On this day: September 18

POSTED: 5:16 PM Sep 17 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 18 2013

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 - Rick Pitino
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1952: Basketball coach Rick Pitino, who has been coaching since 1987, mostly in college but also with two short stints in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, is born in New York City. Pitino won NCAA titles with the University of Kentucky in 1996 and the University of Louisville in 2013 and also holds the distinction of being the only men's coach in NCAA history to lead three different schools (Providence, Kentucky, and Louisville) to a Final Four.

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