On this day: September 18

Published On: Sep 17 2012 07:16:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2015 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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1979: The Eagles release the single "Heartache Tonight." The song, from the band's "The Long Run" album, peaked for one week in November 1979 at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, sold more than 1 million copies and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It was also the last time the group topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.


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