On This Day September 18th
On This Day in history:
1180- Philip Augustus becomes King of France
1502- Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his last voyage.
1809- The Royal Opera House opens in London.
1850- The US Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act.
1851- "The New York Times" publishes its first issue.
1919- The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
1947- The US Air Force is established as a separate military branch by the NSA.
1949- Major League Baseball records four grand slam hits.
1955- The 2,000,000th V8 Ford engine is produced.
1965- "I Dream of Jeannie" premiers on NBC.
1970- Jimi Hendrix dies at age 27 in London, England.
1976- "More That A Feeling" is released by Boston.
1981- France abolishes capitol punishment.
1985- Steve Jobs resigns from Apple Computer
1990- A Hershey's Kiss is displayed on Times Square that weighs 500lbs.
2004- Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are married. Legal documents will not be filed until October.