On this day: September 18

Published On: Sep 17 2012 07:16:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2014 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.

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1951: The movie "A Streetcar Named Desire," starring Marlin Brando and Vivien Leigh and directed by Elia Kazan, premieres in Beverly Hills, California. The movie would end up earning 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and nominations for its director and two stars. Leigh ended up winning for Best Actress as one of the four Oscars ultimately awarded to the film, including wins for Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden), Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter) and Best Art Direction.

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