Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 22nd

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530*Dioscorus begins his reign as anti-pope.Ref: 69
530*Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1503*Pius III is elected Pope.Ref: 69
1601*The first (Catholic) priests of the newly established Christian Church in Japan -- Sebastian Chimura and Aloysius Niabara -- were ordained in their hometown of Nagasaki.Ref: 5
1656*The General Provincial Court in session at Patuxent, Maryland, impanels the first all-woman jury in the Colonies to hear evidence against Judith Catchpole, who is accused of murdering her child. The jury acquits her after hearing her defense of never having been pregnant.Ref: 2
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Mary Herrick of Wenham, Mass. Reports that the ghost of Mary Easty appeared to her and proclaimed her innocent of witchcraft.Ref: 21
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Martha Cory, Margaret Scott, Mary Easty, Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator, Willmott Redd, Samuel Wardwell, and Mary Parker are hanged. Hoar escapes execution by confessing.Ref: 16
1735*First British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole (elected 4/3/1721) moves into 10 Downing Street.Ref: 10
1756*Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University.Ref: 5
1780*Followers of Capt. William Lynch in VA sign first execution pact becoming first lynching mob.Ref: 10
1784*Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK.Ref: 5
1789*Congress authorized the office of Postmaster-General.Ref: 70
1792*The French Republic was proclaimed.Ref: 70
1817*Spain ends slave trade by treaty with Britain.Ref: 10
1817*John Quincy Adams becomes secretary of State.Ref: 5
1827*The angel Moroni reportedly revealed the golden tablets (containing the "Book of Mormon") to Joseph Smith. They were hidden near the family farm, in Palmyra, NY. Smith's English translation of their strange hieroglyphics became the literary foundation for the new Mormon religion.Ref: 5
1845*Alexander Joy Cartwright organizes world's first baseball team, the Knickerbocker Club.Ref: 10
1847*Britain's Railway Clearing House, an industry standards body, recommends that GMT be adopted at all stations as soon as the General Post Office permitted it Ref 
1868*Race riots in New Orleans La.Ref: 5
1893*Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea show off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.Ref: 2
1896*Queen Victoria becomes longest reigning British monarch beating George III's 59 years 3 months.Ref: 10
1913*French aviator Roland Garros is first to fly Mediterranean non-stop;longest flight ever over sea.Ref: 10
1915*Xavier University, the first African-American Catholic college, opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.Ref: 2
1915*Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its first class.Ref: 5
1919*The "Great Steel Strike" began. Ultimately, 350,000 steel workers walked off their jobs to demand union recognition. The AFL Iron and Steel Organizing Committee called off the strike on 8 January 1920, their goals unmet.Ref: 5
1919*President Woodrow Wilson abandons his national tour to support the League of Nations when he suffers a case of nervous exhaustion.Ref: 2
1929 Communist and Nazi factions clash in Berlin.Ref: 2
1933*John Dillinger is captured in Dayton, Ohio, at the home of Mary Longnaker.Ref: 42
1944*The first RaLa implosion test shot is made. This diagnostic technique used 100 curies of radiolanthanum produced by the X-Reactor at Oak Ridge to provide an intense gamma source for making observations of implosion (essentially an internal x-ray generator). This is the largest radioisotope source ever assembled in the world up to this time.Ref: 91
1946*Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband.Ref: 5
1949*The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.Ref: 70
1950*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) Omar N. Bradley is promoted to five-star general, joining an elite group that includes Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George Marshall and Henry "Hap" Arnold. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2000)Ref: 83
1950*Basil and Esther Miller incorporated World-Wide Missions in California. Headquartered today in Pasadena, this evangelical missions agency specializes in providing relief and medical aid to over 30 countries worldwide.Ref: 5
1953 Allied Forces form the independent nation of West Germany.Ref: 62
1958*Sherman Adams, assistant to President Eisenhower, resigned amid charges of improperly using his influence to help an industrialist.Ref: 70
1960*Mali (without Senegal) gains independence from France (National Day).Ref: 5
1961*President John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps.Ref: 2
1970*President Richard M. Nixon signs a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the U.S. Congress.Ref: 2
1970*Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.Ref: 5
1972 General Idi Amin gives Uganda's 8000 Asians 48 hours to leave the countryRef: 62
1973*Henry Kissinger took the oath as U.S. Secretary of State. This was the first time a naturalized citizen had held this office.Ref: 4
1974*Special prosecutor Leon Jeworski subpoenas President NixonRef: 62
1975*Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed.Ref: 70
1978 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit.Ref: 5
1981*Cedarville (in Greene County Ohio) fluorodates its water. (XDG, 12/31/1981)Ref: 83
1986*Computer chips can now be copyrighted says U.S. federal judge.Ref: 10
1986*Congress approves the rose as America's national flower.Ref: 10
1988*The government of Canada apologized for the World War II internment of Japanese-Canadians and promised compensation.Ref: 70
1990*The Mustang Ranch, a famous Nevada brothel, was shutdown by the IRS for past due taxes. A motion to have the government run the lucrative business fails for some reason. :-)Ref: 62
1990*Saudi Arabia expells many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys.Ref: 5
1991*Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yemeni and Jordanian envoys in Riyadh, accusing them of unspecified "activities jeopardizing the peace and security of the kingdom."Ref: 6
1991*NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)Ref: 5
1993*President Clinton previews his health care reform package in an address to a nationally broadcast session of Congress. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
1993*Parliament appoints Vice President Rutskoi presidentRef: 89
1995*Congressman Mel Reynolds (D-IL) is convicted in Chicago of sexual misconduct involving an underage campaign volunteer. He is later convicted of lying to obtain loans and of illegally siphoning campaign money for personal use. Reynolds is sentenced to 6.5 years in prison. (XDG, p 4A, 8/22/2000)Ref: 83
1995*Time Warner struck a $7.5 billion deal to buy Turner Broadcasting System Inc.Ref: 70
1996*Time Warner struck a $7.5 billion deal to buy Turner Broadcasting System Incorporated. Publishing tycoonRef: 6
1996*Steve Forbes announced a latecomer bid for the Republican presidential nomination.Ref: 6
1998*Congressional Republicans worked to snuff out new talk of punishment for President Clinton short of impeachment, an idea floated by Democrats as poll numbers showed that most Americans did not want Clinton removed from office. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
1998*The US and Russia agreed to help Russia privatize its nuclear program and stop the export of scientists and plutonium. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
2000*The Justice Department sued the tobacco industry for billions of dollars.Ref: 6
2002 Thousands of Palestinians march to protest Israel's siege of Yasser Arafat's headquarters, and Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinians who defied curfews. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats won one of Germany's closest post-war elections. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Biggest peaceful street protest in Britain by Countryside Alliance 407,791 march in London.Ref: 10
1805*Lewis & Clark: On the brink of starvation, the entire expedition staggers out of the Bitterroots near modern-day Weippe, Idaho.Ref: 65
1903*Italo Marchiony granted patent for the ice cream cone.Ref: 5
1912*Howard Armstrong invents the regenerator; amplification device makes radio transmissions possible.Ref: 10
1930*Photo flashbulbs patented.Ref: 10
1947*A Douglas C-54 Skymaster makes the first automatic pilot flight over the Atlantic.Ref: 2
1950*The first non-stop jet flight across the Atlantic Ocean is made.Ref: 50
1959 The first telephone cable linking Europe and the United States is inaugurated.Ref: 2
1968*Zond 5 completes flightRef: 5
1983*NASA launches Galaxy-B.Ref: 5
1991*Calif University makes the Dead Sea Scrolls public.Ref: 5
1993*The space shuttle Discovery and its five astronauts land at Kennedy Space Center, ending a 10-day mission. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
1711*The Tuscarora Indian War begins with a massacre of settlers in North Carolina, following white encroachment that included the enslaving of Indian children.Ref: 2
1789 Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov drive the Turkish army under Yusuf Pasha from the Rymnik River, upsetting the Turkish invasion of Russia.Ref: 2
1813*Simon Kenton begins his first sea-going experience when the Kentucky militia boards Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet on the Great Lakes to capture Detroit.Ref: 60
1862*President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.Ref: 70
1864*Union General Philip Sheridan defeats Confederate General Jubal Early's troops at the Battle of Fisher's Hill, in Virginia.Winchester, Virginia, saw more of the war than any other place North or South.Ref: 2
1914*The German cruiser Emden shells Madras, India, destroying 346,000 gallons of fuel and killing only five civilians. The exploits of a lone, resourceful cruiser caught world attention, established tactics for commerce raiding and gave tradition to a new navy.Ref: 2
1915*Opening of Second Battle of Champagne on western front. 
1918*General Allenby leads the British army against the Turks, taking Haifa and Nazareth, Palestine.Ref: 2
1943*British Midget submarines X6 and X7 penetrate anti-submarine net defences at Kaafjord, northern Norway, and plant mines under the hull of German battleship Tirpitz. In the following explosions, the hull is severely damaged, the port engine destroyed, and the propeller shaft bent. 
1944*The Canadian First Army liberates Boulogne. (Ref: "The Marshall Cavandish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II", ISBN 0-85685-955-9 (Vol 7), 1985) 
1945*President Truman accepts U.S. Secretary of War Stimson's recommendation to designate the war World War II.Ref: 2
1955 General Juan Peron of Argentina deposed as President.Ref: 10
1980*The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war when Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute.Ref: 5
1869*The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, arrive in San Francisco after a rollicking, barnstorming tour of the West.Ref: 2
1911*At age of 44, Cy Young gains his 511th and final career win defeating the Pirates, 1-0.Ref: 1
1912*Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in a game, for 2nd time in 11 days.Ref: 5
1925*Burleigh Grimes accounts for seven outs in just three plate appearances. The Dodger pitcher hits into two double plays, then into a triple play.Ref: 1
1925*Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park homers.Ref: 5
1926*At Ebbets Field, the aging 18-year veteran outfielder Zach Wheat hits his last homer as a Dodger, but severely pulls a muscle nearing second. The future Hall of Famer needs to rest nearly five minutes before completing his trip to home plate making it the longest home run trot in major league history.Ref: 1
1927*The second Dempsey-Tunney boxing match. Referee Dave Barry stopped the count in the 7th round at Soldier's Field, Chicago. Champion Gene Tunney was down; but the challenger, Jack Dempsey, hadn’t returned to his corner. By the time the referee was able to resume counting, Tunney was able to get to his feet. He got an extra 2 to 5 seconds. And those seconds counted. Tunney won the fight on points, successfully defending his heavyweight title.Ref: 97
1927*Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples.Ref: 5
1936*With victories of 12-0 and 14-0 over the Browns, the Tigers record the most one-sided doubleheader shutouts in the history of the game.Ref: 1
1945*Stan Musial gets 5 hits off 5 pitchers on 5 consecutive pitches.Ref: 5
1948*For the fourth time this season, Stan Musial has 5 hits in 5 at-bats setting a National League record and tying the major league record with Ty Cobb. The five hits 'Stan the Man' collect come off five different pitchers, on five consecutive pitches.Ref: 1
1954*In his major league debut, Dodger Karl Spooner blanks the Giants, 3-0 while striking out 15, including six straight. The 23-year old lefty strikeout total is the most ever recorded in a rookie's first appearance.Ref: 1
1954*In a game which features the first triple play in Yankee Stadium history, the Bronx Bombers beat the Senators, 3-0, behind the pitching of Tommy Byrne.Ref: 1
1955*Heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9.Ref: 5
1957*Duke Snider hits his 40th home run tying him with Ralph Kiner for having five consecutive 40+ homer seasons in the National League.Ref: 1
1959*The sound of air-raid sirens rang through Chicago as the White Sox became champions of the American League for the first time in 40 years.Ref: 86
1961*Jim Gentile hits his fifth grand slam of the year to tie Ernie Banks' major league record established in 1955. Each of the Orioles' first baseman grand slams have come with Chuck Estrada pitching for Baltimore.Ref: 1
1961 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes the first "double" crossing swim of the English Channel in 43 hrs. 10 min.Ref: 5
1963*Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs plays in the first of his 1117 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1966*The Orioles clinched their first pennant. The franchise's last flag was raised as the St. Louis Browns in 1944.Ref: 1
1966*Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game.Ref: 5
1967*Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager.Ref: 5
1968*The Twins' Cesar Tovar is the second major leaguer to play one inning at each position. In 1965, A's Bert Campaneris became the first.Ref: 1
1969*Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hit the 600th home run of his during a game in San Diego.Ref: 70
1973*Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers.Ref: 5
1975*World Football League folds.Ref: 5
1976*Roy Hartsfield is appointed field manager for the Toronto Blue Jays' inaugural season.Ref: 86
1977*Bert Blyleven throws the Texas Rangers' second no-hitter by blanking the Angels at Anaheim, 6-0.Ref: 86
1982*Chris Speier collects 8 RBI against the San Francisco Giants, becoming the only Montreal Expos' player in history to have had both an 8-RBI game and to have hit for the cycle during his career.Ref: 86
1983*Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4".Ref: 5
1985*St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man.Ref: 5
1986*Tony Fernandez becomes the first Blue Jays player to reach the 200 hit mark in one season, while he and Jesse Barfield become the first Blue Jays to win a Rawlings Gold Glove for defensive excellence.Ref: 86
1986*LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is first Mexican to win 20 games.Ref: 5
1987*2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins.Ref: 5
1988*The New York Mets clinch the National League East with a 3-1 victory ove the Phillies at Shea.Ref: 86
1988*South Korean coaches attack the New Zealand referee after disputing his decision, the Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in.Ref: 5
1990*Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits.Ref: 5
1993*The Rockies complete their inaugural season with a major league home attendance record of 4,483,350 fans.Ref: 1
1997*The Atlanta Braves won an unprecedented sixth straight division title. The record eclipsed the old mark of five straight set by the New Ycrk Yankees (1949-1953) and the Oakland A’s (1971-1975). The Braves failed to reach the World Series, however, for the first time since 1993.Ref: 4
1998*The Blue Jays' Jose Canseco hits his 45th and 46th home runs setting a new career high.Ref: 1
1998*With his American League-leading home run #s 54 and 55, Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. joins Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as the only players to drive in 140 or more runs in three consecutive seasons.Ref: 1
1998*Braves' backstop Eddie Perez's solo home run in Atlanta's 4-1 win over the Marlins is the team's 208th homer this season breaking a 32-year-old franchise record.Ref: 1
1998*By walking in the first inning, John Olerud ties Barry Bonds' National League record of reaching base 15 consecutive times. The Met first baseman grounds out in the third to fall one short of the 1957 major league mark set by Ted Williams.Ref: 1
1998*Tony Clark becomes the first Detroit player since Rudy York (1937-38) to drive in 100 runs in each of his first two full seasons in the Motor City.Ref: 1
2000*Passing the 1997 Rockies, the Astros establish a new National League team single-season home run mark hitting their 240th in a 12-5 loss to the Reds at Cinergy Field. The slugfest features nine home runs with Cincinnatti hitting six and Houston going deep three times.Ref: 1
2000*At Cinergy Field, Astros' Jose Lima sets an National League record by giving up his 47th home run of the season passing the 1956 mark of Robin Roberts. Bert Blyleven holds the major league mark serving up 50 gopher balls as a Twin in 1986.Ref: 1
2000*Mets' closer Armando Benitez blanks the Phillies in the ninth for his 39th save breaking John Franco's club record who also appeared in the Mets' 9-6 win.Ref: 1
2002*Fred McGriff becomes the first player to hit 30 home runs in a season for five teams (Blue Jays Braves, Cubs, Devil Rays). The 'Crime Dog's' first inning PNC poke is also sets a record for being the 42nd major league park his gone yard, one more than Indian's Ellis Burks.Ref: 1
2002*In last game ever played at Cinergy Field, the Phillies complete a three-game sweep defeating the Reds ,4-3, in front of many of the team's former superstars except for the banished Pete Rose. The all-time hit leader, however, is not forgotten as Tom Browning, paints Rose's uniform number 14 on the pitcher's mound after the game with red spray paint and, as home plate is dug up and to be delivered next door to Great American Ball Park, the crowd begins to chant, "Pete, Pete".Ref: 1
2002*Greg Maddux pitches seven innings of 4-hit ball as the Braves beat the Marlins, 4-1. The San Angelo, Texas native joins Cy Young as one of only two pitchers in baseball history to win at least 15 games in 15 consecutive seasons.Ref: 1
2002*At the closing ceremony at Cinergy Field, former Reds pitcher Tom Browning spray-paints a red No. 14 on the pitchers mound as the stadium erupts in chants of "Pete! Pete!". (XDG, p 12, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Three Cubs fans attempt to lift the curse when they fly to Houston, locate a goat and attempt to take into Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros with whom the Cubs were battling for the NL-C lead. They weren't allowed in, but the Astros go 3-4 in the final week of the season and the Cubs win the division. (USA Today, p 2C, 10/16/2003)Ref: 13
1290*Fiction: Bilbo Baggins (in Shire Reconning), is born.Ref: 5
1869*The opera "Das Rheingold" is produced (Munich).Ref: 5
1912 First Keystone Cops one reel movie comedy premieres.Ref: 10
1937*Red Norvo and his orchestra recorded the Russian Lullaby on the Brunswick label. Norvo did more famous work at a later date, recording with a singer named Dinah Shore.Ref: 4
1943*Singer Kate Smith finished her War Bond radio appeal. For 13 continuous hours Smith had stayed on the air, collecting a whopping $39 million dollars in bond pledges.Ref: 4
1955*Commercial television was beamed to homes in Great Britain; first commercial to be broadcast is for Gibb's SR toothpaste. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.Ref: 4
1957 The CBS Radio Workshop was silenced after 18 months of what the critics said was “ingenious radio programming.”Ref: 4
1962*It was a hootenanny of a good time in, of all places, NY’s famed Carnegie Hall. The cast included newcomer Bob Dylan making his first appearance at Carnegie Hall.Ref: 4
1964*The musical "Fiddler on the Roof", starring Zero Mostel, opens on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances.Ref: 4
1964*Robert Vaughn starred as Napoleon Solo when The Man From U.N.C.L.E. debuted on NBC-TV this night. Solo’s trusty side-kick in this James Bond spoof was Illya Kuryakin, played by David McCallum. The show was a hit for 3½ seasons.Ref: 4
1973*"A Little Night Music" opens at the Majestic Theater on Broadway.Ref: 5
1980*John Lennon signed with Geffen Records. The Lennon LP, Double Fantasy, was released on Geffen. (Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980.)Ref: 4
1985*The poor of America’s Heartland ... the financially troubled farmers of Middle America ... got help from their friends in the music biz. Singing stars Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Cougar Mellencamp held a benefit concert to raise funds. The stars came out and so did the money. The Farm Aid concert raised ten million dollars.Ref: 4
2002*The White House drama "The West Wing" won its third consecutive emmy as best drama series; "Friends" was honored as the best comedy for the first time in its eight years on the air. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
-63*-BC- Augustus Caesar is born.Ref: 10
1515*Henry VIII of England's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, is born.Ref: 68
1694 Philip Dormer Stanhope, statesman of letters, is born.Ref: 2
1694*Lord Chesterfield letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752), is born.Ref: 5
1788*Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for Impromptu at Fulham, is born.Ref: 2
1791*Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor, is born.Ref: 2
1822*Brigadier General Eppa Hunton, fought in most ANV campaigns, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Caroline Astor, American aristocratic leader of NY high society, is born.Ref: 70
1877*Victor Shelford, American zoologist and animal ecologist, is born.Ref: 70
1878*Shigeru Yoshida Japanese PM (most of 1946-54), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Dame Christabel Pankhurs, English women's suffragistRef: 70
1885*Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director, writer and actor, is born.Ref: 70
1892*Frank Sullivan humorist (New Yorker Magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Paul Muni (Frederich Weisenfreund) Academy Award-winning actor; is born.Ref: 4
1895*Babette Deutsch, American poet, critic, translator and novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1900*William Spratling, American silver designer and architect, is born.Ref: 70
1901*Charles Huggins, Canadian-born American Nobel Prize-winning surgeon and urologist (1966), is born.Ref: 70
1901*Allan "Rocky" Lane Mishawaka Ind, actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder), is born.Ref: 5
1902*John Houseman (Jacques Haussmann) Academy Award-winning actor: The Paper Chase [1973]; Seven Days in May, Three Days of the Condor, The Winds of War, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad; is born.Ref: 4
1904*-Allan ‘Rocky’ Lane (Harry Albershart), the voice of Mr. Ed, is born. 
1905*Eugen Sanger, German rocket propulsion engineerRef: 70
1909*-Allan ‘Rocky’ Lane (Harry Albershart) voice: Mister Ed; actor: Red Ryder, El Paso Stampede, Night Nurse; died Oct 27, 1973Ref: 4
1909*David Reisman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd, is born.Ref: 2
1912 Alfred G Vanderbilt thoroughbred horse owner (Native Dancer), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Leroy Holmes Pittsburgh Pa, orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Martha Scott Jamesport Mo, actress (Dallas, Bionic Woman, Our Town), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Richard C. Hottelet journalist: CBS NewsRef: 4
1918*Henryk Szeryng Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Jack Russell, Saratoga Springs NY, singer (Your Show of Shows), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Bob Lemon, Baseball Hall of Famer: pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees); is born.Ref: 4
1922*Chen Ning Yang China, physicist/disproved parity (Nobel 1957), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Norvel Lee US, light-heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Abe Gibron football: Purdue Univ., Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears; head coach: Chicago Bears; is born.Ref: 4
1927*Tom (Thomas Charles) Lasorda baseball: pitcher: Brooklyn Dodgers, KC Athletics; Baseball Hall of Fame manager: LA DodgersRef: 4
1928*Eugene Roche actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Joni James (Joan Carmello Babbo) singer, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Ken (Kenneth Joseph) Aspromonte baseball: Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, LA Angels, Milwaukee Braves, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Ingemar Johansson boxer: world heavyweight champion [1959], is born.Ref: 4
1933*Fay Weldon, author (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil), is born.Ref: 2
1935*Harriet King fencing: U.S. Olympic Team: 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Art Metrano Bkln NY, comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Ray Norton, track: AAU Outdoor 100 and 200-meter champion [1959, 1960]: world record holder in both events [9.3, 20.5 respectively], is born.Ref: 4
1939*Junko Tabei Japan, first woman to climb Mount Everest, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Mike Sullivan (Gov-Wyoming), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Anna Karina actress (Alphaville), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Larry (Lawrence Edward) Dierker baseball: pitcher: Houston Colt .45's, Houston Astros [all-star: 1969, 1971], SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Harold Carmichael football: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver: Super Bowl XV, is born.Ref: 4
1949*David Coverdale rocker (Whitesnake-Here We Go Again), is born.Ref: 5
1951*David Coverdale singer: groups: Deep Purple, Whitesnake, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Paul Le Mat actor: Sensation, Children of Fury, Woman with a Past, On Wings of Eagles, The Burning Bed, Strange Invaders, Melvin and Howard, American Graffiti, Firehouse, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Shari Belafonte actress: Hotel; TV cohost: Lifestyles with Robin Leach and Shari Belafonte; singer Harry Belafonte’s daughter, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Jeffrey Leonard baseball: LA Dodgers, Houston Astros, SF Giants [all-star: 1987], Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners [all-star: 1989], is born.Ref: 4
1956*Debby Boone Grammy Award-winning singer: Best New Artist [1977], You Light Up My Life [1977], With My Song I Will Praise Him [1980], Keep the Flame Burning [w/Phil Driscoll 1984]; group: The Boone Family; daughter of singers Pat and Shirley BooneRef: 4
1957*Lynn Herring Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Mark Johnson Madison WI, NHL forward (Olympic-gold-1980, Pitts, NJ), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Lynn Herring actress: General Hospital, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Wally (Walter Wayne) Backman baseball: NY Mets [World Series: 1986], Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Joan Jett, Philadelphia PA, singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), is born. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1961*Scott Baio actor: Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Diagnosis Murder, is born in Brooklyn NY. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1962*Rob Stone Chicago Ill, actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Bonnie Hunt actress: The Green Mile, Beethoven, Beethoven?s 2nd, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, Random Hearts, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Marq Torien rocker (Bullet Boys-For the Love of Money), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Melissa Lynn Costello Shenandoah WV, Miss WV-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1970 Ani DeFranco is born.Ref: 10
1971*Chesney Lee Haskes England, singer (Feels So Alive)Ref: 5
530*Pope St. Felix III dies. (He was erroneously named Felix IV in some texts.)Ref: 69
1253 King Wenceslas I Bohemia dies.Ref: 10
1520*Selim I captured Baghdad, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1566*Johann Agricola, German Lutheran reformer; helped introduced Lutheranism to Frankfurt, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1658*Georg Philipp Harsderfer poet (Poetischer Trichter), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1774*Clement XIV, Italian Roman Catholic pope (1769-74), dies at age 68.Ref: 69
1776*Nathan Hale American patriot & Revolutionary War military officer: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”; arrested [Sep 20, 1776] by British troups while spying for General George Washington; is executed (hanged) at age 21 by order of British General William Howe.Ref: 5
1871*Death of Charlotte Elliott, 82, English devotional writer and author of the enduring hymn, "Just As I Am." (A serious illness at 33 had left her an invalid her remaining 50 years.)Ref: 5
1878*Sir Richard Griffith, Irish geologist and civil engineer, dies at age 94.Ref: 2
1905*Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed).Ref: 5
1906*Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.Ref: 2
1913*Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico.Ref: 5
1923 Marquess of Ripon game hunter, dies, after shooting 52nd grouse.Ref: 5
1937*Forest fire kills 14 & injures 50 in Cody Wyoming.Ref: 5
1955*S. H. Kress, American retail businessman and art collector, dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1956*Frederick Soddy, namer of an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry, dies at age 79.Ref: 68
1958*Mary Roberts Rinehart, American novelist and playwright, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1960*Melanie Klein, Austrian-born English psychoanalyst, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1961*Marion Davies [Marion Cecelia Douras], Brooklyn NY, actress (Operator 13), dies.Ref: 68
1965*Othmar Ammann, Swiss-born American engineer and designer of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1970*Alice Hamilton, American pathologist who worked on industrial diseases, dies at age 101.Ref: 70
1973 Pablo Neruda dfes.Ref: 10
1978 Lyman Bostock dies.Ref: 10
1979*Otto R. Frisch, Austrian physicist, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1980*Lou Holtz comedian, actor: Follow the Leader [1930], School for Romance [1934], When Do We Eat? [1934]; dies.Ref: 4
1981*Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna) composer: Song Writer’s Hall of Famer: Best Song Oscars: Lullaby of Broadway [1935], You’ll Never Know [1943], On the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe [w/Johnny Mercer-1946]; You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, That’s Amore; dies.Ref: 4
1985*Axel Springer, German publisher; Alex Springer Verlag AG publishing house, dies at age 73Ref: 70
1987*Dan Rowan comedian: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Dean Martin Summer Show; dies.Ref: 4
1987*Norman Luboff choral leader: The Norman Luboff Choir; dies.Ref: 5
1989*Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer for stage and screen musicals, dies in NY City at age 101.Ref: 70
1993*Amtrack Sunday Limited goes over a collapsed bridge into Bayou Canyon near Mobile AL in the worst U.S. train wreck in decades; 47 dead. (XDG, p 4A, 9/22/2003)Ref: 83
1996*Dorothy Lamour (Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton) actress: Road to Singapore and other ‘Road’ movies with Bob Hope; dies.Ref: 4
1996*An AWACS plane carrying US and Canadian military personnel crashed on takeoff from Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, killing all 24 people aboard.Ref: 6
1997*Abe Gibron football: Purdue Univ., Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears; head coach: Chicago Bears; dies.Ref: 4
1999*George C. (Campbell) Scott Academy Award-winning actor: Patton [1970]; Anatomy of a Murder, The Day of the Dolphin, The Hanging Tree, Taps, OK Crude, The Prince and the Pauper, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Malice; dies. (TWA, 2000)Ref: 95
2001*Violinist Isaac Stern died in NY at age 81.Ref: 70
2003*Gordon Jump actor: WKRP in Cincinnati, Sister Kate, Growing Pains, Bitter Vengeance, Ransom Money, Making the Grade, Dirkham Detective Agency; is born.Ref: 4

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