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This Day in History for September 18 – US Capitol Cornerstone Laid and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1793 – George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building (More info)

1837 – Tiffany & Young — later Tiffany and Co. — is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City (More info)

1850 – Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners (More info)

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator’s term (More info)

1975 – Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List (More info)

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