This Day in History :: 18 September
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18 September 1862 : Confederate armies officially divide into corps
18 September 1862 : General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
18 September 1851 : New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
18 September 1850 : Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
18 September 1848 : Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
18 September 1846 : Elizabeth Barrett and R Browning exchange last letters before eloping
18 September 1842 : 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
18 September 1838 : Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
18 September 1830 : Horse beats 1st US made locomotive (near Baltimore)
18 September 1812 : Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses and 1,000 churchs
18 September 1811 : English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
18 September 1810 : Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
18 September 1809 : Royal Opera House in London opens
18 September 1793 : President Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol Building
18 September 1789 : 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the Presidents and Congress









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