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Old 09-04-2016, 12:47 PM   #241
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September 4

Today is Newspaper Carrier Day, honoring Barney Flaherty, the first newspaper carrier (paperboy), hired in 1833, as well as current paper carriers.

1666 – In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.

1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Seρora La Reina de los Αngeles de Porciϊncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.

1862 – American Civil War: Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.

1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

1886 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

1939 – World War II: A Bristol Blenheim is the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war. German ships are bombed.

1941 – World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.

1949 – The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.

1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race. The Southern 500 is being held today, at Darlington Raceway. That's 66 years. Racetime: 6:00 p.m. EST.

1957 – American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

So, that's two things that failed in 1957. Ford and Faubus musta been bummed.

1964 – Scotland's Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.

1965 - The Who had their van stolen containing over £5000 worth of equipment outside the Battersea Dogs Home. The band were inside the home at the time buying a guard dog. The van was later recovered. Guess they shoulda got a guard dog last week.

1967 – Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins when U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.

1969 - The film 'Easy Rider' starring Jack Nicholson Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper opened at The Classic in London England. The movie's soundtrack featured The Band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Steppenwolf.

1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.

1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.

1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

2010 – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand causing widespread damage and several power outages.

Births

1901 – William Lyons (co-founded Jaguar Cars); 1908 – Edward Dmytryk (directed The Caine Mutiny); 1913 – Mickey Cohen 'The King of Los Angeles' (mob boss); 1917 – Henry Ford II; 1918 – Paul Harvey; 1919 – Howard Morris ('Ernest T. Bass' on The Andy Griffith Show); 1931 – Mitzi Gaynor; 1942 – Raymond Floyd; 1942 – Merald "Bubba" Knight♪ ♫(Gladys Knight & The Pips); 1944 – Gene Parsons(The Byrds); 1945 – Danny Gatton; 1946 – Gary Duncan; 1949 – Tom Watson; 1951 – Judith Ivey; 1956 – Blackie Lawless(WASP); 1957 – Khandi Alexander; 1958 – Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew); 1960 – Kim Thayil(Soundgarden), Damon Wayans; 1968 – John DiMaggio (voice of 'Bender' on Futurama); 1970 - Igor Cavalera(Sepultura); 1971 – Ione Skye, Ty Longley(Great White); 1981 – Beyoncι Carter♪ ♫; 1982 – Whitney Cummings (co-creator 2 Broke Girls)

Deaths

1864 – John Hunt Morgan; 1965 – Albert Schweitzer; 1974 – Creighton Abrams (namesake of the M1 Abrams main battle tank); 1990 – Irene Dunne; 1991 – Tom Tryon, Dottie West♪ ♫; 1993 – Hervι Villechaize ("De plane! De Plane!"); 1995 – William Kunstler; 2001 – Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (It does not seem like 15 years since he died.); 2006 – Steve Irwin ("Crikey!"); 2014 – Joan Rivers
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:33 PM   #242
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September 5

Today is Labor Day in the United States.

Today is Labour Day in Canada.

1661 – Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king's musketeers.

1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.

1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.

1781 – Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War: The British Navy is repelled by the French Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown.

1812 – War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac's forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort's outhouses. At least the attack came on their return from the outhouses. How would ya like to fight a band of wild Indians hollering for hair while clutching your mud?

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

1877 – American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

1906 – The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).

1921 – A Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe. It is one of the first scandals of the Hollywood community.

1945 – Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.

1945 – Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.

1957 – On the Road, a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, is published.

1960 – Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiκn–Huế Province.

1972 – Munich massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attacks and takes hostage 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Two die in the attack and nine die the following day.

1975 – Sacramento, California: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.

1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.

Births

1847 – Jesse James; 1850 – Jack Daniel; 1897 – Arthur Nielsen (Nielsen Ratings); 1902 – Darryl F. Zanuck; 1912 – John Cage ( ); 1929 – Bob Newhart; 1937 – William Devane; 1940 – Raquel Welch; 1942 – Werner Herzog; 1945 – Al Stewart♪ ♫; 1946 – Freddie Mercury♪ ♫(Queen), Loudon Wainwright III♪ ♫; 1947 – Buddy Miles; 1950 – Cathy Guisewite (created comic strip Cathy); 1951 – Michael Keaton; 1964 – Emmanuel Yarborough; 1967 – Arnel Pineda♪ ♫(Journey); 1969 – Dweezil Zappa♪ ♫; 1973 – Rose McGowan

Deaths

1877 – Crazy Horse; 1912 – Arthur MacArthur, Jr.; 1934 – Sidney Myer (founded Myer Stores); 1992 – Fritz Leiber; 1997 – Georg Solti♪ ♫; 1997 – Mother Teresa; 1999 – Allen Funt (Candid Camera); 2001 – Justin Wilson(Cajun chef, "I garr-awn-tee."); 2012 – Joe South♪ ♫
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:12 AM   #243
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September 6

Today is National Coffee Ice Cream Day in the United States.

3114 BC – According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started. (Non-standard interpretation).

1492 – Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlϊcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

1620 – The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)

1628 – Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1803 – British scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.

1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.

1870 – Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.

1901 – Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist (guess there wasn't much work for anarchists back then), shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1916 – The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders.

1939 – World War II: At the Battle of Barking Creek, Britain suffers its first fighter pilot casualty of the Second World War as a result of friendly fire.

1952 – A prototype aircraft crashes at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.

1972 – Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group die (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day.

1976 – Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.

1983 – The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.

1990 - Tom Fogerty rhythm guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival died aged 49, due to complications from AIDS acquired during a blood transfusion.

1992 – Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher McCandless at his camp 20 miles (32 km) west of the town of Healy, Alaska.

1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.

1997 – The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.

Births

1757 – Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette; 1879 – Max Schreck; 1888 – Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.; 1893 – Claire Lee Chennault; 1921 – Norman Joseph Woodland (co-created the bar code); 1925 – Jimmy Reed; 1930 – Charles Foley (co-created Twister); 1937 – Jo Anne Worley; 1939 – David Allan Coe♪ ♫; 1942 – Mel McDaniel♪ ♫; 1943 – Roger Waters(Pink Floyd); 1944 – Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly); 1947 – Jane Curtin (original SNL); 1954 – Carly Fiorina; 1958 – Jeff Foxworthy; 1958 – Michael Winslow (Police Academy); 1962 – Chris Christie, Elizabeth Vargas; 1963 – Mark Chesnutt♪ ♫; 1964 – Rosie Perez; 1965 – Christopher Nolan; 1967 – Macy Gray♪ ♫; 1969 – CeCe Peniston♪ ♫; 1971 - Delores O’Riordan♪ ♫(The Cranberries); 1972 – Idris Elba

Deaths

1945 – John S. McCain Sr.; 1959 – Edmund Gwenn; 1972 - David Mark Berger, Ze'ev Friedman, Yossef Gutfreund, Eliezer Halfin, Amitzur Shapira, Kehat Shorr, Mark Slavin, Andre Spitzer, Yakov Springer; 1984 – Ernest Tubb♪ ♫; 1987 – Quinn Martin; 1990 – Tom Fogerty♪ ♫(Creedence Clearwater Revival); 1994 – James Clavell; 1998 – Akira Kurosawa; 2012 – Art Modell (former owner Cleveland Browns); 2015 – Martin Milner (Route 66)
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:27 PM   #244
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2007 - Luciano Pavarotti
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September 7

Today is National Beer Lovers Day! So, !!!

Today is Momdigr's birthday!

70 – A Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem.

1776 – According to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee makes the world's first submarine attack in the Turtle, attempting to attach a time bomb to the hull of HMS Eagle in New York Harbor (no British records of this attack exist).

1857 – Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon (Mormons!)settlers slaughter most members of peaceful, emigrant wagon train.

1876 – In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are driven off by armed citizens.

1896 – The first successful heart surgery was conducted on this day by Ludwig Rehn.

1906 – Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.

1907 – Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.

1909 – Eugθne Lefebvre crashes a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, becoming the first aviator in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.

1921 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.

1923 – The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is formed.

1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.

1936 – The last thylacine (aka Tasmanian Tiger), a carnivorous marsupial named Benjamin, dies alone in its cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.

1940 – World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins the Blitz, bombing London and other British cities for over 50 consecutive nights.

1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

1970 – Bill 'Willie' Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

1978 – While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.

1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for US$1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.

1986 – Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

2004 – Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.

2008 – The US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Births

1795 – John William Polidori; 1860 – Grandma Moses; ; 1867 – J. P. Morgan Jr.$; 1875 – Edward Francis Hutton ("When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen."); 1908 – Paul Brown, Michael E. DeBakey; 1908 – Max Kaminsky♪ ♫; 1909 – Elia Kazan; 1912 – David Packard (Hewlett-Packard); 1913 – Anthony Quayle; 1914 – James Van Allen (Van Allen Belts); 1923 – Peter Lawford; 1924 – Daniel Inouye; 1925 – Laura Ashley; 1926 – Ronnie Gilbert♪ ♫(The Weavers), Don Messick (voice actor Hanna-Barbera); 1934 – Little Milton♪ ♫; 1936 – Buddy Holly; 1949 – Gloria Gaynor♪ ♫; 1950 – Julie Kavner (Rhoda, voice of 'Marge Simpson'), Momdigr; 1951 – Chrissie Hynde♪ ♫(The Pretenders); 1953 - Benmont Tench(Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers); 1954 – Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law), Michael Emerson (Person Of Interest, Lost); 1956 – Diane Warren♪ ♫; 1961 – LeRoi Moore♪ ♫(Dave Matthews Band); 1970 – Tom Everett Scott; 1971 – Sugar Shane Mosley; 1973 – Shannon Elizabeth

Deaths

1566 – Suleiman the Magnificent; 1893 – Hamilton Fish; 1973 – Holling C. Holling; 1978 – Keith Moon(The Who); 1991 – Ben Piazza; 1994 – Dennis Morgan; 2002 – Katrin Cartlidge; 2003 – Warren Zevon♪ ♫; 2008 – Don Haskins; 2010 – Glenn Shadix
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assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.
It was Putin.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:08 PM   #247
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I don't think so, but you would believe it, wouldn't you?
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September 8

Today is International Literacy Day, among many other 'days'.

1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

1565 – St. Augustine, Florida was founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menιndez de Avilιs.

1727 – A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.

1810 – The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.

1862 – Millennium of Russia monument unveiled in Novgorod.

1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.

1888 – In Spain, the first travel of Isaac Peral's submarine, was the first practical submarine ever made.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.

1900 – A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.

1921 – Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.

1923 – Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.

1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.

1935 – US Senator from Louisiana Huey Long is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.

1941 – German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Leningrad.

1944 – World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.

1945 – Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.

1962 – Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.

1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".

1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

1975 – Gays in teh military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.

1988 – Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.

1994 – USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.

2002 - Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot. The heavy metal singer qualified as a £35,000 - a year first officer with Gatwick based airline Astraeus who took holidaymakers to Portugal and Egypt.

2011 - Jury selection began for the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. Prospective jurors were asked to fill out a 30-page questionnaire to determining their level of knowledge of the case and any strong views about Jackson or Murray.

2012 – Former US President Jimmy Carter surpasses Herbert Hoover for longest retirement after leaving office. Hoover was retired for 11,553 days, and had held the record for over 54 years.

Births

1841 – Antonνn Dvořαk, Charles J. Guiteau (assassin of POTUS James A. Garfield); 1897 – Jimmie Rodgers♪ ♫; 1915 – Frank Cady (played storekeeper 'Sam Drucker' in three different tv series, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and The Beverly Hillbillies); 1922 – Sid Caesar; 1924 – Wendell H. Ford; 1925 – Peter Sellers; 1932 – Patsy Cline♪ ♫; 1938 – Adrian Cronauer (inspiration for Good Morning, Vietnam), Sam Nunn; 1941 – Bernie Sanders; 1945 – Ron "Pigpen" McKernan(The Grateful Dead); 1946 – L. C. Greenwood(NFL); 1956 – Mick Brown(Dokken, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob); 1960 – Aimee Mann♪ ♫, David Steele♪ ♫(Fine Young Cannibals); 1970 – Neko Case♪ ♫; 1971 – David Arquette; 1975 – Larenz Tate; 1979 – Pink♪ ♫

Deaths

1949 – Richard Strauss♪ ♫; 1965 – Dorothy Dandridge; 1970 – Percy Spencer (invented the microwave oven); 1977 – Zero Mostel; 1980 – Willard Libby (radiocarbon dating); 2003 – Leni Riefenstahl; 2004 – Frank Thomas (animator, one of Disney's Nine Old Men); 2006 – Peter Brock; 2014 – S. Truett Cathy (founded Chick-fil-A)
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1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1850 – The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas's claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas's pre-annexation debt.

1926 – In the United States the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is formed.

1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

1942 – World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

1947 – First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1965 – Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.

US newspaper The Hollywood Reporter ran the following advertisement; 'Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born. 437 people applied for the job.

1968 - Working at Abbey Road studios on The White Album, The Beatles recorded 'Helter Skelter'. John Lennon played bass and honked on a saxophone, roadie Mal Evans tried his best at playing trumpet. Paul McCartney recorded his lead vocal and George Harrison ran about the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head.

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

1972 – In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.

1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.

1999 – Sega releases the first 128-bit video game console, the Dreamcast.

2001 – The Unix billennium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time stamps. Good times, man, good times.

2015 – Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

Births

1585 – Cardinal Richelieu; 1754 – William Bligh (Commander of the HMS Bounty); 1828 – Leo Tolstoy; 1839 – Devil Anse Hatfield (Hatfield - McCoy feudster); 1887 – Alf Landon; 1890 – Col. Harlan Sanders (founded Kentucky Fried Chicken); 1919 – Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder (Vegas bookmaker, sportscaster); 1924 – Jane Greer; 1927 – Elvin Jones; 1940 – Joe Negroni♪ ♫(Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers); 1941 – Otis Redding♪ ♫, Dennis Ritchie (created C programming language); 1949 – Joe Theismann; 1950 – John McFee♪ ♫(The Doobie Bros.); 1951 – Tom Wopat ('Luke Duke'); 1952 – Angela Cartwright; 1952 – Dave Stewart(The Eurythmics); 1955 – John Kricfalusi (created The Ren & Stimpy Show); 1960 – Hugh Grant; 1966 – Adam Sandler; 1969 – Rachel Hunter; 1971 – Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Henry Thomas ('Elliott' in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial); 1975 – Michael Bublι; 1991 – Hunter Hayes♪ ♫

Deaths

1087 – William the Conqueror; 1834 – James Weddell (namesake of the Weddell Sea); 1871 – Stand Watie; 1901 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; 1915 – Albert Spalding (co-founded Spalding sports equipment); 1978 – Jack L. Warner (co-founded Warner Bros.); 1994 – Patrick O'Neal; 1996 – Bill Monroe♪ ♫; 1997 – Burgess Meredith; 1999 – Ruth Roman; 2004 – Ernie Ball ('Slinkys' guitar strings); 2006 – William Bernard Ziff Jr. (founded Ziff Davis)
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1509 – An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Constantinople.

1547 – The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full-scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.

1897 – Lattimer massacre: A sheriff's posse kills 20 unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.

1936 – First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, held at London's (England) Wembley Stadium.

1939 – World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss.

1960 – At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon bare foot.

1961 – Italian Grand Prix: A crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.

2007 - Pamela Anderson's ex-husband Kid Rock was involved in an alleged assault on drummer Tommy Lee, (who was also married to the actress up until 1998). Police interviewed witnesses to a tussle involving the pair at the MTV Music Video Awards in Las Vegas. Lee was removed from the ceremony while Rock, was allowed to stay.

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

Births

1801 – Marie Laveau (voodoo practitioner); 1839 – Isaac K. Funk (Funk & Wagnalls); 1890 – Elsa Schiaparelli; 1896 – Adele Astaire (Fred's sister, and dance partner); 1915 – Edmond O'Brien; 1929 – Arnold Palmer; 1933 – Karl Lagerfeld; 1934 – Charles Kuralt, Roger Maris; 1945 – Josι Feliciano; 1948 – Margaret Trudeau; 1949 – Bill O'Reilly (American asshole); 1950 – Joe Perry(Aerosmith); 1953 – Amy Irving; 1954 – Don 'The Dragon' Wilson (kickboxer); 1960 – Colin Firth (The King's Speech); 1963 – Randy 'The Big Unit' Johnson; 1968 – Guy Ritchie; 1974 – Ryan Phillippe

Deaths

1842 – Letitia Christian Tyler (11th FLOTUS); 1935 – Huey Long; 1938 – Charles Cruft ("Cruft's Greatest Dog Show"); 1961 – Wolfgang von Trips; 1976 – Dalton Trumbo; 1996 – Joanne Dru; 2005 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown; 2011 – Cliff Robertson; 2014 – Richard Kiel ('Jaws' in Moonraker)
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September 11

Today isPatriot Day, today is also September 11 National Day of Service, both observed in the United States.

1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly-led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.

1609 – Henry Hudson 'discovers' Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.

1813 – War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C..

1826 – Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappearance.

1851 – Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves stand against their former owner in armed resistance in Christiana, Pennsylvania, creating a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement.

1857 – The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.

1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1916 – The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907. A total of 88 lives were lost in the two events.

1939 – World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, the country's first independent declaration of war.

1941 – Ground is broken in Arlington, Virginia for the construction of The Pentagon.

1944 – World War II: The Western Allied invasion of Germany begins near the city of Aachen.

World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.

1950 – Korean War: President Harry S. Truman approved military operations north of the 38th parallel.

1964 - The London Evening News reported that a 16 year-old Eltham Collage boy, introduced as Laurie Yarham, was everyone's idea of a winner in a Mick Jagger look-a-like competition. Laurie looked like Mick Jagger and seemed to know his every action and the audience at Greenwich Town Hall were delighted, until the winner turned out to be Mick's younger brother Chris Jagger.

1970 - NME’s Keith Allston interviewed Jimi Hendrix in England. The interview turned out to be Hendrix's last; he died a mere seven days later.

1973 – A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.

1977 - David Bowie recorded a guest appearance on 'Bing Crosby's 'Merrie Olde Christmas' TV show duetting with Crosby on 'Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy'. The track became a UK No.3 hit five years later in 1982.

1978 – Janet Parker is the last person to die of smallpox, in a laboratory-associated outbreak.

1982, John Camp Cougarmellen became the only male artist to have two singles in the US Top Ten as well as the No.1 album. ‘Jack and Diane’ was No.4, while ‘Hurts So Good’ was at No.8. His album ‘American Fool’ was at No.1 for the first of nine weeks.

1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.

1987 - Founding member of The Wailers Peter Tosh was shot dead at his home in Kingston Jamaica by armed robbers.

Peter Gabriel cleaned up at this year's (1987) MTV Awards, winning best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects and five other awards for the track 'Sledgehammer'.

1997 – NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.



2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. In total 2,996 people are killed.



2001 - Walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The day's events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their lead singer.

2003 - Tommy Chong, one-half of the comedy team of Cheech and Chong, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 for selling drug paraphernalia over the Internet.

2008 – A major Channel Tunnel fire broke out on a freight train, closed part of chunnel for 6 months.

2012 – The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.

Births

1816 – Carl Zeiss (lens maker); 1862 – Hawley Harvey Crippen (murderer, first person captured with the aid of wireless telegraphy), O. Henry; 1885 – D. H. Lawrence (not 'of Arabia'); 1913 – Bear Bryant; 1916 – Ed Sabol (founded NFL Films); 1917 – Ferdinand Marcos; 1924 – Tom Landry; 1928 – Earl Holliman (Police Woman); 1937 – Robert Crippen (astronaut); 1939 – Charles Geschke (co-founded Adobe Systems); 1940 – Brian De Palma; 1942 – Lola Falana♪ ♫(Her name was Lola); 1943 – Jack Ely♪ ♫, Mickey Hart(The Grateful Dead); 1950 – Amy Madigan; 1953 – Tommy Shaw(Styx); 1961 – Elizabeth Daily, Virginia Madsen; 1962 – Kristy McNichol; 1965 – Moby♪ ♫(dj); 1967 – Maria Bartiromo, Harry Connick Jr.; 1969 – Gidget Gein(Marilyn Manson); 1970 – Taraji P. Henson; 1977 – Ludacris♪ ♫

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Deaths

1948 – Muhammad Ali Jinnah; 1950 – Jan Smuts; 1971 – Nikita Khrushchev (Russian shoebanger); 1972 – Max Fleischer; 1973 – Salvador Allende; 1987 – Lorne Greene (Bonanza); 1987 – Peter Tosh♪ ♫(Bob Marley and the Wailers); 1994 – Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy); 2002 – Kim Hunter ('Stella' in A Streetcar Named Desire), Johnny Unitas; 2003 – John Ritter; 2004 – David Mann; 2010 – Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
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September 12

Today is the Day of the Programmer, recognizing computer programmers, observed on the 256th day of the year, which falls on September 12 in a leap year.

Today is also National Chocolate Milkshake Day, and National Day of Encouragement in the United States.

So...Go get a chocolate milkshake! You can do it!

490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece. An Athenian runner was sent to Sparta (from Athens) to ask for assistance in the battle. He ran a distance of 140 miles (225 km), and arrived in Sparta the next day. The event is commemorated by the modern marathon.

1609 – Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.

1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.

1857 – The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.

1906 – The Newport Transporter Bridge [No. No indeed. Hell no.] is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.

1933 – Leσ Szilαrd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.

1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.

1942 – A U-boat sank RMS Laconia with a torpedo off the coast of West Africa and attempted to rescue the passengers, which included some 80 civilians, 160 Polish and 268 British soldiers and about 1800 Italian POWs.

1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.

1953 – U.S. Senator and future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.

1959 – Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

1962 – President John F. Kennedy, at a speech at Rice University, reaffirms that the U.S. will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

1966 - N.B.C. aired the first episode of The Monkees TV show in the US. The series ran for a total of 58 episodes.

1974 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg, ending a reign of 58 years.

1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.

1986 - Public Image Ltd guitarist John McGeoch needed 40 stitches in his face after a two-liter wine bottle was thrown at the stage during a gig in Vienna.

1992 – NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.

1994 – Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing. The incident claimed Corder's life.

2003 - US singer songwriter Johnny Cash died of respiratory failure aged 71.

2011 – The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City opens to the public.

2013 - Ray Dolby, the US engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings, died of leukemia at the age of 80. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex.

Births

1818 – Richard Jordan Gatling (invented the Gatling gun); 1880 – H. L. Mencken; 1888 – Maurice Chevalier; 1892 – Alfred A. Knopf, Sr.; 1913 – Jesse Owens; 1914 – Desmond Llewelyn ('Q' in the James Bond movies); 1925 – Dickie Moore; 1931 – Ian Holm ('Bilbo Baggins' in The Lord of the Rings); 1931 – George Jones♪ ♫, Bill McKinney (Deliverance); 1937 – George Chuvalo; 1940 – Linda Gray; 1944 – Barry White♪ ♫; 1950 – Bruce Mahler; 1951 – Joe Pantoliano; 1952 – Neil Peart(Rush); 1956 – Ricky Rudd; 1957 – Rachel Ward; 1962 – Amy Yasbeck; 1966 – Ben Folds(Ben Folds Five); 1967 – Louis C.K.; 1973 – Paul Walker; 1974 – Jennifer Nettles♪ ♫; 1981 – Jennifer Hudson♪ ♫

Deaths

1660 – Jacob Cats (invented cats); 1712 – Jan van der Heyden; 1972 – William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy); 1977 – Steve Biko; 1992 – Anthony Perkins (Psycho); 1993 – Raymond Burr (Perry Mason); 2003 – Johnny Cash♪ ♫; 2013 – Ray Dolby (founded Dolby Laboratories); 2014 – Joe Sample
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