Was it a rescue or a capture on this day in 1975?
Tuesday, September 18th, the 262nd day of 2012
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1793: President Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
1851 The first edition of The New York Times is published.
1975 – Publishing heiress Patricia Hearst was rescued/captured by the FBI in San Francisco, CA. She had been kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army on Feb 4, 1974, but had apparently fallen in with her captors and had participated in a bank holdup. Hearst was convicted of bank robbery on Mar 20, 1976. (On Feb 1, 1979, her sentence was commuted to time served by President Jimmy Carter, but her conviction stood. On Jan 20, 2001, outgoing President Bill Clinton granted Patricia Hearst a full pardon.)
1970 – Rock and Roll mourned the loss of music legend who died at age 27 of an overdose of sleeping pills. —Jimi Hendrix.