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Born on this Day in History: September 18, 1939 - Frankie Avalon was born in Philadelphia, PA. He began releasing music in his teens and in 1959, his song "Venus" became his first number one single. He is considered one of the first manufactured teen idols, releasing six more Top 40 records in that year alone. In 1962, he and Annette Funicello paired their clean-cut looks to make the series of popular Beach Party surfer movies.
On this Day in History: September 18, 1793 - George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative branch of American government. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it and it was called into use during the Civil War. Today, the Capitol building, with its famous cast-iron dome and important collection of American art, is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes six Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings, all developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.