Daily Archives: September 18, 2011

Theodore Roosevelt arrives at Canton for President McKinley’s funeral 110 years ago this hour

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(Wednesday, September 18, 1901, 11:58 a.m.) — The state funeral train bearing the remains of President William McKinley, who died four days ago from complications of gunshot wounds arrived in Canton, Ohio today (for burial tomorrow) with the new president, Theodore Roosevelt, paying his respects. Continue reading Theodore Roosevelt arrives at Canton for President McKinley’s funeral 110 years ago this hour

‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ opens in New York 60 years ago today

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(Tuesday, September 18, 1951)The Day the Earth Stood Still, a science fiction film directed by Robert Wise and starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe, and Hugh Marlowe, opened today in New York City. In the film, a humanoid alien visitor visits Earth with a warning, accompanied by the powerful robot, “Gort.”

UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld killed in plane crash 50 years ago today


Dag Hammarskjöld crash site (silent)

(Monday, September 18, 1961, 12:12 a.m.) — Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was killed today when his plane crashed while flying from Leopoldville in the Congo, to Ndola in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He was on his way to negotiate a cease-fire with Moise Tshombe in the Katanga Province, which had seceded from the Congo. 15 fifteen others perished in the crash.

‘The Persuaders!’ debuts on ABC 40 years ago today

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'The Persuaders' debuts (2:46 clip from 'Overture')

(Saturday, September 18, 1971, 10:00 p.m. ET)The Persuaders!, an action/adventure TV series starring Tony Curtis and Roger Moore as wealthy playboys teamed together to investigate crimes which the police can’t solve, debuts on ABC. Continue reading ‘The Persuaders!’ debuts on ABC 40 years ago today