September 18

This Day in History

1980

"Les Misérables" Opens in Paris

Les Misérables (which translates literally as "The Miserable Ones"and is often colloquially shortened to '"Les Mis") is considered by many the world's most successful musical. Although it opened in … (more...)

1961

Hammarskjöld Dies in Plane Crash

Renowned secretary-general of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash on this day. Hammarskjöld, the son of a former Swedish prime minister, was elected to the top U.N. post in 1953 … (more...)

1947

Intelligent Investigation – The CIA

The Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, is the main foreign intelligence service of the United States of America, tasked with the gathering and analysis of security information from around the world. … (more...)

1898

Britain and France Face Off in the Fashoda Incident

After a months-long hostile standoff over territorial influence in Africa, France, and Britain were brought to the brink of an imperial war, and eventually, an entente that lasts to this day, during … (more...)