18 September, 1942 – Subs Sinks 4 Japanese Ships

The fight for supremacy in the Pacific Ocean is being won by Submarines from the US as yesterday they sank 4 more Japanese Ships and damaged 4 more Japanese Ships.

18 September, 1973 – Jimmy Carter Files UFO Report

Future President Jimmy Carter files a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), claiming he had seen an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) in October.

18 September, 1985 – Strategic Defense Weapons

President Reagan has stated that the Strategic Defense Weapons ( SDI ) which will only be used to destroy weapons will not part of negotiations on reducing offensive nuclear weapons in the upcoming talks in Geneva. The Russians have responded by stating the US is militarizing space.

18 Sept, 1995 – Virgin Islands Hurricane Marilyn

Hurricane Marilyn batters the Virgin Islands the forth to hit the Caribbean in the last 4 weeks left at least 9 dead and many injured. The government has placed a curfew on the Island and have Marshalls on hand to stop looters.

18 September, 2003 – U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel

September 18th, 2003 : Hurricane Isabel strikes North Carolina’s Outer Banks with 105 mph winds and continued up the Eastern Seaboard to West Virginia. The storm claimed 40 lives and left six million people without power. The storm surge from Isabel washed out a portion of Hatteras Island to create what locals called “Isabel Inlet.”

18 September, 2007 – Ukraine Chernobyl

Ukraine announces plans to build a large steel covering over the radioactive site of the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s largest nuclear disaster. The cover is to be built by a French company and will cost $1.4 billion over five years. It is now more than 20 years since the disaster and levels of radiation still make the area uninhabitable.

18 September, 2009 – Poland Coal Mine Explosion

A methane gas build-up explodes more than a kilometre underground in the Wujek-Slask coal mine in Poland and killed twelve miners while injuring another thirty.

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