On this day: September 18

Published On: Sep 17 2012 07:16:13 PM EDT   Updated  2 h

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.

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1906: A typhoon and accompanying tsunami kill an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.

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