**1634: Anne Hutchinson arrived in the Massachusetts Bay colony. Ms Hutchinson became an outspoken religious thinker, organizing women in religious studies. In 1643, she and all-but-one of her children were massacred during an indian raid.Til Nex'Time....
**1776: General Washington informs Continental Congress President John Hancock of the progress during 'The Battle At Harlem Heights' and the unfortunate demise of Captain Thomas Knowlton.
**1793: President George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol Building, seat of the legislative branch of government.
**1846: The leaders of 89 emigrants known as 'The Donner Party' realize they're running out of food and send two men to California for replenishment supplies.
**1862: General Lee is forced to retreat from the Antietam Creek battle site. The day before, the Lee forces battled the Union forces under General McClellan in the war's single bloodiest battle.
**1918: Sir Henry Rawlinson and his British 4th Army, attack German forward outposts in front of the Hindenburg Line (The Germans know it as 'The Siegfried Line').
**1945: General-of-the-Army Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo in preparation for rebuilding Japan into the democratic and capitalist country it is today.
**1959: Serial-killer Harvey Glatman is executed in LA for the murder of three young women. Mr Glatman resisted all attempts at appeal, telling the board: "I only want to die."
**1961: Then-UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold dies in a mysterious plane crash enroute to negotiate a cessation of hostilities during 'the Congo Crisis.'
**1961: The Bobby Vee hit: "Take Good Care of My Baby" reaches #1.
**1964: Two companies of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) infiltrated the south, resulting in their defeat during a Quang Tri Province battle.
**1974: Actress Doris Day is victorious in a $22.8 Million, malpractice lawsuit against her former lawyer. Her late husband Martin Melcher, had managed her finances. Upon Melcher's death, Ms Day discovered the disappearance of her $20 Million fortune. Ms Day was unable to recover the entire amount of the mismanagement suit, settling for $6 Million.
**1975: Patty Hearst--newspaper hieress--is captured and arrested for armed robbery. Originally abducted--by two negro men, one caucasian woman, members of the SLA--on February 4, 1974, Ms Hearst later declared she was joining the Symoinese Liberation Army (SLA) of her own free will. Ms Hearst was convicted and sentenced to 7 years. Her sentence was commuted by President Jimmuh Cahtah and she was released in 1979. She later married her bodyguard, Bernard Shaw.
**1987: Cesium-137 is removed from an abandoned Brizilian cancer therapy machine. Hundreds of people would be poisoned by the resultant radiation release, highlighting the dangers of even small amounts of radiation.
**1996: Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens strikes out twenty Detriot Tiger batters to tie his own major-league record for most strikeouts in a single game.
Sunday, September 18, 2011