Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 13th

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122 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall.Ref: 5
1549*Pope Paul III closes the first session of the Council of Bologna.Ref: 2
1625*Rabbi Isiah Horowith & 15 other rabbis arrested in Jerusalem.Ref: 5
1635*The Massachusetts General Court banished Separatist preacher Roger Williams, 32, for criticizing the Massachusetts Bay Company charter and for perpetually advocating a separation of church and state.Ref: 5
1663*First serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia).Ref: 5
1774*Tugot, the new controller of finances, urges the king of France to restore the free circulation of grain in the kingdom.Ref: 2
1775*(thru Nov 9th) Aaron Burr serves as a volunteer during Benedict Arnold's "March to Quebec". Ref 
1778*Simon Kenton is captured by Shawnee Bo-nah and several other warriors.Ref: 58
1788*The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789; New York City is declared the nation's temporary captital.Ref: 2
1789*The United States Government took out its first loan. The money was borrowed from the Bank of North America at 6% interest. The national debt has grown a little over the years. Americans now owe about $65,000 each, as their share of the debt.Ref: 4
1791*Louis XVI takes oath as Constitutional monarch of France.Ref: 10
1826*A rhinoceros first exhibited at Peale's Museum in New York.Ref: 10
1867*Gen E R S Canby orders South Carolina courts to impanel blacks jurors.Ref: 5
1905*U.S. warships head to Nicaragua on behalf of American William Albers, who was accused of evading tobacco taxes.Ref: 2
1922*136.4øF (58ø C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record).Ref: 5
1931*Having recently suffered a nervous breakdown, Foursquare Gospel founder Aimee Semple McPherson, 40, entered an ill-fated marriage to David Hutton. (They divorced four years later.).Ref: 5
1940*The Southern Baptist General Convention of CA was organized at Shafter by representatives of 14 congregations attending an associational meeting of the denomination.Ref: 5
1942*A meeting of the S-1 Executive Committee discusses the need for a central fast neutron laboratory, to be code-named Project Y.Ref: 91
1942*Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning.Ref: 5
1943*Chiang Kai-shek became president of China.Ref: 70
1948*Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.Ref: 70
1948*Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.Ref: 5
1948*Curtis Perry basketball: Phoenix Suns, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Clarence Carter received a gold record for his million-selling hit Slip Away. Carter earned two other gold records for Too Weak to Fight and Patches. The singer from Montgomery, Alabama had been blind since age one and taught himself to play guitar by age 11.Ref: 4
1976*The United States announces it will veto Vietnam's UN bid. America is not alone. The Vietnamese people are pressuring Hanoi to account for their 300,000 MIAs, as well.Ref: 2
1979*South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr).Ref: 5
1983*US mint strikes first gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle).Ref: 5
1987*Fawaz Younis became the first suspected foreign terrorist arrested by the Bureau for a crime perpetrated against Americans on foreign soil. In March 1989, a US District Court sentenced Younis to 30 years for the hijacking of a Jordanian plane carrying two Americans.Ref: 14
1988*Hurricane Gilbert becomes strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere.Ref: 5
1990*(US Supreme Court Justice) The Senate Judiciary Committee opens its confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter who firmly refuses to discuss his views on abortion. (XDG, p 4A, 9/13/2000)Ref: 83
1991*A 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium.Ref: 5
1993*President Clinton eases economic sanctions against Vietnam to allow American firms to bid on development projects financed by international banks, another step toward normalization.Ref: 41
1993*There was hope that the 45 years of war between Arabs and Jews would come to an end. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin came together in Washington, DC to sign an agreement to make peace, not war.Ref: 4
2000*With the government all but abandoning its case against him, former Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee pleaded guilty in Albuquerque, N.M., to a single count of mishandling nuclear secrets; he was then set free with an apology from U.S. District Judge James Parker.Ref: 70
2001*Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States; limited commercial flights resumed for the first time in two days.Ref: 70
0*IBM announces System 370 computer.Ref: 5
1816*Rene Laennec uses a rolled up sheet of paper to better hear a patient's hear and invents the stethescope.Ref: 17
1848*The first lobotomy is performed.Ref: 62
1898*Reverend Hannibal Williston Goodwin of Newark, NJ patented celluloid photographic film.Ref: 4
1906*First airplane flight in Europe.Ref: 5
1959*USSR's Luna 2 becomes first probe to contact another celestial body.Ref: 5
1961*An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test. Mercury takes the first American into orbit in February, 1962.Ref: 2
1970*IBM announces System 370 computer.Ref: 5
1976*2nd Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight (5m28s).Ref: 5
1977*2nd test of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.Ref: 5
1984*STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad.Ref: 5
1515*King Francis of France defeats the Swiss army under Cardinal Matthias Schiner at Marignano, northern Italy.Ref: 2
1564*On the verge of attacking Pedro Menendez's Spanish settlement at San Agostin, Florida, Jean Ribault's French fleet is scattered by a devastating storm.Ref: 2
1759*British troops under General James Wolfe defeat the French under Montcalm on the plains of Abraham, in Quebec. Wolfe is killed, Canada becomes English.Ref: 2
1782*The British fortress at Gibraltar comes under attack by French and Spanish forces.Ref: 2
1814*(and 14ht) British ships bombard Fort McHenry, Baltimore MD in War of 1812. (TWA, 1958)Ref: 95
1846*General Winfield Scott takes Chapultepec, removing the last obstacle to U.S. troops moving on Mexico City.The Mexican War gave future civil war generals their first taste of combat.Ref: 2
1862*Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee's attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who does nothing with them for the next 14 hours.George McClellan and 'Fatal Thursday.'Ref: 2
1863*The Loudoun County Rangers route a company of Confederate cavalry at Catoctin Mountain in Virginia.Ref: 2
1882*Britain invades Egypt.Ref: 5
1916*Italians defeat Austrians on the Carso.Ref: 38
1918*U.S. and French forces take St. Michiel, France in America's first action as a standing army. 15,000 enemy troops captured.Ref: 2
1940*Italy invades Egypt to gain control of the Suez Canal.Ref: 36
1942*In the Atlantic ocean, submarine U-91 torpedoes and sinks RCN destroyer Ottawa. 
1942*The Battle of Stalingrad begins.Ref: 36
1943*Chiang Kai-shek became president of China.Ref: 70
1944*U.S. troops reach the Siegfried Line.Ref: 36
1945*The Japanese surrender in Burma. 
1945*Iran demands the withdrawal of Allied forces.Ref: 2
1951*In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.Forty-five years after shipping out to fight in Korea, Harry Summers got new insight into what the war had been all about.Ref: 2
1968 Albania withdraws from the Warsaw Pact.Ref: 17
1990*Iraqi troops storm the residence of French ambassador in Kuwait.Ref: 5
1883*Cleveland's one-arm pitcher Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia, 1-0.Ref: 1
1909*Tiger Ty Cobb wins the HR crown with his ninth round-tripper (all inside-the park).Ref: 1
1922*Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians plays in the first of his 1103 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1925*Dodger hurler Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies after one-hitting the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.Ref: 1
1927*Waite Hoyt became the only 20 game winner of the 1927 Yankees.Ref: 5
1932*Joe McCarthy became the first manager to win both the American and National league pennants. McCarthy, then managing the NY Yankees, clinched the American League pennant on this day.Ref: 4
1936*Indians' teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new major league record by striking out 17 batters as he two-hits the A's, 5-2. After the season, 'Bullet Bob' will return to his Van Meter, IA home to graduate from high school.Ref: 1
1945*Iran demands the withdrawal of Allied forces.Ref: 2
1948*While batting, 32-year old Indian pitcher Don Black suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The hurler will survive, but his major league career is over.Ref: 1
1949*For the second time in his career, Ralph Kiner hits four consecutive homers. After homering in his last two at-bat in the previous game (Sept.11) he goes deep in his first two at bats in today's contest.Ref: 1
1949*The Ladies Professional Golf Association was formed in NY City. Patty Berg became the first president of the LPGA.Ref: 4
1950*Giant pitcher Sal Maglie's consecutive scoreless inning streak ends at 45 when Pirate Gus Bell hits a 257-foot pop fly which just clears the wall at the Polo Grounds.Ref: 1
1951*At Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, the Cardinals split a three-team doubleheader beating the Giants 6-4 in a rescheduled afternoon game due to rain the day before, and then the Redbirds are blanked by the Braves in the regularly scheduled night game, 2-0. It is the first time since 1883 that three-team twin bill has been played.Ref: 1
1953*Bob Trice becomes the first black player to appear for the A's. The former Homestead Grays hurler will only pitch in three games for Philadelphia this season and 19 next year and few more in 1956.Ref: 1
1963*Yanks clinch their 28th pennant.Ref: 5
1964*The Cardinals become the only the second team in major league history this century to score at least one run in every inning as they rout Chicago, 15-2. A dropped pop-up in top of the ninth secures St. Louis' place in history.Ref: 1
1965*At the Astrodome facing Don Nottebart, Giant outfielder Willie Mays becomes the fifth player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs. The 'Say Hey Kid' will hit a league-leading and career high 52 home runs en route to his second MVP season.Ref: 1
1971*After connecting for #499 in Game 1 of a doubleheader, Frank Robinson of the Orioles joins the 500 home run club in the nightcap with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman of the Tigers.Ref: 1
1971*The World Hockey Association was formed. It was announced that play would commence in October, 1972Ref: 4
1973*Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout.Ref: 5
1974*Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17.Ref: 5
1978*NY Yanks win to gain sole possession of first place from 14 games back.Ref: 5
1981 April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13".Ref: 5
1981*Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay).Ref: 5
1981*John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg for US Open title.Ref: 5
1982*Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game.Ref: 5
1983*Met rookie backstop Mike Fritzgerald becomes the 48th major leaguer to hit a HR in his first big league at bat.Ref: 12
1983*Recording his 39th save, Royal Dan Quisenberry breaks the all-time single-season record held by John Hiller. He gets the last two outs in a 4-3 victory over the Angels.Ref: 1
1986*Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season.Ref: 5
1987 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours.Ref: 5
1988*10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams.Ref: 5
1989*Fay Vincent becomes baseball's eighth commissioner when he succeeds the late Bart Giamatti.Ref: 1
1990*Dade County Commission repeals an ordinance that had limited Joe Robbie Stadium to 18 events a year.Ref: 86
1991*Joe Colemans 3rd 100 RBI season in a row 3 teams (Cleve, SD & Toronto).Ref: 5
1992*The first puntless game in NFL history happened this day. The Buffalo Bills (quarterback Jim Kelly: 403 yards and three TDs) and San Francisco 49ers (QB Steve Young: 449 yards and three touchdowns) combined for 1,086 yards of total offense -- without punting the ball once. The Bills beat the 49ers 34-31.Ref: 4
1994*Terry Ryan is named Minnesota TwinsVice President/General Manager, replacing Andy MacPhail who left to become President/CEO of the Chicago Cubs.Ref: 86
1995*Tigers Lou Whitaker and Al Trammell set American League record for joint appearances (1915 games)Ref: 1
1996*Derek Wallace, New York Mets, strikes out 4 batters in the 9th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1996*Having stolen his 30th base of the year the night before, Dante Bichette followed his teammate's lead by hitting his 30th homer. The Colorado Rockies joined the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams in history to boast two 30-30 players in the same season.Ref: 86
1997*Oscar De La Hoya was awarded a unanimous decision after 12 rounds against Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho in Las Vegas. This was the second time De La Hoya, unbeaten in 26 bouts, had successfully defended his WBC welterweight boxing title. “He earned it,” the bruised and battered Camacho said following the loss. “He did everything he said he was going to do, except he didn’t knock me out.”Ref: 4
1998*In the Chicago Cubs' 10-inning 11-10 win vs. Milwaukee, Sammy Sosa hits home runs Nos. 61 and 62 to tie and then surpass Roger Maris on single-season home run list.Ref: 86
2001*Due the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball postpones all games through September 17. The 91 missed games, the most regular-season contests not played since World War I forced the cancellation of the final month of the 1918 season, have been re-scheduled for the week after the regular season ends meaning the World Series is likely to extend into November for the first time in history.Ref: 1
2002*Oriole infielder Mike Bordick establishes a new American League record playing his 96th consecutive errorless game at shortstop. The mark was held by former teammate Cal Ripken.Ref: 1
2002*The U.S. Senate passes a resolution honoring Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell who is retiring at end of the season. The 84-year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.Ref: 1
1845*William Walford's hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," first appeared in print in the "NY Observer." Walford (1772-1850), a blind lay preacher, had written the poem three years earlier in the village of Coleshill, England.Ref: 5
1845 National Police Gazette first published;oldest weekly news magazine sensationalized crime.Ref: 10
1931*Vaudeville star Eddie Cantor was heard for the first time -- on NBC radio. The Chase and Sanborn Hour became one of the most popular radio shows of the 1930s.Ref: 4
1937 The first broadcast of Kitty Keene, Inc. was heard on the NBC Red network.Ref: 4
1954*The cover of LIFE magazine was adorned with Judy Garland’s picture, with the caption, “Judy Garland takes off after an Oscar.” Garland had been nominated for her role in A Star is Born.Ref: 4
1960*The U.S. Federal Communications Commission banned payola. A scandal, investigated by a Congressional committee, involved some of the biggest names in radio, including popular NY DJ Alan Freed. He lost his job at WABC for allegedly accepting gifts and money for playing certain records. There was substantial evidence to prove that the practice was quite widespread.Ref: 4
1961*"Car 54 Where are You?" premiers on TV.Ref: 5
1963*"The Outer Limits" premiers.Ref: 5
1965*Beatles release "Yesterday".Ref: 5
1965*Today Show's first totally color broadcast.Ref: 5
1969*John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, presented the Plastic Ono Band in concert for the first time. The appearance at the Toronto Peace Festival was Lennon’s first in four years. The first hit by the new group, Give Peace a Chance, made it to number 14 on the charts.Ref: 4
1973*ABC announces it obtained TV rights for the 1976 Olympics.Ref: 5
1974*"Chico and the Man" premiers.Ref: 17
1977*First TV viewer discretion warning-Soap.Ref: 5
1979*Animator Don Bluth leads one third of the young Disney artists in mass resignation to set up their own studio.Ref: 73
1981*33rd Emmy Awards (Hill Street Blues big winner).Ref: 5
1985*John Williams introduces the new Today Show theme.Ref: 5
1986*Captain EO, a 17-minute, three-dimensional, musical, science-fiction flick starring Michael Jackson, made its gala premiere at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA and at Disney’s Epcot Center in Orlando, FL this day. The innovative movie cost approximately $1,000,000 a minute to produce.Ref: 4
1986*Miss America (1987), crowned this night in Atlantic City, NJ, was Kellye Cash, the grandniece of singer Johnny Cash. It was the first year that the contestants’ measurements were not publicized. Women’s groups had been protesting the Miss America Pageant, especially the judging of contestants in swim suits, saying it was humiliating and demeaning to women.Ref: 4
1990*"Law and Order" premiers on NBC-TV. (XDG, p 4A, 9/13/2000)Ref: 83
1997*“I like that ooh, ooh; Come on, come on MC, MC ooh, ooh...” Mariah Carey’s Honey debuted on the Hot 100 at number one -- her third single to do so. The others were Fantasy (Sep 30, 1995) and One Sweet Day (Dec 2, 1995). Carey was the first artist to have three singles debut at #1.Ref: 4
1998*NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive Emmy as TV's best comedy series.Ref: 70
2002*Sally Fields is scheduled to make her Broadway debut in the drama "The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia". (USA Today, p. 1D, 8/13/2002)Ref: 13
1739*Grigory Potemkin army officer, statesman, Catherine II's lover, OS, is born.Ref: 5
1755*Oliver Evans, pioneered high-pressure steam engine, is born.Ref: 5
1778*Simon Kenton's third wife, Elizabeth Jarboe, is born.Ref: 58
1813*Daniel Macmillan, Scottish bookseller; co-founded Macmillan Publishing Co., is born.Ref: 70
1819*Clara Schumann (n‚e Wieck) Leipzig, Germany, pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1825*Anthony Drexel, American banker and philanthropist, is born.Ref: 70
1851*Walter Reed, U.S. Army doctor, discovered a cure for yellow fever, is born.Ref: 2
1857*Milton S. Hershey is born. By the time he was in his mid-30s he had developed the ’Great American Chocolate Bar’ -- or Hershey Bar as it is known throughout the world. This bar of solid milk chocolate became the foundation of his company and his fortune; and the foundation of Hershey, PA.Ref: 4
1860*John J. Pershing, "Black Jack" who led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I, is born.Ref: 5
1863*Franz von Hipper, German naval commander at the Battle of Jutland in World War I is born.Ref: 2
1863*Arthur Henderson Britain, socialist/disarmament worker (Nobel 1934), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Maud Ballington Booth, English-born American cofounder of Volunteers of America, is born.Ref: 70
1866*Adolf Meyer US, psychiatrist/neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Arnold Schonberg Vienna Austria, composer (Second Quartet), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg), is born.Ref: 5
1880 Jesse Lasky is born.Ref: 10
1886*Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar is born.Ref: 68
1894*J(ohn) B(oynton) Priestly author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Ruth McDevitt Coldwater Mich, actress (Jo-All in the Family), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Morris Kirksey US, 4 X 100m (Olympic-gold-1920)Ref: 5
1902 Leland Hayward is born.Ref: 10
1903*Claudette Colbert (Lily Claudette Chauchoin), actress who won an Oscar for It Happened One Night, is born.Ref: 68
1904*Gladys George Patten Maine, actress (Roaring Twenties), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Bill Monroe ‘Father of Bluegrass Music’: Country Music Hall of Famer: singer: Blue Moon of Kentucky; band: The Bluegrass Band; songwriter: Kentucky Waltz, A Letter from My Darling; is born.Ref: 4
1911*Roald Dahl, writer, best known for his children's books such as James and the Giant Peach, is born.Ref: 2
1912*Reta Shaw South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Roy Engle, Mo, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Roald Dahl writer: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; screen play: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; is born.Ref: 4
1916*Dick (Richard Benjamin) Haymes singer: I’ll Get By, It Can’t Be Wrong, You’ll Never Know, Till the End of Time, Mamselle, Little White Lies; actor: State Fair, All Ashore, Irish Eyes are Smiling; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Robert Ward Cleveland Ohio, composer (Pantaloon), is born.Ref: 5
1917 Dick Haymes is born.Ref: 10
1918*Ray Charles Chicago, orch leader (Perry Como), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Carole Mathews, Montgomery IL, actress (Wilma-The Californians), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Scott Brady Bkln NY, actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), is born.Ref: 68
1924*Maurice Jarre Lyons France, composer (Dr Zhivago-Acad Award 1966), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Norman Alden Fort Worth TX, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Mel Torme ‘The Velvet Fog’: Grammy Award-winning singer: LP: An Evening with George Shearing and Mel Torme [1982]; Comin’ Home Baby, Careless Hands, Bewitched; songwriter: The Christmas Song; is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1926*Emile Francis NHL player/coach/GM (Rangers, Blues, Whalers), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Ernest L Boyer educator/chancellor of NY's State Universities (SUNY), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Robert Indiana (Clark) artist: As I Opened Fire, is born.Ref: 4
1930*James McLane US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Barbara Bain (Millie Fogel), Emmy Award-winning actress: Mission Impossible [1966-67, 1967-68]; Space 1999, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 68
1933*Eileen Fulton actress: As the World Turns, Our Private World, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Fred Silverman TV executive: NBC head; ABC Program Chief; producer: Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, Thicke of the Night, Diagnosis Murder, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Judith Martin (Judith Sylvia Perlman) columnist: Miss Manners, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Richard Kiel, actor: The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Silver Streak, Happy Gilmore, Pale Rider, Force 10 from Navarone, The Longest Yard, The Phantom Planet, Van Dyke and Company, The Barbary Coast, is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 4
1939*Larry Speakes presidential press secretary, is born.Ref: 5
1941*David Clayton-Thomas singer: group: Blood Sweat and Tears: You Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Oscar Arias Sanchez, president of Costa Rica (1986- ) (Nobel 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jacqueline Bisset actress: Rich and Famous, The Deep, Airport, Bullitt, Wild Orchid, Murder on the Orient Express, Choices, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Peter Cetera Chicago, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Ed Bell football: NY Jets, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Clyde Kusatsu Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Brian Cadle hockey: WHA: Winnipeg Jets, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Nell Carter Tony & Emmy Award-winning actress: Ain’t Misbehavin’ [1978], [1981-82]; Gimme a Break, Lobo, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Curtis Perry basketball: Phoenix Suns, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Rick (John Rikard) Dempsey baseball: catcher: Minnesota Twins, NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles [World Series: 1979, 1983], Cleveland Indians, LA Dodgers [World Series: 1988], Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1951*David Clayton-Thomas singer (Blood Sweat & Tears-You've Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Randy Jones singer: group: The Village People: Y.M.C.A., is born.Ref: 4
1952* Karen Wyman Bronx NY, singer (Long & Winding Road), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Taryn Power LA CA, actress (Maria), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Joni Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ann Dusenberry Tucson Az, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Jean Smart actress: Designing Women, Project X, The Brady Bunch Movie, The Odd Couple II, Piaf, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Zak Starr is born (of Ringo Starr and Maureen). (XDG, p 4A, 9/13/2000)Ref: 83
1967*Crystal Wilder actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1971*Stella Nina McCartney daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney, is born.Ref: 5
1977*Fiona Apple,singer, songwriter: LPs: Tidal, When The Pawn, is born.Ref: 4
81*Titus, 10th Roman emperor (79-81), conqueror of Jerusalem, dies.Ref: 68
1557*Sir John Cheke, English scholar of classical languages; supported English Reformation, at age 43.Ref: 70
1598*Philip II King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1759*James Wolfe commanded British Army (captured Québec), dies at age 32.Ref: 70
1789*Guardsmen in Orleans, France, open fire on rioters trying to loot bakeries, killing 90.Ref: 2
1803*Commodore John Barry, considered by many the father of the American Navy, died in Philadelphia.Ref: 70
1810*(US Supreme Court Justice) William Maxwell Cushing, American jurist first Supreme Court appointee, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1849*First US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy).Ref: 5
1881*Ambrose Everett Burnside, American Union general, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1899*Henry M. Bliss became the first known American automobile fatality. As Mr. Bliss stepped off a streetcar at Central Park West and 74th Street in New York City, he was hit by a car driven by Arthur Smith. Bliss was rushed to the hospital but died a short time later. Smith was arrested, but was not held.Ref: 39
1944 W. Heath-RobinsonRef: 10
1950*Sara Allgood actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1971*The Attica prison riots end. Nine prison guards were held hostage, and perished along with thirty-one of their captors when 1,500 state police and other law-enforcement officers stormed the complex in a hail of indiscriminate gunfire. (XDG, p 4A, 9/13/2000)Ref: 83
1977*Leopold Stokowski symphonic conductor, dies in England, at 95.Ref: 5
1981*William Loeb publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1982*Philip Ober actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1982*50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain.Ref: 5
1987*Mervyn LeRoy, American film director, Gypsy, Mister Roberts, The Bad Seed, The F.B.I. Story, Homecoming, Little Women, Madame Curie, A Majority of One, Quo Vadis, Rose Marie, Random Harvest, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, Three on a Match, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1991*Joseph Pasternak movie producer, dies at 89 of cancerRef: 5
1996*Rapper Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting; he was 25.Ref: 70
1997*Funeral services were held in Calcutta, India, for Nobel peace laureate Mother Teresa.Ref: 70
1998*George Wallace Governor of AL; candidate for US President: paralyzed by gunshot wounds as subject of assassination attempt [1972]; dies at age 79.Ref: 4
1999*A suspected bomb devastated an eight-story apartment building in Moscow, killing at least 118 people.Ref: 70
2001*Dorothy McGuire, actress: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Gentlemen’s Agreement, The Young and the Restless, Rich Man, Poor Man, Little Women [TV: 1979], The Last Best Year; dies.Ref: 4

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