Computer.
The funeral of Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung took place in Beijing.
Patty Hearst was arrested after a year on the FBI's Most Wanted List. A year earlier she had been abducted by members of the urban terrorist group SLA but later apparently joined the group and even participated in a bank robbery.
A hurricane struck the Honduras with winds measuring up to 110 mph, over 5,000 people died from the destruction it wrought.
American musician, Jimi Hendrix, was found dead in the basement flat of the Samarkand Hotel in London. He was 38 years old at the time and the cause of his death is attributed to an overdose of sleeping pills.
King of Greece, Constantine II, married Danish princess Anne-Marie.
American actor, James Gandolfini, was born in New York city. He is most known for his role in the television hit series, The Sopranos.
Joe Louis knocked out Tami Mauriello in 1 round of boxing for the heavyweight boxing title.
The Jewish prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp of Sobibor (Poland) were massacred after a failed revolt.
The USSR was admitted to League of Nations.
Hungary was admitted to League of Nations.
A typhoon caused the death of approximately 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
Swedish actress, Greta Garbo, was born in Stockholm. She is considered by many as the ultimate movie star of the 20's and 30's. She retired from acting altogether in 1941 after the failure of her last picture. She spent the rest of her life in seclusion, leading a very private life, completely avoiding any public appearances.
In Montreal, Canada, rioting broke out when the government instituted compulsory smallpox vaccination.
A huge fire in the city of Moscow destroyed most of the city's housing and churches.
The Royal Opera House of London opened to the public.
The building of the Capitol building began. The United States Capitol houses the Congress of the United States.
The Treaty of Belgrade was signed between Austria and Ottoman Empire, under the terms of which Belgrade was ceded to the Ottoman Empire.
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