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History of 25 September

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History of 25 September

1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, CO. The speaking tour was in support of the Treaty of Versailles.

1933 – Tom Mix was heard on NBC Radio for the first time. His show ran until June of 1950.

1956 – A transatlantic telephone-cable system began operation between Newfoundland and Scotland.

1957 – 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students were escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock, AR. The children had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because of unruly white mobs.

1965 – Willie Mays, at the age of 34, became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season. He had also set the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier.

1973 – The three crewmen of Skylab II landed in the Pacific Ocean after being on the U.S. space laboratory for 59 days.

1978 – Melissa Ludtke, a writer for “Sports Illustrated”, filed a suit in U.S. District Court. The result was that Major League Baseball could not bar female writers from the locker room after the game.

1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been nominated the previous July by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

1983 – A Soviet military officer, Stanislav Petrov, averted a potential worldwide nuclear war. He declared a false alarm after a U.S. attack was detected by a Soviet early warning system. It was later discovered the alarms had been set off when the satellite warning system mistakenly interpreted sunlight reflections off clouds as the presence of enemy missiles.

1986 – An 1894-S Barber Head dime was bought for $83,000 at a coin auction in California. It is one of a dozen that exist.

1987 – The booty collected from the Whydah, which sunk off Cape Cod in 1717, was auctioned off. The worth was around $400 million.

1990 – The U.N. Security Council voted to impose an air embargo against Iraq. Cuba was the only dissenting vote.

1991 – The U.N. Security Council unanimously ordered a worldwide arms embargo against Yugoslavia and all of its warring factions.

1992 – In Orlando, FL, a judge ruled in favor of 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley. He had sought a divorce from his biological parents.

1992 – The Mars Observer blasted off on a mission that cost $980 million. The probe has not been heard from since it reached Mars in August of 1993.

1995 – Ross Perot announced that he would form the Independence Party.

1997 – NBC sportscaster Marv Albert pled guilty to assault and battery of a lover. He was fired from NBC within hours.

1997 – Mark & Brian received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 – Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards. Jordan became the president of basketball operations for the team on January 19, 2000.

2002 – U.S. forces landed in Ivory Coast to aid in the rescue foreigners trapped in a school by fighting between government troops and rebel troops. Rebels had attempted to take over the government on September 19.

2012 – China launched its first aircraft carrier into service.

2018 – Bill Cosby is sentenced to three to ten years in prison.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Jason Bergmann, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Hyun Bin, South Korean actor
  • 1983 – Donald Glover, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Terrance Pennington, American football player
  • 1984 – Cherine Anderson, Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1984 – Matías Silvestre, the Argentinian footballer
  • 1985 – Gökhan Güleç, Turkish footballer
  • 1985 – Marvin Matip, German footballer
  • 1986 – Heidi El Tabakh, Egyptian-Canadian tennis player
  • 1986 – Jamie O’Hara, English footballer
  • 1986 – Marten Strauch, German rugby player
  • 1986 – Steve Forrest, American drummer
  • 1986 – Choi Yoon-young, South Korean actress
  • 1987 – Monica Niculescu, a Romanian tennis player
  • 1987 – Mustafa Yumlu, Turkish footballer
  • 1989 – Cuco Martina, Curaçaoan footballer
  • 1989 – Aldon Smith, American football player
  • 1990 – Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
  • 1990 – Daria Strokous, Russian model, actress, and photographer
  • 1991 – Emmy Clarke, American actress
  • 1991 – Alessandro Crescenzi, Italian footballer
  • 1991 – Calle Jarnkrok, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1991 – Corey LaJoie, American race car driver
  • 1991 – Alexander Rossi, American race car driver
  • 1992 – Zoel Amberg, Swiss race car driver
  • 1992 – Kerrod Holland, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992 – Massimo Luongo, Australian footballer
  • 1992 – Keauna McLaughlin, American figure skater
  • 1992 – Ruslan Zhiganshin, Russian ice dancer
  • 1993 – Toby Greene, Australian footballer
  • 1995 – Todd Hazelwood, Australian race car driver
  • 1996 – Anett Vilipuu, Estonian footballer
  • 2004 – Seiran Kobayashi, Japanese actress

History of 24 September

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History of 24 September

1915 – “The Lamb,” Douglas Fairbanks first film, was shown at the Knickerbocker Theater in New York City, NY.

1929 – The first all-instrument flight took place in New York when Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field.

1933 – “Roses and Drums” was heard on WABC in New York City. It was the first dramatic presentation for radio.

1934 – Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee player.

1938 – Don Budge became the first tennis player to win all four of the major titles when he won the U.S. Tennis Open. He had already won the Australian Open, the French Open and the British Open.

1955 – U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver, CO.

1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1957 – U.S. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR, to enforce school integration.

1960 – The first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.

1961 – “The Bullwinkle Show” premiered in primetime on NBC-TV. The show was originally on ABC in the afternoon as “Rocky and His Friends.”

1963 – The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty that limited nuclear testing. The treaty was between the U.S., Britain, and the Soviet Union.

1968 – “60 Minutes” premiered on CBS-TV.

1968 – “The Mod Squad” premiered on ABC-TV.

1977 – “The Love Boat” debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.

1995 – Three decades of the Israeli occupation of West Bank cities ended with the signing of a pact by Israel and the PLO.

1996 – The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.

1998 – The U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills.

2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups.

2003 – Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.

2007 – Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.

2008 – Thabo Mbeki resigns as president of South Africa

2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.

2013 – A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing at least 327 people.

2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.

2015 – At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

2019 – An impeachment inquiry is initiated by the United States House of Representatives against President Donald Trump.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver
  • 1981 – Drew Gooden, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 – Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 – Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Liam Finn, Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Randy Foye, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Ben Harris, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer
  • 1984 – Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1985 – Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter
  • 1985 – Eleanor Catton, Canadian-New Zealand author
  • 1985 – Cameron Price, Australian news journalist
  • 1985 – Jonathan Soriano, Spanish footballer
  • 1987 – Matthew Connolly, English footballer
  • 1987 – Gurhan Gürsoy, Turkish footballer
  • 1988 – Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Pia Wurtzbach, Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 titleholder
  • 1991 – Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer
  • 1991 – Oriol Romeu, Spanish footballer
  • 1993 – Ben Platt, American actor
  • 1997 – Tosin Adarabioyo, English Footballer

History of 23 September

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History of 23 September

1912 – “Keystone Comedy” by Mack Sennett was released.

1930 – Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier.

1951 – The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast. The show “Crusade for Freedom” was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

1952 – The first Pay Television sporting event took place. The Marciano-Walcott fight was seen in 49 theaters in 31 cities.

1952 – Richard Nixon gave his “Checkers Speech”. At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president.

1953 – “The Robe” premiered in Hollywood a week after its premiere in New York. The 20th Century Fox movie had been filmed using the Cinemascope widescreen process.

1957 – Nine black students withdrew from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas due to the white mob outside.

1962 – New York’s Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall.

1962 – “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

1964 – The new ceiling painting of the Paris Opera house was unveiled. The work was done by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall.

1973 – Overthrown Argentine president Juan Peron was returned to power. He had been overthrown in 1955. His wife, Eva Duarte, was the subject of the musical “Evita.”

1981 – The Reagan administration announced its plans for what became known as Radio Marti.

1986 – Japanese newspapers quoted Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone as saying that minorities lowered the “intelligence level” of America.

1990 – Iraq publicly threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and to attack Israel if any nation tried to force it from Kuwait.

1991 – U.N. weapons inspectors find documents detailing Iraq’s secret nuclear weapons program. The find in Baghdad triggered a standoff with authorities in Iraq.

1993 – The Israeli parliament ratified the Israel-PLO accord.

1993 – Blacks were allowed a role in the South African government after a parliamentary vote.

1998 – Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 – A 17-month-old girl fell 230 feet from the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The girl had bruises but no broken limbs from the fall onto a rocky ledge.

1999 – Siegfried & Roy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released.

2004 – Over 3,000 people die in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne produces massive flooding and mudslides.

2008 – Matti Saari kills ten people before committing suicide.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
  • 1981 – Natalie Horler, German singer
  • 1981 – Helen Richardson-Walsh, English field hockey player
  • 1982 – May Künnap, an Estonian tennis player
  • 1982 – Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (d. 2017)
  • 1983 – Shane del Rosario, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)
  • 1983 – Joffrey Lupul, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Regan Smith, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Patrick Ehelechner, German ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Matt Kemp, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American entertainer
  • 1985 – Brian Brohm, American football player
  • 1985 – Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Hossein Kaebi, Iranian footballer
  • 1985 – Nahomi Kawasumi, Japanese footballer
  • 1985 – Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • 1988 – Juan Martín del Potro, an Argentinian tennis player
  • 1988 – Anthony Straker, English footballer
  • 1988 – Yannick Weber, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Taniela Lasalo, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Melanie Oudin, an American tennis player
  • 1993 – Duke Johnson, American football player
  • 1994 – John Folau, Australian-Tongan rugby league player

 

History of 22 September

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History of 22 September

1903 – Italo Marchiony was granted a patent for the ice cream cone.

1914 – Three British cruisers were sunk by one German submarine in the North Sea. 1,400 British sailors were killed. This event alerted the British to the effectiveness of the submarine.

1927 – In Chicago, IL, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long-count” fight.

1949 – The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully.

1955 – Commercial television began in Great Britain. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.

1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.

1964 – “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” debuted on NBC-TV.

1966 – The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon.

1969 – Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run.

1980 – A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale war.

1986 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.

1988 – Canada’s government apologized for the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II. They also promised a compensation.

1990 – Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yemeni and Jordanian envoys in Riyadh. The Saudi accusations were unspecific.

1991 – An article in the London newspaper “The Mail” revealed that John Cairncross admitted to being the “fifth man” in the Soviet Union’s British spy ring.

1992 – The U.N. General Assembly expelled Yugoslavia for its role in the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1994 – The U.S. upgraded its military control in Haiti.

1998 – The U.S. and Russia signed two agreements. One was to privatize Russia’s nuclear program and the other was to stop plutonium stockpiles and nuclear scientists from leaving the country.

1998 – U.S. President Clinton addressed the United Nations and told world leaders to “end all nuclear tests for all time”. He then sent the long-delayed global test-ban treaty to the U.S. Senate.

1998 – Keely Smith received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2013 – At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
  • 1981 – Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Ingrid Vetlesen, Norwegian soprano
  • 1982 – Domenic Cassisi, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Billie Piper, English actress and singer
  • 1982 – Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer
  • 1983 – Kyla, British singer
  • 1983 – Glenn Loovens, Dutch professional footballer
  • 1983 – Petr Taticek, Czech professional ice hockey
  • 1983 – Tommy Thelin, Swedish footballer
  • 1984 – Ross Jarman, English drummer, and songwriter
  • 1984 – Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
  • 1985 – Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
  • 1985 – Jamie Mackie, Scottish footballer
  • 1985 – Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
  • 1985 – Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)
  • 1987 – Derick Brassard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Stefan Denifl, Austrian cyclist
  • 1987 – Tom Felton, English actor
  • 1987 – Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Serbian footballer
  • 1988 – Nikita Andreyev, Russian footballer
  • 1989 – Jon Bass, American actor
  • 1989 – Kim Hyo-Yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls Generation)
  • 1989 – Sabine Lisicki, a German tennis player
  • 1990 – Denard Robinson, American football player
  • 1991 – Kenny Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1991 – Joe Wardle, English rugby league player
  • 1992 – Philip Hindes, English track cyclist
  • 1993 – Yutakayama Ryota, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1994 – Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1994 – Park Jin-young, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
  • 1995 – Nayeon, Korean singer (Twice) 

 

History of 21 September

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History of 21 September

1931 – Britain went off the gold standard.

1931 – Japanese forces began occupying China’s northeast territory of Manchuria.

1937 – J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was first published.

1941 – “The Second Mrs. Burton” premiered to the entire CBS Radio Network.

1948 – Milton Berle debuted as the host of “The Texaco Star Theater” on NBC-TV. The show later became “The Milton Berle Show.” Berle was the regular host until 1967.

1948 – “Life With Luigi” debuted on CBS Radio.

1949 – Communist leaders proclaimed The People’s Republic of China.

1957 – “Perry Mason”, the television series, made its debut on CBS-TV. The show was on for 9 years.

1961 – Antonio Abertondo swam the English Channel (in both directions) in 24 hours and 25 minutes.

1964 – Malta gained independence from Britain.

1966 – The Soviet probe Zond 5 returned to Earth. The spacecraft completed the first unmanned round-trip flight to the moon.

1970 – “NFL Monday Night Football” made its debut on ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.

1973 – Henry Kissinger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become 56th Secretary of State. He was the first naturalized citizen to hold the office of Secretary of State.

1981 – The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1981 – Belize gained full independence from Great Britain.

1982 – National Football League (NFL) players began a 57-day strike. It was their first regular-season walkout.

1982 – Amin Gemayel was elected president of Lebanon. He was the brother of Bashir Gemayel who was the president-elect when he was assassinated.

1984 – General Motors and the United Auto Workers union reached an agreement that would end the previous six days of spot strikes.

1985 – North and South Korea opened their borders for their family reunion program.

1993 – Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin announced that he was ousting the Communist-dominated Congress. The action was effectively seizing all state power.

1996 – The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women.

1996 – John F. Kennedy Jr. married Carolyn Bessette in a secret ceremony on Cumberland Island, GA.

1999 – The Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.

2001 – America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

2001 – Ross Parker is murdered in Peterborough, England, by a gang of ten British Pakistani youths

2003 – The Galileo spacecraft is terminated by sending it into Jupiter’s atmosphere.

2012 – Three Egyptian militants open fire on a group of Israeli soldiers in a southern Israel cross-border attack.

2013 – Al-Shabaab Islamic militants attack the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya, killing at least 67 people.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Nicole Richie, American actress, fashion designer, and author
  • 1981 – Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1982 – Christos Tapoutos, Greek basketball player
  • 1982 – Rowan Vine, English footballer
  • 1983 – Ndiss Kaba Badji, Senegalese athlete
  • 1983 – Alex Bailey, British footballer
  • 1983 – Dwayne Barker, English rugby league player
  • 1983 – Sarah Rees Brennan, Irish writer
  • 1983 – Stipe Buljan, Croatian footballer
  • 1983 – John Castillo, Colombian footballer
  • 1983 – Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentine footballer
  • 1983 – Wagner Diniz, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Moustapha Djallit, Algerian footballer
  • 1983 – Francesco Dracone, Italian race car driver
  • 1983 – Scott Evans, American actor
  • 1983 – Anna Favella, Italian actress
  • 1983 – Éder Monteiro Fernandes, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Kristian Gidlund, Swedish drummer and journalist (d. 2013)
  • 1983 – Maggie Grace, American actress
  • 1983 – Bryan Willis Hamilton, American musician
  • 1983 – Liam Harrison, British rugby league player
  • 1983 – Cristian Hidalgo, Spanish footballer
  • 1983 – Greg Jennings, American football player
  • 1983 – Dorothea Kalpakidou, Greek discus thrower
  • 1983 – Derek Landri, American footballer
  • 1983 – C. S. Magaoay, an American researcher and activist
  • 1983 – Joseph Mazzello, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Anna Meares, Italian track cyclist
  • 1983 – Reggie Nelson, American footballer
  • 1983 – Mark Nerkowski, American soccer player
  • 1983 – Dênis Oliveira de Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Rasmus Persson, Swedish radio personality
  • 1983 – Marcin Piekarski, Polish luger
  • 1983 – Rafael Marques Pinto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Tori Polk, American athlete
  • 1983 – Miguel Potes Mina, Colombian footballer
  • 1983 – Javier Alejandro Rabbia, Argentine footballer
  • 1983 – Wakakirin Shinichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, and mixed martial artist
  • 1983 – Joana Soldado, Portuguese actress
  • 1983 – Ben Richardson, British cinematographer
  • 1983 – Asa Taccone, American musician
  • 1983 – Ronny Toma, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Sanka Wijegunaratne, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1983 – Ycare, French singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Ben Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
  • 1984 – Wale, American rapper
  • 1985 – Justin Durant, American football player
  • 1986 – Faris Badwan, English singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Lindsey Stirling, American violinist, and composer
  • 1987 – Jimmy Clausen, American football player
  • 1987 – Anthony Don, Australian rugby league player
  • 1987 – Marcelo Estigarribia, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1987 – Murilo Maccari, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 – Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Michał Pazdan, Polish footballer
  • 1987 – Ivelisse Velez, Puerto Rican wrestler
  • 1988 – Doug Baldwin, American football player
  • 1988 – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
  • 1989 – Jason Derulo, American singer-songwriter
  • 1989 – Sandor Earl, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Emma Watkins, Australian singer, and actress
  • 1990 – Al-Farouq Aminu, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Danny Batth, English footballer
  • 1990 – Rob Cross, English darts player
  • 1990 – Ivan Dorschner, American-Filipino model, and actor
  • 1990 – Sam Kasiano, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1991 – Anastassia Kovalenko, Estonian motorcycle racer
  • 1992 – Kim Jong-Dae, South Korean singer-songwriter
  • 1992 – Rodrigo Godínez, Mexican footballer
  • 1993 – Kwon Mina, South Korean singer, and actress
  • 1993 – Derik Osede, Spanish footballer
  • 1993 – Ante Rebic, Croatian footballer
  • 1998 – Máscara de Bronce, Mexican wrestler
  • 1999 – Wang Junkai, Chinese singer
  • 1999 – Alexander Isak, Eritrean-Swedish professional footballer

History of 20 September

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History of 20 September

1921 – KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, started a daily radio newscast. It was one of the first in the U.S.

1946 – The first Cannes Film Festival premiered. The original premiere was delayed in 1939 due to World War II.

1946 – WNBT-TV in New York became the first station to promote a motion picture. Scenes from “The Jolson Story” were shown.

1953 – The TV show “Letter to Loretta” premiered. The name was changed to “The Loretta Young Show” on February 14, 1954.

1953 – Jimmy Stewart debuted on the radio western “The Six Shooter” on NBC.

1955 – “You’ll Never Be Rich” premiered on CBS-TV. The name was changed less than two months later to “The Phil Silvers Show.”

1962 – James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett. Meredith was later admitted.

1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

1967 – The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) was launched. It went out of service on November 27, 2008.

1977 – The first of the “boat people” arrived in San Francisco from Southeast Asia under a new U.S. resettlement program.

1982 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the U.S., France, and Italy were going to send peacekeeping troops back to Beirut.

1984 – “The Cosby Show” premiered on NBC-TV.

1988 – The United Nations opened its 43rd General Assembly.

1989 – F.W. de Klerk was sworn in as president of South Africa.

1991 – U.N. weapons inspectors left for Iraq in a renewed search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

1992 – French voters approved the Maastricht Treaty.

1995 – AT&T announced that it would be splitting into three companies. The three companies were AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and NCR Corp.

1995 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted to drop the national speed limit. This allowed the states to decide their own speed limits.

2000 – The United Kingdom’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.

2001 – In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a “War on Terror”.

2003 – Civil unrest in the Maldives breaks out after a prisoner is killed by guards.

2007 – Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.

2008 – A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.

2011 – The United States military ends its “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

2013 – Apple released the iPhone 5s.

2017 – Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, resulting in 2,975 deaths, US$90 billion in damage, and a major humanitarian crisis.

2018 – At least 161 people have died after a ferry capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island in Lake Victoria and part of Tanzania.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Feliciano López, a Spanish tennis player
  • 1981 – David McMillan, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1981 – Crystle Stewart, American actress, television host, model, winner of Miss USA 2008
  • 1981 – Ryan Tandy, Australian rugby league player (d. 2014)
  • 1981 – Jordan Tata, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jason Bacashihua, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Aaron Burkart, German race car driver
  • 1982 – Brian Fortuna, American dancer, and choreographer
  • 1982 – Sexy Star, Mexican wrestler
  • 1982 – Athanasios Tsigas, Greek footballer
  • 1983 – Freya Ross, Scottish runner
  • 1983 – Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1984 – Dean Israelite, South African film director, writer, and producer
  • 1984 – Brian Joubert, French figure skater
  • 1985 – Ian Desmond, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Mami Yamasaki, Japanese model, and actress
  • 1986 – Hayato Fujita, Japanese wrestler
  • 1986 – Aldis Hodge, American actor
  • 1986 – İbrahim Kaş, Turkish footballer
  • 1986 – Jason Nightingale, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1987 – Gain, South Korean singer
  • 1987 – Jack Lawless, American drummer
  • 1987 – Tito Tebaldi, Italian rugby player
  • 1988 – Sergei Bobrovsky, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Ayano Omoto, Japanese singer, and dancer
  • 1988 – Ryan Simpkins, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Phillip Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1991 – Isaac Cofie, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1991 – Spencer Locke, American actress
  • 1992 – Safura Alizadeh, Azerbaijani singer
  • 1992 – Peter Prevc, Slovenian ski jumper
  • 1992 – Michał Żyro, Polish footballer
  • 1993 – Julian Draxler, German footballer
  • 1995 – Laura Dekker, Dutch sailor
  • 1995 – Sammi Hanratty, American actress
  • 1995 – Rob Holding, English footballer
  • 1996 – Ioana Loredana Roșca, a Romanian tennis player

History of 19 September

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History of 19 September

1942 – The first advertisement to announce Little Golden Books appeared in Publishers Weekly.

1955 – Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra, and Paul Newman starred in the “Producer’s Showcase” presentation of “Our Town” on NBC-TV.

1955 – Argentina President Juan Peron was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy.

1957 – The U.S. conducted its first underground nuclear test. The test took place in the Nevada desert.

1959 – Nikita Khruschev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to security reasons. Khrushchev reacted angrily.

1960 – Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, checked out of the Shelburne Hotel angrily after a dispute with the management.

1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” premiered on CBS-TV.

1982 – Scott Fahlman became the first person to use 🙂 in an online message.

1983 – Lebanese army units defending Souk el-Gharb were supported in their effort by two U.S. Navy ships off Beirut.

1984 – China and Britain completed a draft agreement transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.

1986 – U.S. health officials announced that AZT, though an experimental drug, would be made available to AIDS patients.

1988 – Israel successfully launched the Horizon-I test satellite.

1990 – Iraq began confiscating foreign assets of countries that were imposing sanctions against the Iraqi government.

1992 – The U.N. Security Council recommended suspending Yugoslavia due to its role in the Bosnian civil war.

1994 – U.S. troops entered Haiti peacefully to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

1995 – The U.S. Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.

1995 – The commander of American forces in Japan and the U.S. ambassador apologized for the rape of a schoolgirl committed by three U.S. servicemen.

1996 – The government of Guatemala and leftist rebels signed a peace treaty to end their long war.

2002 – In Ivory Coast, around 750 rebel soldiers attempted to overthrow the government. U.S. troops landed on September 25th to help move foreigners, including Americans, to safer areas.

2003 – It was reported that AOL Time Warner was going to drop “AOL” from its name and be known as Time Warner Inc. The company had announced its merger and name change on January 10, 2000.

2006 – The Thai army stages a coup. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.

2011 – Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader with 602.

2014 – The Apple iPhone 6 went on sale.

2016 – In the wake of a manhunt, the suspect in a series of bombings in New York and New Jersey is apprehended after a shootout with police.

2017 – The 2017 Puebla earthquake strikes Mexico, causing 370 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, as well as extensive damage.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist
  • 1981 – Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Rika Fujiwara, a Japanese tennis player
  • 1982 – Shaun Barker, English footballer
  • 1982 – Eduardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982 – Eleni Daniilidou, a Greek tennis player
  • 1982 – Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Joey Devine, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Charlie Haeger, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Eva Marie, American wrestler
  • 1984 – Angel Reyna, Mexican footballer
  • 1984 – Danny Valencia, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor
  • 1985 – Gio Gonzalez, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Alun Wyn Jones, Welsh rugby player
  • 1985 – Chase Rice, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Renee Young, Canadian journalist
  • 1985 – Song Joong-ki, South Korean actor
  • 1986 – Leon Best, English footballer
  • 1986 – Ryan Succop, American football player
  • 1986 – Peter Vack, American actor
  • 1987 – Carlos Quintero, Colombian footballer
  • 1988 – Kenny Britt, American football player
  • 1989 – Tyreke Evans, American basketball player
  • 1989 – George Springer, American baseball player
  • 1990 – Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress, and singer
  • 1990 – Savvas Gentsoglou, Greek footballer
  • 1990 – Evgeny Novikov, Russian race car driver
  • 1990 – Kieran Trippier, English footballer
  • 1992 – Jiro Kuroshio, Japanese wrestler
  • 1992 – Diego Antonio Reyes, Mexican footballer
  • 1994 – Alex Etel, English actor

History of 18 September

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History of 18 September

1927 – Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System made its debut with its network broadcast over 16 radio stations. The name was later changed to CBS.

1940 – “You Can’t Go Home Again” by Thomas Wolfe was published by Harper and Brothers.

1946 – Mound Metalcraft was founded in Mound, MN. On November 23, 1955, the company changed its name to Tonka Toys Incorporated.

1947 – The United States Air Force was established as a separate military branch by the National Security Act.

1955 – The “Ed Sullivan Show” began on CBS-TV. The show had been “The Toast of the Town” since 1948.

1963 – “The Patty Duke Show” premiered on ABC-TV.

1965 – The first episode of “I Dream of Jeannie” was shown on NBC-TV. The last show was televised on September 1, 1970.

1981 – A museum honoring former U.S. President Ford was dedicated in Grand Rapids, MI.

1984 – The 39th session of the U.N. General Assembly was opened with an appeal to the U.S. and Soviet Union to resume arms negotiations.

1991 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush said that he would send warplanes to escort U.N. helicopters that we’re searching for hidden Iraqi weapons if it became necessary.

1994 – Haiti’s military leaders agreed to depart on October 15th. This action averted a U.S.-led invasion to force them out of power.

1997 – Ted Turner, the U.S. Media magnate, announced that over the next ten years he would give $1 billion to the United Nations.

1998 – The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to release to a videotape of President Clinton’s grand jury testimony from August 17.

1998 – The FDA approved a once-a-day easier-to-swallow medication for AIDS patients.

2003 – Robert Duvall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution.

2011 – The 2011 Sikkim earthquake is felt across northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and southern Tibet.

2012 – Greater Manchester Police officers PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone are murdered in a gun and grenade ambush attack in Greater Manchester, England.

2014 – Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.

2015 – Two security personnel, 17 worshippers in a mosque, and 13 militants are killed during a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan attack on a Pakistan Air Force base on the outskirts of Peshawar.

2016 – The 2016 Uri attack in Indian Administrated Kashmir by anti-government militants results in the deaths of nineteen Indian Army soldiers and all four attackers.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Lucy Aharish, Israeli journalist and actress
  • 1981 – Sebastián Decoud, an Argentinian tennis player
  • 1981 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress, and singer
  • 1981 – Kristaps Valters, Latvian basketball player
  • 1981 – Han Ye-Seoul, South Korean actress
  • 1982 – Alessandro Cibocchi, Italian footballer
  • 1982 – Arvydas Eitutavičius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1982 – Leono, Mexican wrestler
  • 1982 – Alfredo Talavera, Mexican footballer
  • 1983 – Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer
  • 1983 – Giulio Scandella, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Dashon Goldson, American football player
  • 1984 – Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
  • 1984 – Dizzee Rascal, British hip hop musician
  • 1985 – Tarah Gieger, Puerto Rican-American motocross racer
  • 1989 – Serge Ibaka, Congolese-Spanish basketball player
  • 1990 – Lewis Holtby, German footballer
  • 1992 – Edrick Lee, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995 – Max Meyer, German footballer
  • 1995 – Matt Targett, English footballer
  • 1998 – Christian Pulisic, American soccer player

History of 17 September

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History of 17 September

1911 – The first transcontinental airplane flight started. It took C.P. Rogers 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, CA.

1920 – The American Professional Football Association was formed in Canton, OH. It was the precursor to the National Football League (NFL).

1930 – Construction on Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, began in Black Canyon, near Las Vegas, NV.

1932 – Sir Malcolm Campbell set a speed record when he reached 276.27 mph over a half-mile.

1937 – At Mount Rushmore, Abraham Lincoln’s face was dedicated.

1939 – The Soviet Union invaded Poland. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

1944 – Operation “Market Garden” was launched by Allied paratroopers during World War II. The landing point was behind German lines in the Netherlands.

1947 – The first U.S. Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, was sworn into office.

1953 – Ernie Banks became the first black baseball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. He retired in 1971 known as ‘Mr. Cub’.

1953 – The Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA, successfully separated Siamese twins. Carolyn Anne and Catherine Anne Mouton were connected at the waist when born.

1955 – “The Perry Como Show” moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV.

1961 – The Minnesota Vikings were debuted as the new National Football League (NFL) team.

1962 – U.S. space officials announced the selection of Neil A. Armstrong and eight others as new astronauts.

1963 – “The Fugitive” premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen.

1964 – “Bewitched” premiered on ABC-TV.

1965 – “Hogan’s Heroes” debuted on CBS-TV.

1966 – “Mission Impossible” premiered on CBS-TV.

1972 – “M*A*S*H” premiered on CBS-TV.

1976 – NASA unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, CA.

1983 – Vanessa Williams, as Miss New York, became the first black woman to be crowned Miss America.

1983 – Johnny Bench (Cincinnati Reds) retired after 16 years as a catcher.

1983 – Carl Yastrzemski (Boston Red Sox) broke Hank Aaron’s major league record for games played when he started his 3,299th game. (MLB)

1984 – 9,706 immigrants became naturalized citizens when they were sworn in by U.S. Vice-President George Bush in Miami, FL. It was the largest group to become U.S. citizens.

1984 – Gordon P. Getty was named the richest person in the U.S. His fortune was $4.1 billion.

1984 – Reggie Jackson hit his 500th career home run. It was exactly 17 years from the day he hit his first major league home run.

1988 – Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril declared himself president of Haiti after President Henri Hamphy was ousted.

1991 – The United Nations General Assembly opened its 46th session. The new members were Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North and South Korea, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

1992 – Lawrence Walsh called a halt to his probe of the Iran-Contra scandal. The investigation had lasted 5 1/2 years.

1995 – Hong Kong held its last legislative election before being taken over by China in 1997.

1997 – Northern Ireland’s main Protestant party joined in peace talks. It was the first time that all of the major players had come together.

1998 – The United States government offered a reward for the capture of Haroun Fazil for his role in the U.S. bombing in Kenya on August 7, 1998.

1998 – The U.S. announced a plan that would compensate victims in the Kenya and Tanzania U.S. Embassy bombings on August 7, 1998.

2014 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at an all-time high of 17,156.

2016 – Two bombs explode in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Manhattan. Thirty-one people are injured in the Manhattan bombing.

2018 – A Russian reconnaissance aircraft carrying 15 people on board is brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1982 – Manos Loïzos, Egyptian-Greek composer (b. 1937)
  • 1983 – Humberto Sousa Medeiros, Portuguese-American cardinal (b. 1915)
  • 1984 – Richard Basehart, American actor and director (b. 1914)
  • 1985 – Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, founded Laura Ashley plc (b. 1925)
  • 1987 – Harry Locke, English actor (b. 1913)
  • 1991 – Zino Francescatti, French violinist and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1992 – Roger Wagner, American conductor, and educator (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Willie Mosconi, American pool player, and actor (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – Christian Nyby, American director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 1994 – John Delafose, American accordion player (b. 1939)
  • 1994 – Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player and coach (b. 1954)
  • 1994 – Karl Popper, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (b. 1902)
  • 1995 – Isadore Epstein, Estonian-American astronomer and academic (b. 1919)
  • 1995 – Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • 1996 – Spiro Agnew, American soldier, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (b. 1918)
  • 1997 – Red Skelton, American actor, and comedian (b. 1913)
  • 1998 – Ted Binion, American poker player and businessman (b. 1943)
  • 1998 – Geoffrey Dutton, Australian historian and author (b. 1922)
  • 1999 – Frankie Vaughan, English singer, and actor (b. 1928)
  • 2000 – Georgiy Gongadze, Georgian-Ukrainian journalist and director (b. 1969)
  • 2003 – Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • 2005 – Jacques Lacarrière, French journalist and critic (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Alfred Reed, American composer, and educator (b. 1921)
  • 2009 – Dick Durock, American stuntman, and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2009 – Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian terrorist (b. 1968)
  • 2011 – Colin Madigan, Australian architect, and author designed the National Gallery of Australia (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Melvin Charney, Canadian sculptor, and architect (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Lou Kenton, English soldier and potter (b. 1908)
  • 2012 – Russell E. Train, American soldier and civil servant (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Kristian Gidlund, Swedish drummer and journalist (b. 1983)
  • 2013 – Larry Lake, American-Canadian trumpet player, and composer (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Bernie McGann, Australian saxophonist, and composer (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Alex Naumik, Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter, and producer (b. 1949)
  • 2013 – Michael J. Noonan, Irish farmer, and politician, 25th Irish Minister of Defence (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Marvin Rainwater, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Eiji Toyoda, Japanese businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2014 – George Hamilton IV, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1972)
  • 2014 – Wakachichibu Komei, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Charles Read, Australian air marshal (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Peter von Bagh, Finnish historian, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Ingrīda Andriņa, Latvian actress (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Dettmar Cramer, German footballer, and manager (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Milo Hamilton, American sportscaster (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Vadim Kuzmin, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – David Willcocks, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1919)
  • 2016 – Bahman Golbarnezhad, Iranian racing cyclist (b. 1968)
  • 2016 – Sigge Parling, Swedish footballer (b. 1936)

History of 16 September

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History of 16 September

1908 – General Motors was founded by William Crapo “Billy” Durant. The company was formed by merging the Buick and Olds car companies.

1924 – Jim Bottomley knocked in 12 runs in a single game setting a major league baseball record.

1940 – U.S. President Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.

1940 – Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He served for 17 years.

1941 – “The Arkansas Traveler” debuted on CBS Radio. The show was later renamed “The Bob Burns Show.”

1953 – “The Robe” premiered at the Roxy Theater in New York. It was the first movie filmed in the widescreen CinemaScope process.

1953 – The St. Louis Browns of the American League were given permission to move to Baltimore, MD, where they became the Baltimore Orioles.

1963 – “The Outer Limits” premiered on ABC-TV.

1965 – “The Dean Martin Show” debuted on NBC-TV.

1968 – “The Andy Griffith Show” was seen for the final time on CBS.

1972 – “The Bob Newhart Show” premiered on CBS-TV.

1974 – U.S. President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.

1976 – The Episcopal Church formally approved women to be ordained as priests and bishops.

1982 – In west Beirut, the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women, and children began in refugee camps of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

1985 – The Communist Party in China announced changes in leadership that were designed to bring younger officials into power.

1987 – The Montreal Protocol was signed by 24 countries in an effort to save the Earth’s ozone layer by reducing emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000.

1988 – Tom Browning pitched the 12th perfect game in major league baseball.

1990 – An eight-minute videotape of an address by U.S. President George H.W. Bush was shown on Iraqi television. The message warned that action of Saddam Hussein could plunge them into a war “against the world.”

1994 – Exxon Corporation was ordered by a federal jury to pay $5 billion in punitive damages to the people harmed by the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.

1994 – Two astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery went on the first untethered spacewalk in 10 years.

1998 – Universal paid $9 million for the rights to the Dr. Seuss classics “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”

1998 – Meryl Streep received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2004 – Hurricane Ivan makes landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 3 hurricane.

2005 – The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy.

2007 – One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

2007 – Security guards working for Blackwater Worldwide shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

2013 – A gunman kills twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard.

2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress, singer, and producer
  • 1981 – Alexis Bledel, American actress
  • 1981 – LaVerne Jones-Ferrette, Virgin Islander sprinter
  • 1982 – Leon Knight, English footballer
  • 1982 – Michele Rizzo, Italian rugby player
  • 1982 – Fiete Sykora, German footballer
  • 1982 – Ryan Thomson, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 – John Afoa, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1983 – Katerine Avgoustakis, Belgian singer and pianist
  • 1983 – Jennifer Blake, Canadian wrestler
  • 1983 – Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean swimmer
  • 1983 – Brandon Moss, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Legedu Naanee, American football player
  • 1984 – Sabrina Bryan, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1984 – Serginho Catarinense, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984 – Katie Melua, Georgian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Max Minghella, English actor
  • 1986 – Gordon Beckham, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Kyla Pratt, American actress, and singer
  • 1987 – Merve Boluğur, Turkish actress
  • 1987 – Kyle Lafferty, Irish footballer
  • 1987 – Louis Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1987 – Burry Stander, South African cyclist (d. 2013)
  • 1987 – Travis Wall, American dancer, and choreographer
  • 1988 – Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
  • 1989 – Lancelot Bravado, American wrestler
  • 1989 – Braden Holtby, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Jose Salomon Rondon, Venezuelan footballer
  • 1989 – Dustin Tokarski, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1991 – Diāna Bukājeva, a Latvian tennis player
  • 1991 – Alexandra Paul, Canadian figure skater
  • 1991 – Kyle Smith, English motorcycle racer
  • 1992 – Vytenis Cizauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1992 – Nick Jonas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1992 – Jake Roche, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1993 – Sam Byram, English footballer
  • 1994 – Mitchell Moses, Australian rugby league player

History of 15 September

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History of 15 September

1909 – A New York judge ruled that Ford Motor Company had infringed on George Seldon’s patent for the “Road Engine.” The ruling was later overturned.

1909 – Charles F. Kettering applied for a patent on his ignition system. His company Delco (Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company) later became a subsidiary of General Motors.

1916 – During the Battle of the Somme, in France, tanks were first used in warfare when the British rolled them onto the battlefields.

1917 – Alexander Kerensky proclaimed Russia to be a republic.

1923 – Oklahoma was placed under martial law by Gov. John Calloway Walton due to terrorist activity by the Ku Klux Klan. After this declaration, national newspapers began to expose the Klan and its criminal activities.

1928 – Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum.

1935 – The Nuremberg Laws were enacted by Nazi Germany. The act stripped all German Jews of their civil rights and the swastika was made the official symbol of Nazi Germany.

1940 – The German Luftwaffe suffered the loss of 185 planes in the Battle of Britain. The change in tide forced Hitler to abandon his plans for invading Britain.

1949 – “The Lone Ranger” premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto.

1950 – U.N. forces landed at Inchon, Korea in an attempt to relieve South Korean forces and recapture Seoul.

1953 – The National Boxing Association adopted the 10-point scoring system for all of its matches.

1955 – Betty Robbins became the first woman cantor.

1959 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. to begin a 13-day visit.

1961 – The U.S. resumed underground testing of nuclear weapons.

1965 – “Lost in Space” premiered on CBS TV.

1965 – “Green Acres” premiered on CBS TV.

1971 – Greenpeace was founded.

1978 – Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his 3rd World Heavyweight Boxing title.

1982 – The first issue of “USA Today” was published.

1983 – The U.S. Senate joined the U.S. House of Representatives in their condemning of the Soviet Union for shooting down a Korean jet with 269 people on board.

1990 – France announced that it would send an additional 4,000 soldiers to the Persian Gulf. They also expelled Iraqi military attaches in Paris.

1993 – The FBI announced a new national campaign concerning the crime of carjacking.

1994 – U.S. President Clinton told Haiti’s military leaders “Your time is up. Leave now or we will force you from power.”

1995 – The U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing.

1997 – The domain name “google.com” was registered.

1998 – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the Iranian military to be on full alert and massed troops on its border with Afghanistan.

1998 – It was announced that 5.9 million people read The Starr Report on the Internet. 606,000 people read the White House defense of U.S. President Clinton.

1999 – The United Nations approved the deployment of a multinational peacekeeping force in East Timor.

2003 – In Independence, MO, the birthplace of Ginger Rogers was designated a local landmark. The move by the Independence City Council qualified the home for historic preservation.

2004 – National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players’ union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

2008 – Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

2012 – Legoland Malaysia opened in Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.

2017 – The Parsons Green bombing takes place in London.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1983 – Yuka Hirata, Japanese actress, and model
  • 1983 – Luke Hochevar, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
  • 1984 – Loek van Mil, Dutch baseball player (d. 2019)
  • 1984 – Cyhi the Prynce, American rapper and producer
  • 1985 – François-Olivier Roberge, Canadian speed skater
  • 1986 – Jenna Marbles, American YouTuber and comedian
  • 1986 – George Watsky, American hip-hop artist, poet, and author
  • 1987 – Aly Cissokho, French footballer
  • 1987 – Rhett Titus, American wrestler
  • 1988 – Michael Cooper, English rugby league player
  • 1988 – Clare Maguire, English singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Tim Moltzen, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Oliver Gill, English footballer
  • 1990 – Aaron Mooy, Australian footballer
  • 1991 – Lee Jung-shin, South Korean rapper, and bass player
  • 1991 – Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, German-Ghanaian footballer
  • 1992 – Jae Park, South Korean-American singer (Day6)
  • 1995 – Joe Ofahengaue, New Zealand-Tongan rugby league player
  • 1996 – Nao Furuhata, Japanese idol, and singer
  • 1999 – Nana Owada, Japanese idol, singer, and actress

History of 14 September

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History of 14 September

1940 – The Selective Service Act was passed by the U.S. Congress providing the first peacetime draft in the United States.

1948 – In New York, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of the United Nations’ world headquarters.

1959 – Luna II, a Soviet space probe, became the first man-made object on the moon when it crashed on the surface.

1960 – The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded. The core members were Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.

1963 – Mary Ann Fischer gave birth to America’s first surviving quintuplets.

1965 – “My Mother The Car” premiered on NBC TV. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut.

1972 – “The Waltons” premiered on CBS-TV.

1975 – Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint.

1978 – “Mork & Mindy” premiered on ABC-TV.

1983 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 416-0 in a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for the shooting down of a Korean jet on September 1.

1984 – Joe Kittinger became the first person to fly a balloon solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

1987 – Tony Magnuson cleared 9.5 feet above the top of the U-ramp and set a new skateboard high jump record.

1989 – Joseph T. Wesbecker shot and killed eight people and wounded twelve others at a printing plant in Louisville, KY. Wesbecker, 47 years old, was on disability for mental illness. He took his own life after the incident.

1994 – It was announced that the season was over for the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike. The final days of the regular season were canceled.

1998 – Jaime Jarrin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1998 – Israel announced that they had successfully tested its Arrow-2 missile defense system. The system successfully destroyed a simulated target.

1999 – Disney World closed down for the first time in its 28-year history. The closure was due to Hurricane Floyd heading for Florida.
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1999 – It was announced that “US” magazine would change from monthly to weekly and change its name to “USWeekly.”

2001 – Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in Japan.

2001 – The FBI released the names of the 19 suspected hijackers that had taken part in the September 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

2009 – Greyhound UK began operations as an hourly service between London and Portsmouth or Southampton.

2015 – In Livingston, LA, and Hanford, WA, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors detected gravitational waves for the first time. The news was reported on February 11, 2016.

2019 – Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim responsibility for an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Miyavi, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1981 – Katie Lee, American chef, author, and critic
  • 1981 – Stefan Reisinger, German footballer
  • 1981 – Yumi Adachi, Japanese actress, and singer
  • 1982 – SoShy, French-American singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Petr Prucha, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Arash Borhani, Iranian footballer
  • 1983 – Josh Outman, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Frostee Rucker, American football player
  • 1983 – Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1984 – Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian film actor, singer and anchor
  • 1985 – Paolo Gregoletto, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1985 – Trevis Smith, American football player
  • 1985 – Aya Ueto, Japanese actress, and singer
  • 1985 – Delmon Young, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Jonathan Monaghan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1986 – Steven Naismith, Scottish footballer
  • 1986 – Barış Ozbek, German-Turkish footballer
  • 1986 – Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer
  • 1986 – Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer, and actress
  • 1987 – Michael Crabtree, American football player
  • 1987 – Tinchy Stryder, Ghanaian-English rapper and producer
  • 1988 – Martin Fourcade, French biathlete
  • 1988 – Diogo Salomao, Portuguese footballer
  • 1989 – Jessica Brown Findlay, English actress
  • 1989 – Tony Finau, American golfer
  • 1989 – Logan Henderson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1989 – Jesse James, American actor
  • 1989 – Lee Jong-suk, South Korean actor and model
  • 1990 – Douglas Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1990 – Petar Filipovic, German-born Croatian footballer
  • 1990 – Belinda Hocking, Australian backstroke swimmer
  • 1990 – Cecilie Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1991 – Dee Milliner, American football player
  • 1991 – Nana, South Korean singer, actress, and model
  • 1991 – Shayne Topp, American actor, and Smosh cast member
  • 1992 – Connor Fields, American cyclist
  • 1992 – Zico, South Korean rapper
  • 1993 – Brandon Brown, American race car driver
  • 1994 – Brahim Darri, Dutch footballer
  • 1994 – Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Finnish professional football central defender
  • 1994 – Krasimir Stanoev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1995 – Deshaun Watson, American football player
  • 1996 – Hugh Bernard, English cricketer
  • 1996 – Myles Wright, English professional footballer

History of 13 September

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History of 13 September

1922 – In El Azizia, Libya, the highest shade temperature was recorded at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

1935 – Aviator Howard Hughes, Jr., of Houston, set a new airspeed record of 352 mph with his H-1 airplane (Winged Bullet).

1937 – The first broadcast of “Kitty Keene, Incorporated” was heard on the NBC Red network.

1943 – Chiang Kai-shek became the president of China.

1948 – The School of Performing Arts opened in New York City. It was the first public school to specialize in performing arts.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate and became the first woman to serve in both houses of the U.S. Congress.

1949 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed.

1959 – The Soviet Union’s Luna 2 became the first space probe to reach the moon. It was launched the day before.

1960 – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission banned payola.

1970 – The first New York City Marathon took place. Fireman Gary Muhrucke won the race.

1971 – In New York, National Guardsmen stormed the Attica Correctional Facility and put an end to the four-day revolt. A total of 43 people were killed in the final assault. A committee was organized to investigate the riot on September 30, 1971.

1971 – The World Hockey Association was formed.

1977 – The first diesel automobiles were introduced by General Motors.

1981 – U.S. Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig said the U.S. had physical evidence that Russia and its allies used poisonous biological weapons in Laos, Cambodia, and Afghanistan.

1988 – Forecasters reported that Hurricane Gilbert’s barometric pressure measured 26.13. It was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

1993 – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” premiered on NBC.

1993 – Israel and Palestine signed their first major agreement. Palestine was granted limited self-government in the Gaza Strip and in Jericho.

1994 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a $30 billion crime bill into law.

1998 – The New York Times closed its Web site after hackers added offensive material.

2001 – U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Limited commercial flights resumed in the U.S. for the first time in two days.

2007 – The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

2008 – Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.

2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding areas.

2013 – Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.

2018 – The Merrimack Valley gas explosions: One person is killed, 25 are injured, and 40 homes are destroyed when excessive natural gas pressure caused fires and explosions.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist
  • 1981 – Angelina Love, Canadian-American wrestler
  • 1982 – Lloyd Dyer, English footballer
  • 1982 – Nene, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1982 – Rickie Weeks, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Colin Marston, American guitarist, bassist, and producer/engineer
  • 1982 – Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1983 – James Bourne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1983 – Molly Crabapple, American illustrator and journalist
  • 1983 – Ryan Del Monte, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Eduard Ratnikov, Estonian footballer
  • 1984 – Nabil Abou-Harb, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1984 – Baron Corbin, American wrestler
  • 1985 – David Jordan, English singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Australian rugby league player
  • 1986 – Steve Colpaert, Belgian footballer
  • 1986 – Derek Hardman, American football player
  • 1986 – Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese race car driver
  • 1986 – Sean Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Edenilson Bergonzi, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 – Jonathan de Guzmán, Canadian-Dutch footballer
  • 1987 – Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby player
  • 1987 – Tsvetana Pironkova, a Bulgarian tennis player
  • 1988 – Luis Rentería, Panamanian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1988 – Keith Treacy, Irish footballer
  • 1989 – Elysee Irie Bi Sehi, Ivorian footballer
  • 1989 – Kenny Edwards, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1989 – Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (d. 2013)
  • 1989 – Thomas Müller, German footballer
  • 1989 – William Owusu, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1990 – Aoi Nakabeppu, Japanese model and actress
  • 1990 – Luciano Narsingh, Dutch footballer
  • 1991 – Ksenia Afanasyeva, Russian gymnast
  • 1993 – Niall Horan, Irish singer
  • 1993 – Alice Merton, German-Canadian-English singer, and songwriter
  • 1994 – Leonor Andrade, Portuguese singer
  • 1994 – Cameron Munster, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995 – Robbie Kay, English actor
  • 1995 – Jerry Tollbring, Swedish handball player
  • 1995 – Joao Carlos Almeida Leandro, Portuguese footballer
  • 1995 – Shubham Khajuria, Indian cricketer
  • 1996 – Playboi Carti, American rapper

History of 12 September

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History of 12 September

1914 – The first battle of Marne ended when the allied forces stopped the German offensive in France.

1916 – Adelina and August Van Buren finished the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City on July 5, 1916.

1918 – During World War I, At the Battle of St. Mihiel, U.S. Army personnel operate tanks for the first time. The tanks were French-built.

1922 – The Episcopal Church removed the word “Obey” from the bride’s section of wedding vows.

1928 – Katharine Hepburn made her stage debut in the play “The Czarina.” Four years later she made her film debut in “A Bill of Divorcement.”

1938 – In a speech, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.

1940 – The Lascaux paintings were discovered in France. The cave paintings were 17,000 years old and were some of the best examples of art from the Paleolithic period.

1943 – During World War II, Benito Mussolini was taken by German paratroopers from the Italian government that was holding him.

1944 – U.S. Army troops entered Germany, near Trier, for the first time during World War II.

1953 – U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

1953 – Nikita Krushchev was elected as the first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1954 – “Lassie” made its television debut on CBS. The last show aired on September 12, 1971.

1963 – The last episode of “Leave it to Beaver” was aired. The show had debuted on October 4, 1957.

1966 – “Family Affair” premiered on CBS television.

1974 – Violence occurred on the opening day of classes in Boston, MA, due opposition to court-ordered school “busing.”

1974 – Emperor Haile Selassie was taken out of power by Ethiopia’s military after ruling for 58 years.

1977 – South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko died at the age of 30. The student leader died while in police custody which triggered an international outcry.

1979 – Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox became the first American League player to get 3,000 career hits and 400 career home runs.

1983 – Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen. He had emigrated from Austria 14 years earlier.

1984 – Michael Jordan signed a seven-year contract to play basketball with the Chicago Bulls.

1984 – Dwight Gooden (New York) Mets set a rookie strikeout record with his 251st strikeout of the season.

1991 – The space shuttle Discovery took off on a mission to deploy an observatory that was to study the Earth’s ozone layer.

1992 – Police in Peru captured Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman.

1992 – Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. She was the payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. Also onboard were Mission Specialist N. Jan Davis and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mark C. Lee. They were the first married couple to fly together in space. And, Mamoru Mohri became the first Japanese person to fly into space.

1994 – Frank Eugene Corder fatally crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House’s south lawn, striking the West wing. There were no other casualties.

2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia’s first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.

2003 – The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2003 – Iraq War: In Fallujah, U.S. forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.

2005 – Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli disengagement from Gaza is completed, leaving some 2,530 homes demolished.

2007 – Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of plunder.

2008 – The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people.

2009 – Steve Jobs announced that Apple’s iTunes had 88% of the legal U.S. music download market.

2011 – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City open to the public.

2015 – A series of explosions involving propane triggering nearby illegally stored mining detonators in the Indian town of Petlawad in the state of Madhya Pradesh kills at least 105 people with over 150 injured.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Marty Adams, Canadian actor, and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Alan Arruda, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 – Jennifer Hudson, American singer, and actress
  • 1981 – Staciana Stitts, American swimmer
  • 1982 – Zoran Planinić, Croatian basketball player
  • 1982 – Sal Rinauro, American wrestler
  • 1983 – Tom Geißler, German footballer
  • 1983 – Rami Haikal, Jordanian guitarist
  • 1983 – Sebastian Hofmann, German footballer
  • 1983 – Daniel Muir, American football player
  • 1983 – Sergio Parisse, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
  • 1983 – Clayton Richard, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Carly Smithson, Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Nashat Akram, Iraqi footballer
  • 1984 – Chelsea Carey, Canadian curler
  • 1986 – Kamila Chudzik, Polish heptathlete
  • 1986 – Akwasi Fobi-Edusei, English footballer
  • 1986 – Joanne Jackson, English swimmer
  • 1986 – Yuto Nagatomo, Japanese footballer
  • 1986 – Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
  • 1986 – Alfie Allen, English actor
  • 1986 – Emmy Rossum, American singer, and actress
  • 1988 – Amanda Jenssen, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1989 – Freddie Freeman, American-Canadian baseball player
  • 1989 – Andrew Luck, American football player
  • 1991 – Thomas Meunier, Belgian footballer
  • 1991 – Mike Towell, Scottish professional boxer (d. 2016)
  • 1991 – Scott Wootton, English footballer
  • 1992 – Connor Franta, American YouTube personality
  • 1992 – Sviatlana Pirazhenka, a Belarusian tennis player
  • 1993 – Kelsea Ballerini, American singer-songwriter
  • 1994 – Gideon Jung, German footballer
  • 1994 – RM, South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer
  • 1994 – Elina Svitolina, a Ukrainian tennis player
  • 1995 – Ryan Potter, American actor

History of 11 September

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History of 11 September

1904 – The U.S. battleship Connecticut was launched in New York.

1910 – In Hollywood, the first commercially successful electric bus line opened.

1926 – In Honolulu Harbor, HI, the Aloha Tower was dedicated.

1936 – Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam’s first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.

1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave orders to attack any German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive waters. The U.S. had not officially entered World War II at this time.

1941 – Charles A. Lindbergh brought on charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he blamed “the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration” for trying to draw the United States into World War II.

1941 – In Arlington, VA, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon took place.

1951 – Florence Chadwick became the first woman to swim the English Channel from both directions.

1952 – Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic.

1954 – The Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV debut on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the winner.

1959 – The U.S. Congress passed a bill authorizing the creation of food stamps.

1964 – “Friday Night Fights” was seen for the last time.

1965 – The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrived in South Vietnam and was stationed at An Khe.

1967 – The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS.

1970 – The last “Get Smart” episode aired on CBS-TV.

1974 – “Little House On The Prairie” made its television debut.

1974 – The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets set a National League record when they played 25 innings. It was the second-longest game in professional baseball history.

1977 – The Atari 2600 was released. It was originally sold as the Atari VCS. The system was discontinued on January 1, 1992.

1985 – Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) achieved hit number 4,192 to break the record held by Ty Cobb.

1985 – A U.S. satellite passed through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet. It was the first on-the-spot sampling of a comet.

1990 – U.S. President Bush vowed “Saddam Hussein will fail” while addressing Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis. In the speech, Bush spoke of an objective of new world order – “freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace”.

1991 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced that thousands of troops would be drawn out of Cuba.

1997 – John Lee Hooker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1997 – Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.

1998 – Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

1999 – The Wall Street Journal reported that Bayer Corp. had quit putting a wad of cotton in their bottles of aspirin. Bayer had actually stopped the practice earlier in the year.

2001 – In the U.S., four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City, NY. One airliner hit the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.

2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.

2008 – A major Channel Tunnel fire breaks out on a freight train, resulting in the closure of part of the tunnel for six months.

2011 – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

2012 – Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were brutally murdered and ten others were injured.

2015 – A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer
  • 1981 – Hallowicked, American wrestler
  • 1981 – Charles Kelley, American singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Elvan Abeylegesse, Ethiopian-Turkish runner
  • 1983 – Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenyan sprinter
  • 1983 – Ike Diogu, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Aled de Malmanche, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984 – Benson Stanley, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985 – Shaun Livingston, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Dwayne Jarrett, American football player
  • 1986 – Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player
  • 1987 – Robert Acquafresca, Italian footballer
  • 1987 – Tyler Hoechlin, American actor
  • 1988 – Mike Moustakas, American baseball player
  • 1990 – Jo Inge Berget, Norwegian footballer
  • 1990 – Jarrod Croker, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Jordan Ayew, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1991 – Rhema Obed, English footballer
  • 1991 – Kygo, Norwegian DJ
  • 1992 – Jonathan Adams, English discus thrower
  • 1992 – JC Caylen, American YouTube personality
  • 1993 – Farrah Moan, American drag queen, and entertainer

History of 10 September

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History of 10 September

1913 – The Lincoln Highway opened. It was the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the U.S.

1919 – New York City welcomed home 25,000 soldiers and General John J. Pershing who had served in the First Division during World War I.

1919 – Austria and the Allies signed the Treaty of St.-Germain-en-Laye. Austria recognized the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.

1921 – The Ayus Autobahn in Germany opened near Berlin. The road is known for its nonexistent speed limit.

1923 – The Irish Free state joined the League of Nations.

1926 – Germany joined the League of Nations.

1935 – “Popeye” was heard on NBC radio for the first time.

1939 – Canada declared war on Germany.

1940 – In Britain, Buckingham Palace was hit by a German bomb.

1942 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt mandated gasoline rationing as part of the U.S. wartime effort.

1943 – German forces began their occupation of Rome during World War II.

1948 – Mildred “Axis Sally” Gillars was indicted for treason in Washington, DC. Gillars was a Nazi radio propagandist during World War II. She was convicted and spent 12 years in prison.

1950 – Eddie Cantor began working on TV on the “Colgate Comedy Hour” on NBC.

1951 – Britain began an economic boycott of Iran.

1953 – Swanson began selling its first “TV dinner.”

1955 – “Gunsmoke” premiered on CBS.

1955 – Bert Parks began a 25-year career as the host of the “Miss America Pageant” on NBC.

1956 – Great Britain performed a nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia.

1961 – Mickey Mantle tied a major league baseball record for home runs when he hit the 400th of his career.

1963 – Twenty black students entered public schools in Alabama at the end of a standoff between federal authorities and Alabama governor George C. Wallace.

1972 – Gayle Sayers (Chicago Bears) retired from the National Football League (NFL).

1974 – Lou Brock (St. Louis Cardinals) set a new major league baseball record when he stole his 105th base of the season.

1977 – “Mickey Finn” appeared in the comic pages for the last time.

1979 – U.S. President Carter granted clemency to four Puerto Rican nationalists who had been imprisoned for an attack on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954 and an attempted assassination of U.S. President Truman in 1950.

1981 – Pablo Picasso’s mural Guernica was received in the town of Guernica.

1984 – The Federal Communications Commission changed a rule to allow broadcasters to own 12 AM and 12 FM radio stations. The previous limit was 7 of each.

1989 – Hungary gave permission to thousands of East German refugees and visitors to immigrate to West Germany.

1990 – Iran agreed to resume full diplomatic ties with past enemy Iraq.

1990 – Iraq’s Saddam Hussein offered free oil to developing nations in an attempt to win their support during the Gulf War Crisis.

1992 – In Minneapolis, MN, a federal jury struck down professional football’s limited free agency system.

1998 – Mac Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1998 – U.S. President Clinton met with members of his Cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky.

1998 – Northwest Airlines announced an agreement with pilots, ending a nearly two-week walkout.

1999 – A bronze sculpture of a warhorse just over 24 feet high was dedicated in Milan, Italy.

2002 – Florida tested its new elections system. The test resulted in polling stations opening late and problems occurred with the touch screen voting machines.

2002 – The “September 11: Bearing Witness to History” exhibit opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

2002 – Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.

2007 – Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

2017 – Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Germán Denis, the Argentinian footballer
  • 1981 – Bonnie Maxon, American wrestler
  • 1982 – Misty Copeland, American ballerina, and author
  • 1982 – Javi Varas, Spanish footballer
  • 1983 – Fernando Belluschi, the Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Jérémy Toulalan, French footballer
  • 1983 – Joey Votto, Canadian baseball player
  • 1984 – Sander Post, Estonian footballer
  • 1984 – Harry Treadaway, English actor
  • 1984 – Luke Treadaway, English actor
  • 1984 – Drake Younger, American wrestler
  • 1985 – Aleksandrs Cekulajevs, Latvian footballer
  • 1985 – James Graham, English rugby league player
  • 1985 – Neil Walker, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Ashley Monroe, American singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Eoin Morgan, English cricketer
  • 1987 – Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Nana Tanimura, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1987 – Alex Saxon, American actor
  • 1988 – Bobby Sharp, Canadian wrestler
  • 1988 – Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Manish Pandey, Indian cricketer
  • 1989 – Matt Ritchie, English footballer
  • 1989 – Lee Sawyer, English footballer
  • 1991 – Boadu Maxwell Acosty, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1992 – Ricky Ledo, American basketball player
  • 1992 – Ayub Masika, Kenyan footballer
  • 1994 – Mohamed Sylla, French rapper
  • 1997 – Brooke Henderson, Canadian golfer
  • 1998 – Anna Blinkova, a Russian tennis player