On This Day..... September 13

SEPTEMBER 13TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PEANUT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MILTON HERSHEY (1857-1945)
  • ROALD DAHL (1916-1990)
  • MEL TORME (1925-1999)
  • PETER CETERA (1944, 74)
  • NELL CARTER (1948-2003)
  • JEAN SMART (1951, 67)
  • TYLER PERRY (1969, 49)
  • GORAN IVANISEVIC (1971, 47)
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY (1971, 47)
  • FIONA APPLE (1977, 41)
  • BEN SAVAGE (1980, 38)
  • NIALL HORAN (1993, 25)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 122, BUILDING BEGINS ON HADRIAN’S WALL IN NORTHERN ENGLAND
  • IN 1224, SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI IS PRAYING ON MOUNT VERNON, HAS A VISION AND WAKES UP WITH STIGMATA
  • IN 1503, MICHAELANGELO BEGINS WORKING ON HIS MASTERPIECE “DAVID”
  • IN 1788, NEW YORK CITY IS DECLARED THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1791, KING LOUIS XVI ACCEPTS THE CONSTITUTION GIVEN TO HIM BY REVOLUTIONARIES IN FRANCE
  • IN 1847, U.S. TROOPS CATURE MEXICO CITY IN THE AMERICAN-MEXICAN WAR
  • IN 1849, TOM MCCOY IS THE FIRST MAN TO DIE IN A PROFESSIONAL BOXING MATCH
  • IN 1861, THE U.S.S. COLORADO SINKS THE C.S.S. JUDAH IN THE FIRST NAVAL BATTLE OF THE CIVIL WAR OFF THE COAST OF PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
  • IN 1881, LEWIS HOWARD LATIMER PATENTS THE ELECTRIC LAMP
  • IN 1883, ONE ARMED PITCHER HUGH DAILY PITCHES A NO HITTER FOR CLEVELAND
  • IN 1909, TY COBB CLINCHES THE HOME RUN TITLE IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE WITH 9 HOME RUNS, ALL OF WHICH WERE INSIDE THE PARK
  • IN 1922, THE STRAW HAT RIOT BEGINS IN NEW YORK CITY AFTER A PROTEST BY PEOPLE WANTING TO WEAR STRAW HATS AFTER SEPTEMBER 15TH BECOMES VIOLENT
  • IN 1925, XAVIER UNIVERSITY OPENS IN NEW ORLEANS, THE FIRST UNIVERSITY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS
  • IN 1931, LILI ELBE, THE FIRST KNOWN SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERY PATIENT DIES OF COMPLICATIONS FROM HER SURGERY AT 48 (PORTRAYED IN “THE DANISH GIRL”)
  • IN 1946, THE RED SOX CLINCH THE AL PENANT
  • IN 1948, MARGARET CHASE SMITH OF MAINE BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN TO SERVE IN BOTH CHAMBERS OF CONGRESS WHEN SHE IS ELECTED TO THE SENATE
  • IN 1955, GEORGE DE MESTRAL PATENTS VELCRO
  • IN 1956, IBM RELEASES THE RAMAC 305, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL COMPUTER. IT WEIGHS OVER A TON AND USES MAGNETIC DISC STORAGE
  • IN 1960, THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS ACT IS AMENDED TO OUTLAW PAYMENT OR GIFTS IN EXCHANGE FOR PLAYING RECORDS, KNOWN AS “PAYOLA”
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES RELEASE “YESTERDAY” ON THE SAME DAY THAT THEY WIN THEIR FIRST GRAMMY FOR BEST ROCK GROUP
  • IN 1965, NBC BROADCASTS “THE TODAY SHOW” IN COLOR FOR THE FULL SHOW
  • IN 1965, WILLIE MAYS HITS HIS 500TH HOME RUN
  • IN 1969, JOHN AND YOKO ONO PERFORM AS THE PLASTIC ONO BAND FOR THE 1ST TIME
  • IN 1969, HANNA BARBERA DEBUTS “SCOOBY DOO, WHERE ARE YOU?”
  • IN 1970, GARY MUHRCKE WINS THE FIRST NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
  • IN 1971, A PRISON RIOT TAKES OVER ATTICA STATE PRISON KILLING 42 PEOPLE
  • IN 1973, CONGRESS PASSES A BILL TO LIFT FOOTBALL BLACKOUTS
  • IN 1974, NBC DEBUTS “THE ROCKFORD FILES”
  • IN 1975, 28 YEAR OLD NOVELIST DANIELLE STEEL MARRIES PRISON INMATE DANNY ZUGELDER IN THE PRISON CANTEEN. SHE MET HIM WHILE INTERVIEWING A FELLOW INMATE FOR A NOVEL THAT SHE WAS WRITING
  • IN 1977, THE COMEDY “SOAP” IS THE FIRST TV SHOW TO CARRY A PARENTAL DISCRETION WARNING
  • IN 1977, NBC DEBUTS “THE RICHARD PRYOR SHOW”
  • IN 1977, GENERAL MOTORS RELEASES THE OLDSMOBILE 88, THE FIRST DIESEL CAR
  • IN 1980, THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1985, “THE TODAY SHOW” RELEASES A NEW THEME COMPOSED BY JOHN WILLIAMS
  • IN 1985, NINTENTO RELEASES “SUPER MARIO BROTHERS”
  • IN 1986, BERLIN GOES TO #1 WITH “TAKE MY BREATH AWAY”
  • IN 1990, THE SENATE BEGINS HEARINGS TO CONFIRM DAVID SOUTER TO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1991, A 55 TON CONCRETE BEAM FALLS FROM THE ROOF OF MONTREAL’S OLYMPIC STADIUM FORCING THE EXPOS TO PLAY AWAY FOR THE LAST 13 GAMES OF THE SEASON
  • IN 1991, GEFFEN RECORDS THROWS A PARTY FOR THE RELEASE OF “SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT” BY NIRVANA. THE BAND IS THROWN OUT OF THEIR OWN PARTY FOR STARTING A FOOD FIGHT
  • IN 1993, SHIMON PERES AND MAHMOUD ABBAS SIGN THE OSLO PEACE ACCORDS
  • IN 1996, TUPAC SHAKUR DIES AFTER A DRIVE BY SHOOTING AT 25
  • IN 1999, THE DENVER BRONCOS RETIRE JOHN ELWAY’S NUMBER 7
  • IN 2001, CIVILIAN AIR FLIGHTS RESUME AFTER THE 9/11 ATTACKS
  • IN 2005, THE WB (CW) DEBUTS “SUPERNATURAL”. STILL RUNNING, IT IS NOW THE LONGEST RUNNING FANTASY / SCI-FI SERIES IN AMERICAN TV HISTORY
  • IN 2008, HURRICANE IKE TOUCHES DOWN IN GALVESTON, TEXAS
  • IN 2008, DANNY BOYLE DEBUTS “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE” AT THE TORONTO FILM FEST
  • IN 2009, KANYE WEST INTERRUPTED TAYLOR SWIFT’S SPEECH AT THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS BY RUNNING UP ON STAGE TO ANNOUNCE THAT BEYONCE HAD THE GREATEST VIDEO OF ALL TIME
  • IN 2010, GEORGE MICHAEL IS SENTENCED TO 8 WEEKS IN JAIL FOR DUI
  • IN 2012, THE “VOLCANO OF FIRE” ERUPTS IN GUATEMALA FORCING 33,000 TO EVACUATE
  • IN 2012, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DMITRY MEDVEDEV RELEASES THE BAND PUSSY RIOT FROM JAIL AFTER THEY WERE ARRESTED FOR PROTESTING THE GOVERNMENT
  • IN 2015, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY AFTER WILD FIRES SWEEP ACROSS THE STATE
  • IN 2017, THE U.N. CONFIRMS A REFUGEE CRISIS IN MYANMAR AFTER 370,000 ROHINGYA CROSS INTO NEIGHBORING BANGLADESH TO ESCAPE RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION
  • IN 2017, ACTRESS REBEL WILSON WINS $4.56 MILLION IN THE LARGEST DEFAMATION SETTLEMENT AGAINST A TABLOID IN HISTORY
  • IN 2017, “PHARMA BRO” MARTIN SHKRELI HAS HIS BAIL REVOKED AFTER JOKING ABOUT PAYING $5,000 FOR A STRAND OF HILLARY CLINTON’S HAIR

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