September 18, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died

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Today is Sunday, September 18, the 261st day of 2022. There are 104 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent champion of women’s rights who became the court’s second female justice, died at her Washington home at the age of 87 from complications of pancreatic cancer; his death sparked a battle over whether President Donald Trump should appoint a successor or if the seat should remain vacant until the election results are six weeks away. (Trump would nominate Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed by the Republican-led Senate days before the election.)

To this date :

In AD 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus.

In 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the United States Capitol.

In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of federal commissioners to return runaway slaves to their owners.

In 1851, the first edition of The New York Times was published.

In 1947, the National Security Act, which created a national military establishment and the post of Secretary of Defense, came into effect.

In 1961, United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM’-ahr-shoold) was killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia.

In 1970, rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London aged 27.

In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

In 1987, the psychological thriller “Fatal Attraction”, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, was released by Paramount Pictures.

In 2001, a week after the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush said he hoped to “unite the world” in the battle against terrorism and predicted that all “people who love freedom” would would join it. Letters postmarked from Trenton, NJ, which later tested positive for anthrax, were sent to the New York Post and NBC anchor Tom Brokaw.

In 2005, “Everybody Loves Raymond” won the Emmy for Best Comedy in its final season; The freshman hit “Lost” was named Best Drama.

In 2014, Scottish voters rejected independence, choosing to remain in the UK in a historic referendum. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, has ended years of male-only exclusivity after its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join.

Ten years ago: Chicago teachers voted to suspend their strike and return to class after more than a week on picket lines, ending a combative standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over school assessments and safety ‘use.

Five years ago: Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm, sweeping through the eastern Caribbean on a track that would take it close to many islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma. Toys R Us, the pioneering big-box toy retailer, said it was filing for bankruptcy but would continue with normal business operations. (The company announced in March 2018 that it would be winding down its US operations.)

A year ago: Police were deployed in large numbers outside the United States Capitol amid fears a rally in support of jailed Jan. 6 rioters could turn violent; the crowd for the rally was sparse and there were few incidents. Four space tourists safely ended their pioneering three-day flight in orbit with a dip in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida; the all-amateur crew – a billionaire and his three guests – aboard the SpaceX capsule were the first to circumnavigate the globe without a professional astronaut.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Robert Blake turns 89. Gospel singer Bobby Jones is 84 years old. Singer Frankie Avalon is 82 years old. Actor Beth Grant is 73 years old. Rock musician Kerry Livgren is 73 years old. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 72 years old. Former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, is 71. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino is 70 years old. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., is 68. Billy Sims, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and retired NFL player, is 67. Director Mark Romanek is 63 years old. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is 63. Alternative country-rock musician Mark Olson is 61 years old. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) is 60 years old. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 58 years old. 55. Actor Aisha Tyler is 52 years old. Former cyclist Lance Armstrong is 51 years old. Opera singer Anna Netrebko is 51 years old. Actor Jada Pinkett Smith is 51 years old. Actor James Marsden is 49 years old. Actor Emily Rutherfurd is 48 years old. Actor Travis Schuldt is 48 years old. Rapper Xzibit is 48 years old. Comedian-actor Jason Sudeikis is 47 years old. Actress Sophina Brown is 46 years old. Actor Barrett Foa is 45 years old. Talk show host Sara Haines (TV: “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke”) is 45. Actor/comedian Billy Eichner is 44 years old. Actor Alison Lohman is 43 years old. Designer Brandon Maxwell is 38 years old. Congressman and former NFL player Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, is 38 years old. Actors Brandon and Taylor Porter are 29 years old. Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger is 29 years old. Country singer Tae Kerr (Maddie and Tae) is 27. Actor CJ Sanders is 26 years old.