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 - James Gandolfini
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1961: Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos," is born in Westwood, New Jersey. The actor, who also appeared in movies such as "True Romance," "Get Shorty" and "Zero Dark Thirty," died from a heart attack at age 51 in Rome, Italy, on June 19, 2013.

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