September 18 in Pop Culture History
844 (Earthquake) Damascus, Syria
1793 – George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
1848 – Baseball ruled that a 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of the runner
1850 – Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which required the return of escaped slaves to their owners.
1851 – The first edition of The New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) …