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Births, Deaths, and Events for 23 September

About This Day

     This is day 266 of the year 2018.
     There are 99 days left to 2018.

Thought For The Day

     "There are two sides to every question, politicians take both."



1713   Ferdinand VI - king of Spain (1746-59)
1745   John Sevier - Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)
1800   William H. McGuffey - educator (McGuffey Readers)
1852   William Stewart Halsted - established 1st US surgical school
1880   John Boyd Orr - nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
1889   Walter Lippmann - NYC, journalist/political writer (Men of Destany)
1910   Elliot Roosevelt - son of FDR
1910   Soulima Stravinsky - Lausanne, Switzerland, Russian pianist (Igor's son)
1920   Mickey Rooney - Brooklyn, NY, actor (Bill, Andy Hardy, Sugar Babies)
1926   John Coltrane - Hamlet, NC, saxophonist (Round Midnight)
1930   Ray Charles - Albany, GA, singer/pianist (Georgia)
1938   Romy Schneider - Vienna, Austria, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch)
1943   Julio Iglesias - Madrid, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
1944   Loren J. Shriver - Iowa, Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS-31, sk:46)
1945   Paul Petersen - Glendale, CA, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show)
1947   Mary Kay Place - Tulsa, OK, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!)
1949   Bruce Springsteen - [Boss], Asbury, NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
1956   Maren Jensen - Arcadia, CA, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)
1957   Sylvie Garant - Montmagny, Quebec, playmate (November 1979)
1959   Jason Alexander - Newark, NJ, actor ("Seinfeld", Pretty Woman)
1967   Harry Connick. Jr. - New Orleans, LA, singer (We Are in Love) and actor (Hope Floats, Independence Day)
1975   Jaime Bergman - Salt Lake City, UT, playmate (January 1999), "actress"



1877   Urbain JJ Leverrier - codiscoverer of Neptune, dies
1939   Sigmund Freud - created psychoanalysis, dies at 83
1956   Earl Godwin - newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
1974   Cliff Arquette - comedian "Charlie Weaver", dies at 68



   Checkers Day and Dogs In Politics Day
1642   Harvard College in Cambridge, MA, 1st commencement
1779   John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats 'HMS Serepis'
1780   British MAJ John Andre is apprehended as a Spy, near Tarrytown, NY
1803   Battle of Assaye-British - Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1806   Lewis & Clark return to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest
1846   Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
1862   Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
1863   Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1868   Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
1879   Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney, Australia
1897   1st frontier days rodeo celebration in Cheyene, Wyoming
1908   University of Alberta opens
1912   1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
1932   Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd renamed Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1938   Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)
1949   Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation
1952   Richard Nixon makes his "Checkers" speech
1961   1st movie to become a TV series - How to Marry a Millionaire
1962   ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons
1962   NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
1969   Northern Star starts rumor that Paul McCartney is dead
1973   Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
1973   Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
1976   Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
1976   Ford vs. Carter TV debate
1977   3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1977   Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
1978   100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
1979   Jane Fonda & 200,000 friends attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
1980   Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
1983   Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
1990   PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on The Civil War
1990   Saddam says he will destroy Israel



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