Today In History September 18
September 18 is the 261st day of the year. There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today's Highlight In History.1998 – ICANN is formed.
|Founded||September 18, 1998|
|Focus||Manage Internet protocol numbers and Domain Name System root|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Key people||Fadi Chehadé (CEO)|
|Slogan||One World. One Internet.|
much of its work has to do with the Internet's global Domain Name System, which includes policy development for internationalization of the DNS system, introduction of new generic top-level domains (TLDs), and the operation of root name servers. The numbering facilities ICANN manages include the Internet Protocol address spaces for IPv4 and IPv6, and assignment of address blocks to regional Internet registries. ICANN also maintains registries of Internet protocol identifiers.
1850 – The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
1882 – The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
|1906 – A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.|
|1914 – World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.|
|1919 – The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.|
|1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.|
|1922 – Hungary is admitted to the League of Nations.|
|1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.|
|1934 – The USSR is admitted to the League of Nations.|
|1939 – World War II: Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.|
|1939 – The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.|
|1940 – The British liner SS City of Benares is sunk by German submarine U-48; those killed include 77 child refugees|
1943 – World War II: The Jews of Minsk are massacred at Sobibór.
1943 – World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
1947 – The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency are established in the United States under the National Security Act.
1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term, when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.
1959 – Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
1961 – U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1962 – Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
1973 – The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
1974 – Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
1977 – Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
1981 – Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
1982 – Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
1987 – Jerzy Kukuczka becomes the second mountaineer to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders.
1990 – Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
1991 – Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
1998 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit organization that manages the assignment of domain names and IP addresses in the Internet, was established.
Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and
restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected
|2009 – The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.|
|2014 – Scottish independence referendum|