On This Day..... September 17

 

SEPTEMBER 17TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MONTE CRISTO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ETHEL ERNESTINE HARPER (AUNT JEMIMA) (1903-1979)
  • HANK WILLIAMS (1923-1953)
 
  • ANNE BANCROFT (1931-2005)
  • CHUCK GRASSLEY (1933, 85)
 
  • DAVID SOUTER (1939, 79)
  • PHIL JACKSON (1945, 73)
 
  • JOHN RITTER (1948-2003)
  • WILE E. COYOTE (1949, 69)
 
  • ROAD RUNNER (1949, 69)
  • NARENDA MODI (1950, 68)
 
  • BAZ LUHRMANN (1962, 56)
  • BRYAN SINGER (1965, 53)
 
  • KYLE CHANDLER (1965, 53)
  • CONSTANTINE MAROULIS (1975, 43)
 
  • PAT MAHOMES (1995, 23)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1630, JOHN WINTHROP NAMES HIS SETTLMENT “BOSTON”
  • IN 1691, MASSACHUSETTS BAY IS GRANTED A CHARTER AS A COLONY
  • IN 1692, 80 YEAR OLD GILES COREY IS KILLED FOR REFUSING TO PLEAD INNOCENT OR GUILTY IN THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS. HE IS PLACED NAKED UNDER A HEAVY BOARD WITH ROCKS PILED ON TOP OF IT UNTIL HE DIED AFTER TWO DAYS OR TORTURE
 
  • IN 1776, SAN FRANCISCO IS FOUNDED IN “NEW SPAIN”
  • IN 1787, THE CONSTITUTION IS SIGNED BY DELEGATES FROM THE 13 STATES AT THE PHILADELPHIA CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
  • IN 1787, CONGRESS IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1796, GEORGE WASHINGTON PENS HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS AS HE PREPARES TO LEAVE THE PRESIDENCY. IN IT HE WARNS AGAINST POLITICAL PARTIES, A LARGE NATIONAL DEBT AND MILITARY & MINORITY INTERESTS CONTROLLING GOVERNMENT
 
  • IN 1835, CHARLES DARWIN LANDS ON THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
  • IN 1849, HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPES SLAVERY IN MARYLAND WITH HER BROTHERS
  • IN 1858, DRED SCOTT DIES OF TUBERCULOSIS AT 62
  • IN 1862, 23,110 PEOPLE DIE IN THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM / SHARPSBURG, THE SINGLE DEADLIEST DAY IN THE CIVIL WAR
 
  • IN 1873, THE FIRST CLASS IS TAUGHT AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
  • IN 1900, AUSTRALIA BECOMES A BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
  • IN 1920, 12 TEAMS BEGIN PLAYING IN THE AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBAL ASSOCATION, WHICH WOULD BE RENAMED THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN 1922
  • IN 1934, RCA RELEASES THE FIRST RECORD, A RECORDING OF BEETHOVEN’S 5TH
  • IN 1937, THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME
 
  • IN 1939, THE SOVIET UNION INVADES EASTERN POLAND WHICH ALLOWS GERMANY TO INVADE WESTERN POLAND AND TAKE OVER 200,000 PEOPLE PRISONER
  • IN 1947, JACKIE ROBINSON IS NAMED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  • IN 1947, JAMES FORRESTAL BECOMES THE FIRST U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
  • IN 1950, THE SAN FRANCSISCO 49ERS PLAY THEIR FIRST NFL GAME
  • IN 1953, THE FIRST SET OF SIAMESE TWINS ARE SUCCESSFULLY SEPERATED
  • IN 1954, WILLIAM GOLDING RELEASES “LORD OF THE FLIES”
 
  • IN 1954, 20 YEAR OLD SHIRLEY MACLAINE MARRIES STEVE PARKER
  • IN 1957, SPHIA LOREN MARRIES CARLO PONTI EVEN THOUGH NEITHER IS IN ATTENDENCE. THEY WED BY PROXY THROUGH THEIR LAWYERS
  • IN 1961, “CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?” DEBUTS ON TV
 
  • IN 1961, THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS PLAY THEIR FIRST NFL GAME, WHERE ROOKIE FRAN TARKENTON THROWS FOUR TOUCHDOWNS IN HIS FIRST NFL GAME
  • IN 1962, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES TO END SCHOOL SEGREGATION
  • IN 1963, ABC DEBUTS “THE FUGITIVE”
  • IN 1964, ABC DEBUTS “BEWITCHED”
 
  • IN 1964, THE SUPREMES RELEASE “BABY LOVE”
  • IN 1965, CBS DEBUTS “HOGAN’S HEROES”
  • IN 1965, 21 YEAR OLD TENNIS PRO BILLIE JEAN KING WEDS ATTORNEY LARRY KING
  • IN 1967, CBS DEBUTS “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE”
 
  • IN 1967, THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS PLAY THEIR FIRST NFL GAME
  • IN 1968, NBC DEBUTS “JULIA” AND DIAHANN CARROLL BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO STAR IN A TV SHOW
  • IN 1972, NBC DEBUTS “M.A.S.H.”
  • IN 1978, PRESIDENT CARTER SIGNS THE CAMP DAVID ACCORDS WITH ANWAR SADAT OF EGYPT AND MENACHEM BEGIN OF ISRAEL
  • IN 1978, ABC DEBUTS “BATTLESTAR GALACTICA”
 
  • IN 1980, BETTE MIDLER DEBUTS “DIVINE MADNESS”
  • IN 1983, VANESSA WILLIAMS BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK MISS AMERICA
  • IN 1985, STEVE JOBS RESIGNS AS THE CHAIRMAN OF APPLE
  • IN 1986, WILLIAM RENQUIST IS CONFIRMED AS CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1987, POPE JOHN PAUL II VISITS SAN FRANCISCO AND MEETS WITH AIDS PATIENTS
  • IN 1988, THE SUMMER OLYMPICS OPEN IN SEOUL, KOREA
 
  • IN 1991, THE NEW YORK METS SET A MODERN DAY RECORD WHEN LESS THAN 5,000 PEOPLE ATTEND A GAME AGAINST THE MONTEAL EXPOS
  • IN 1991, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA JOIN THE U.N.
  • IN 1992, DEMOCRAT TED WEISS WINS A CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY IN NEW YORK DESPITE HAVING DIED THREE DAYS EARLIER
  • IN 1996, SPIRO AGNEW DIES OF LEUKEMIA AT 77
 
  • IN 2000, THE DOLPHINS RETIRE DAN MARINO’S JERSEY
  • IN 2001, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RESUMES PLAY AFTER THE 9/11 ATTACKS WITH JACK BUCK COMING OUT OF CANCER RELATED RETIREMENT TO HOST THE OPENING CEREMONY
  • IN 2001, THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE REOPENS AFTER THE 9/11 ATTACKS
  • IN 2001, ABC FIRES BILL MAHER FOR MAKING INFLAMATORY STATEMENTS ABOUT THE 9/11 ATTACKERS ON HIS SHOW “POLITICALLY INCORRECT”
 
  • IN 2004, BARRY BONDS HITS HIS 700TH HOME RUN
  • IN 2010, “AS THE WORLD TURNS” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE AFTER 54 YEARS ON AIR
  • IN 2011, THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN NEW YORK’S ZUCOTTI PARK
  • IN 2011, ADELE HITS #1 WITH “SOMEONE LIKE YOU”
  • IN 2012, FORENSIC SCIENTISTS CLEAR JULIAN ASSANGE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES
  • IN 2016, A BOMB LEFT BY A TERRORIST IN CHELSEA INJURES 29 IN NEW YORK CITY
 

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