Sept. 18, Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler passes away

1906- Strong typhoon in Hong Kong kills at least 10,000 people.

1931- Japan occupies the Chinese province of Manchuria.

1961- United Nations Secretary -General Dag Hammarskjöld  killed in a plane crash while on a peace mission in the Congo.

1997- American billionaire Ted Turner donates one billion dollars to the United Nations, one of the largest single donations ever.

1709- English writer Samuel Johnson was born.

1783-Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler passes away.

Independence Day in Chile.

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