Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 19th

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1544*Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria sign a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.Ref: 2
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Sheriffs administer Piene Forte Et Dure (pressing) to to the 80-year old Giles Cory after he refuses to enter a plea to the charges of witchcraft against him. After two days under the weight, Cory dies.Ref: 20
1788*Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.Ref: 2
1796*President George Washington's farewell address was published. In it, America's first chief executive advised, "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."Ref: 70
1807*A gathering of Shawnee and other tribes occurs in Greenville OH (land previously ceded to the whites by the Indians) to listen to the Prophet, brother of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, speak of returning to the grace of the Great Spirit.Ref: 61
1839*The Amistad trial begins in Hartford CT amid a carnival atmosphere. Cinqué, the leader of the revolt, was a black folk hero; to others he was a barbarian who deserved execution for murder. Ref 
1841*The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Stousbourg and Basle, in Europe.Ref: 2
1849*First commercial laundry established, in Oakland, CA.Ref: 5
1853*Baptist pioneer missionary J. Hudson Taylor, 21, set sail from England to China. In 1865, Taylor founded the China Inland Mission, now known as Overseas Missionary Fellowship. Its U.S. branch is HQ'd today in Robesonia, PA.Ref: 5
1871*President Lincoln's body was removed to go to its permanent resting place in Springfield, IllinoisRef: 62
1873*Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co fails, causing a securities panic.Ref: 5
1893*New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.Ref: 2
1900*(Dreyfus) President Loubet of France pardons Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus, twice court-martialed and wrongly convicted of spying for Germany.Ref: 2
1911*One of the first aerial photography experiments is made from an airplane.Ref: 50
1919*Looting, rioting and sporadic violence broke out in downtown Boston and South Boston for days after 1,117 Boston policemen declared a work stoppage due to their thwarted attempts to affiliate with the American Federation of Labor. Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge put down the strike by calling out the entire state militia.Ref: 59
1934*$14,000 of the Lindbergh kidnapping ransom is found in the Bronx apartment of Richard Bruno Hauptmann. Hauptmann is charged with the kidnap-murder.Ref: 3
1938*The Carpatho-Russian Diocese of the Eastern Rite of the U.S.A. was canonized as a diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church. Father Orestes Chornock, Orthodox bishop of Agathonikia, was made Metropolitan of the new diocese.Ref: 5
1940*Nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes.Ref: 5
1942*Groves buys Site X, 52000 acres of land on the Clinch River in Tennessee, the future site of Oak Ridge. Preliminary construction work begins soon after.Ref: 91
1943*The first Baptist church was organized in Anchorage. (Prior to this date, there had been no Baptist church in Anchorage, and only one Baptist church in all the rest of the state of Alaska.).Ref: 5
1945*William Joyce ("Lord Haw Haw"), broadcaster of Nazi propaganda to Great Britain during World War II, is convicted for treason in London, England. He will hang in January.Ref: 3
1955*President Juan Peron of Argentina was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy.Ref: 70
1956*First intl conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne).Ref: 5
1957*The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test, in the NV desert.Ref: 70
1959*Nikita Krushchev is refused admitance to Disneyland for "security reasons". (XDG, p. 4A, 9/19/2000)Ref: 83
1960*Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, angrily checks out of the Shelbourne Hotel in a dispute with management. (XDG, p. 4A, 9/19/2000)Ref: 83
1968*The British prototype of the Concorde (Concorde 002) is rolled out in Bristol, England. (USA Today, p 2B, 4/11/2003)Ref: 13
1982*Streetcars stop running on Market St after 122 years of service.Ref: 5
1982*The first 'smiley,' :-) sent by IBM researcher Scott Fahlman.Ref: 10
1983*St Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).Ref: 5
1989*Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens.Ref: 5
1991*Iraq began confiscating foreign assets from countries that were imposing sanctions against the Baghdad government.Ref: 2
1994*(OJ Simpson) Judge Ito upholds the legality of the search of Simpson's home.Ref: 87
1994*U.S. troops peacefully entered Haiti to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.Ref: 70
1995*(OJ Simpson) Detective Vannatter is cross-examined by Shapiro on statements he made to mob informants about why police went to O.J. Simpson's residence.Ref: 87
1995*The New York Times and The Washington Post published the Unabomber's manifesto.Ref: 70
1996*US ambassador and the commander of American forces in Japan apologized for the rape of an Okinawan schoolgirl committed by three US servicemen.Ref: 2
1996*The Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.Ref: 2
1998 Rescue efforts continued of the Philippines for the Princess of the Orient, a ferry which sunk in a storm, leaving at least 70 people dead and 80 people missing. (XDG, p 4A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 83
2000*German voters handed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's governing Social Democrats a humiliating defeat in elections in the eastern state of Saxony, giving it just eleven percent of the votes.Ref: 2
2001*The Pentagon ordered combat aircraft to the Persian Gulf in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; American and United airlines announced 40,000 layoffs.Ref: 70
2002*In Paris, wartime collaborator Maurice Papan walked out of prison after judges ruled him too old and too sick to finish his 10-year sentence for helping send Jews to Nazi death camps. (XDG, p 4A, 9/18/2003)Ref: 83
2003*An 88-year old Dutch-born former Nazi SS, Herbertus Bikker, collapses in a courtroom in Hagan, (northern) Germany and is rushed to the hospital. Bikker is on trial for the murder of Dutch resistance figher Jan Houtmann in 1944 who had escaped from a labor camp. Proceedings are scheduled to resume on September 26th, 2003. (XDG, p 3A, 9/20/2003)Ref: 83
2003*USA Today reports the discovery of the fossil remains of a giant guinea pig that lived 6,000,000 years ago in the then-lush marshes of Venezuala. The 1500-pound Phoberomys (FOE-ber-o-mees) stood 4.2 feet high and 9 feet long and is the largest rodent every found. (USA Today, p 1A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 13
2003*"Team Pox", a group put together to search for a stockpile of, or the manufacturing of, smallpox in Iraq, has come up empty after a three-month search. (USA Today, p 10A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 13
1783*The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.Ref: 2
1848*Bond (US) & Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn.Ref: 5
1876*Melville R. Bissell of Grand Rapids, MI patents the carpet sweeper.Ref: 4
1897*The first section of Boston's subway system opens. 
1945*Naval lieutenant Grace Murray Hopper logs the first computer "bug" on September 19 at 15:45 hours -- a small moth that had been trapped in one of the electromechanical switches in the MARK II. 
1980*Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR).Ref: 5
1981*Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket.Ref: 5
1983*David Slowinski uses two Cray-1 supercomputers to discover the 29th Mersenne Prime, 2^132049-1Ref: 62
1986*Fed health officals announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients.Ref: 5
1988*Israel launches first satellite, for secret military reconnaissanceRef: 5
1991 Ötzi, the Iceman, was found by a German tourist, Helmut Simon, on the Similaun Glacier in the Tirolean Ötztal Alps, on the Italian-Austrian border. The body is that of a man aged 25 to 35 who had been about 5 feet 2 inches (1.6 meters) tall and had weighed about 50 kg (110 pounds), is the oldest mummified human body ever found intact -- some 5000 years old. And his few remaining scalp hairs provided the earliest archaeological evidence of haircutting. And, if that’s not enough, Ötzi was found to have a number of ‘points’ tattooed on his body, 80% of which are considered valid modern acupucture points and dates acupuncture back to at least 3300 B.C.Ref: 4
1999*Windows 2000 Release Candidate 2 released to testers.Ref: 80
1356*In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years' War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.Ref: 2
1777*American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates defeat British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.Ref: 2
1862*Battle of Luka, Miss.Ref: 5
1863*A decisive Confederate victory in a two-day battle by Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee at Chickamauga leaves Gen. William S. Rosecrans' Union Army of the Cumberland trapped in Chattanooga, Tennessee under Confederate siege. President Lincoln appoints Gen. Grant to command all operations in the western theater.Ref: 5
1864*3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia.Ref: 5
1870*Germans seige Paris.Ref: 10
1918*American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force receive their baptism of fire near the town of Seltso against Soviet forces.Ref: 2
1939*Canada's cabinet approves a program to construct 110 ships for the war effort. Two types of small warships are approved: flower-class corvettes, and bangor-class minesweepers. 
1941*120 miles east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, Atlantic convoy SC-44 loses four merchant ships to submarine attacks. U-74 torpedoes and sinks RCN corvette Levis. 
1941*Nazis take Kiev.Ref: 35
1944*In Canada, the Toronto Globe and Mail publishes a report by Major Connie Smythe accusing Canadian forces of lacking replacements, and that reinforcements are poorly trained. 
1944*Finland and the Soviet Union sign an armistice, ending the conflict between their countries. 
1948*Moscow announces it will withdrawal soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.Ref: 2
1879*Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2" at age 17 years & 198 days.Ref: 5
1914*Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits KC (Federal League), 6-2.Ref: 5
1919*(Black Sox) Charles "Swede" Risberg, shortstop, Fred McMullin, infielder, and Eddie Cicotte, pitcher, join Gandil in a plot to throw the World Series.Ref: 87
1925*White Sox Ted Lyons loses his no-hit bid when Senator Bobby Veach hits safely with two outs in the ninth. Washington's outfielder Sam Rice's streak of nine consecutive hits is stopped.Ref: 1
1929*Joe Sewell sets a major league record by playing in his 115th consecutive game without striking out. The Indian third baseman will be fanned only four times in 578-at-bats this season.Ref: 1
1931*Lefty Grove becomes the first pitcher since 1920 to win 30 games when he beats the White Sox, 2-1.Ref: 1
1935*The Cubs win their 16th consecutive game as they beat Carl Hubbell completing a four-game sweep of the Giants. The mark is the most since the 1924 Dodgers won 15 straight games.Ref: 1
1937*Tigers' first baseman Hank Greenberg's becomes the first player to hit a homer into the center field bleachers at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 1
1951*Indian Larry Doby walks five times in a 15-2 drubbing of the Red Sox as Early Wynn picks up his 20th victory.Ref: 1
1955*Cub infielder Ernie Banks hit his fifth grand slam of the season to establish a major league mark, but Rip Repulski's 12th inning homer off of Jim Davis proves to be the difference as the Cardinals beat Chicago, 6-5.Ref: 1
1966*Mike Burke named Yankees president.Ref: 5
1973*NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington DC.Ref: 5
1973*Braves' Davey Johnson hits his 43rd (42nd as a second baseman) homer tying Rogers Hornsby's record for the most home runs for a second baseman.Ref: 1
1982*Mariner rookie Orlando Mercado becomes third player to hit a grand slam for his first major league hit. Bill Duggelby (1898 first at bat) and Bobby Bonds (1968 third at bat) were the other two players to accomplish the feat.Ref: 1
1982*New Orleans Saints first road shutout victory beating Chic Bears 10-0.Ref: 5
1986*Joe Cowley's final win in the majors is a no-hitter as the White Sox beat the Angels, 7-1. The Henryville, TN native will finish his career with the Phillies the following year with 0-4 record.Ref: 1
1988*U.S. diver Greg Louganis struck and injured his head on the board in a preliminary round of springboard diving at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Days later, however, Louganis won the gold medal in springboard diving.Ref: 4
1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to New Zealand (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)Ref: 5
1990*Matt Young, Seattle Mariners, strikes out 4 batters in the 1st inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1990*With a crowd of 49,902, the Toronto Blue Jays set a Major League season attendance record, breaking the old record set by the L.A. Dodgers in 1982. The new record stands at 3,885,284.Ref: 86
1998*Cal Ripken, Jr. plays the last of his 2632 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1998*Indian Manny Ramirez belts two homers to raise his five-game total to eight becoming only the second player in history to do so. Frank Howard accomplished the feat twice in 1968.Ref: 1
1998*Mariner shortstop Alex Rodriguez becomes the first infielder in major league history to hit 40 HRs and steal 40 bases.Ref: 1
1999*On a warm September afternoon at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Sammy Sosa hit the 60 home-run mark for the second year in row, setting himself above all others in baseball’s history books. “A lot of people said at the beginning of the year it would be impossible to hit 60 two years in a row,” Sosa said. “Here I am.”Ref: 4
2000*A Dodger fan, in addition to other court ordered decisions, has been banned from attending home games for 18 months because he threw coffee in the face of a Met fan cheering a grand slam hit by catcher Todd Pratt.Ref: 1
2001*Defeating White Sox, 6-3, Roger Clemens becomes the first major league pitcher to have season won-loss record of 20-1. The five-time Cy Young Award winner has won his last 16 decisions.Ref: 1
2001*Major League Baseball and the Players Association announce the creation of the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund. The organizations will each donate $10 million to aid the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.Ref: 1
2001*Cardinal freshman Albert Pujols sets a National League rookie mark with 120 RBIs. The 21-year-old infieder broke the mark of 119 established in 1930 by Wally Berger of the Boston Braves.Ref: 1
2002*In his major league debut, Twins' rookie Mike Ryan strokes two singles, scores two runs and drives in two runs in the nine-run first inning against the Tigers. Unfortunately, the game is rained out in the second inning meaning none of the statistics will be official.Ref: 1
2002*Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa was attacked by two fans, a father and son, who came out of the seats at Comiskey Park.Ref: 70
1819 It was such a beautiful fall day that poet John Keats was inspired to take out pen and pad. He inked one of the best-loved English poems, Ode to Autumn.Ref: 4
1825*Ludwig van Beethoven makes last public appearance at String Quartet in B flat in Vienna.Ref: 10
1846*Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning run off to Paris together.Ref: 5
1859*The song "Dixie" was first sung by its composer, a blackfaced minstrel singer, Daniel Decatur Emmett, in New York City.Ref: 62
1888*World's first beauty contest in Belgium won by Creole from Guadaloupe-Bertha Soucaret.Ref: 10
1906*Addressing the annual dinner of The Associated Press in NY, Mark Twain said there were "only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe ... the sun in the heavens and The Associated Press down here."Ref: 2
1928*The second talkie (the opposite of a silent movie) for Al Jolson was released. It was titled The Singing Fool, which he certainly was not.Ref: 4
1928*Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater NYC).Ref: 5
1936*The classic, Indian Love Call, was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, on Victor Records.Ref: 4
1953*Gisele MacKenzie took over as host on NBC-TV’s Your Hit Parade. Her biggest hit during that stint (1953-57) was Hard to Get in June of 1955. Ironically, the song was first sung by Gisele in an episode of the NBC-TV show, Justice. It became a hit and she performed it again on Your Hit Parade.Ref: 4
1955*Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the Producer’s Showcase presentation of Our Town on NBC-TV.Ref: 4
1963*The Crystals: Then He Kissed Me debuted on U.K. charts this day. It had hit U.S. charts on Aug 17, and made it to #6 for three weeks (Sep 14, 21, 28) before fading away.Ref: 4
1970*"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuts on CBS-TV.Ref: 70
1973 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) goes on the air.Ref: 5
1974*Eric Clapton received a gold record for I Shot the Sheriff. The song reached #1 on the pop charts on September 14th.Ref: 4
1981*For their first concert in years, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a free concert to benefit New York City parks. The concert attracted a crowd of 500,000 people in Central Park and was broadcast to a TV audience in the millions.Ref: 4
1986*"Captain EO" with Michael Jackson permieresRef: 5
1987*Michael Jackson's I Just Can't Stop Loving You rose to #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. The single, from Jackson's "Bad" LP, stayed at the top of the hit heap for one week.Ref: 4
1993*The NBC sitcom "Seinfeld" and the offbeat CBS drama "Picket Fences" each win three trophies at the 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (XDG, p 4A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 83
1996*The NY Times and The Washington Post published the Unabomber's manifesto.Ref: 2
86*Antoninus Pius 15th Roman emperor (138-161), is born.Ref: 5
1486*Arthur, Prince of Wales, is born. 
1551 Henry III France is born.Ref: 10
1655*Jan Luyts astronomer; author: Astronomica Institutio, Introductio ad Geographiam; is born.Ref: 4
1730*Augustin Pajou, French sculptor and decorator, is born.Ref: 70
1737*(Declaration of Independence) Charles Carroll, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Annapolis, MD.Ref: 5
1778 Henry Brougham orator; the Brougham carriage was named after him; is born.Ref: 4
1802*Louis Kossuth Hungary, President of Hungary (1849), is born.Ref: 5
1839*George Cadbury, English social reformer and chocolate manufacturer, is born.Ref: 70
1851*William Hesketh Lever, English entrepreneur; built the Lever Brothers firm, is born.Ref: 70
1867*Arthur Rackham England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Charles Mauguin, French mineralogist and crystallographer, is born.Ref: 70
1889*Ernest Truex KC Mo, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Rachel Field, novelist and playwright who wrote All This and Heaven Too and And Now Tomorrow, is born.Ref: 2
1898*Giuseppe Saragat president of Italy (1964-71), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Joseph Pasternak film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy), is born.Ref: 5
1902*James Van Alen created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Dr Bergen Evans Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Betty Garde Phila, actress (Aggie-The Real McCoys), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Leon Jaworski attorney: Watergate special prosecutor; is born.Ref: 4
1907*(US Supreme Court Justice) Lewis F. Powell Jr. associate justice of U.S. Supreme Court [1972-1987]; is born.Ref: 4
1908*Mika Waltari novelist (Egyptian), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Margaret Lindsay Dubuque IA, actress (Take a Guess), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Sir William Golding Nobel Prize for literature [1983]; Lord of the Flies; is born.Ref: 4
1912 Clifton Daniel is born.Ref: 10
1914*Frances Farmer actress: Rhythm on the Range, Son of Fury; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Rogers Morton, Louisville KY, US Secretary of Interior (1968-75), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Elizabeth Stern, Canadian pathologist who first published a case report linking a specific virus to a specific cancer, is born.Ref: 2
1919*Blanche Thebom Monessen Penn, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Billy Ward singer, musician: piano: group: Billy Ward and His Dominoes: Sixty-Minute Man, Have Mercy Baby, Star Dust, Deep Purple, St. Therese of the Roses, is born.Ref: 4
1922*Emil Zatopek Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Dana Zatopek Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Featherweight boxing champion Willie Pep (Palaleo) ("Willie the Wisp") is born in Middleton CT.Ref: 97
1926*Lurleen Wallace (Gov-D-Ala), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Edwin "Duke" Snider Bkln Dodger centerfielder (406 HRs), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Steve Ross is born.Ref: 10
1928*Adam West actor: Batman, The Detectives, Starring Robert Taylor, The Last Precinct, Hooper, The New Age, is born in Walla Walla, WA.Ref: 4
1930*Bob (Robert Lee) Turley ‘Bullet Bob’: baseball: pitcher: SL Browns, Baltimore Orioles [all-star: 1954], NY Yankees [World Series:, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Rosemary Harris Ashby Suffolk England, actress (Holocaust), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Brook Benton Camden, SC, singer (Frankie & Johnny), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ray Danton NYC, actor/director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Mike Royko Chicago, journalist (Chic Daily News)/author (Boss), is born.Ref: 5
1933*David McCallum Glasgow Scot, actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Brian Epstein talent manager: The Beatles; is born.Ref: 4
1934*Jay Randolph sportscaster: NBC Sports, St. Louis Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Nick Massi (Macioci) musician: bass, singer: group: The Four Seasons: is born.Ref: 4
1936*Al Oerter Olympic and Track & Field Hall of Famer: 4 time Gold Medalist & world record maker: discus [1956, 1960, 1964] is born.Ref: 4
1937*Boris Onischenko USSR, (Olympic-76) disqualified-illegal, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Chris (Christopher Joseph) Short baseball: pitcher: Philadelphia Phillies, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Abner Haynes football: Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie and Player of the Year [1960]; Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, NY Jets, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Bill Medley Santa Ana Cal, rocker (Righteous Bros-Up Where We Belong), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Paul Williams songwriter: themes: The Love Boat, The Muppet Movie; Academy Award-winning lyricist: A Star Is Born [1976: w/Barbra Streisand]; actor: Smokey and the Bandit series, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, The Wild Wild West Revisited, The Paul Williams Show, The Night They Saved Christmas, The Doors, Hart to Hart Returns, is born in Omaha NB.Ref: 68
1941*Jim Fox England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1941*?Mama? Cass Elliott (Ellen Naomi Cohen) singer: group: The Mamas & The Papas: California Dreamin?, Monday, Monday, Creeque Alley; solo: Dream a Little Dream of Me, It?s Getting Better, Make Your Own Kind of Music; group: The Mugwumps; died July 29, 1974Ref: 4
1943*Mama Cass Elliot Balt Md, singer (Mamas & Papas-Monday Monday), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Christi Haas Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Joe (Leonard) Morgan Baseball Hall of Famer: Houston Colt .45?s, Houston Astros [all-star: 1966, 1970], Cincinnati Reds [all-star: 1972-1979/World Series: 1972, 1975, 1976/Baseball Writers? Award: 1975, 1976], SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies [World Series: 1983], Oakland Athletics; 266 home runs, 2527 games as second baseman are records for his position, is born.Ref: 4
1945*David Bromberg Phila, musician (Demon in Disguise), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Freda Payne Detroit Mich, singer (Band of Gold), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jane Blalock LPGA Golfer (Rookie of the Year-1969), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Randolph Mantooth Sacramento CA, actor (Emergency, Loving), is born.Ref: 5
1946*John Coghlan musician: drums: group: Status Quo:, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Joe (Joseph Vance) Ferguson baseball: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1974, 1978], SL Cardinals, Houston Astros, California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Lol Crème musician: guitar, singer: groups: 10cc, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Larry Brown football: Washington Redskins running back, NFL Player of the Year [1972]; NFL leading rusher [1970, 1972]; Super Bowl VII, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Jeremy (John) Irons Academy Award-winning actor: Reversal of Fortune [1990]; Die Hard: With a Vengeance, House of Spirits, M. Butterfly, Damage, Dead Ringers, The French Lieutenant’s Woman; voice of Scar: Lion King, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Nadyezhda Tkachenko USSR, pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Michael Cooper SF CA, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Twiggy (Leslie Hornby) fashion model: mini-skirt; actress: The Boy Friend, Madame Sousatzka, Body Bags, The Princesses, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Sidney Wicks basketball: College Player of the Year [1970]; Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Joan Lunden broadcast journalist; TV host: Good Morning America, is born in Fair Oaks CA.Ref: 68
1950*Rudy Ramos, Lawton Okla, actor (Wind-High Chaparral), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Scott Colomby Bkln, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Nile Rogers musician: group: Honeydrippers, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Rex Smith Jacksonville Fla, actor (Solid Gold, Pirates of Penzance), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Richard M Linnehan Lowell Mass, US Army Capt/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Kevin Hooks Phila, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Tonja Walker actress (Capitol, General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Kim Richards LI NY, actress (Nanny & Prof, James at 15), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Trisha Yearwood, actress, is born in Monticello GA.Ref: 95
1965*Debbye Turner Miss America (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Eric Robert Rudolph is born in Merritt Island FL. He is charged in connection with the bombing of a health clinic in Birminham AL in which a police officer was killed and a nurse critically wounded. He is also charged in connection with the fatal bombing at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta GA. The double bombings at the Sandy Springs Profesional Office Building nort of Atlanta, and the double bombings at the Otherside Lounge in Midtown Atlanta. These bomb blasts injured more than 150 people. Rudolf is known to own firearms and to have targeted law enforcement. (May 1998)Ref: 14
1966*Soledad O’Brien TV host: MSNBC: The Site, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Jim (James Anthony) Abbott baseball: one-handed pitcher: Olympic gold medalist: U.S. baseball team [1988]; California Angels [Sullivan Award: 1987], NY York Yankees [no-hitter: 9/4/93], Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Baby born on Golden Gate BridgeRef: 5
1972*Alexandra Silk actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1736*Feofan Prokopovich, Russian Orthodox archbishop; important ally of Peter the Great, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1881*The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, dies of wounds inflicted by an assassin at age 49. Chester A. Arthur becomes President.Ref: 2
1890*Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540.Ref: 5
1942*Condé Nast, US magazine publisher, dies.Ref: 17
1963*Sir David Low, New Zealand-born English journalist, political cartoonist and caricaturist, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1967*Martin Block TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1968*Red (Clyde Julian) Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1968*Chester Carlson, American physicist and inventor of xerography, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1971*Death of William F. Albright, 80, American Methodist archaeologist. Professor of Semitic languages at Johns Hopkins for nearly 30 years, he penned over 1,000 articles and books, and led several Near Eastern expeditions which excavated the biblical sites of Gibeah, Bethel and Petra.Ref: 5
1973*Gram Parsons (Cecil Ingram Connors) singer: group: The Byrds: LP: Sweetheart of the Rodeo; The Flying Burrito Brothers: LP: The Gilded Palace of Sin, Burrito Deluxe; songwriter: She, How Much I’ve Lied, The New Soft Shoe, Grievous Angel, Hickory Wind, Las Vegas, In My Hour of Darkness; dies.Ref: 4
1978*Etienne Gilson, French Canadian philosopher and historian, dies at age 94.Ref: 5
1979*Lou Busch (Joe ‘Fingers’ Carr) musician: piano, arranger, composer: Sam’s Song, Down Yonder, Portuguese Washerwoman; dies.Ref: 4
1984*June Preisser dancer/actress, dies at 61 in an auto accident.Ref: 5
1985*The first of two killer earthquakes hit Mexico City. This one, 8.1 on the Richter scale, followed the next day by a 7.5er, crumbled buildings (damages were estimated at more than one billion dollars) and killed almost 6,000 people. (XDG, p. 4A, 9/19/2000)Ref: 83
1987*Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician; prime minister four times between 1945 and 1965, dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1988*Oren Lee Staley first pres of Natl Farmers Org (1955-79), dies at 65Ref: 5
1990*Hermes Pan, choreographer, dies in Beverly Hills CA at age 79. (TWA, 1991).Ref: 95
1995*Orville Redenbacher, popcorn gourmet & tycoon, diesRef: 4
2003*Australia singer Slim Dusty (aka David Gordon Kirkpatrick) dies of cancer at age 76. (XDG, p 3A, 9/20/2003)Ref: 83

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