Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 15th

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608*Boniface IV is consecrated as Pope.Ref: 69
1044*(day unknown) Benedict IX ends his first reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1590*Urban VII ascends to the papacy.Ref: 69
1644*Giambattista Pamfili becomes Pope Innocent X.Ref: 69
1648*The Larger and the Shorter Catechisms -- both prepared by the Westminster Assembly the previous year -- were approved by the British Parliament. These two documents have been in regular use among various Presbyterians, Congregationalists and Baptists ever since.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) (day speculative) Giles Cory is indicted.Ref: 87
1734*(Zenger) (days speculative) In two weekly issues, the New York Weekly Journal accuses New York Governor Cosby of violating the rules of his office.Ref: 87
1788 An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands is ratified at the Hague.Ref: 2
1789*Congress declared Great Seal of the US the official seal of US.Ref: 51
1789*The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State.Ref: 70
1794*James Madison marries Dolly Payne ToddRef: 22
1806*(day unspecified) On Blennerhassett Island, Burr makes plans for a large-scale expedition. He contracts for fifteen boats, capable of carrying 500 men, as well as for provisions. He continues his travels through Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In Nashville, he contracts for the building of six boats, and deposits money with Andrew Jackson to pay for them. He also purchases 400,000 acres of land on the Washita River. Blennerhassett writes letters suggesting the Western states would be better off without the Atlantic states.Ref: 87
1821*Independence is proclaimed for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.Ref: 70
1853*In her home state of New York, Antoinette L. Brown, 28, became pastor of the Congregational church in South Butler -- making her the first woman to be formally ordained to the pastorate in the United States.Ref: 5
1858*The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company's motto is: "Remember, boys, nothing on God's earth must stop the United States mail!" Despite numerous hardships, the first flying postmen usually made their appointed rounds.Ref: 2
1860*Cyrus Holliday and others organize the Atchison & Topeka Railroad Company; Holliday named first president. 
1891*The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.Ref: 2
1898*National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY.Ref: 5
1914*President Woodrow Wilson orders the Punitive Expedition out of Mexico. The Expedition, headed by General John Pershing, had been searching for Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary.Ref: 2
1917*Russia was proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, the head of a provisional government.Ref: 70
1920*Pope Benedict XV published the encyclical "Spiritus paraclitus," which restated the Catholic position on Scripture: '...the Bible, composed by men inspired of the Holy Ghost, has God himself as its principal author, the individual authors constituted as his live instruments. Their activity, however, ought not be described as automatic writing.'.Ref: 5
1923 The bank rate in Germany exceeds 90%Ref: 62
1931*British naval force mutinies at Invergordon over pay.Ref: 5
1935*The swastika becomes the official symbol of Nazi Germany.Ref: 35
1935*The New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps holds an open house for the Bryan Camp, located at John Bryan State Park [Greene County OH]. (XDG, p 7A, 9/17/2003)Ref: 83
1935*Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship & makes the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany.Ref: 5
1937*WPA extends the L-Taraval streetcar to the SF Zoo (at Sloat Blvd).Ref: 5
1938*British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia.Ref: 5
1941*War Department authorized construction of a submarine net across the Golden Gate.Ref: 37
1942*(thru Nov 15th) Fermi's group receives shipments of uranium and graphite for CP-1 and prepares them for assembly.Ref: 91
1946*Bulgarian People's Republic proclaimed.Ref: 10
1947*ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is founded.Ref: 62
1947*Twenty one former SS Einsatz leaders go on trial before a U.S. Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. Fourteen are sentenced to death, with only 4 (the group commanders) actually being executed. The other death sentences are commuted.Ref: 35
1948*F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph.Ref: 5
1952*UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia.Ref: 5
1954*Betty Robbins (Mrs. Sheldon Robbins) became the first woman cantor ... at services held at Temple Avodah in Oceanside, Long Island, NY.Ref: 4
1959*Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrives in the United States for a 13-day visit.Ref: 5
1961*Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph.Ref: 5
1962*Bill Fischer of the KS City Athletics set a major-league baseball record by not issuing a base on balls (a walk) for 69-1/3 innings. Fischer reached that mark in a game against the Baltimore Orioles on this day.Ref: 4
1963*Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrives in the US to begin a 13-day tour. (XDG, p 4A, 9/15/2003)Ref: 83
1971 Twelve members of the Don’t Make a Wave Committee found Greenpeace, the environmental organization committed to a green and peaceful world. The group from Vancouver, British Columbia was aboard the Phyllis Cormack sailing to Amchitka, Alaska to protest nuclear testing.Ref: 4
1981*(US Supreme Court Justice) US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor.Ref: 5
1986*A Conrail locomotive removes the last freight cars from Hooven & Allison and returns to Dayton, ending 141 years of rail service to Xenia OH. (XDG, p 9A, 10/14/2003)Ref: 83
1995*Hurricane Marilyn, the third major storm to hit the Carribean in less than a month, hits the Virgin Islands with 100 mph winds. (XDG, p 4A, 9/15/2000)Ref: 83
1995*The UN's fourth World Conference on Women adjourns in Beijing after approving a wide-ranging platform running the gamut from promoting inheritance rights to condemning rape in wartime. (XDG, p 4A, 9/15/2000)Ref: 83
1997 The IRA-allied Sinn Fein party entered Northern Ireland's peace talks for the first time.Ref: 70
2001*President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and told Americans to prepare for a long, difficult war against terrorism.Ref: 70
2002 Opposition parties swept Macedonia's ruling coalition from power in the nation's first elections since the 2001 armed uprising. (XDG, p 4A, 9/15/2003)Ref: 83
2002*(DC Sniper) A store clerk in Clinton MD is wounded. Police suspect John Muhammed and Lee Malvo. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
1784*A year after Paris, first ascent in a hydrogen balloon in England made by Italian Vincenzo Lunardi.Ref: 10
1857*Timothy Alder of NY City earned a patent for the typesetting machine. Newspaper and magazine publishers were very happy, as the machine made the production of these publications much faster and easier to accomplish ... making them more timely. We wonder what Timothy would have thought of the computer.Ref: 4
1925*The first semi-rigid helium airship constructed in the US is completed.Ref: 50
1928*Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect.Ref: 2
1947*First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh.Ref: 5
1959*Luna 2 - USSR Lunar Hard Lander crashes on the Moon.Ref: 40
1960*HP stock splits 3 for 1 at a price of $77Ref: 62
1966*Gemini XI returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1968*Launch of Zond 5, the first lunar flyaround with Earth reentry. Probable test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8).Ref: 5
1976*Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days.Ref: 5
1571 200 Spanish & Italian ships sail to eastern Mediterranean to do battle against Ottomans. Attack 10/7Ref: 10
1588*The Spanish Armada, which attempted to invade England, is destroyed by a British fleet.Ref: 2
1776*British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.Ref: 70
1862*Confederates under Stonewall Jackson capture Harpers Ferry, securing the rear of Robert E. Lee's forces in Maryland.Ref: 2
1894 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang.Ref: 5
1914*The first trenches on the Western front are dug. 
1914*Battle of Aisne begins between Germans & French during WW I.Ref: 5
1916*Tanks introduced on the Somme battlefield by the British. British capture Flers, Courcelette, and other Germans positions on Western front, using tanks.Ref: 5
1939*The Polish submarine Orzel arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, after escaping the German invasion of Poland.Ref: 2
1940*Germany sends 1700 bombers on air raids on London, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester. 
1940*The German battleship Bismarck leaves Hamburg for the first time and sails to Gotenhafen to conduct trials in the Baltic. 
1940*In the mid-Atlantic, southeast of Iceland, a submarine sinks Canadian merchant ship Kenordoc en route to Bristol, England. 
1940*German Luftwaffe in biggest raid over London in the Battle of Britain.Ref: 10
1940*Tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe.Ref: 5
1942*A Japanese submarine torpedo attack near the Solomon Islands results in the sinking of the Carrier WASP, Destroyer O'BRIEN and damage to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. 
1943*The United States 101st Airborne Division troops arrive in England. 
1944*U.S. troops invade Morotai and the Paulaus. 
1950*During the Korean War, United Nations forces landed at Inchon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul.Ref: 70
1982 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut.Ref: 5
1990*France announce it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.Ref: 5
1902*The Chicago Cubs trio of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance records its first double play in 6-3 win vs. the Cincinnati Reds.Ref: 86
1904*Beating the Braves, 3-2, Giant hurler George Wiltse runs his career record to 12-0. 'Hooks' dozen consecutive victories establishes the record for the most wins at the start of a career for a starter.Ref: 1
1912*Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins.Ref: 5
1915*Multisport star and Olympic hero Jim Thorpe goes 3-for-3 in his third call-up to the Giants. His inability to hit curveballs would keep him from ever becoming a regular.Ref: 86
1915*Boston Braves beat St Louis Cards 20-1.Ref: 5
1928*The Braves play their ninth consecutive doubleheader. The streak, which began on September 4th, sees the team lose five in a row, including four to the Giants.Ref: 1
1928*Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6.Ref: 5
1930 Ely Culbertson and the United States team played a challenge match with Great Britain in contract bridge competition. The event took place in London, England, and helped establish bridge as a favorite with the card-playing crowd. The London bridge crowd fell down on the job as the U.S. team won the match.Ref: 4
1938*John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day).Ref: 5
1938*Only time brothers hit back-to-back HRs (Lloyd & Paul Waner, Pitts).Ref: 5
1940*3rd American Football League plays first game (Milw 14, Columbus 2).Ref: 5
1940*Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher).Ref: 5
1946*During the fifth inning of the second game of doubleheader, a giant swarm of gnats engulfs Ebbets Field causing the game to be postponed.Ref: 1
1947*Yanks clinch pennant #15.Ref: 5
1950*Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phils beat Reds 8-7 in 19.Ref: 5
1950*Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 homers (6th time he has done that).Ref: 5
1952*The Pirates become the first team to wear helmets in which the temples are protected. The headgear is worn both at the plate and in the field.Ref: 1
1953*The National Boxing Association adopted the 10-point ‘must’ scoring system for all of its matches. The winner of each round must get 10 points, while the loser of each round must have fewer than 10 points.Ref: 4
1957*San Francisco Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last gameRef: 5
1960*Giants' superstar Willie Mays ties a major league mark by hitting three triples in an 8-6 victory over the Phillies.Ref: 1
1962 Australia's first entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins).Ref: 5
1963*Jesus, Matty and Felipe Alou of the San Francisco Giants comprise the first all-brother outfield in Major League historyRef: 86
1967*At the spacious Astrodome, Jimmy Wynn becomes the first Astro to hit three homers in one game. The 'Toy Cannon's' performance isn't enough as the Braves beat Houston, 9-8.Ref: 1
1969*Against the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinal Steve Carlton strikes out 19 batters, a major league record at the time. However, he loses the game, 4-3, as Ron Swoboda hit a pair of two-run homers.Ref: 86
1971*Making his debut against the Braves, Astros' hurler Larry Yount injures his right shoulder on his very first warm up pitch and will never get another chance to pitch in the bigs. Robin's older brother total major league experience will consist of just one-warm up pitch.Ref: 1
1973*Secretariat won the Marlboro Cup and set a world record for the 1-1/8 mile event. The legendary thoroughbred won in 1 minute, 45-2/3 seconds and earned $250,000.Ref: 4
1975*Mets' outfielder Mike Vail breaks the rookie record when he hits in his twenty-third consecutive game. New York edges the Expos, 3-2.Ref: 1
1977*The Toronto Blue Jays are awarded a 9-0 forfeit win over Baltimore Orioles as Orioles' manager Earl Weaver removes team from field in fifth inning.Ref: 86
1977*The Royals set club record of 16 straight wins as they defeat the A's in ten innings in the nightcap of a doubleheader, 5-4.Ref: 1
1978*Mohammed Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 15 rounds to regain the Heavyweight Boxing title in the New Orleans Superdome. (Spinks held the title for 7 months.)Ref: 96
1978*Yanks beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yanks lead 2« games.Ref: 5
1979*In a 10-2 victory over the Orioles, Red Sox Bob Watson becomes the first modern major leaguer to hit for the cycle in both leagues.Ref: 1
1985*Houston Astro Cruz reaches the 2,000 hit plateau. 
1985 European team beats US team for golf's Ryders Cup (1st since 1957).Ref: 5
1988*Lillehammer, Norway upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics.Ref: 5
1990*Striking out pinch-hitter Danny Heep, Bobby Thigpen saves his 50th game as the White Sox beat the Red Sox, 7-4. The Chicago closer played the outfield in college.Ref: 1
1991*NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly.Ref: 5
1991*SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 ydsRef: 5
1993*(day unspecified) While Short and Kasparov played their World championship match under the auspices of the newly formed PCA a the Savoy theatre in London, Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman were resurrected to compete for the FIDE world championship title at a series of venues in the Netherlands and Indonesia. For the first time in chess history, the game of chess had two world champions. Both PCA and FIDE ran their own world title eliminators, each pretending the other one did not exist. Gata Kamsky won the right to challenge Karpov for the FIDE crown, whilst Anand won the right to challenge Kasparov for the FIDE crown.Ref:78
1996*Andres Galarraga's three-run homer scores the 626th, 627th and 628th runs of 1996 at home, helping the Colorado Rockies set the modern Major League record for runs scored at home (625, Boston Red Sox, 1950). The Rockies would end the season with 658 tallies at Coors.Ref: 86
1996*In a 16-6 rout of the Tigers, the Orioles break the major league record for team home runs in a season passing the 1961 Yankees mark of 240.Ref: 1
1996*Frank Thomas breaks the White Sox mark for home runs established by Carlton Fisk in 1993. His 215th homer comes off Tim Wakefield in a 9-8 loss to the Red Sox.Ref: 1
1998*In a 12-7 win over Twins, Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the fourth-youngest (28 years and 10 months) player to reach 1,000 RBIs. Junior got to 1000 mark younger than anyone except Mel Ott (27 years, three months), Jimmie Foxx (27 years, eight months) and Lou Gehrig (28 years, 9 1/2 months).Ref: 1
1998*Ending a six-game drought without a homer, Mark McGwire, pinch-hitting in the ninth inning, hits his 63rd homer; the solo shot off Jason Christiansen in the Cardinals' 8-6 loss to Pirates allows 'Big Mac' to regain the home-run lead over Sammy Sosa.Ref: 1
1998*Working the ninth for his 40th save in the Rangers' 6-5 win over Orioles, John Wetteland joins three other pitchers in major league history to have three or more 40-save seasons. Dennis Eckersley, Jeff Reardon and Lee Smith have also accomplished the same feat.Ref: 1
1998*Rolando Arrojo (14-12) sets a record for wins by an expansion pitcher as the Devil Rays defeat the Angels, 8-1.Ref: 1
1999*The owners unanimously approved a resolution to redraft the Major League Agreement allowing the American League and National League to merge in all aspects except on the field, where the leagues and divisions will remain the same.Ref: 1
2000*A's first baseman Jason Giambi sets a team record by hitting his fourth grand slam of the season as Oakland drubs the Devil Rays, 17-3. The base-loaded shot also ties a major league record for the most grand slams by a team in a single season, 12.Ref: 1
2000*Passing both Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, Mariner Rickey Henderson scores two runs to take over second place on the career list for runs scored. Henderson with a total of 2,175 will need to tally 71 runs to pass all time leader, Ty Cobb (2,245).Ref: 1
2000*In a 5-4 victory over the Giants, Padres' closer Trevor Hoffman becomes the third player in baseball history to have a four 40-save seasons .Ref: 1
2002*Defeating the Indians after a 67-minute rain delay, 5-0, the Twins clinch the American League Central Division flag. Minnesota, which will making its first playoff appearance since 1991, was almost eliminated during the off season due to contraction.Ref: 1
1913*First US milch goat show held, Rochester, NY.Ref: 5
1930*Hoagy Carmichael recorded Georgia on My Mind on the Victor label. Georgia on My Mind has been the official state song of Georgia since 1922. The song has been recorded by many artists over the years.Ref: 4
1934 NBC radio presented The Gibson Family to American audiences. The program was the first musical-comedy-drama to be broadcast. Ernest Whitman and Eddie Green were featured members of the cast and were billed as “network radio’s only colored comedians.” The show originated from the studios of WEAF in New York City.Ref: 4
1948*WHN-AM in New York City changes call letters to WMGM.Ref: 5
1949 "The Lone Ranger", based on the radio show of the same name, made its television debut on ABC.Ref: 5
1957*"Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premiers.Ref: 5
1965*It was a grand time in Hooterville. Oliver (Wendell) Douglas and his socialite wife Lisa; storekeeper Sam Drucker; Arnold the Pig and a whole bunch of funny neighbors showed up at Green Acres on CBS-TV. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor headed a memorable cast in this, the first of six seasons on the network.Ref: 4
1965*"Lost in Space" premiers.Ref: 5
1966*The American Bible Society published the New Testament of its "Today's English Version" (TEV), otherwise known as "Good News for Modern Man." It marked the end of a two-year effort led by chief translator, Robert G. Bratcher. (The complete Good News Bible was published in 1976.)Ref: 5
1968*"Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV.Ref: 5
1970*Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million.Ref: 5
1973*"Star Trek-Animated" premiers on TV.Ref: 5
1980*The Elephant Man made its debut on Broadway with rock singer David Bowie in his acting debut.Ref: 4
1980*Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary".Ref: 5
1982*"USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc., began appearing on newsstands and vending machines today across America.Ref: 5
1990*Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000.Ref: 5
1991*"The Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show.Ref: 5
1997*Elton John’s Candle in the Wind 1997 sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day in British stores. At one Tower Records in London, 1,000 copies of the Princess Diana tribute were snatched up in less than 90 minutes. The single was released in the U.S. on Sep 23 and hit #1 Oct 11.Ref: 4
53*Trajan 13th Roman emperor (98-117), conqueror of Ctesiphon, is born.Ref: 5
1613*Francois duc de la Rochefoucald Paris France, writer (Memoires), is born.Ref: 5
1789*James Fenimore Cooper writer: The Leatherstocking Tales: The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, The Prairie; is born.Ref: 4
1830*Porfirio D¡az soldier, president of Mexico (1877-1911), is born.Ref: 5
1857*William Howard Taft, ® 27th U.S. President [1909-1913]; married to Helen Herron [two sons, one daughter]; Yale University law professor; Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court [1921-30]; is born.Ref: 4
1876*Bruno Walter (B.W. Schlesinger), Berlin Germany, conductor (NY Phil), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Frank E Gannett Rochester, newspaper publisher (Gannett), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti Milan, race car builder (Amaz Bugattis), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Robert Benchley author (My 10 Years in a Quandary), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Claude McKay, poet and novelist, part of the Harlem Renaissance, is born.Ref: 2
1890*Dame Agatha Christie mystery writer (Murder on the Orient Express), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Frank Martin Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game), is born.Ref: 2
1899*Milton S Eisenhower Dwight's brother/Pennsylvania State presidentRef: 5
1901*Sir Howard Bailey, British engineer who gave his name to a prefabricated bridge used extensively during World War II, is born.Ref: 2
1903*Roy Acuff ‘The King of Country Music’: Country Music Hall of Famer: Wabash Cannonball, Pins and Needles [In My Heart], Night Train to Memphis, The Great Speckled Bird, Freight Train Blues; group: Smoky Mountain Boys; publisher: Acuff-Rose Publishing; died Nov 23, 1992Ref: 15
1904*Sheila Graham Hollywood gossip columnist, is born.Ref: 4
1904*Tom Conway Russia, actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Umberto II king of Italy (1946), is born.Ref: 17
1906*Kathryn Murray Jersey City NJ, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Penny Singleton Phila Pa, voice (Jane Jetsons)/actress (Blondie), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Irving Jaffee, American Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater (1932), is born.Ref: 70
1907*Fay Wray actress: King Kong, Dr. X, Tammy and the Bachelor, is born in Alberta CN.Ref: 4
1907*Jack Bailey Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Penny Singleton (Mariana McNulty) actress: Blondie series, is born.Ref: 4
1913*Henry Dreyfus Brant Montreal Canada, composer (Great American Goot), is born.Ref: 5
1913*John Mitchell Nixon's attorney general who went to jail, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Creighton Williams Abrams, commanding general in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972, is born.Ref: 15
1915*John Conte Plamer Mass, actor (Mantovani), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Margaret Lockwood (Day) actress: The Wicked Lady, Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes; dies.Ref: 4
1920*Dave Garcia baseball manager: Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1922*Jackie Cooper (John Cooperman Jr.) actor: Superman series, The People’s Choice, Skippy, Little Rascals, Our Gang; director: Izzy & Moe, Sex and the Single Parent, Leave ’Em Laughing, Marathon, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1924*Bobby Short pianist, singer: regular on first Playboy TV series; autobiography: Black & White Baby, is born. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1925*Forrest Compton Reading Pa, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), is born.Ref: 5
1926 Cannonball Adderley is born.Ref: 10
1927*Norm Crosby Boston Mass, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderly musician: Alto/Soprano Saxophone: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; is born in Olyphant PA.Ref: 4
1928*Henry Silva actor: The Bravados, Green Mansions, Oceans Eleven, The Manchurian Candidate, Johnny Cool, The Hills Run Red, Sharky’s Machine, Code of Silence, Amazon Women on the Moon, Above the Law, Dick Tracy, The End of Violence, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Murray Gell-Mann physicist who predicted quarks, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Henry Darrow NYC, actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Rafael Frobeck de Burgos Burgos, Spain, conductor (World of Song), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Gaylord (Jackson) Perry Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Jimmy Gilmer singer: group: Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs: Sugar Shack, Daisy Petal Pickin’, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Merlin Olsen, Logan UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 17
1941*Les (William) Braid musician: bass, organ: group: The Swinging Blue Jeans: Hippy Hippy Shake, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Miroslaw Hermaszewski first Polish space traveler (Soyuz 30), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Carmen Maura actress: Between Heaven and Earth, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Law of Desire, What Have I Done to Deserve This?, Dark Habits, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Jesse Norman, soprano, is born.Ref: 2
1946*Tommy Lee Jones Academy Award-winning actor: The Fugitive [1993]; House of Cards, The Client, Natural Born Killers, JFK, Coalminer’s Daughter, Batman Forever, Volcano, U.S. Marshals; Emmy Award-winner: The Executioner’s Song [1982-1983], is born.Ref: 4
1946*Oliver Stone NYC, director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Dave (David Percy) Pagan baseball: NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Jerry Page golfer (largest PGA victory margin), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Jaki Graham British personality, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Tawny Schneider Portland Me, newscaster (Eye on Hollywood), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Scott Thompson Baker Minneapolis, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Dan Marino football: Miami Dolphins QB: individual NFL record for yards gained passing in a season [5.084] and touchdowns thrown [48] both in 1984; Super Bowl XIX; TV host/analyst: HBO: Inside the NFL, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Wendie Jo Sperber Glendale Calif, actress (Amy-Bossom Buddies), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Jerry Dixon heavy metal bassist (Warrant-Cherry Pie), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Danny Nucci actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest), is born.Ref: 5
921 Saint Ludmila dies.Ref: 10
1700*Andre Le Notre, French landscape architect; designed the Versailles gardens, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1794*(Declaration of Independence) Abraham Clark, surveyor, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1830*Liverpool-Manchester Railway opens in England;first railway death occurs-MP William Huskisson.Ref: 5
1859*Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English civil and mechanical engineer; designed the first transatlantic steamer, dies at age 53.Ref: 70
1864*John Hanning Speke, English explorer, dies.Ref: 17
1885 Jumbo the Elephant dies.Ref: 10
1898*William Seward Burroughs, American inventor, dies at age 43.Ref: 70
1924*Frank (Leroy) Chance ‘Husk’, ‘The Peerless Leader’: Baseball Hall of Famer: NY Yankees; manager: NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox; minor-league team owner; subject of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double play; dies.Ref: 4
1924*Wilhelm Roux, German zoologist, dies.Ref: 17
1927*Isadora Duncan dancer: revolutionized the concept of dance: changing ballet into interpretive dance; is killed in freak accident Sep 15, 1927 [strangled when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of the car she was riding in.Ref: 68
1938*Thomas Clayton Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel) not to be confused with American novelist Tom Wolfe (The Right Stuff), dies at age 37.Ref: 70
1941*Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania.Ref: 5
1945*Anton von Werbern, Austrian composer, dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1958*Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Newark NJ).Ref: 5
1960 Patrice Lamumba assassinatedRef: 10
1963*Fred Hillebrand actor (Martin Kane), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1963*Four children were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1979*Gio Ponti, Italian architect, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1979*Tommy Leonetti singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1981*Sara Haden actress (A Family Affair), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1982*Iran's former foreign minister, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, was executed after he was convicted of plotting against the government.Ref: 70
1982*(Green River Killer) Mary Bridget Meehan, 18, is last seen. She is the 8th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1983*LeRoy Prinz choreographer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1983*Willie Bobo jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1985*Cootie (Charles) Williams musician: trumpet: Echoes of Harlem, Concerto for Cootie, Carelessly [w/Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman]; band leader: Cootie Williams Sextet and Orchestra: Tess’ Torch Song, Cherry Red Blues; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1986*Virginia Gregg actress (Little Women), dies at 69Ref: 5
1989*Robert Penn Warren Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist: All the King’s Men [1947], poet: Promises:Poems, 1954-1956 [1958], Now and Then:Poems, 1976-1978 [1979]; first official poet laureate of U.S.; dies in Stratton, Vt., at age 84.Ref: 4
1991*Smoky (Forrest Harrill) Burgess baseball: catcher: Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies [all-star:1954], Cincinnati Redlegs [all-star: 1955], Pittsburgh Pirates [all-star: 1959-1961, 1964/World Series: 1960], Chicago White Sox; dies.Ref: 4
1999*Gunman Larry Ashbrook opens fire in a Fort Worth, TX Baptist Church, killing seven people and himself. (XDG, p 4A, 9/15/2000)Ref: 83
2001*Fred De Cordova Emmy Award-winning producer: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, dies.Ref: 4

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