9/1/1791 :Lydia Sigourney, US author ("How to Be Happy").
9/1/1854 :Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer.
9/1/1866 :James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, prize fighter.
9/1/1875 :Edgar Rice Burroughs, author ("Tarzan").
9/1/1907 :Walter Philip Reuther, labor leader and UAW president.
9/1/1922 :Melvin R. Laird, former US Defense Secretary.
9/1/1923 :Rocky Marciano, boxer.
9/1/1924 :Yvonne DeCarlo (Peggy Yvonne Middleton), actress.
9/1/1933 :Ann Richards, Texas Governor.
9/1/1933 :Conway Twitty (Harold Jenkins), singer.
9/1/1935 :Seiji Ozawa, Japanese orchestra conductor.
9/1/1939 :Lily Tomlin, comedian-actress.
9/1/1946 :Barry Gibb, singer.
9/1/1956 :Vinnie (Vincent) Johnson, basketball player.
9/1/1957 :Gloria Estefan, singer.
9/2/1726 :John Howard, British prison reformer.
9/2/1766 :James Forten, abolishionist.
9/2/1850 :Eugene Field, US poet.
9/2/1869 :Hiram Maxim, inventor of the auto muffler and firearm silencer.
9/2/1877 :Frederick Soddy, chemist.
9/2/1917 :Cleveland Amory, author and conservationist.
9/2/1918 :Allen Drury, author ("Advise and Consent").
9/2/1931 :Alan K. Simpson, Wyoming Senator.
9/2/1937 :Peter Ueberroth, former Baseball Commissioner.
9/2/1948 :Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, teacher aboard Challenger.
9/2/1948 :Terry Bradshaw, football player.
9/2/1951 :Mark Harmon, actor.
9/2/1952 :Jimmy Connors, tennis player.
9/2/1955 :Linda Purl, actress.
9/2/1960 :Eric Dickerson, football player.
9/2/1965 :Keanu Reeves, actor.
9/3/1596 :Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker.
9/3/1803 :Prudence Crandall, teacher.
9/3/1849 :Sara Orne Jewett.
9/3/1856 :Louis Sullivan, architect.
9/3/1860 :Edward Albert Filene, credit union founder.
9/3/1907 :Loren Eiseley.
9/3/1913 :Alan Ladd, actor.
9/3/1914 :Kitty Carlisle Hart, actress. (1915?)
9/3/1921 :Henry Bellmon, Oklahoma Governor.
9/3/1923 :Mort Walker (Mortimer Walker Addison), cartoonist (Beetle Bailey).
9/3/1926 :Alison Lurie, American novelist ("The War Between the Tates").
9/3/1926 :Anne Jackson, actress.
9/3/1926 :Irene Papas, actress.
9/3/1927 :Hugh Sidey, "Time" magazine contributing editor.
9/3/1935 :Eileen Brennan, actress.
9/3/1940 :Pauline Collins, actress.
9/3/1942 :Al Jardine, Beach Boy.
9/3/1943 :Valerie Perrine, actress.
9/3/1965 :Charlie Sheen (Carlos Irwin Estevez), actor.
9/4/1768 :Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist and politician.
9/4/1803 :Sarah Childress Polk, wife of James Knox Polk.
9/4/1824 :Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer.
9/4/1846 :Daniel Hudson Burnham, US architect.
9/4/1892 :Darius Milhaud, composer.
9/4/1905 :Mary Renault.
9/4/1908 :Edward Dmytryk, film director.
9/4/1908 :Richard Wright, novelist and essayest.
9/4/1912 :Alexander Liberman, editor and painter.
9/4/1918 :Paul Harvey, radio news commentator.
9/4/1919 :Howard Morris, actor-comedian.
9/4/1920 :Craig Claiborne, cooking expert.
9/4/1926 :Donald Peterson, business executive.
9/4/1928 :Dick York, actor.
9/4/1931 :Mitzi Gaynor (Franchesca Mitzi Marlene de Charney von Gerber),
9/4/1937 :Dawn Fraser, swimmer.
9/4/1944 :Jennifer Salt, actress.
9/4/1949 :Tom Watson, golfer.
9/4/1951 :Judith Ivey, actress.
9/4/1970 :Ione Skye, actress.
9/4/1972 :Danny Ponce.
9/5/1638 :King Louis XIV of France.
9/5/1735 :Johann Christian Bach, son of J.S. Bach.
9/5/1847 :Jesse Woodson James, outlaw.
9/5/1897 :Arthur Charles Nielsen, marketing research engineer.
9/5/1902 :Darryl Francis Zanuck, movie producer.
9/5/1905 :Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-born author.
9/5/1912 :John Cage, composer.
9/5/1921 :Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Association of America president.
9/5/1927 :Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Board Chairman.
9/5/1929 :Bob Newhart, comedian.
9/5/1935 :Carol Lawrence (Carol Maria Laraia), singer and actress.
9/5/1936 :John Claggett Danforth, Missouri Senator.
9/5/1939 :George Lazenby, actor.
9/5/1939 :William Devane, actor.
9/5/1940 :Raquel Welch, actress.
9/5/1950 :Cathy Lee Guisewite, cartoonist ("Cathy").
9/5/1960 :Willie Gault, football player.
9/5/1969 :Dweezil Zappa.
9/6/1757 :The Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of US Revolution.
9/6/1766 :John Dalton, English chemist and physicist.
9/6/1860 :Jane Addams, pioneer social worker.
9/6/1869 :Felix Salten, novelist and playwright ("Bambi").
9/6/1888 :Joseph P. Kennedy Sr, financier and diplomat.
9/6/1899 :Billy Rose (William S. Rosenberg), theatrical producer.
9/6/1915 :Franz Josef Strauss, minister president of Bavaria.
9/6/1924 :John Melcher, Montana Senator.
9/6/1937 :JoAnne Worley, comedian.
9/6/1944 :Roger Waters.
9/6/1944 :Swoosie Kurtz, actress.
9/6/1947 :Jane Curtin, actress.
9/7/1533 :Queen Elizabeth I of England.
9/7/1860 :Anna Mary "Grandma" Moses, primitive painter.
9/7/1867 :John Pierpont Morgan Jr, financier.
9/7/1885 :Elinor Wylie.
9/7/1887 :Edith Sitwell.
9/7/1900 :Taylor Caldwell, novelist.
9/7/1908 :Michael DeBakey, heart surgeon.
9/7/1909 :Elia Kazan (Elia Kazanjoglou), film director.
9/7/1913 :Anthony Quayle, actor and director.
9/7/1914 :James Van Allen, physicist and rocket developer.
9/7/1921 :Arthur Ferrante, pianist composer.
9/7/1924 :Daniel Ken Inouye, Hawaii Senator.
9/7/1936 :Charles Hardin (Harden?) "Buddy" Holly, rock 'n' roll pioneer.
9/7/1937 :John Philip Law, actor.
9/7/1942 :Richard Roundtree, actor.
9/7/1944 :Andy Bradford, stuntman.
9/7/1948 :Susan Blakely, actress.
9/7/1950 :Peggy Noonan, writer.
9/7/1951 :Chrissie Hynde, singer and songwriter.
9/7/1951 :Julie Kavner, actress.
9/7/1955 :Corbin Bernsen, actor.
9/7/1956 :Michael Feinstein, singer and pianist.
9/8/1157 :King Richard "the Lion Hearted" I of England.
9/8/1474 :Ludovico Ariosto.
9/8/1841 :Anton Dvorak, composer.
9/8/1863 :Jessica Wilcox Smith.
9/8/1873 :Alfred Jarry, French surrealist poet and playwright ("Ubu Roi").
9/8/1873 :Max Reinhardt, film director. (9/9?)
9/8/1886 :Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and memoirist ("Memoirs of a
9/8/1897 :Jimmie Rogers, country music pioneer.
9/8/1900 :Claude Denson Pepper, Florida Congressman.
9/8/1911 :Euell Gibbons, natural-food writer ("Stalking the Wild
9/8/1914 :Hillary Brooke, actress.
9/8/1922 :Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr, political activist.
9/8/1922 :Samuel R. Pierce Jr, former secretary of housing and urban
9/8/1922 :Sid Caesar, comedian.
9/8/1924 :Wendell Hampton Ford, Kentucky Senator.
9/8/1925 :Peter (Richard Henry) Sellers, actor.
9/8/1932 :Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley), country music singer.
9/8/1937 :Barbara Frum, journalist.
9/8/1938 :Sam Nunn, Georgia Senator.
9/8/1945 :Rogie Vachon, hockey player.
9/8/1945 :Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.
9/8/1946 :Freddie Mercury, singer and musician.
9/8/1947 :Ann Beattie, author.
9/8/1954 :Marilyn (Williamson) Mims, opera singer.
9/8/1956 :Maurice Cheeks, basketball player.
9/8/1957 :Heather Thomas, actress.
9/9/1585 :Duc de Richelieu, French statesman and Roman Catholic cardinal.
9/9/1739 :Luigi Galvani, inventor of galvanized steel.
9/9/1754 :William Bligh, Captain of HMS Bounty.
9/9/1794 :William Lonsdale.
9/9/1828 :Leo Tolstoy, Russian author.
9/9/1873 :Max Reinhardt, film director. (9/8?)
9/9/1877 :Frank Chance, baseball player.
9/9/1887 :Alf (Alfred Mossman) Landon, Kansas Republican.
9/9/1890 :Colonel Harland (Harlan?) Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame.
9/9/1900 :James Hilton, novelist ("Lost Horizon").
9/9/1907 :Leon Edel.
9/9/1919 :James "Jimmy the Greek" Snyder (Demetrius George Synodinos),
9/9/1924 :Jane Greer, actress.
9/9/1925 :Cliff Robertson, actor.
9/9/1935 :Topol (Chaim Topol), actor.
9/9/1941 :John Thompson, college basketball coach.
9/9/1941 :Otis Redding, singer.
9/9/1943 :Joe Morgan, baseball player.
9/9/1946 :Billy Preston, singer and musician.
9/9/1949 :Joe Theisman, football player.
9/9/1951 :Michael Keaton (Michael Douglas), actor and comedian.
9/9/1951 :Tom Wopat, actor.
9/9/1952 :Angela Cartwright, actress.
9/9/1965 :Daniel Lewis Majerlee, basketball player.
9/9/1967 :BJ (Benjamin Roy) Armstrong, basketball player.
9/10/1713:John Needham, English scientist and clergyman.
9/10/1736:Carter Braxton, US revolutionary statesman.
9/10/1839:Isaac Kauffman Funk, Wagnalls' publishing partner.
9/10/1855:Robert Koldewey, German archaeologist (excavator of Babylon).
9/10/1886:Hilda Doolittle ("H.D."), American poet.
9/10/1890:Franz Werfel, Austrian author ("The Song of Bernadette").
9/10/1892:Arthur Holley Compton, X-ray physicist.
9/10/1903:Cyril Connolly, English critic.
9/10/1914:Robert Wise, film director.
9/10/1928:Yma Sumac, singer.
9/10/1929:Arnold Daniel Palmer, golfer.
9/10/1934:Charles Bishop Kuralt, journalist.
9/10/1939:Greg Mullavey, actor.
9/10/1945:Jose Feliciano, singer.
9/10/1948:Bob Lanier, basketball star.
9/10/1948:Judy Geeson, actress.
9/10/1953:Amy Irving, actress.
9/10/1958:Jennifer Tilly, actress.
9/10/1963:Cap (Casper N.) Boso, football player.
9/11/1862:William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry), US short story writer.
9/11/1885:David Herbert Lawrence, author ("Lady Chatterley's Lover").
9/11/1913:Paul "Bear" Bryant, University of Alabama football coach.
9/11/1917:Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, exhiled former Philippine president.
9/11/1924:Thomas Wade Landry, football coach.
9/11/1926:Alfred Slote, author.
9/11/1928:Earl Holliman, actor.
9/11/1928:William Xavier Kienzle, author.
9/11/1932:Bob Packwood, Oregon Senator.
9/11/1940:Brian DePalma, film director.
9/11/1943:Lola Falana, entertainer.
9/11/1962:Kristy McNichol, actress.
9/11/1964:Ellis Rena Burks, baseball player.
9/12/1818:Richard Gatling, inventor of the Gatling gun.
9/12/1829:Charles Dudley Warner, US newspaperman.
9/12/1880:Henry Louis Mencken, US critic.
9/12/1888:Maurice Chevalier, French entertainer.
9/12/1892:Alfred A. Knopf, publisher.
9/12/1906:Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer. (9/25?)
9/12/1913:James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens, US olympic athlete.
9/12/1920:Irene Dailey, actress.
9/12/1931:George Jones, singer.
9/12/1940:Linda Gray, actress ("Dallas").
9/12/1940:Michael Stephen Lolich, baseball player.
9/12/1943:Maria Muldaur, singer.
9/12/1944:Barry White, singer.
9/12/1954:Peter Scolari, actor.
9/12/1959:Deron Leigh Cherry, football player.
9/12/1966:Timothy Duane Hardaway, basketball player.
9/13/1766:Samuel Wilson ("Uncle Sam").
9/13/1851:Walter Reed, US Army physician (known for yellow fever work).
9/13/1857:Milton Hershey, candy maker.
9/13/1860:General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, hero of World War I.
9/13/1876:Sherwood Anderson, US author ("Winesburg Ohio").
9/13/1894:J.B. Priestley, English critic, playwright, and novelist ("Lost
9/13/1905:Claudette Colbert (Claudette Chauchoin), actress.
9/13/1916:Roald Dahl, author ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory").
9/13/1925:Mel Torme, singer.
9/13/1928:Ernest L. Boyer, educator.
9/13/1928:Robert Indiana, artist.
9/13/1937:Fred Silverman, TV producer.
9/13/1938:John Smith, British Labor Party leader.
9/13/1938:Judith Martin, "Miss Manners."
9/13/1939:Larry Speakes, former White House spokesman.
9/13/1944:Jacqueline Bisset, actress ("Rich and Famous").
9/13/1944:Peter Cetera, singer and songwriter.
9/13/1948:Nell Carter, actress.
9/13/1964:Faith Ford, actress.
9/14/1769:Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, scientist.
9/14/1791:Franz Bopp, comparative linguistics founder.
9/14/1879:Margaret (Higgins) Sanger, founder of US birth control movement.
9/14/1914:Clayton Moore, actor ("The Lone Ranger").
9/14/1921:Hughes Rudd, TV newscaster.
9/14/1930:Allan Bloom, author.
9/14/1933:Zoe Caldwell, actress.
9/14/1934:Kate (Katherine Murray) Millett, feminist author.
9/14/1938:Nicol Williamson, actor.
9/14/1942:John F. Lehman, former US Navy Secretary.
9/14/1944:Joey Heatherton, actress and singer.
9/14/1959:Mary Crosby, actress.
9/15/1613:Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French aphorist.
9/15/1789:James Fenimore Cooper, novelist.
9/15/1857:William Howard Taft, 27th US president.
9/15/1890:Agatha Christie, English mystery writer.
9/15/1903:Roy Acuff, country music singer-songwriter.
9/15/1922:Jackie Cooper, actor and director.
9/15/1926:Bobby Short (Robert Waltrip), pianist.
9/15/1926:Edward J. Derwinski, US Secretary of Vetrans Affairs.
9/15/1927:Norm Crosby, comedian.
9/15/1928:Julian (Cannonball) Adderly, jazz saxophonist.
9/15/1938:Gaylord Perry, baseball player.
9/15/1940:Merlin Olsen, actor and sportscaster.
9/15/1945:Jessye Norman, opera singer.
9/15/1946:Oliver Stone, movie director.
9/15/1946:Tommy Lee Jones, actor.
9/15/1960:Joe Morris, football player.
9/15/1961:Dan Marino, football player.
9/15/1962:Ernest Byner, football player.
9/15/1966:Sherman Douglas, basketball player.
9/15/1984:Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales.
9/16/1387:Henry V, of England.
9/16/1797:Anthony Panizzi, only librarian hanged in effigy.
9/16/1823:Francis Parkman, US historian and author ("The Oregon Trail").
9/16/1838:James Jerome Hill, railroad magnate.
9/16/1875:James Cash Penney, department store founder.
9/16/1888:Walter Bentley, British car designer.
9/16/1914:Allen Funt, "Candid Camera" creator.
9/16/1924:Lauren Bacall (Betty Joan Perske), actress.
9/16/1925:B.B. King, blues singer.
9/16/1925:Charles Haughey, former prime minister of Ireland.
9/16/1925:Charlie Byrd, musician.
9/16/1926:John Knowles, American novelist ("A Separate Peace").
9/16/1926:Rev. Robert Schuller, clergyman and author.
9/16/1927:Peter Falk, actor ("Columbo").
9/16/1929:Stan Stephens, Montana Governor.
9/16/1949:Ed Begley Jr, actor.
9/16/1955:Robin Yount, baseball player.
9/16/1958:Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, baseball player.
9/16/1959:Timothy Raines, baseball player.
9/16/1963:Richard Marx, singer.
9/17/1764:John Goodricke, German astronomer.
9/17/1819:Thomas Andrews Hendricks, 21st US vice president.
9/17/1879:Andrew (Rube) Foster, "The Father of Negro Baseball".
9/17/1883:William Carlos Williams, poet.
9/17/1890:Gabriel Heatter, 1940s radio news commentator.
9/17/1907:Warren Earl Burger, former US Chief Justice.
9/17/1918:Chaim Herzog, president of Israel.
9/17/1923:Hank Williams Sr (Hiram King Williams), country music pioneer.
9/17/1928:Roddy McDowall, actor.
9/17/1931:Anne Bancroft (Anna Maria Italiano), actress.
9/17/1933:Charles Ernest Grassley, Iowa Senator.
9/17/1933:Dorothy Loudon, actress.
9/17/1935:Ken Kesey, author.
9/17/1938:Paul Benedict, actor.
9/17/1939:David Souter, US Supreme Court Justice.
9/17/1945:Phil Jackson, basketball coach.
9/17/1947:Jeff MacNelly, cartoonist ("Shoe").
9/17/1948:John Ritter, actor.
9/17/1951:Cassandra Peterson, actress ("Elvira").
9/17/1955:Rita Rudner, comic.
9/17/1960:Anthony Carter, football player.
9/17/1965:Kyle Chandler, actor.
9/18/1709:Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (wrote first English dictionary).
9/18/1733:George Read, signer of US Declaration of Independence.
9/18/1779:Joseph Story, US Supreme Court Justice.
9/18/1819:Jean Foucault, French physicist (inventor of the gyroscope).
9/18/1895:John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and prime minister.
9/18/1905:Greta Garbo (Greta Lovisa Gustaffson), actress.
9/18/1916:Rossano Brazzi, actor.
9/18/1920:Jack Warden, actor.
9/18/1924:Zelda Fichandler, theater producer.
9/18/1933:Robert Blake (Michael Gubitosi), actor.
9/18/1940:Frankie Avalon, singer.
9/18/1959:Ryne Sandberg, baseball player.
9/18/1964:Holly Robinson, actress.
9/19/1655:Jan Luyts, Dutch scholar and physicist.
9/19/1737:Charles Carroll, signer of US Declaration of Independence.
9/19/1778:Henry Peter Brougham, Scotch jurist.
9/19/1879:Irvin Westheimer, founder of the "Big Brothers" movement.
9/19/1905:Leon Jaworski, Watergate prosecutor.
9/19/1907:Lewis Franklin Powell Jr, retired US Supreme Court Justice.
9/19/1911:William Golding, author ("Lord of the Flies").
9/19/1912:Clifton Daniel, former New York Times Managing Editor.
9/19/1920:Roger Angell, author.
9/19/1926:Duke Snider, baseball player.
9/19/1927:Harold Brown, former US Secretary of Defense.
9/19/1929:Adam West, actor ("Batman"). (1928?)
9/19/1930:Rosemary Harris, actress.
9/19/1932:Mike Royko, journalist and author.
9/19/1933:David McCallum, actor.
9/19/1940:Paul Williams, singer-songwriter.
9/19/1945:Jane Blalock, golfer.
9/19/1945:Randolph Mantooth, actor.
9/19/1948:Jeremy Irons, actor.
9/19/1949:Twiggy Lawson (Leslie Hornby), model-actress.
9/19/1950:Joan Lunden (Blunden), "Good Morning America" co-host.
9/19/1958:Kevin Hooks, actor.
9/19/1967:Jim Abbott, baseball player.
9/20/1878:Upton (Beall) Sinclair, novelist ("The Jungle").
9/20/1885:Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz musician. (1890?)
9/20/1886:Sister Elizabeth Kenny, Australian nurse (pioneered the treatment
:of polio victims).
9/20/1917:Arnold "Red" Auerbach, basketball coach.
9/20/1924:Gogi Grant, singer.
9/20/1924:James Galanos, fashion designer.
9/20/1928:Donald A. Hall, author.
9/20/1929:Anne Meara, actress and comedienne. (1924?)
9/20/1934:Sophia Loren, actress.
9/20/1951:Guy LaFleur, hockey player.
9/20/1970:Gunnar Nelson, singer.
9/20/1970:Matthew Nelson, singer.
9/21/1452:Fra Girolamo Savonarola, Florentine demagogue.
9/21/1645:Louis Jolliet, French-Canadian explorer of Mississippi River.
9/21/1788:Margaret Smith Taylor, wife of Zachary Taylor..
9/21/1866:Herbert George Wells, author-historian ("The Time Machine").
9/21/1874:Gustav Holst, composer.
9/21/1902:Sir Allen Lane, British publisher (pioneered paperback book).
9/21/1912:Chuck Jones, cartoon animator.
9/21/1931:Larry Hagman, actor.
9/21/1934:Leonard Cohen, singer and songwriter.
9/21/1935:Henry Gibson, actor and comedian.
9/21/1940:Bill Kurtis, newscaster.
9/21/1941:James Woolsey, CIA Director.
9/21/1944:Fannie Flagg, author and comedian.
9/21/1944:Hamilton Jordan, former White House chief of staff.
9/21/1947:Stephen King, author.
9/21/1949:Artis Gilmore, basketball player.
9/21/1950:Bill Murray, comedian.
9/21/1957:Sidney Moncrief, basketball player.
9/21/1959:Dave Coulier, actor.
9/21/1963:Cecil Grant Fielder, baseball player.
9/21/1968:Ricki Lake, actress.
9/21/1971:Alfonso Ribeiro, actor.
9/22/1290:Bilbo Baggins (in Shire Reckoning).
9/22/1368:Frodo Baggins (in Shire Reckoning).
9/22/1694:Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield and statesman.
9/22/1711:Thomas Wright, philosopher.
9/22/1791:Michael Faraday, English chemist and physicist.
9/22/1885:Eric Von Stroheim, film director and actor.
9/22/1892:Frank Sullivan, humorist.
9/22/1895:Paul Muni, actor.
9/22/1902:John Houseman, producer-actor.
9/22/1914:Martha Scott, actress.
9/22/1927:Tommy Lasorda, baseball player and manager.
9/22/1928:Eugene Roche, actor.
9/22/1939:Mike Sullivan, Wyoming Governor.
9/22/1939:Timothy E. Wirth, Colorado Senator.
9/22/1948:Captain Mark Phillips, ex-husband of Princess Anne of England.
9/22/1954:Shari Belafonte-Harper, actress.
9/22/1956:Debbie Boone, singer.
9/22/1959:Wally (Walter Wayne) Backman, baseball player.
9/22/1960:Joan Jett, singer and musician.
9/22/1961:Catherine Oxenberg, actress.
9/22/1961:Scott Baio, actor.
9/22/1962:Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer.
9/23/-480:Euripides, Greek dramatist.
9/23/-63 :Augustus (Gaius Octavius) Caesar, Roman emperor.
9/23/1713:Ferdinand VI of Spain.
9/23/1800:William Holmes McGuffey, author ("McGuffey Readers").
9/23/1838:Victoria Chaflin Woodhull, first female candidate for president.
9/23/1852:William Halsted, pioneering surgeon (hernia and breast cancer
9/23/1889:Walter Lippmann, journalist.
9/23/1898:Walter Pidgeon, actor. (1897?)
9/23/1920:Mickey Rooney (Joe Yule Jr), actor.
9/23/1926:John Coltrane, jazz musician.
9/23/1930:Ray Charles (Robinson), singer-pianist.
9/23/1935:Les McCann, musician and singer.
9/23/1943:Julio Jose Iglesias de la Cueva, singer.
9/23/1947:Mary Kay Place, writer and actress.
9/23/1949:Bruce Springsteen, rock star.
9/23/1952:Dennis Lamp, baseball player.
9/23/1958:Larry Mize, golfer.
9/23/1966:Tony Joseph Mandarich, football player.
9/24/1717:Horace Walpole, novelist.
9/24/1755:John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the US.
9/24/1870:Georges Claude, French chemist and inventor of the neon lamp.
9/24/1896:Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, novelist ("The Great Gatsby").
9/24/1921:Jim McKay, sports announcer.
9/24/1924:Sheila MacRae, singer and actress. (1923?)
9/24/1931:Anthony Newley, actor and singer.
9/24/1936:Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets.
9/24/1942:Linda McCartney (Linda Eastman), singer-photographer.
9/24/1947:"Mean" Joe Green, football player.
9/24/1952:Joseph Kennedy II, Massachusetts congressman.
9/24/1964:Rafael Corrales Palmeiro, baseball player.
9/25/1683:Jean Phillippe Rameau, French composer and musical theorist.
9/25/1749:Abraham Gottlob Werner, geologist.
9/25/1798:Jean Baptiste Armand Louis Leonce Elie de Beaumont, geologist.
9/25/1897:William Faulkner, novelist.
9/25/1905:Walter Wesley "Red" Smith, sports columnist.
9/25/1906:Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer. (9/12?)
9/25/1918:Phil Rizzuto, New York Yankee broadcaster.
9/25/1931:Barbara Walters, TV reporter.
9/25/1936:Juliet Prowse, dancer and actress.
9/25/1943:Robert Walden, actor.
9/25/1944:Michael Douglas, actor-director.
9/25/1952:Christopher Reeve, actor.
9/25/1952:Mark Hamill, actor.
9/25/1962:Heather Locklear, actress.
9/26/1774:John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed), frontier nurseryman.
9/26/1888:Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet.
9/26/1889:Martin Heidegger, German philosopher.
9/26/1897:Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini).
9/26/1898:George Gershwin, composer ("Porgy and Bess").
9/26/1914:Jack LaLanne, fitness expert.
9/26/1925:Marty Robbins, country singer.
9/26/1926:Julie London, singer-actress.
9/26/1927:Patrick O'Neal, actor.
9/26/1942:Kent McCord, actor.
9/26/1945:Bryan Ferry, singer and songwriter.
9/26/1947:Lynn Anderson, singer.
9/26/1948:Olivia Newton-John, pop singer.
9/26/1956:Linda Hamilton, actress.
9/26/1959:Rich Gedman, baseball player.
9/26/1961:Teddy Kennedy Jr.
9/26/1962:Melissa Sue Anderson, actress.
9/26/1985:Shamu, first killer whale born in captivity.
9/27/1722:Samuel Adams, US patriot and brewer.
9/27/1792:George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Dickens' books).
9/27/1840:Thomas Nast, political cartoonist.
9/27/1885:Joseph McCarthy, composer ("You Made Me Love You").
9/27/1895:George Raft, actor.
9/27/1898:Vincent Youmans, composer ("Tea for Two").
9/27/1917:Louis Auchincloss, novelist.
9/27/1919:Charles Percy, former Illinois Senator.
9/27/1920:William Conrad, actor.
9/27/1922:Arthur Heller Penn, stage and film director.
9/27/1926:Jayne Meadows, actress.
9/27/1929:Sada Thompson, actress.
9/27/1933:Kathleen Nolan, actress.
9/27/1934:Barbara Howar, author.
9/27/1934:Dick Schaap, sportscaster.
9/27/1934:Greg Morris, actor.
9/27/1934:Wilfred Brimley, actor.
9/27/1947:Cheryl Tiegs, model.
9/27/1948:Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), singer. (1947?)
9/27/1949:Mike Schmidt, baseball player.
9/27/1958:Shaun Cassidy, actor. (1959?)
9/27/1965:Stephen Douglas Kerr, basketball player.
9/28/-106:Pompey (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus) the Great, Roman statesman and
9/28/1475:Michelangelo Buanarroti, Italian painter and sculpter.
9/28/1803:Prosper Merimee, writer ("Carmen").
9/28/1839:Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, founder of Women's Christian
9/28/1841:Georges Clemenceau, French Premier.
9/28/1856:Kate Douglas Wiggin, author ("Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm").
9/28/1901:William Samuel Paley, CBS founder.
9/28/1902:Ed Sullivan, TV emcee.
9/28/1909:Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin), cartoonist ("Li'l Abner").
9/28/1923:William Windom, actor.
9/28/1924:Marcello Mastroianni, actor.
9/28/1925:Seymore R. Cray, computer designer.
9/28/1926:Jerry Clower, comedian.
9/28/1933:Madeleine M. Kunin, Vermont Governor.
9/28/1934:Brigitte Bardot (Camille Javal), actress.
9/28/1938:Ben E. King, singer.
9/28/1954:Steve Largent, football player.
9/28/1963:Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, basketball player.
9/28/1967:Moon Unit Zappa, daughter of Frank Zappa.
9/29/1547:Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author ("Don Quixote").
9/29/1758:Horatio Nelson, British naval commander.
9/29/1864:Miguel de Unamuno.
9/29/1901:Enrico Fermi, pioneer nuclear physicist.
9/29/1907:Gene Autry, singing cowboy and baseball magnate.
9/29/1908:Greer Garson, actress.
9/29/1912:Michelangelo Antonioni, movie director.
9/29/1913:Stanley Kramer, film director.
9/29/1923:Bum Phillips, football coach.
9/29/1925:John Tower, former US Senator.
9/29/1931:Anita Ekberg, actress.
9/29/1935:Jerry Lee Lewis, rock 'n' roll pioneer.
9/29/1939:Larry Linville, actor.
9/29/1942:Madeline Kahn, actress.
9/29/1943:Lech Walesa, union leader and political activist.
9/29/1948:Bryant Gumbel, TV host.
9/29/1965:Hersey R. Hawkins Jr, basketball player.
9/30/1732:Jacques Necker, French banker and statesman.
9/30/1882:Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of Geiger counter).
9/30/1895:Lewis Milestone, film director ("All Quiet on the Western Front").
9/30/1915:Lester Garfield Maddox, former Georgia Governor.
9/30/1921:Deborah Kerr (Deborah Kerr-Trimmer), actress.
9/30/1924:Truman Capote (Truman Streckfus Persons), novelist ("In Cold
9/30/1927:William S. Merwin.
9/30/1928:Elie Wiesel, author.
9/30/1932:Angie Dickinson (Angeline Brown), actress.
9/30/1935:Johnny Mathis, singer.
9/30/1936:James Ralph Sasser, Tennessee Senator.
9/30/1943:Jody Powell, former White House Press Secretary.
9/30/1943:Marilyn McCoo, singer and actress.
9/30/1947:Rula Lenska, actress.
9/30/1953:Deborah Allen, singer.
9/30/1953:Victoria Tennant, actress.
9:All-American Breakfast Month
9:Baby Safety Month
9:Be Kind to Writers and Editors Month
9:Board and Care Recognition Month (New Jersey)
9:Cable TV Month
9:Hispanic Awareness Month.
9:International Cooperation in Learning Month
9:International Gay Square Dance Month
9:Library Card Sign-up Month
9:National Cat Health Month
9:National Chicken Month
9:National Cholesterol Education and Awareness Month
9:National Clock Month
9:National Courtesy Month
9:National Honey Month
9:National Mind Mapping Month
9:National Month (Chile)
9:National Piano Month
9:National Rice Month
9:Sea Cadet Month
#: Events depending on weekdays
M(9/7) :Labor Day (first Monday).
M(9/7) :Settler's Day (Republic of South Africa) (first Monday).
S(9/7) :Braemar Highland Gathering (Scotland) (first Saturday).
U(9/7) :Historical Regatta (Italy) (first Sunday).
U(9/7) :Joust of the Saracen (Italy) (first Sunday).
U(9/11):Historical Procession (Belgium) (Sunday nearest 9/8).
S(9/12):Federal Lands Cleanup Day (Monday after Labor Day).
U(9/13):National Grandparents Day (Sunday after Labor Day).
M(9/14):National Boss/Employee Exchange Day (Monday after Labor Day).
U(9/14):Giostra Della Quintana (Italy) (second Sunday).
U(9/14):National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday).
S(9/19):Cherokee Strip Celebration (Oklahoma) (Saturday nearest 9/16).
T(9/21):International Day of Peace (UN) (third Tuesday).
T(9/21):Prinsjesdag (Netherlands) (third Tuesday).
F(9/21):National Laundry Workers Day (third Friday).
F(9/28):Native American Day (fourth Friday).
S(9/28):Kiwanis Kids' Day (fourth Saturday).
S(9/28):National Hunting and Fishing Day (fourth Saturday).
U(9/28):National Good Neighbor Day (fourth Sunday).
U(9/30):Daylight Savings Time Ends (Europe) (last Sunday).
U(9/30):Gold Star Mother's Day (last Sunday).
#: Normal events
9/1 :Army Day (Chile). (9/19?)
9/1 :Revolution Day (Libyan Arab Republic).
9/1/-5598:Grecian Mundane Era began.
9/1/1422 :Henry VI became English Sovereign.
9/1/1557 :Jacques Cartier, French navigator and explorer, died.
9/1/1635 :First grand jury convened (Newe Towne, Massachusetts).
9/1/1689 :Graduated Tax on Beards imposed in Russia.
9/1/1729 :Sir Richard Steele, English essayist, died.
9/1/1772 :Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded.
9/1/1807 :Aaron Burr acquitted of conspiracy to commit treason.
9/1/1859 :Joshua A. Norton proclaimed himself 'Emperor Norton I'.
9/1/1859 :Pullman sleeping car debuted.
9/1/1862 :First US Federal tax on tobacco.
9/1/1869 :Prohibition Party formed.
9/1/1878 :First female telephone operator (Emma M. Nutt).
9/1/1914 :Passenger pigeon became extinct.
9/1/1916 :Keating-Owen Act (goods made with child labor banned from US
9/1/1923 :Earthquake hit Japan (74,000 killed).
9/1/1939 :Germany invaded Poland.
9/1/1940 :Lillian D. Wald, sociologist, died.
9/1/1948 :Charles A. Beard, US historian, died.
9/1/1969 :Colonel Moammar Gadhafi came to power.
9/1/1972 :Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in World Chess Match.
9/1/1977 :Lead in paint ruled to be illegal.
9/1/1979 :Pioneer 11 (US) made first flyby of Saturn.
9/1/1980 :Terrence Stanley Fox had to end his run across Canada for cancer.
9/1/1982 :Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 miles per hour.
9/1/1983 :Korean Air Lines flight 007 shot down by Russian fighter planes.
9/1/1985 :RMS Titanic found.
9/1/1989 :A. Bartlett Giamatti, major league baseball commissioner, died.
9/2 :Bison-Ten-Yell Day.
9/2 :Independence Day (Vietnam).
9/2/-490 :Phidippides ran from Marathon to Sparta.
9/2/1666 :Great Fire of London began (13,000 homes destroyed, four days).
9/2/1752 :Gregorian Calendar adopted by Britain and her colonies (9/3
9/2/1789 :US Treasury Department established.
9/2/1864 :General Sherman and troops entered Atlanta, Georgia.
9/2/1880 :First night baseball game played (Jordan Marsh vs. R.H. White -
9/2/1901 :Theodore Roosevelt said "Speak Softly and carry a big stick."
9/2/1914 :War risk insurance bureau established.
9/2/1924 :Rudolf Friml's "Rose-Marie" opened on Broadway.
9/2/1938 :"Carefree," starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, released.
9/2/1945 :Democratic Republic of Vietnam proclaimed.
9/2/1945 :Japan signed unconditional surrender.
9/2/1946 :"The Iceman Cometh" premiered.
9/2/1963 :Governor Wallace had police surround Tuskegee High School to stop
9/2/1964 :Sgt. Alvin York, WWI hero, died.
9/2/1968 :Series of earthquakes hit Iran (12000 killed).
9/2/1973 :Last episode of "The Bullwinkle Show" aired.
9/2/1983 :Henry "Scoop" Jackson, Senator, died.
9/2/1984 :Typhoon Ike hit the Philippines.
9/2/1985 :Passaic, New Jersey fire, set by 2 boys ($400 million damage, 500
9/3 :Anniversary Day of the Founding of the Republic (San Marino).
9/3 :Independence Day (Qatar).
9/3 :Memorial Day (Tunisia).
9/3/1189 :Richard I became the English Sovereign.
9/3/1697 :King William's War ended.
9/3/1783 :Treaty of Paris signed (ending the US Revolutionary War).
9/3/1833 :New York Sun debuted.
9/3/1881 :Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur, died.
9/3/1894 :Labor Day first observed as a legal holiday.
9/3/1898 :First municipal subway opened to North Station, Boston,
9/3/1918 :"Slacker Raids" began (soldiers and sailors stop draft age men at
:bayonet point and demand to see their draft papers - 13,000 in
:3 days found in New Jersey).
9/3/1928 :Ty Cobb got his final hit.
9/3/1939 :World War II began.
9/3/1943 :Allied forces invaded Italy.
9/3/1951 :"Search for Tomorrow" debuted.
9/3/1962 :e.e. cummings, American poet, died.
9/3/1969 :Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Tat Thanh), Vietnamese revolutionary, died.
9/3/1976 :Viking 2 (US) softlanded on Mars.
9/3/1979 :Hurricane David hit the eastern US seaboard (1,000 killed).
9/3/1985 :Johnny Marks, songwriter ("Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"), died.
9/3/1991 :Frank Capra, director, died.
9/4 :Animal's Day (Curacao).
9/4 :Los Angeles Day.
9/4 :Newspaper Carrier Day.
9/4/1609 :Island of Manhattan discovered (Henry Hudson).
9/4/1781 :Los Angeles (El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles
:de Porciuncula) founded.
9/4/1833 :First "newsboy" in US hired (Barney Flaherty, ten years old).
9/4/1882 :Electric lights introduced to New York (Thomas Edison).
9/4/1886 :Geronimo (Goyathlay) surrendered.
9/4/1888 :Kodak camera patented (George Eastman).
9/4/1907 :Edward (Edvard Hagerup) Grieg, Norwegian composer, died.
9/4/1910 :Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French painter, died.
9/4/1936 :First preliminary model of the Citroen Deux Chevaux was unveiled.
9/4/1936 :"Swing Time," starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, released.
9/4/1954 :First passage of the McClure Strait (Nortwest Passage).
9/4/1957 :Ford Motor Co. introduced the Edsel.
9/4/1965 :Dr. Albert Schweitzer, missionary, died.
9/4/1970 :Natalia Makarova, ballerina, defected from Russia to England.
9/4/1972 :First athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals (Mark Spitz).
9/4/1977 :First parade with marching music supplied by transistor radios
9/4/1979 :IMSAI closed their doors.
9/4/1980 :Abbie Hoffman, radical activist, surrendered to New York
9/4/1988 :Gert Frobe (Karl-Gerhard Frobe), actor, died.
9/4/1990 :Irene Marie Dunne (Dunn), actress ("I Remember Mama"), died.
9/4/1993 :Descendants of 1918 world champion Red Sox finally receive World
9/4/1993 :Herve Villechaize, actor, died.
9/5 :Be Late for Something Day.
9/5 :National Holiday (Western Samoa).
9/5/1774 :First Continental Congress convened (Philadelphia).
9/5/1795 :Treaty with the Dey of Algiers (US to pay tribute to the Barbary
9/5/1836 :Sam Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas.
9/5/1881 :Michigan's Great Fire (125 killed).
9/5/1882 :First Labor Day parade (New York).
9/5/1902 :Rudolf Virchow, German "founder of cellular pathology," died.
9/5/1905 :Treaty of Portsmouth signed (ended Russo-Japanese War).
9/5/1914 :First Battle of the Marne began.
9/5/1925 :Rapid aerial photography made (finished and dropped in 27
9/5/1961 :Kennedy ordered resumption of underground nuclear tests.
9/5/1972 :11 Israeli athletes and 6 others killed by Palestinian terrorists
9/5/1975 :Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempted to shoot US president Ford.
9/5/1977 :Voyager 1 (US) launched.
9/5/1979 :UFO sighting, Dresser, Wisconsin.
9/5/1980 :Saint Gotthard Auto Tunnel (Switzerland), longest underground
:motorway in the world (ten miles), opened.
9/5/1982 :Janet Gaynor, winner of the first best actress Oscar, involved in
:a car crash which would later prove fatal.
9/5/1984 :US space shuttle Discovery ended its inaugural flight.
9/5/1985 :Two E.F. Hutton officials resigned after disclosure that the
:brokerage firm engaged in a check-kiting scheme.
9/5/1991 :Soviet Union restructured.
9/6 :Defense of Pakistan Day (Pakistan).
9/6 :Independence Day (Swaziland).
9/6 :Settlers Day (South Africa).
9/6/1667 :"Dreadful Hurry Cane," (Virginia).
9/6/1776 :First submarine attack.
9/6/1782 :Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson, died.
9/6/1847 :Henry David Thoreau ended his stay at Walden Pond.
9/6/1853 :Women's Right's Convention met (New York).
9/6/1853 :World's Temperance Convention met (New York).
9/6/1883 :First major league team to score 18 runs in an inning (Chicago).
9/6/1901 :William McKinley, 25th president, shot (Buffalo, New York).
9/6/1909 :Word received that Robert Peary had reached the North Pole and
9/6/1932 :"Ballyhoo" opened (New York).
9/6/1935 :"Top Hat," starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, released.
9/6/1954 :Groundbreaking for world's first nuclear power plant
9/6/1966 :Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister stabbed to death.
9/6/1966 :Margaret (Higgins) Sanger, founder of US birth control movement,
9/6/1968 :Swaziland attained national independence.
9/6/1975 :Martina Navratilova, Czechoslovakian tennis star requested US
9/6/1978 :First Americans reached the summit of K2 (James Wickwire and
9/6/1983 :The Soviet Union admitted shooting down KAL flight 007.
9/6/1984 :Ernest Tubb died.
9/6/1991 :Baltic States' independence recognized by the Soviet government.
9/7 :Independence Day (Brazil).
9/7 :Pioneer Florida Day.
9/7/1630 :First settlement at Boston.
9/7/1822 :Brazil declared independence from Portugal.
9/7/1881 :Michigan forest fires caused a "Yellow Day" in the Northeast.
9/7/1892 :James J. Corbett beat John L. Sullivan and became the first World
9/7/1892 :John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, died.
9/7/1896 :America's first motor vehicle track races run (Narragansett
:Park, Rhode Island).
9/7/1901 :Boxer Protocol signed, officially ending Boxer Rebellion.
9/7/1908 :Walter Johnson pitched a third consecutive shutout in four days.
9/7/1909 :Sigmund Freud began a series of lectures at Clark University.
9/7/1914 :New York Post Office Building opened to the public.
9/7/1918 :F. Scott Fitzgerald met Zelda Sayre.
9/7/1940 :London blitz launched.
9/7/1953 :First female tennis grand slam winner (Maureen Connolly).
9/7/1963 :US Football Hall of Fame dedicated.
9/7/1970 :Willie Shoemaker broke the all time horse racing win record
9/7/1974 :Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher officially clocked over 100
9/7/1977 :G. Gordon Liddy released from prison.
9/7/1978 :Keith Moon died.
9/7/1979 :ESPN debuted.
9/7/1979 :Ivor Armstrong Richards, author and critic, died.
9/7/1986 :Desmond Tutu installed as first black leader of Anglican Church
:in southern Africa.
9/8 :International Literacy Day (UN).
9/8/1522 :First circumnavigation of the globe completed (Juan de Elcano,
9/8/1565 :Malta defeated the Turks.
9/8/1565 :First permanent European settlement in North America (Saint
9/8/1664 :Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to British (later renamed New
9/8/1771 :Mission San Gabriel Archangel founded.
9/8/1784 :Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker sect, died.
9/8/1875 :Theosophical Society founded.
9/8/1892 :An early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appeared in print.
9/8/1900 :Hurricane and tidal wave struck Galveston, Texas (10,000 killed).
9/8/1921 :First Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman).
9/8/1930 :"Blondie" (comic strip) first appeared.
9/8/1935 :Huey Pierce Long, Louisiana Governor, shot.
9/8/1944 :First German V-2 rocket hit Britain.
9/8/1949 :Richard Georg Strauss, German composer, died.
9/8/1951 :Japan signed a formal peace treaty.
9/8/1965 :Bert Campaneris (Kansas City) played all nine positions in one
9/8/1966 :"Star Trek" debuted (NBC).
9/8/1974 :Gerald R. Ford pardoned Richard M. Nixon.
9/8/1980 :Willard Frank Libby, inventor of "carbon dating," died.
9/8/1981 :Roy Wilkins, ex NAACP executive director, died.
9/8/1985 :USA WEEKEND, weekly newspaper feature, debuted.
9/9 :Bonza Bottler Day.
9/9 :Choyo, Chrysanthemum Festival (Japan).
9/9 :Liberation Day (Luxembourg).
9/9 :National Day (North Korea).
9/9 :Socialist Revolution Anniversary (Bulgaria).
9/9/1087 :William I, The Conqueror, King of England, and Duke of Normandy,
9/9/1776 :United Colonies renamed the United States.
9/9/1781 :Battle of Eutau Springs, South Carolina.
9/9/1815 :J.S. Copley died.
9/9/1850 :California became the 31st US state.
9/9/1851 :Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, founder of the first school for the
9/9/1919 :Boston Police force went on strike.
9/9/1926 :NBC created (by RCA).
9/9/1932 :"Family Circle" first published.
9/9/1934 :First rocket to reach 700 miles per hour launched (Staten Island).
9/9/1956 :Elvis Presley first appeared on US national TV ("The Ed Sullivan
9/9/1965 :Sandy Koufax pitched a no-hitter vs. Chicago Cubs.
9/9/1971 :Prisoners' rebellion at Attica state prison.
9/9/1975 :Viking 2 (US) launched.
9/9/1976 :Mao Tse-Tung, Chinese Communist Party Chairman, died.
9/9/1977 :Ethel Waters, singer and actress, died.
9/9/1980 :John Howard Griffin, US author and photographer, died.
9/9/1984 :Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit Canada.
9/10 :Admission Day (California).
9/10 :Chusuk, Korean Thanksgiving Day (South Korea).
9/10 :Moon Festival (Taiwan).
9/10 :Saint George's Caye Day (Belize).
9/10 :Swap Ideas Day.
9/10/1623:First cargo from Plymouth shipped back to England (lumber and
9/10/1794:First nondenominational college chartered (Blount College,
9/10/1797:Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, English writer, died.
9/10/1813:Admiral Perry said "We have met the enemy and they are ours."
9/10/1813:Battle of Lake Erie.
9/10/1823:Simon Bolivar named president of Peru.
9/10/1842:Letitia Christian Tyler, first wife of John Tyler, died.
9/10/1845:Joseph Story, US Supreme Court Justice, died.
9/10/1846:Sewing machine patent granted (Elias Howe).
9/10/1857:Mountain Meadows Massacre (Mormons attacked Gentile wagon train).
9/10/1900:Douglas Fairbanks Sr made his professional debut ("The Duke's
9/10/1935:Huey Long, Louisiana governor, died.
9/10/1948:Mildred Gillars (a.k.a. "Axis Sally") indicted in Washington DC.
9/10/1963:Twenty black students entered schools in Alabama after a standoff
:between federal authorities and Governor Wallace.
9/11 :Ethiopian New Year (Ethiopia).
9/11 :Founder's Death Anniversary (Pakistan).
9/11 :National Holiday (Chile).
9/11 :911 Day (celebration of emergency number).
9/11 :No News is Good News Day.
9/11/1723:First honorary Yale medical degree received (D. Turner).
9/11/1777:Battle of Brandywine (Pennsylvania).
9/11/1814:Battle of Lake Champlain.
9/11/1841:All of US President John Tyler's cabinet resigned except
:Secretary of State Daniel Webster.
9/11/1850:Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano, debuted in US.
9/11/1857:Frederick Law Olmsted appointed superintendent of New York
9/11/1948:Quaid-i-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, died.
9/11/1949:New York Yankees drew 11 walks (third inning).
9/11/1958:Robert William Service, Canadian poet ("The Shooting of Dan
9/11/1973:Military coup in Chile.
9/11/1985:Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's all time hitting record (4,192).
9/11/1986:DOW Jones Industrial Avg. plunged 86.61 points.
9/12 :Defender's Day (Maryland).
9/12 :Independence Day (Cape Verde).
9/12 :National Holiday (Guinea-Bissau).
9/12 :National Revolution Day (Ethiopia).
9/12/1609:Hudson River discovered (Henry Hudson).
9/12/1764:Jean Phillippe Rameau, French composer and musical theorist, died.
9/12/1814:Battle of North Point (Maryland).
9/12/1846:Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, English poets, secretly
9/12/1869:Peter Mark Roget, English physician and author of the thesaurus,
9/12/1889:Charles Leroux made his last parachute jump.
9/12/1913:First US policewoman (A.S. Wells, Los Angeles Police Department).
9/12/1938:Germany annexed Sudentenland.
9/12/1943:German paratroopers kidnapped Benito Mussolini.
9/12/1953:Jacqueline Bouvier married John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
9/12/1958:Little Rock High School in Arkansas ordered to admit blacks.
9/12/1959:Luna 2 (USSR), first spacecraft to land on the moon, launched.
9/12/1963:Last episode of "Leave It to Beaver" aired.
9/12/1966:First episode of "The Monkees" aired. (1967?)
9/12/1969:Heavy bombing of Vietnam resumed.
9/12/1970:Luna 16 (USSR), first unmanned spacecraft to go to moon and back,
9/12/1974:Haile Selassie, Ethiopian Emperor, deposed.
9/12/1974:Saint Louis Cards and New York Mets played a seven hour night
9/12/1975:Karen Ann Quinlan's parents petitioned the court to turn off her
9/12/1979:Yaz's 3000th hit.
9/12/1982:Princess Grace of Monaco was in an auto accident.
9/12/1992:Anthony Perkins, actor, died.
9/12/1993:Raymond Burr, actor, died.
9/13/122 :Building of Hadrian's Wall began.
9/13/1592:Michel de Montaigne, French essayist, died.
9/13/1759:James Wolfe, British General, died.
9/13/1759:British defeated French at Abraham near Quebec City.
9/13/1788:US Congress authorized the first US national election.
9/13/1788:New York City selected as the location of the new US government.
9/13/1789:US received its first loan.
9/13/1803:Commodore John Barry, first US commodore, died.
9/13/1814:Battle over Fort McHenry which inspired "The Star Spangled
9/13/1826:Rhinoceros first seen in New York.
9/13/1845:Knickerbocker Baseball Club founded (New York).
9/13/1847:Battle of Chapultepec.
9/13/1899:First automobile fatality.
9/13/1943:Chiang Kai-Shek became president of China.
9/13/1946:Ted Williams hit his only inside-the-park homer.
9/13/1950:70,000 UN troops landed at Inchon harbor (Korea).
9/13/1971:Attica State Prizon stormed.
9/13/1983:Menachem Begin resigned as Israeli Prime Minister.
9/13/1988:Hurricane Gilbert hit the Caribbean.
9/14 :Battle of San Jacinto (Nicaragua).
9/14 :National Anthem Day (Maryland).
9/14/1321:Dante Alighiere, Italian poet and author ("Divine Comedy"), died.
9/14/1629:Salem, Massachusetts founded.
9/14/1778:Benjamin Franklin sent to France as US minister.
9/14/1788:John Penn, signer of the US Declaration of Independence, died.
9/14/1814:"Star Spangled Banner" written.
9/14/1836:Aaron Burr, third US vice president, died.
9/14/1851:James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist ("The Last of the
9/14/1886:Typewriter ribbon patented, (George Anderson).
9/14/1901:William McKinley, 25th US president, died.
9/14/1927:Isadora Duncan, US interpretive dancer, died.
9/14/1939:First successful helicopter flight.
9/14/1940:US Selective Service Act established the first peacetime draft.
9/14/1944:"Great Atlantic Hurricane."
9/14/1957:Little Rock, Arkansas, school crisis.
9/14/1968:Denny McLain won his 30th major league baseball game of the
9/14/1975:First US-born saint canonized (Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton).
9/14/1982:Bashir Gemayel, president-elect of Lebanon, assassinated.
9/14/1982:John Gardner, American novelist ("Nickel Mountain"), died.
9/14/1982:Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Patricia Kelly) died.
9/14/1984:Janet Gaynor, winner of the first best actress Oscar died.
9/14/1986:Bo Jackson hit his first major league home run (475 feet).
9/15 :Foundation of Panama (Panama).
9/15 :Independence Day (Costa Rica).
9/15 :Independence Day (El Salvadore).
9/15 :Independence Day (Guatemala).
9/15 :Independence Day (Honduras).
9/15 :Independence Day (Nicaragua).
9/15 :Respect for the Aged Day (Japan).
9/15/-490:Battle of Marathon. (9/28?)
9/15/1752:Hurricane in Charleston, South Carolina.
9/15/1776:Manhattan recaptured by British.
9/15/1789:Congress declared Great Seal of the US the official seal of US.
9/15/1789:US Foreign Affairs Department created.
9/15/1794:Abraham Clark, signer of US Declaration of Independence, died.
9/15/1821:Costa Rica gained independence from Spain.
9/15/1821:El Salvador gained independence from Spain.
9/15/1821:Guatemala gained independence from Spain.
9/15/1821:Honduras gained independence from Spain.
9/15/1821:Nicaragua gained independence from Spain.
9/15/1830:First national convention for blacks held (Philadelphia).
9/15/1853:First female US minister ordained (Antoinette Brown).
9/15/1862:Harper's Ferry, West Virginia captured (General Stonewall
9/15/1938:Thomas Wolfe, American novelist ("Look Homeward, Angel"), died.
9/15/1940:Battle of Britain.
9/15/1947:Association for Computing Machinery founded.
9/15/1949:TV debut of "The Lone Ranger."
9/15/1959:Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev began his tour of the US.
9/15/1962:New York Mets lost a record 117th game in one season.
9/15/1963:Alou brothers play all three outfields at the same time.
9/15/1976:Soyuz 22 (USSR) launched.
9/15/1978:Dodgers became the first baseball club to draw 3 million fans.
9/15/1978:Muhammad Ali became heavyweight champion (third time) (beat
9/15/1982:"USA Today" first hit newsstands.
9/15/1984:World's largest weather vane dedicated (Montague, Michigan) (48
9/15/1987:Ariane-3 (ESA) launched.
9/16 :Independence Day (Mexico).
9/16 :Independence Day (Papua New Guinea).
9/16 :Stay Away from Seattle Day.
9/16/1186:Conjunction of all planets in Libra (sunrise).
9/16/1498:Tomas de Torquemada, Inquisitor-General of Spain, died.
9/16/1620:Mayflower departed Plymouth, England.
9/16/1630:Village of Shawmut, Massachusetts, became the city of Boston.
9/16/1672:Anne Bradstreet, first woman poet of the American colonies, died.
9/16/1736:Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, Prussian physicist (introduced the
:mercury thermometer), died.
9/16/1782:Great Seal of the US first used.
9/16/1819:John Jeffries, first US weatherman, died.
9/16/1853:First US-made Steinweg (now Steinway) sold.
9/16/1893:Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma opened to homesteading.
9/16/1908:Clark University instituted a course in Esperanto.
9/16/1908:General Motors founded (William Crapo "Billy" Durant).
9/16/1919:American Legion incorporated by an act of US Congress.
9/16/1919:Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralytic stroke.
9/16/1924:Jim Bottomly (Saint Louis) went 6 for 6 with a record 12 RBI.
9/16/1925:Vincent Youmans' "No, No, Nanette" opened on Broadway.
9/16/1940:US Selective Service and Training Act introduced. (9/14?)
9/16/1968:Last episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" aired.
9/16/1972:Mike Schmidt hit his first major league home run (vs. Moore -
9/16/1974:Amnesty offered to Vietnam draft dodgers by Gerald Ford.
9/16/1977:Marc Bolan, singer, died.
9/16/1977:Maria Callas, American opera singer, died.
9/16/1982:Palestinian Massacre (Beirut).
9/16/1983:First black Miss America crowned (Vanessa Williams - New York).
9/16/1989:Richard Ramirez, "The Night Stalker," convicted.
9/17 :Citizenship Day.
9/17 :National Heroes Day (Angola).
9/17/1574:Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spanish explorer, died.
9/17/1771:Tobias Smollett, British novelist ("Humphrey Clinker"), died.
9/17/1775:John Parker, captain of the minutemen, died.
9/17/1787:US Constitution signed.
9/17/1796:President George Washington gave his farewell address.
9/17/1862:The Battle of Antietam, "America's bloodiest day".
9/17/1908:First airplane fatality (Thomas E. Selfridge, Fort Myer,
9/17/1922:First public presentation of sound on film (Berlin, Germany).
9/17/1934:First 33-1/3 rpm recording released (Beethoven's Fifth).
9/17/1939:Russia invaded Poland.
9/17/1978:Pegasus I (US) broke up and fell to earth.
9/17/1980:Anatasio Somoza, deposed Nicaraguan president, assassinated.
9/18 :Chiropractic Assistant's Day.
9/18 :Independence Day (Chile).
9/18 :Victory of Uprona (Burundi).
9/18/1769:First spinet piano constructed in America.
9/18/1790:US government began negotiations for its first loan.
9/18/1818:Chile gained independence from Spain.
9/18/1830:Locomotive outraced by a horse.
9/18/1830:William Hazlitt, English essayist and critic, died.
9/18/1850:Fugitive Slave Act passed by US Congress.
9/18/1851:First issue of The New York Times published.
9/18/1889:Jane Addams moved into Hull House, Chicago.
9/18/1891:A white woman (Harriet Maxwell Converse) became Chief of the
:Tonawanda Reservation, New York.
9/18/1928:Hurricane hit Florida and West Indies (4,000 killed).
9/18/1947:US Air Force became a separate military service.
9/18/1961:UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold died.
9/18/1964:Last episode of "The Twilight Zone" aired.
9/18/1964:Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright, died.
9/18/1970:Jimi Hendrix, rock 'n' roll guitarist, died.
9/18/1975:Patricia Hearst and two comrades captured.
9/18/1977:Cosmos 954 (Soviet) launched.
9/18/1980:Katherine Anne Porter, American writer ("Ship of Fools"), died.
9/18/1980:Soyuz 38 (USSR) launched.
9/18/1983:George Meegan, British adventurer, finished a 19,021 mile, 6 year
:walk (tip of South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska).
9/18/1984:First solo transatlantic balloon crossing completed (Joe
9/19 :Army Day (Chile). (9/1?)
9/19 :National Day (Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts) and Nevis).
9/19/1676:Bacon's Rebellion (Jamestown, Virginia).
9/19/1777:First Battle of Bemis Heights (aka The Battle of Freeman's Farm).
9/19/1777:First Battle of Saratoga.
9/19/1819:John Keats wrote his ode "To Autumn."
9/19/1844:Mesabi iron range near Lake Superior discovered.
9/19/1864:Battle of Winchester (Virginia).
9/19/1876:Carpet sweeper patented (Melvin R. Bissell, Grand Rapids,
9/19/1881:James Abram Garfield, 20th US president, died.
9/19/1926:Hurricane swept Florida (372 killed).
9/19/1934:Bruno Hauptmann was arrested and charged with the Lindbergh
:kidnapping and killing.
9/19/1945:William Joyce (a.k.a. Lord Haw-Haw), Nazi propagandist, was
:sentenced to death.
9/19/1955:Juan Peron ousted as Argentine leader.
9/19/1957:US conducted its first underground nuclear test.
9/19/1959:Nikita Khrushchev was told that he wouldn't be allowed to visit
9/19/1966:Timothy Leary proclaimed LSD as a sacrament of his new religion.
9/19/1980:Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, Arkansas).
9/19/1981:Simon and Garfunkel reunited in Central Park, New York.
9/19/1985:Earthquke hit Mexico City (8.1 on Richter Scale - 7,000 killed).
9/20/1519:Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on the first round-the-world
9/20/1811:Pyotr Simon Pallas, natural historian, died.
9/20/1839:News of daguerreotype photography first brought to US.
9/20/1848:First meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of
9/20/1853:Elisha Otis demonstrated "safety elevator" (won't fall even when
:its cable is cut).
9/20/1860:Prince of Wales visited Detroit.
9/20/1863:Battle of Chickamauga (Tennessee).
9/20/1863:Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, folklore and fairy tale collector, died.
9/20/1873:New York Stock Exchange closed for ten days.
9/20/1884:Equal Rights Party formed (nominated Belva Lockwood for US
9/20/1916:First meeting of the US National Research Council.
9/20/1921:Radio KDKA (Pittsburgh) began daily news program.
9/20/1927:First person to hit 60 homeruns in a season (Babe Ruth).
9/20/1947:Fiorello Henry La Guardia, former New York mayor, died.
9/20/1950:Clara Ford, wife of Henry Ford, died.
9/20/1954:First FORTRAN program run (Harlan Herrick).
9/20/1964:Malta gained independence from Britain.
9/20/1966:George Harrison visited India for the first time.
9/20/1969:Jim Morrison convicted of indecent exposure during a Miami show.
9/20/1973:Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs (6-4, 6-3, 6-3).
9/20/1973:Jim Croce, singer, died.
9/20/1973:Roxy Theater (Los Angeles) opened.
9/20/1976:Jimmy Carter admitted he'd "looked on a lot of women with lust."
9/20/1987:Mike Schmidt hit 526th home run (vs. Saint Claire - Expos).
9/20/1987:Walter Payton got his record 107th rushing touchdown.
9/21 :Independence Day (Belize).
9/21 :Independence Day (Malta).
9/21 :World Gratitude Day.
9/21/-19 :Vergil, Roman poet, died.
9/21/1792:France proclaimed a republic.
9/21/1798:George Read, signer of US Declaration of Independence, died.
9/21/1814:"The Star-Spangled Banner" printed in the Baltimore American.
9/21/1832:Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, died.
9/21/1846:A.T. Stewart opened a dry goods store in Manhattan.
9/21/1860:Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher, died.
9/21/1893:First successful, US made, gas-operated motor car demonstrated
:(Springfield by Charles E. and Frank Duryea).
9/21/1897:"Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" editorial ran (New York
9/21/1925:Rudolf Friml's "The Vagabond King" opened on Broadway.
9/21/1928:First edition of "Weekly Reader" published.
9/21/1938:Hurricane hit New England coast (600 killed).
9/21/1953:Allied forces form West Germany. (9/22?)
9/21/1964:Independence for Malta.
9/21/1969:Last episode of "The Prisoner" aired.
9/21/1970:"Monday Night Football" debuted.
9/21/1976:Orlando Letelier, former Chilean foreign minister, killed.
9/21/1977:Resignation of Bert Lance announced.
9/21/1980:Richard Todd set an NFL record 42 complete passes for 447 yards.
9/21/1984:Brunei became the UN's 159th member.
9/22 :American Business Women's Day.
9/22 :Independence Day (Mali).
9/22 :National Sovereignty Day (Haiti).
9/22/1598:Ben Jonson, poet and playwright, indicted for manslaughter after
:killing another actor in a duel.
9/22/1656:First all-woman jury in the colonies empowered.
9/22/1711:Tuscarora Indian War began.
9/22/1776:Nathan Hale, US Revolutionary War hero and patriot, hanged.
9/22/1777:Tacy Richardson's ride to warn Washington of approaching British
9/22/1784:Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
9/22/1785:First survey of national lands began.
9/22/1789:US Congress established the office of postmaster general.
9/22/1862:Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
9/22/1862:Otto von Bismarck, statesman and military theoretician, became
:premier of Prussia.
9/22/1890:First US business high school opened (Washington, DC).
9/22/1903:Patent for ice cream cone mold filed for (Italo Marchiony).
9/22/1908:Fred Merkle fails to touch second base, costing Giants the
9/22/1911:Cy Young got his 511th and final major league win.
9/22/1927:Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney championship fight.
9/22/1935:Largest crowd ever in Fenway Park (47,627 for a double header vs
:New York Yankees).
9/22/1953:West Germany formed by Allied forces. (9/21?)
9/22/1956:Last episode of "The Honeymooners" aired.
9/22/1960:Proclamation of the Republic of Mali.
9/22/1964:Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on
9/22/1969:Willie Mays hit his 600th home run (Jack Murphy Stadium, San
9/22/1974:President Nixon subpoenaed.
9/22/1975:Sara Jane Moore attempted to kill President Gerald Ford.
9/22/1979:Lou Brock broke the career stolen base record (938).
9/22/1989:Irving Berlin died.
9/23 :Autumn Equinox (Japan).
9/23 :Grito de Lares (Puerto Rico).
9/23 :Kingdom Unification (Saudi Arabia).
9/23 :Shuki Korei Sai, Autumnal Equinox Festival for Imperial Ancestors
9/23/1642:Harvard College held its first commencement. (8/9?)
9/23/1779:John Paul Jones said "I have not yet begun to fight.".
9/23/1779:USS Bonhomme Richard defeated the British frigate Serapis.
9/23/1806:Lewis and Clark expedition returned to Saint Louis.
9/23/1830:Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, wife of James Monroe, died.
9/23/1845:Baseball rule code adopted.
9/23/1846:Neptune discovered (Johann Gottfried Galle).
9/23/1862:Count Leo Tolstoy married Sophie Andreyevna Behrs.
9/23/1889:William Wilkie Collins, English novelist ("The Moonstone"), died.
9/23/1902:John Wesley Powell, US geologist and explorer, died.
9/23/1908:"Merkle's Boner" (caused Cubs to win pennant rather than Giants).
9/23/1932:Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became unified.
9/23/1938:Time capsule buried at site of New York World's Fair (to be
9/23/1950:US Internal Security Act adopted (registration of communists).
9/23/1952:Rocky Marciano K-O'ed Jersey Joe Walcott.
9/23/1952:VP candidate Richard Nixon delivered "Checkers" speech.
9/23/1961:Last episode of "Rocky and His Friends" aired.
9/23/1965:First episode of "Lost in Space" aired.
9/23/1972:Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law.
9/23/1973:Juan Peron re-elected president of Argentina.
9/23/1987:Bob Fosse, director and choreographer, died.
9/23/1992:Paul E. Garber, Smithsonian Air Museum curator, died.
9/24 :"Fete Nautique de Robert" (French West Indies).
9/24 :Anniversary of Third Republic (Ghana).
9/24 :Independence Day (Guinea-Bissau).
9/24 :National Day (Saudi Arabia).
9/24 :Our Lady of Mercedes (Dominican Republic).
9/24 :Republic Day (Trinidad and Tobago).
9/24/1638:John Harvard, founder of Harvard College, died.
9/24/1657:First autopsy (Maryland).
9/24/1742:Faneuil Hall (Boston, Massachusetts) opened to the public.
9/24/1789:US Attorney General's office established.
9/24/1789:US Supreme Court established.
9/24/1869:Black Friday (bullion price plummeted).
9/24/1929:First "blind" takeoff and landing demonstrated (James Doolittle).
9/24/1948:Mildred Gillars (a.k.a. Axis Sally) pleaded innocent to treason.
9/24/1955:US President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack.
9/24/1956:First transatlantic telephone cable completed.
9/24/1956:"Peyton Place" published.
9/24/1957:Final Brooklyn Dodgers game (Dodgers 2 - Pirates 0).
9/24/1960:USS Enterprise launched.
9/24/1961:First episode of "The Bullwinkle Show" aired.
9/24/1967:Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary passed for the last time in the
9/24/1968:"60 Minutes" premiered.
9/24/1976:Patricia Hearst sentenced to seven years in prison for armed
9/24/1986:US Congress adopted the rose as the US national flower.
9/24/1988:Jose Canseco becomes the first 40 home run, 40 stolen base player.
9/24/1989:Pope John Paul II declared Galileo was right after all.
9/25 :Army Day (Mozambique).
9/25 :Referendum Day (Rwanda).
9/25/1493:Columbus set sail on second voyage.
9/25/1513:Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed Isthmus of Panama.
9/25/1544:Valerius Corsus died.
9/25/1690:First newspaper published in US ("Publick Occurrences, Both
:Foreign and Domestic" - Boston).
9/25/1775:Ethan Allen captured by the British.
9/25/1789:US Bill of Rights submitted to states for vote.
9/25/1890:Yosemite National Park created.
9/25/1919:Charles Lang Freer, US art collector, died.
9/25/1933:Ring Lardner Sr died.
9/25/1956:First telephone conversation over trans-oceanic cable took place.
9/25/1965:Oldest man to pitch professional baseball (Satchel Page, 59?).
9/25/1974:William Sloane, publishing executive and writer ("The Edge of
:Running Water"), died.
9/25/1980:John Bonham died.
9/25/1981:Sandra Day O'Connor became first woman on US Supreme Court.
9/25/1984:Walter Pidgeon died.
9/25/1991:Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), children's author, died.
9/26 :National Holiday (Maldives and Yemen Arab Republic).
9/26/1087:William II became the English Sovereign.
9/26/1480:First Inquisitors appointed to serve in Spain.
9/26/1687:A bomb falls on the Parthenon.
9/26/1772:Became illegal to practice medicine in New Jersey without a
9/26/1777:British troops occupied Philadelphia.
9/26/1789:First US Attorney General appointed (Edmund Jennings Randolph).
9/26/1789:First US Postmaster General appointed (Samual Osgood).
9/26/1789:First US Secretary of State appointed (Thomas Jefferson).
9/26/1789:First US Supreme Justice confirmed (John Jay).
9/26/1820:Daniel Boone, frontiersman, died.
9/26/1868:August Ferdinand Mobius, German astronomer and mathematician,
9/26/1892:John Philip Sousa and band first performed in public (New Jersey).
9/26/1901:John George Nicolay, private secretary to Lincoln, died.
9/26/1904:Lafcadio Hearn, multinational author, died.
9/26/1914:US Federal Trade Commission replaced Bureau of Corporations.
9/26/1917:Edgar Degas, French painter, died.
9/26/1918:Meuse-Argonne offensive began.
9/26/1934:RMS Queen Mary launched.
9/26/1936:Harriet Monroe, founder of "Poetry" magazine, died.
9/26/1937:Edward Albert Filene, credit union founder, died.
9/26/1945:Bela Bartok, Hungarian composer, died.
9/26/1950:UN troops took Seoul, South Korea from North Korean forces.
9/26/1952:George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and author, died.
9/26/1957:Dag Hammarskjold named to second five year term as UN
9/26/1957:"West Side Story" opened on Broadway.
9/26/1960:First Kennedy-Nixon debate.
9/26/1960:Emily Post, etiquette authority, died.
9/26/1960:Longest speech in UN history (4 hours, 29 minutes, by Fidel
9/26/1960:Ted Williams' final swing.
9/26/1962:M.M. Wills stole his 100th base of the season.
9/26/1962:Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed.
9/26/1965:Clara Bow died.
9/26/1969:"Abbey Road" by The Beatles released in the United Kingdom.
9/26/1977:Transatlantic flight on Laker Airways cost $102.
9/26/1983:Australia II won the America's cup from the US.
9/26/1991:Eight men and women entered Biosphere II in Arizona.
9/26/1993:Eight men and women left Biosphere II.
9/27 :Ancestor Appreciation Day.
9/27 :Colonial Court Day.
9/27 :Cosme e Damiao (Brazil).
9/27 :Feast of Finding the True Cross (Ethiopia).
9/27/1660:Saint Vincent de Paul, founder of the Vincentian Congregation and
:Sisters of Charity, died.
9/27/1715:Thomas Burnet, author ("The Theory of the Earth"), died.
9/27/1779:John Adams was named to negotiate peace terms with Britain.
9/27/1825:First passenger hauled in a locomotive (England - George
9/27/1854:Arctic collided with a French steamship.
9/27/1892:Book matches patented.
9/27/1894:Aqueduct race track opened.
9/27/1904:A woman in a car was arrested for smoking (5th Ave, New York).
9/27/1912:First published blues music, "Memphis Blues," by W.C. Handy.
9/27/1919:Democratic National Committee voted to admit women.
9/27/1923:Lou Gehrig hit his first home run.
9/27/1930:Bobby Jones won the US Amateur golf championship.
9/27/1938:Lou Gehrig hit his last (493) home run.
9/27/1938:Queen Elizabeth launched.
9/27/1939:Poland surrendered to Germany.
9/27/1954:"The Tonight Show" made its TV debut (Steve Allen - host).
9/27/1959:A typhoon battered Honshu (nearly 5000 killed).
9/27/1964:Warren Commission report released.
9/27/1973:Soyuz 12 (USSR) launched.
9/27/1982:First day of shooting on "Never Say Never Again."
9/27/1986:Reagan tax overhaul approved by Senate.
9/27/1988:Ben Johnson, Canadian sprinter, stripped of an Olympic gold medal.
9/27/1993:James H. Doolittle, retired US General, died.
9/28 :Krakow Day (Pennsylvania).
9/28 :Teacher's Day (Taiwan).
9/28/-490:Battle of Marathon. (9/15?)
9/28/-480:Battle of Salamis.
9/28/1066:William the Conqueror invaded England.
9/28/1542:Joao Rodrigues Cabrillo discovered California.
9/28/1678:"Pilgrim's Progress" published. (2/18?)
9/28/1701:Divorce legalized in Maryland.
9/28/1787:US Congress voted to send the Constitution to the state
:legislatures for approval.
9/28/1850:Flogging in US Navy and on merchant vessels abolished.
9/28/1891:Herman Melville, author ("Moby Dick"), died.
9/28/1895:Louis Pasteur, French chemist and bacteriologist, died.
9/28/1902:Emile Edouard Charles Antoine Zola, French novelist, died.
9/28/1920:Grand jury indicted eight White Sox players for "throwing" 1919
9/28/1924:First around the world flight completed (175 days).
9/28/1941:Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting average.
9/28/1950:Indonesia joined UN.
9/28/1951:554 passing yards in a 1 game (Norm Van Brocklin, Rams vs. New
9/28/1953:Edwin Powell Hubble, astronomer, died.
9/28/1955:First World Series color TV broadcast.
9/28/1962:Alouette (Canada), first Canadian satellite, launched.
9/28/1973:Wystan Hugh Auden, US poet and author, died.
9/28/1976:Muhammad Ali beat Ken Norton to remain heavyweight champion.
9/28/1978:Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani), 263rd Catholic Pope, died.
9/28/1989:Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, exiled former Philippine president,
9/28/1991:Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, died.
9/29 :Battle of Boqueron (Paraguay).
9/29 :Xenophobe Understanding Day.
9/29 :Francis Willard Day (Wisconsin).
9/29/1690:First US paper mill began being constructed.
9/29/1789:First US government pension paid.
9/29/1789:First standing US army (700 troops total) organized.
9/29/1829:First appearance of Greater London's Metropolitan Police
9/29/1910:Winslow Homer, US painter, died.
9/29/1913:Rudolph Diesel, German engineer and inventor of diesel engine,
9/29/1918:Allied forces break through the Hindenburg Line.
9/29/1923:Britain began to govern Palestine.
9/29/1936:Radio used for the first time for a US presidential campaign.
9/29/1943:US and Italy signed an armistice.
9/29/1948:Premiere of Olivier's version of "Hamlet" (Broadway).
9/29/1953:"Make Room for Daddy" premiered.
9/29/1957:Nuclear waste container exploded at Chelyabinsk-65.
9/29/1963:Second session of the ecumenical council Vatican II opened.
9/29/1966:Sandy Koufax struck out over 300 in a season for the third time.
9/29/1977:Salyut 6 (USSR) launched.
9/29/1982:First of seven deaths from cyanide laced Tylenol.
9/29/1986:Two brothers faced each other as rookie starting pitchers (Greg
:Maddux of Cubs vs. Mike of Phillies).
9/29/1987:Don Mattingly hit his sixth grand slam of the season (a new
9/29/1988:Discovery (US), first manned flight since the Challenger
9/30 :Ask a "Stupid" Question Day.
9/30 :Botswanna Day (Botswanna).
9/30 :Independence Day (Botswana).
9/30/1399:Henry IV became English Sovereign.
9/30/1630:First criminal to be executed in American colonies (John
9/30/1641:First annual fair in America (Fort Amsterdam).
9/30/1659:First mention of tennis in America.
9/30/1787:First circumnavigation of globe by a US ship began (Captain
9/30/1811:Exports from the US equaled imports for the first time.
9/30/1846:First tooth extracted under anesthesia - ether (Charleston,
9/30/1880:Orion Nebula first photographed.
9/30/1927:Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season (breaking his own
9/30/1934:Dizzy Dean won his 30th game of the season (the last NL pitcher
:to win 30).
9/30/1939:Germany and Russia agreed to partition Poland.
9/30/1946:Verdicts of the Nuremberg trials were announced.
9/30/1947:First televised World Series.
9/30/1948:Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, second wife of Theodore Roosevelt,
9/30/1949:Berlin Airlift ended.
9/30/1954:USS Nautilus commissioned.
9/30/1955:James Dean, actor ("Rebel Without a Cause"), died.
9/30/1960:"The Flintstones" debuted.
9/30/1962:First black enrolled in the University of Mississippi (James
9/30/1966:Bechuanaland became the independent Republic of Botswana.
9/30/1972:Roberto Clemente got the final hit of his baseball career (number
9/30/1978:Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist, died.
9/30/1980:First Apollo Domain prototypes began running.
9/30/1985:Charles Francis Richter, developer of the Richter scale, died.