18 September It Happened Today

1851  The first edition of The New York Times is published.

1905 Birth of Swedish born actress Greta Garbo.

1911  Russian prime minister Pyotr Stolypin dies after being shot the week before.

1939 Birth of American singer Frankie Avalon.

1961 United Nations secretary general Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash.

1971 Birth of American cyclist Lance Armstrong.

1978 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin reach a peace agreement at Camp David.

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