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    On this day...

    701 St Sergius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
    1513 Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
    1739 Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)
    1776 Continental Congress renames "United Colonies," "United States"
    1817 Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably 1st black to graduate from US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
    1830 Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ
    1839 John Herschel takes the 1st glass plate photograph
    1841 Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
    1850 California becomes 31st state
    1850 Territories of New Mexico & Utah created
    1862 Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry
    1867 Luxembourg gains independence
    1875 Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) dedicated
    1880 President Hayes visits SF
    1892 Almalthea, 5th moon of Jupiter, discovered by EE Barnard at Lick
    1895 The American Bowling Congress formed (NYC)
    1904 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
    1908 Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va
    1911 1st airmail service (British Post Office)
    1912 J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)
    1913 Assn for Study of ***** Life & History organizes in Chicago
    1914 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Phila Phillies, 7-0
    1919 Boston's police force goes on strike
    1922 St Louis Brown Baby Doll Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
    1926 National Broadcasting Co created by the Radio Corporation of America
    1927 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
    1928 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ¬"
    1932 Frank Crosetti ties record, strikes out twice in 1 inning
    1936 Yanks clinch 8th pennant
    1942 1st bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily Or (WW2)
    1943 Italy surrenders to the Allies
    1944 Allied forces liberate Luxembourg
    1944 Bulgaria liberated from Nazi control (often referred to as the invasion of Bulgaria by Russia) (National Day)
    1945 Japanese in S Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
    1945 Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th & final HR
    1945 Phila A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Browns, 1-0
    1948 Bkln Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
    1948 People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed
    1950 1st use of TV laugh track-Hank McCune
    1956 Elvis Presley appears on national TV for 1st time (Ed Sullivan)
    1957 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited
    1958 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game
    1960 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
    1963 Landslide into Vaiont Dam emptys lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
    1965 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
    1965 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
    1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition
    1967 1st successful test flight of a Saturn V
    1968 1st US Open, held as an "open" (Arthur Ashe-wins)
    1968 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
    1969 Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
    1971 1,000 convicts seize Attica, NY prison
    1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on the Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)
    1971 John Lennon releases the "Imagine" album
    1971 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
    1975 Viking 2 launched toward orbit around Mars, soft landing
    1977 1st TRS-80 computer sold
    1978 3rd game of the Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
    1978 Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
    1979 John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis, for the US Open Tennis title
    1979 Sid Bernstein offers $« billion for a Beatle reunion
    1979 Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
    1981 Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
    1982 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
    1982 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
    1983 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
    1983 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (the Coco2)
    1983 Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat the 100th ranked male tennis player
    1984 Calif Angel Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
    1984 John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl, for the US Open Tennis title
    1986 NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
    1987 Gary Hart admits to cheating on his wife on "Nightline"
    1987 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59
    1987 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
    1988 US swamps New Zealand at 27th America`s Cup: NZ set to appeal
    1989 Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratalova for the US Open championship
    1990 Bush & Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
    1991 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Clevland



    Birthdates which occurred on September 09:

    1585 Cardinal A Jean de Plessicide de Richelieu Louis XIII chief minister
    1754 William Bligh nasty ship's captain (HMS Bounty)
    1828 Leo Tolstoy Russia, novelist (War & Peace, Anna Karenina)
    1850 Harishchandra India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
    1853 Frederick R Spofforth Australia, cricketer (Demon)
    1868 Mary Austin Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
    1877 Frank Chance baseball player/manager, Tinkers to Evers to Chance
    1880 Viking Eggeling Sweden, artist/film maker (Diagonal Symphony)
    1887 Alfred Landon (R-Ks) pres candidate (1932, 1936)
    1890 Harland Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken founder/colonel
    1898 Frank (Fordham Flash) Frisch NYC, baseball player (NL MVP 1931)
    1899 Neil Hamilton Lynn Mass, actor (Commisioner Gordon-Batman)
    19-- Nick Ramus Seattle Wash, actor (Gus-Falcon Crest)
    19-- Randy Stumpf Belleville Ill, actor (Joey Dee-Flatbush)
    1900 James Hilton hotel magnate (Hilton Hotels)
    1907 Pinky Tomlin Eureka Springs Ark, singer/actor (Tip-Waterfront)
    1908 John Haeton US, bobsled (Olympic-silver-1928, 48)
    1912 Kurt Sanderling Arys Germany, conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77)
    1919 Jacques Marin Paris, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo)
    1919 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)
    1924 Jane Greer Wash DC, actress (Prisoner of Zenda, Clown)
    1924 Nino Bibbia Italy, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1948)
    1925 Cliff Robertson La Jolla Calif, actor (Charly)/spokesman for AT&T
    1932 Sylvia Miles NYC, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely)
    1935 Chaim Topol Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
    1941 Les Braid England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
    1941 Otis Redding Georgia, rocker (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
    1942 Inez Foxx Greensboro NC, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle)
    1943 Roger Waters rocker (Pink Floyd-The Wall)
    1946 Billy Preston singer/pianist, the 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show)
    1947 Lynn Fitzgerald marathoner (ran 133 miles 939 yards in 24 hrs)
    1949 Joe Theismann NFL QB (Redskins)
    1949 John Curry England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)
    1950 Tom Wopat Lodi Wisc, actor (Luke Duke-Dukes of Hazzard)
    1951 Michael Keaton Pitts Pa, actor (Gung Ho, Batman)
    1951 Robert Desiderio Bronx NY, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City)
    1952 Angela Cartwright England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)
    1952 Dave Stewart rocker (Eurythmics-Here Comes the Rain Again)
    1966 Brenda Epperson actress (Ashley-Young & Restless)
    1966 David Bennent Lausanne, actor (Tin Drum, Legend)
    1969 Scott DeFreitas Newton Mass, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns)

    Deaths which occurred on September 09:

    1087 William I The Conqueror, King of England, & Duke of Normandy, dies
    1817 Paul Cuffe entrepreneur/ civil rights activist, dies at 58
    1962 Pat Rooney vaudevillian, dies at 82
    1971 Billy Gilbert (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 76
    1975 John McGiver actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
    1976 Mao Tse-Tung Chinese communist party chairman (1949-76), dies at 82
    1990 Samuel K Doe Liberian president, killed by rebels
    "If America Was A Tree, The Left Would Root For The Termites...Greg Gutfeld."

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    ATTACK ON AMERICA:
    September 11, 2001..............we all know the details...I will just send my wishes to everyone in the US who will be remembering this day 4 years ago.
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    1942 The War And The Gas Pump

    Following the example of several European nations, President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandated gasoline rationing in the U.S. as part of the country's wartime efforts. Gasoline rationing was just one of the many measures taken during these years, as the entire nation was transformed into a unified war machine: women took to the factories, households tried to conserve energy, and American automobile manufacturers began producing tanks and planes. The gasoline ration was lifted in 1945, at the end of World War II.
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    September 11

    1921 Fatty Arbuckle arrested

    The San Francisco police arrest actor and director Fatty Arbuckle on suspicion of manslaughter. Starlet Virginia Rappe had died of a ruptured bladder several days after an alleged sexual assault by the 350-pound Arbuckle at a wild drinking party in San Francisco. Although a jury eventually found Arbuckle not guilty, the scandal destroyed his career.
    Born Roscoe Arbuckle in 1887 in Kansas, Arbuckle worked as a plumber's assistant before launching his performing career. After appearing on the vaudeville circuit, Arbuckle--nicknamed Fatty for his generous physique--began appearing in short comedies. He signed with production company Keystone in 1913 and appeared regularly as a Keystone Kop--the bumbling, slapstick police force that were a staple of many Keystone movies between 1914 and the early 1920s. Arbuckle made various other silent comedies with prominent co-stars, including Charlie Chaplin. In 1916, he began writing and directing his own movies, and in 1917 he discovered comedian Buster Keaton, who became one of the most sought-after film comedians of the 1920s and '30s.
    Arbuckle's involvement in Rappe's death created the largest scandal in the history of early Hollywood. After two hung juries, Arbuckle was acquitted in 1922, but his films were banned and his career seemed finished. However, in 1925, he began directing again, under the pseudonym William Goodrich, and worked with such stars as Marion Davies and Eddie Cantor. An attempt to rehabilitate his acting career in 1932 through a European tour failed. He died the following year.
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    September 12

    1918 Cannonball's Run
    Cannonball Baker, born Erwin G. Baker, discovered his special talent soon after buying his first motorcycle -- he was capable of exceptional stamina and endurance on the road. His lean frame sat naturally atop his Indian V-twin, and his toughened stance and leather riding trousers seemed to announce to the world that he was ready to outride all challengers. Made a celebrity by his 3,379-mile cross-country motorcycle trek, "Cannonball" became a symbol of the American motorcycle rider, synonymous with wild cross-country journeys. His fame led to other tours and promotional trips, and he completed his most extensive tour on this day - a 17,000 mile, 77-day trip to all 48 state capitals - yet another testament to his legendary endurance.


    1992 Anthony Perkins dies

    On this day, actor Anthony Perkins dies of AIDS.
    Best known for his role as Psycho killer Norman Bates, Perkins was born in New York. The son of an actor, Perkins became interested in theater in his teens. After summer stock productions and Broadway performances, he appeared in his first film, The Actress (1953), followed by Friendly Persuasion (1956), for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. In many of his early movies, he played a neurotic young man, but none as disturbed as the murderous Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's masterful Psycho.
    Psycho represented the peak of Perkins' career. For the next decade, he made undistinguished films in France, Germany, and Italy and appeared in a few American films, including Catch-22 (1970) and Murder on the Orient Express (1974). In the last decade of his life, Perkins made a career out of reprising his Norman Bates role, in Psycho II (1980); Psycho III (1986), which he also directed; and Psycho IV (1991), a cable movie.
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    Sep. 13

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    1692: French writer Michel de Montaigne, who introduced the essay as a literary form, dies in France at the age of 59.

    1759: British general James Wolfe and French general Joseph de Montcalm are both fatally wounded at the battle of Québec. The British victory there ends the French empire in North America.

    1922: The highest temperature ever recorded, 58° C (136° F), is measured at Al Aziziyah, Libya.

    1942: The German seige of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the Soviet Union begins. Their failure to take the city during the four-month battle will halt their drive toward Moscow.

    1943: Chiang Kai-Shek, the longtime military leader of Nationalist China, is elected president of the country.

    1993: Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin meet at the White House signing of a peace accord, which calls for limited Palestinian self-rule in Israeli-occupied territories.

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    BORN ON THE 13th SPETEMBER

    1941 Oscar Arias S nchez president of Costa Rica (1986- ) (Nobel 1987)
    1944 (Winifred) Jacqueline Bisset England, actress (Class, Deep, Secrets)
    1944 Peter Cetera Chicago, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days)
    1948 Clyde Kusatsu Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive)
    1948 Nell Carter Birmingham Ala, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo)
    1951 David Clayton-Thomas singer (Blood Sweat & Tears-You've Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel)
    1952 Karen Wyman Bronx NY, singer (Long & Winding Road)
    1953 Taryn Power LA Calif, actress (Maria)
    1956 Joni Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
    1958 Ann Dusenberry Tucson Az, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training)
    1965 Zak Starsky drummer, son of Beatle Ringo
    1971 Stella Nina McCartney daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney
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    September 15

    1954 Marilyn Monroe's skirt scene filmed

    The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot on this day during the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband, Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist. The couple divorced shortly after.
    Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortensen and also known as Norma Jean Baker, had a tragic childhood. Her mother, a negative cutter at several film studios, was mentally unstable and institutionalized when Norma Jean was five. Afterward, the little girl lived in a series of foster homes, where she suffered from neglect and abuse, and later lived in an orphanage. At age 16, she quit high school and married a 21-year-old aircraft plant worker named Joe Dougherty.
    In 1944, her husband was sent overseas with the military, and Monroe worked as a paint sprayer in a defense plant. A photographer spotted her there, and she soon became a popular pin-up girl. She began working as a model and divorced her husband two years later. In 1946, 20th Century Fox signed her for $125 a week but dropped her after one film, from which her scenes were cut. Columbia signed her but also dropped her after one film. Unemployed, she posed nude for a calendar for $50; the calendar sold a million copies and made $750,000.
    Monroe played a series of small film roles until 1950, when Fox signed her again. This time, they touted her as a star and began giving her feature roles in the early 1950s. In 1953, she starred with Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, playing fortune hunter Lorelei Lee. Her tremendous sex appeal and little-girl mannerisms made her enormously popular.
    After her divorce from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, Monroe searched for more serious roles and announced she would found her own studio. She began studying acting with the famous Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York. She gave an impressive comic performance in Bus Stop in 1955. The following year, she married intellectual playwright Arthur Miller. She appeared in the hit Some Like It Hot in 1959.
    She made her last picture in 1961, The Misfits, which Miller wrote especially for her. She divorced him a week before the film opened. She attempted one more film, Something's Got to Give, but was fired for her frequent illnesses and absences from the set, which many believed to be related to drug addiction. In August 1962, she died from an overdose of sleeping pills. Her death was ruled a possible suicide. Since her death, her popularity and mystique have endured, with numerous biographies published after her death. Her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio continued to send flowers to her grave every day for the rest of his life.

    1890 Agatha Christie is born


    Mary Clarissa Agatha Miller, later known as Agatha Christie, is born on this day in Torquay, Devon, England.
    Raised and educated at Ashfield, her parents' comfortable home, Christie began making up stories as a child. Her mother and her older sister Madge also made up stories: Madge told especially thrilling tales about a fictional, mentally deranged older sister. Agatha married Colonel Archibald Christie in 1914, before World War I, and had one daughter. While her husband was off fighting in World War I, Christie worked as an assistant in a pharmacy, where she learned about poisons. She began to write on a dare from her sister and produced her first mystery novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who would appear in 25 more novels during the next quarter century. The novel found modest success, and she continued writing. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) became a bestseller, and she enjoyed phenomenal success for the rest of her life.
    However, about this time Christie entered a period of emotional turmoil after the death of her mother and a divorce from her first husband. She disappeared for 11 days, eventually turning up at a health spa. Her disappearance was highly publicized, and an expensive government search ensued. She was later criticized for not coming forward with her whereabouts earlier.
    In 1930, she married archeologist Sir Max Mallowan and accompanied him on expeditions to the Middle East, which became the setting for many of her novels. She created Miss Marple, one of her most beloved detectives, in 1930. All told, Christie wrote some 80 novels, 30 short story collections, and 15 plays, plus six romances under the pen name Mary Westmacott. She was knighted in 1971 and died in 1976, just a year after she killed off Poirot in the novel Curtain: Hercule Poirot's Last Case. Poirot received a front-page obituary in the New York Times on August 6, 1975. By the time Christie died, more than 400 million copies of her books had been sold in more than 100 languages.
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    Just curious Bez..... are you a sports fan, by chance??

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    MAYFLOWER DEPARTS ENGLAND:
    September 16, 1620

    The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World with 102 passengers. The ship was headed for Virginia, where the colonists--half religious dissenters and half entrepreneurs--had been authorized to settle by the British crown. However, stormy weather and navigational errors forced the Mayflower off course, and on November 21 the "Pilgrims" reached Massachusetts, where they founded the first permanent European settlement in New England in late December.
    Thirty-five of the Pilgrims were members of the radical English Separatist Church, who traveled to America to escape the jurisdiction of the Church of England, which they found corrupt. Ten years earlier, English persecution had led a group of Separatists to flee to Holland in search of religious freedom. However, many were dissatisfied with economic opportunities in the Netherlands, and under the direction of William Bradford they decided to immigrate to Virginia, where an English colony had been founded at Jamestown in 1607.
    The Separatists won financial backing from a group of investors called the London Adventurers, who were promised a sizable share of the colony's profits. Three dozen church members made their way back to England, where they were joined by about 70 entrepreneurs--enlisted by the London stock company to ensure the success of the enterprise. In August 1620, the Mayflower left Southampton with a smaller vessel--the Speedwell--but the latter proved unseaworthy and twice was forced to return to port. On September 16, the Mayflower left for America alone from Plymouth.
    In a difficult Atlantic crossing, the 90-foot Mayflower encountered rough seas and storms and was blown more than 500 miles off course. Along the way, the settlers formulated and signed the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that bound the signatories into a "civil body politic." Because it established constitutional law and the rule of the majority, the compact is regarded as an important precursor to American democracy. After a 66-day voyage, the ship landed on November 21 on the tip of Cape Cod at what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts.
    After coming to anchor in Provincetown harbor, a party of armed men under the command of Captain Myles Standish was sent out to explore the area and find a location suitable for settlement. While they were gone, Susanna White gave birth to a son, Peregrine, aboard the Mayflower. He was the first English child born in New England. In mid-December, the explorers went ashore at a location across Cape Cod Bay where they found cleared fields and plentiful running water and named the site Plymouth.
    The expedition returned to Provincetown, and on December 21 the Mayflower came to anchor in Plymouth harbor. Just after Christmas, the pilgrims began work on dwellings that would shelter them through their difficult first winter in America.
    In the first year of settlement, half the colonists died of disease. In 1621, the health and economic condition of the colonists improved, and that autumn Governor William Bradford invited neighboring Indians to Plymouth to celebrate the bounty of that year's harvest season. Plymouth soon secured treaties with most local Indian tribes, and the economy steadily grew, and more colonists were attracted to the settlement. By the mid 1640s, Plymouth's population numbered 3,000 people, but by then the settlement had been overshadowed by the larger Massachusetts Bay Colony to the north, settled by Puritans in 1629.
    The term "Pilgrim" was not used to describe the Plymouth colonists until the early 19th century and was derived from a manuscript in which Governor Bradford spoke of the "saints" who left Holland as "pilgrimes." The orator Daniel Webster spoke of "Pilgrim Fathers" at a bicentennial celebration of Plymouth's founding in 1820, and thereafter the term entered common usage.
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