Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 11th

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1672*Colonial American clergyman Solomon Stoddard, 29, was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Northampton, Mass. He remained at this pulpit for the next 57 years! (From 1727 until his death in 1729, Stoddard was assisted by his grandson, Jonathan Edwards.).Ref: 5
1740*The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the PA Gazette.Ref: 2
1776*2nd Continental Congress says ‘United States' rather than ‘United Colonies' is our name.Ref: 10
1786*The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the articles of confederation.Ref: 2
1789*Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first Secretary of the Treasury.Ref: 5
1802*Piedmont, Italy, is annexed by France.Ref: 2
1841*First commuter train goes into service in England between London and Brighton.Ref: 10
1857*Mormon fanatic John D. Lee, angered over President Buchanan's order to remove Brigham Young from governorship of the Utah Territory, incites a band of Mormons and Indians to massacre a CA-bound wagon train of 135 (mostly Methodists) in Mountain Meadows, Utah.Ref: 5
1883*First hot dog stand opens in St. Louis.Ref: 10
1885*Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1892*The Scarritt Bible and Training School in Nashville, TN, was dedicated, primarily as the result of the conception, urging and fund-raising of southern Methodist missions leader and social reformer, Belle Harris Bennett (1852-1922).Ref: 5
1893*Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave.Ref: 5
1904*The battleship Connecticut, launched in NY, introduces a new era in naval construction.Ref: 2
1909*Halley's comet first observed at Heidelberg.Ref: 10
1910 First commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood).Ref: 5
1920*Sacco and Vanzetti are indicted for the South Braintree murders.Ref: 87
1922*The Andrews motion for a new trial is made. It is based upon Mrs. Lola Andrews' retraction.Ref: 87
1922*British mandate of Palestine begins.Ref: 5
1923*The ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, the Woolworth Tower.Ref: 5
1926*Aloha Tower dedicated (in Honolulu)Ref: 5
1929*San Francisco Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system.Ref: 5
1930*Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles.Ref: 5
1936*A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game.Ref: 5
1936*President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) by pressing a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator in Nevada.Ref: 70
1941*Charles Lindbergh sparked charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he said "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" were trying to draw the US into World War II. (XDG, p 4A, 9/11/2000) 
1943*Beginning of Jewish family transports from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1948*North Korea proclaims itself a People's Democratic Republic under Kim il Sung.Ref: 10
1952*West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews.Ref: 5
1954*First Ford Thunderbird, serial number 100,005,rolls off Ford assembly line.Ref: 10
1955*The first Southern Baptist church to be established in Nebraska was organized at Lincoln, with 34 charter members. Founded by Southern Baptist U.S. Air Force personnel who had been stationed in Lincoln, the congregation first met for worship on Easter Sunday of this year.Ref: 5
1962*(US Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshall is appointed a judge of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.Ref: 2
1972*BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont.Ref: 5
1974*Haile Selassie I is deposed from the Ethiopian throne.Ref: 2
1986*The stock market plunged 86.61 points to 1792.89. It was the busiest day ever (to that day) for investors, brokers and traders on Wall Street as the big board tumbled.Ref: 4
1988 Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world.Ref: 5
1989 Hungary, under pressure from refugees, suspends treaty with East Germany and lets thousands of "vacationing" East Germans across the border into West GermanyRef: 62
1989*Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud.Ref: 5
1991*President Bush addressed Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis, vowing that "Saddam Hussein will fail" in his takeover of Kuwait.Ref: 6
1993 New era for Middle East begins as Israel recognizes Palestine Liberation Organization and vice versa.Ref: 10
1995*(OJ Simpson) Defense refuses to rest their case due to the unresolved question of judge's instruction to jury concerning Fuhrman. Judge Ito orders prosecution to begin its rebuttal.Ref: 87
1997*The Army issued a searing indictment of itself, asserting that "sexual harassment exists throughout the Army, crossing gender, rank and racial lines."Ref: 70
1997*Scots voted to create their own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.Ref: 70
1998*Yuri Primakov confirmed prime ministerRef: 89
1998*Divers working off the coast of Nova Scotia find the cockpit voice recorder from Flight 111, which had crashed killing all 229 aboard. (XDG, p 4A, 9/11/2003)Ref: 83
1998*Congress released Kenneth Starr's report that offered graphic details of President Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct and leveled accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice.Ref: 70
2000*President Clinton, attending a conference of Asia-Pacific leaders in New Zealand, demanded that Indonesia allow an international force to restore peace in East Timor.Ref: 6
2001*Details of the 9/11/2001 World Trade Center attack 
2001*I receive an email from Peter Kinman on the subject of Blue Jacket. He provides additional insight and references. [To see his email, click on Ref: 71]Ref: 71
2001*Following the massive terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, the FBI dedicated 7,000 of its 11,000 Special Agents and thousands of FBI support personnel to the PENTTBOM investigation. "PENTTBOM" is short for Pentagon, Twin Towers Bombing.Ref: 14
2003*(Hurricane Isabel) (through the 14th) Isabel graduates to a Category 5 hurricane. (USA Today, p 2A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Former Enron Treasurer Ben Glisan, 37, pleads guilty to one count of conspiring to commit fraud in a Houston court. He is sentenced to five years in prison with the sentence to begin immediately. (WSJ, p A3, 9/11/2003)Ref: 33
1609*Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan island.Ref: 5
1805*Lewis & Clark: The Corps of Discovery ascends into the Bitterroot Mountains, which Sergeant Patrick Gass calls "the most terrible mountains I ever beheld." Old Toby loses the trail in the steep and heavily wooded mountains. They run short of provisions and butcher a horse for food; snows begin to fall; worst of all, John Ordway writes on September 18th, "the mountains continue as far as our eyes could extend. They extend much further than we expected." Clark names a stream Hungry Creek to describe their condition.Ref: 65
1841*Painter John Goffe Rand patents the squeezable tube (for artist's paints).Ref: 10
1853 The first electric telegraph is put in use, in Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos.Ref: 5
1877*The first comic-character timepiece was patented by the Waterbury Clock Company. It was another 56 years before the same company produced the first Mickey Mouse watch.Ref: 4
1883*The mail chute was patented by James Cutler. The device was first used in the Elwood Building in Rochester, NY.Ref: 4
1940*During a meeting of the American Mathematical Society at Dartmouth College, Dr. George Stibitz uses a Teletype to transmit problems to the Complex Number Calculator and receive the computed results. This is now generally considered the world's first example of remote job entry, a technique that would revolutionize dissemination of information through telephone and computer networks. 
1946*First mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation.Ref: 5
1950*First typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited.Ref: 5
1967*US Surveyor 5 makes first chemical analysis of lunar material.Ref: 5
1985*Intl Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km.Ref: 5
1297*Battle at Stirling Bridge. William Wallace, and Andrew De Moray leaders of the Scottish revolt in the South and North join forces and defeat the English army lead by Surrey at Stirling. The Scots caught the English forces as they crossed a bridge across the Forth.Ref: 2
1683 Humiliation for the armies of Islam as they are turned back from the gates of Vienna.Ref: 10
1695 Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks at the Battle of Zenta.Ref: 2
1709*John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, wins the bloodiest battle of the 18th century at great cost, against the French at Malplaquet.Ref: 2
1777*General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in PA.Ref: 2
1814*An American fleet scored a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.Ref: 70
1861*President Lincoln revokes Gen. John C. Frémont's unauthorized military proclamation of emancipation in Missouri. Later, the president relieves Gen. Frémont of his command and replaces him with Gen. David Hunter. 
1864*A 10-day truce is declared between generals Sherman and Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.Ref: 2
1919*US marines invade Honduras.Ref: 5
1941*FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot on sight.Ref: 5
1942*In the St. Lawrence River, near Cap Chat, Quebec, Canada, submarine U-517 torpedoes and sinks RCN corvette Charlottetown. 10 die. 
1943*Germans occupy Rome, after occupying northern and central Italy, containing in all about 35,000 Jews.Ref: 35
1943*The Italian Navy surrenders their warships to the Allies at Malta. 
1944*American troops enter Luxembourg.More than 6,000 trucks of the Red ball Express kept gasoline and other vital supplies rolling in as American troops and tanks pushed the Germans back toward their homeland.Ref: 2
1944*President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Canada at the second Quebec Conference.Ref: 5
1965*The first Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrives in South Vietnam and is stationed at An Khe.Remember those grizzled vets of our youth from the Great War in 1917? Guess who the grizzled vets are today!Ref: 2
1967 Chinese and Indian forces engage in heavy fighting on the border of Sikkim in the HimalayasRef: 62
1839*First Canadian track & field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds).Ref: 5
1886*At Washington's Capitol Park, backstop Connie Mack makes his major league debut as the Senators edge Philadelphia, 4-3.Ref: 1
1886 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup.Ref: 5
1895 American Bowling Congress founded in N.Y.Ref: 10
1912*Eddie Collins steals six bases as Philadelphia beats the Tigers. 9-7. The A's second baseman will steal six bases again on September 22.Ref: 1
1915*Eddie Plank of the Federal League's St. Louis Terriers wins his 300th game as he defeat the Newark Peppers 12-5. The future Hall of Famer (1946) is the ninth player and first southpaw to reach this milestone.Ref: 1
1916*The "Star Spangled Banner" is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, NY.Ref: 2
1918*In the earliest conclusion of the Fall Classic, Boston's Carl Mays three-hits the Cubs' 2-1 as the Red Sox win the World Series in six games. The regular season was shorten due to World War I.Ref: 1
1923*After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires the next 27 Yanks.Ref: 5
1926*US defeats France for their 7th straight Davis Cup championship.Ref: 5
1926*Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies.Ref: 5
1927*Babe Ruth hits the 50th of 60 homers.Ref: 5
1931*Gus Suhr of the Pittsburgh Pirates, plays the first of 822 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1935*US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year.Ref: 5
1938*Free admission, bats and peanuts highlight Lefty O'Doul Day for Kids at Seals' Stadium. Between games of the Seals and Oaks doubleheader, the kids have a chance to scramble for autographed balls thrown by the players.Ref: 1
1942*Paul Gillespie of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1951 Florence Chadwick becomes first woman to swim the English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes.Ref: 5
1955*Red Sox Ted Williams collects his 2000th career hit in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees.Ref: 1
1956*Redleg Frank Robinson ties the National League rookie record for home runs with his 38th in an 11-5 victory over the Giants.Ref: 1
1959*Elroy Face of the Pittsburgh Pirates saw his 22-game winning streak come to an end. Face lost to the LA Dodgers, 5-4. He did, however, finish the 1959 season with an impressive 18-1 record. For those of you with baseballs for heads, who can’t figure out how he ended up with 18 wins for the season instead of 22 … Face won the other four games at the end of the 1958 season.Ref: 4
1959*Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0.Ref: 5
1960*The 17th Olympic games close in Rome.Ref: 5
1962*E.J. ‘Dutch’ Harrison was inducted into the Professional Golfers Association Hall of Fame.Ref: 4
1964*Gillette's 20 year contract with MSG & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at the Cleve Auditorium.Ref: 5
1966*Braves' pitcher Pat Jarvis becomes the first of Nolan Ryan's 5,714 career strikeouts.Ref: 1
1966*John Miller of the New York Yankees hits a home run in his first major league at bat. He is the first Yankee to do so.Ref: 12
1968*Met hurler Jim McAndrews beats Cub Fergusen Jenkins 1-0. It's the fifth time this season Fergie has a lost 1-0 game tying a major league mark.Ref: 1
1968*Arthur Ashe becomes first Black male athlete to win major tennis tournament the U.S. Open.Ref: 10
1972*The troubled Munich Summer Olympics ended. (XDG, p 4A, 9/11/2003)Ref: 83
1974*The St. Louis Cardinals took seven hours, four minutes and 25 innings to beat the NY Mets 4-3 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY. The game set a National League record for innings played in a night game. It was the second-longest game in professional baseball history. Fans went home at 3:10 a.m.Ref: 4
1976*Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight US Open Final (Evert wins).Ref: 5
1977*Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy O'Connors wins US Open.Ref: 5
1982*Chris Evert 6th US open title defeats Hana Mandlikava.Ref: 5
1983*Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards.Ref: 5
1985*Cincinnati Red Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's all-time career hits record by ripping a single off the Padres' Eric Show at Riverfront Stadium for career hit number 4,192. The single came in the first inning of the game.Ref: 86
1994*Andre Agassi won the men’s title at the US Open tennis tournament, defeating Michael Stich 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.Ref: 4
1996*Ken Caminiti breaks his own major league record by hitting home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game for the fourth time this season. The Padre switch hitter set the record last year when he accomplish the feat three timesRef: 1
1998*With a 7-2 defeat to the Braves, the Marlins lose their 100th game to become the first team that has gone from being World Series champions to a 100-game loser. The 'Fish' have the worst record in baseball, 48-100.Ref: 1
1998*Kevin Malone replaces Tommy Lasorda as general manager who is promoted to Senior Vice President.Ref: 1
1999*Serena Williams won the US Open women’s title at age 17 in only her second year as a pro. Williams beat top-seeded Martina Hingis, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).Ref: 4
1999*Minnesota Twins' Eric Milton pitches a no-hitter vs. Anaheim.Ref: 86
2000*Eric Milton pitched a no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in their 7-to-0 win over the Anaheim Angels.Ref: 6
2001*Major League Baseball postpones all scheduled games for a week after terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and western Pennsylvania.Ref: 86
2002*When Rafael Palmeiro goes yard against the Devil Rays in the sixth inning, the Rangers establish a new a major league record by hitting a home run in their 26th consecutive game.Ref: 1
2002*Yankee legends Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzzuto unveil a monument dedicated to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The team also has a ceremonial tree planting in Monument Park in honor the of heroes and victims of horrific events of a year ago.Ref: 1
1773*Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace."Ref: 5
1825*Beethoven plays last violin solo in public.Ref: 10
1847*Stephen Foster performed his "Oh! Susanna" for the very first time. The performance, for a crowd at the Eagle Saloon in Pittsburgh, PA, earned Foster a bottle of whiskey.Ref: 4
1850*Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," makes her American debut at New York's Castle Garden Theater.Ref: 2
1852*Olympia Columbian is first newspaper published north of Columbia R.Ref: 5
1875*Professor Tigwissel’s Burglar Alarm appeared in the NY Daily Graphics newspaper. 17 successive pictures that filled a full page made up the first comic strip to be published in a newspaper.Ref: 4
1889*Fiction: Start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Crooked Man" (BG).Ref: 5
1926 National Broadcasting Company (NBC) formed by RCA.Ref: 10
1928*World's first television play "The Queen's Messenger" is broadcast by WGY TV, Schnectady N.Y.Ref: 5
1945*Ernest Tubb recorded It Just Doesn’t Matter Now and Love Turns to Hate on the Decca label. Tubb became the second recording artist to have made a commercial record in Nashville, TN.Ref: 4
1950*Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence.Ref: 5
1954*The Miss America pageant made its network TV debut on ABC; Miss CA, Lee Ann Meriwether, was crowned the winner. Bob Russell -- not Bert Parks -- was the host.Ref: 4
1956*Elvis Presley makes first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Gets 82.6 share of TV viewers.Ref: 10
1961*Bob Dylan's first NY performance.Ref: 5
1962*Ringo Starr joined John, Paul, George and Andy to record Love Me Do at Abbey Road, London, England. “Who’s Andy?” you ask. Andy White, that’s who, recruited as drummer for this session. “Then, what did Ringo do?” you ask. He handled the tambourine, that’s what. It took 17 takes to complete Love Me Do to everyone’s satisfaction. P.S. I Love You was recorded the same day, with Andy on drums again, and Ringo manning the maracas this time.Ref: 4
1964*George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company.Ref: 5
1965*Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks.Ref: 5
1967*"The Carol Burnett Show" premiered on CBS.Ref: 70
1967*Television pilot/special changes face of TV comedy Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In" premieres.Ref: 10
1970*The last of the Get Smart series on CBS-TV was aired. The show, featuring dimwitted, secret agent Maxwell Smart, played by Don Adams, and his sidekick, Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon), aired on NBC in 1965 before moving to CBS.Ref: 4
1971*The "Jackson Five" Saturday morning cartoon show premieres.Ref: 73
1977*TV's Rhoda gets divorced.Ref: 5
1984*Bruce Springsteen broke the attendance record at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. The Boss entertained 16,800 fans for the first of six sold-out shows. Springsteen broke his own record; one he set during a visit to Philly in.Ref: 4
1987*CBS went black for six minutes after anchorman Dan Rather walked off the set of "The CBS Evening News" because a tennis tournament being carried by the network ran overtime.Ref: 70
1991*"La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family" goes on sale.Ref: 5
1993*Mariah Carey’s album Music Box reached #1 on U.K. album charts, while a single from that album, Dreamlover, was hitting #1 on US singles charts.Ref: 4
1585*Duc Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, French cardinal and statesman who helped build France into a world power under the leadership of King Louis XIII, is born.Ref: 68
1700*James Thomson, Scottish poet, is born.Ref: 2
1737 Luigi Galvini is born.Ref: 10
1754 Captain William Bligh is born.Ref: 10
1816 Carl Zeiss is born.Ref: 10
1828 Count Leo Tolstoy is born.Ref: 10
1835*Brig Gen William Wirt Allen first Alabama Cavalry, is born.Ref: 5
1854*William Holabird, American architect, is born.Ref: 70
1862*O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) author: short stories: Gift of the Magi; is born.Ref: 4
1873 Max Reinhardt is born.Ref: 10
1877*Sir James Jeans, England, physicist/mathematician/astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Rosika Schwimmer, Hungarian-born feminist and pacifist, is born.Ref: 70
1883*Giovanni Pastrone, Italian motion-picture director and producer, is born.Ref: 70
1885*D.H. Lawrence, English novelist (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Sons and Lovers), is born.Ref: 2
1885*Eratstus Flaval Beadle publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels), is born.Ref: 5
1887 Alf Landon is born.Ref: 10
1890*Colonel Harland SandersRef: 10
1895 Vinoba Bhave,Indian social reformer; disciple of Mahatma GandhiRef: 70
1902*Alice Tully Corning, NY, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Jimmie (James Houston) Davis politician: Governor of Louisiana [1944-1948, 1960-1964]; Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter: You are My Sunshine, is born.Ref: 4
1905*Joseph E. LevineRef: 10
1909*Anne Seymour Engld, actress (Gemini Affair, Empire, Tim Conway Show), is born.Ref: 5
1909*William Natcher (Rep-D-Ky), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant football coach: University of AL: the winningest coach in college football [323 wins, 85 losses, 17 ties in 25 years]; is born.Ref: 4
1915*Jack Fascinato Bevier Mo, pianist/orch leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Ferdinand (Edralin) Marcos, President of the Philippines from 1966-1986, is born.Ref: 4
1917*Jessica Mitford, investigative journalist (The American Way of Death), is born.Ref: 2
1922*Charles Evers civil rights leader (Amazing Grace), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Alan Badel Manchester England, actor (Shogun), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Betsy Drake fitness expert/actress (Every Girl Should be Married), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Pro Football Hall of Famer: coach: Dallas Cowboys, Tom Landry, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Daniel Kahikina Akaka (Rep-D-Hawaii), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Alfred Slote author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Baseballer Eddie (Edward Thomas) Miksis is born.Ref: 4
1928*Earl Holliman, La, actor (Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Reubin Askew (Gov-Fla), is born.Ref: 5
1928*William X. Kienzle author: The Rosary Murders, Body Count; is born.Ref: 4
1929*David S Broder Chicago Hgts Ill, journalist (1973 Pulitzer Prize), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Cathryn Damon Seattle Wash, actress (Mary Campbell-Soap), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Robert Packwood (Sen-R-Ore), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Herbert "Sonny" Leon Callahan (Rep-R-Ala), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Valentino, Milan Italy, fashion designer (Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis), is born.Ref: 5
1932 Sylvia Miles is born.Ref: 10
1935*Gherman Titov, Russian cosmonaut, second man in space, first man to spend more than a day in space (25 hours in Vostok 2 in 1961), is born.Ref: 5
1935 Chaim Topol is born.Ref: 10
1936*Charles Dierkop LaCrosse Wisc, actor (Det Pete Royster-Police Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1936 Earl Holliman is born.Ref: 10
1937*Robert Crippen Beaumont TX, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G), is born.Ref: 5
1939 Ed Victor is born.Ref: 10
1940*Brian (Russell) De Palma director: Carrie, The Untouchables, Bonfire of the Vanities, Body Double, Scarface, Wise Guys, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Tom Dreesen comedian (Tim Ried's partner), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Mickey Hart musician: drums, songwriter: group: Grateful Dead: St. Stephen, China Cat Sunflower, Dark Star, AL Getaway; scored part of film: Apocalypse Now, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Phil May singer: group: The Pretty Things: LP: Parachute; group: Fallen Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Dave (David Arthur) Roberts baseball: pitcher: SD Padres, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, SF Giants, Seattle Mariners, NY Mets, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Leo Kottke Athens Ga, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Lola Falana singer, actress: The New Bill Cosby Show, Ben Vereen Comin’ at Ya, Lady Cocoa, The Klansman, is born in Philadelphia PA. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1946*Dennis Tufano musician: guitar, singer: group: The Buckinghams, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Arthur Schendel, Dutch novelist and short-story writer, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1948*Jeff (Jeffrey Lynn) Newman baseball: Oakland Athletics [all-star: 1979], Boston Red Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Marty Liquori US, runner (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7)), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Amy Madigan actress: Riders of the Purple Sage, Uncle Buck, Field of Dreams, Places in the Heart, Love Letters, Love Child, The Ambush Murders, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Tommy Shaw musician: guitar: group: Styx: Come Sail Away, Miss America, Castle Walls, Superstars, Renegade, Babe, The Best of Times, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto, is born.Ref: 4
1952 Dave Stewart is born.Ref: 10
1954*Reed Birney Alexandria Va, entertainer (Greatest Man in the World), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Jon Moss rocker (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mick Talbot rocker (Style Council-You're the Best Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Mick Talbot musician: keyboards: group: The Style Council: Speak like a Child, Money Go Round, Solid Bond in Your Heart, Long Hot Summer, My Ever Changing Moods, You’re the Best Thing, Welcome to Milton Keynes, Walls Came Tumbling Down, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Neal X rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Virginia Madsen Chicago Ill, actress (Dune, Hot Spot, Class), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Kristy McNichol Emmy Award-winning actress: Family [1976-77, 1978-79]; Empty Nest, Apple’s Way, Baby of the Bride, Women of Valor, Dream Lover, Only When I Laugh, Little Darlings, The Summer of My German Soldier, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Elizabeth Daily actress (Street Music), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Bonnie Gadusek Pittsburgh, tennis player (French Juniors 1981), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Virginia Madsen actress: The Prophecy, Blue Tiger, Caroline at Midnight, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Kendra Lee Ruwe Madison Idaho, Miss Idaho-America (1991)Ref: 5
1967*Harry Connick Jr. Grammy Award-winning singer: We are in Love; actor: Copycat, When Harry Met Sally, is born.Ref: 4
1979*Ariana Richards, actress: Switched at Birth, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is born.Ref: 4
1677*James Harrington, English political author (Commonwealth of Oceans), political philosopher, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1712*GD Cassini French astronomer, dies.Ref: 5
1823*David Ricardo economist, author: The High Price of Bullion, a Proof of the Depreciation of Bank Notes, Principles of Political Economy and Taxation; dies.Ref: 4
1881*An avalanche in Elm, Switzerland kills 150 and injures 200.Ref: 81
1887*Kiowa leader Satanta, known as "the Orator of the Plains," commits suicide while in prison in Huntsville, TX.Ref: 68
1915*Sir William C. Van Horne, American-bn. Canadian railway official, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1917*Georges-Marie Guynemer, French World War I combat pilot, dies at age 22.Ref: 70
1923*William Holabird, American architect, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1929*Louis Marshall, American lawyer and activist, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1948*Mohammed Ali Jinnah founder: Republic of Pakistan: governor general; dies.Ref: 4
1950*33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio.Ref: 5
1950*Jan Christian Smuts, South African statesman, soldier and prime minister (1919-24), dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1958*Robert Service, Canadian verse writer (Cremation of Sam McGee), dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1959*Paul Douglas actor (Adventure Theater), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1966*Charlie Cantor actor (Artie-Ray Bolger Show), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1969*Leon Payne country artist, songwriter: I Love You Because, Lost Highway, They’ll Never Take Her Love, I Heard My Heart Break Last Night, The Blue Side of Lonesome; dies.Ref: 2
1970*Chester Morris actor: Five Came Back, Frankie and Johnny, Wagon’s Westward, The Great White Hope; dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1971*Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77 of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1971*Percy Helton actor (Homer-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1971 Pier Angeli suicideRef: 10
1973*Chilean President Salvador Allende died in a violent military coup.Ref: 5
1973 S.N. Behrman dies.Ref: 10
1976 Mao Tse-Tung dies.Ref: 10
1978*Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian defector, dies at a British hospital four days after being stabbed by a man with a poison-tipped umbrella. (XDG, p 4A, 9/11/2003)Ref: 83
1978*Jack Warner dies.Ref: 10
1980 Harold Clurman dies.Ref: 10
1981*Frank McHugh actor (Dawn Patrol, Going My Way), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1982*T. Claude Ryan, American aircraft manufacturer; designed the Spirit of St Louis, dies at age 84.Ref: 5
1987 Peter Tosh shotRef: 10
1987*Lorne Greene newscaster: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]; actor: Bonanza, The Silver Chalice, Earthquake, Battlestar Galactica; pseudo-singer: Ringo; , dies at age 72.Ref: 4
1988*George Alpert railroad executive, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1988*Luis W Alvarez physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1988*Peter Tosh reggae singer shot dead at 43 in JamaciaRef: 5
1991*14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston.Ref: 5
1993*Antoine Izmery, a prominent supporter of exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is shot and killed outside a church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The UN mission accuses Haitian armed forces of involvement. (XDG, p 4A, 9/11/2003)Ref: 83
1994*Jessica Tandy Academy Award-winning actress: Driving Miss Daisy [1989]; Cocoon, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Birds, Forever Amber, Used People, Camilla; performed on Broadway with husband, Hume Cronyn; dies.Ref: 4
1996*Joanne Dru (LaCock) actress: All the King’s Men, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Sincerely Yours, Super Fuzz; dies.Ref: 4
2001*In an act of terror compared to Pearl Harbor, four jets are hijacked, two are flown into each tower of the World Trade Center in New York, a third flies into the Pentagon and a fourth crashes in Pennsylvania, where it is likely the hijackers were overpowered by the passengers. The death toll is predicted to hit 5000, more than twice that of Pearl Harbor. The event was carried by every news organization in the world and virtually every newspaper. DetailsRef: 86
2002*Kim Hunter (Janet Cole) Academy Award-winning actress: A Streetcar Named Desire [1951]; Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes series, The Edge of Night, Backstairs at the White House; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Football hall-of-famer Johnny Unitas died at age 69.Ref: 70
2003*Actor John Ritter, 54, dies unexpectedly around 10PM from a previously unrecognized tear in his aorta. (XDG, p 3A, 9/13/2003)Ref: 83

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