Almanac

September 18, 2004

Sept. 18

1793: President Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.

1810: Chile declared its independence from Spain.

1851: The first edition of The New York Times was published.

1970: Rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27.

2003: Hurricane Isabel plowed into Carolina's Outer Banks with 100-mph winds. Associated Press

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