80 Years Ago—Sept. 18, 1940: In the North Atlantic, U-48 sinks Children’s Overseas Reception Board ship SS City of Benares carrying evacuees from Britain to Canada (260 killed, including 77 of 90 children).
Italian offensive in Egypt halts near Sidi Barrani for 3 months due to supply difficulties.
75 Years Ago—Sept. 18, 1945: Henry L. Stimson resigns as US Secretary of War.