On this day: September 18

Published On: Sep 17 2012 07:16:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.

OTD September 18 - HMS Tradewind
16 / 47
Royal Navy

1944: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes the Japanese cargo ship Junyo Maru, which, unknown to the Tradewind's commander, was carrying 4,200 Javanese slave laborers and 2,300 Allied prisoners of war. It was the world's greatest sea disaster at the time with 5,620 dead.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of clickorlando.com, WKMG or its affiliated companies. This is a community moderated forum (Please note the 'Flag' button). By posting your comments you agree to accept our Terms Of service
blog comments powered by Disqus