On This Day..... September 19

 

SEPTEMBER 19TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JAMES LIPTON (1926, 92)
  • ADAM WEST (1928-2017)
 
  • BRIAN EPSTEIN (1934-1967)
  • BILL MEDLEY (1940, 78)
 
  • MAMA CASS ELLIOT (1941-1974)
  • JEREMY IRONS (1948, 70)
 
  • TWIGGY (1949, 69)
  • JOAN LUNDEN (1950, 68)
 
  • NILE ROGERS (1952, 66)
  • LITA FORD (1958, 60)
 
  • CHERI OTERI (1962, 56)
  • TRISHA YEARWOOD (1964, 54)
 
  • SOLEDAD O’BRIEN (1966, 52)
  • SANAA LATHAN (1971, 47)
 
  • JIMMY FALLON (1974, 44)
  • TEGAN AND SARA QUINN (1980, 38)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1676, NATHANIEL BACON AND HIS BAND OF REBELS SET JAMESTOWN, VA ON FIRE
  • IN 1777, THE FIRST BATTLE OF SARATOGA BEGINS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
  • IN 1778, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS PASSES THE FIRST U.S. BUDGET
  • IN 1796, GEORGE WASHINGTON GIVES HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS AS PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1838, EPHRAIM MORRIS PATENTS THE RAILROAD BRAKE
  • IN 1849, THE FIRST LAUNDROMAT OPENS IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1862, 1,700 PEOPLE DIE IN THE BATTLE AT IUKA IN MISSISSIPPI IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1876, MELVILLE BISSELL PATENTS THE FIRST CARPET SWEEPER
  • IN 1881, PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD DIES OF A GUNSHOT WOULD ONLY SIX MONTHS INTO HIS PRESIDENCY
 
  • IN 1893, NEW ZEALAND IS THE FIRST NATION TO OFFER UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE TO ITS FEMALE CITIZENS
  • IN 1901, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CANCELS 11 GAMES IN HONOR OF THE FUNERAL OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY
  • IN 1934, BRUNO HAPTMANN IS ARRESTED FOR THE KIDNAPPING OF CHARLES LINDBERGH’S BABY
 
  • IN 1940, POLISH RESISTANCE FIGHTER WITOLD PILECKI IS CAPTURED VOLUNTARILY IN ORDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO AUSCHWITZ AND SMUGGLE OUT INFORMATION
  • IN 1941, GERMAN TROOPS CONQUER KIEV
  • IN 1941, THE NAZIS BEGIN REQUIRING ALL JEWS TO WEAR A YELLOW STAR
  • IN 1945, FUTURE DICTATOR KIM IL-SUNG ARRIVES IN KOREA
  • IN 1945, 17 YEAR OLD SHIRLEY TEMPLE MARRIES 24 YEAR OLD JOHN AGAR
 
  • IN 1947, JACKIE ROBINSON IS NAMED BASEBALL’S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  • IN 1951, CBS DEBUTS “SEARCH FOR TOMORROW”
  • IN 1952, THE SYNDICATED “ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN” BEGINS AIRING ON U.S. TV
 
  • IN 1952, CHARLIE CHAPLIN IS DENIED RE-ENTRY TO THE UNITED STATES AFTER A TRIP TO ENGLAND DUE TO HIS VOCAL CRITICISM OF ANTI-COMMUNISM TRIALS
  • IN 1955, JUAN PERON RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF ARGENTINA AND FLEES THE COUNTRY
  • IN 1960, CHUBBY CHECKER GOES TO #1 WITH “THE TWIST”
 
  • IN 1969, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL HIT #1 WITH “BAD MOON RISING”
  • IN 1970, CBS PREMIERES “THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW”
 
  • IN 1970, DIANA ROSS HITS #1 WITH “AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH”
  • IN 1972, A BOMB IS MAILED TO THE ISRAELI EMBASSY IN LONDON AND KILLS ONE MAN
  • IN 1975, JOHN CLEESE DEBUTS “FAWLTY TOWERS” ON THE BBC
 
  • IN 1975, THE ALLIGATOR IS REMOVED FROM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST
  • IN 1979, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND CROSBY, STILLS & NASH HEADLINE THE “NO NUKES” CONCERT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  • IN 1980, ROBERT REDFORD RELEASES “ORDINARY PEOPLE”
 
  • IN 1981, SIMON & GARFUNKEL REUNITE FOR A CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK IN NYC
  • IN 1981, THE ROLLING STONES HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “TATTOO YOU”
  • IN 1982, THE MARKET ST. STREETCAR ENDS SERVICE AFTER 122 YEARS
 
  • IN 1985, AN EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO CITY MEASURES 8.1, KILLING 10,000 PEOPLE AND LEAVING A QUARTER MILLION HOMELESS
  • IN 1986, DISNEY PREMIERES MICHAEL JACKSON’S “CAPTAIN EO”
  • IN 1986, AZT BECOMES AVAILABLE TO TREAT AIDS PATIENTS IN THE U.S.
 
  • IN 1986, SEAN PENN AND MADONNA RELEASE “SHANGHAI SURPRISE”
  • IN 1988, GREG LOUGANIS HITS HIS HEAD ON A DIVING BOARD DURING PRELIMINARIES IN THE OLYMPIC DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP BUT RETURNS THE NEXT DAY TO WIN GOLD
  • IN 1988, BON JOVI RELEASES THEIR 4TH ALBUM “NEW JERSEY”
 
  • IN 1989, ABC DEBUTS “DOOGIE HOWSER M.D.”
  • IN 1989, JANET JACKSON RELEASES “RHYTHM NATION 1814”
 
  • IN 1990, MARTIN SCORCESE RELEASES “GOODFELLAS”
  • IN 1991, GERMAN TOURISTS DISCOVER “OTZI THE ICEMAN” A 5,000 YEAR OLD MUMMY FROZEN IN THE ITALIAN ALPS
 
  • IN 1993, PEARL JAM RELEASES “VS”
  • IN 1994, NBC PREMIERES “E.R.”
  • IN 1995, THE UNABOMBER’S MANIFESTO IS PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE WASHINGTON POST
 
  • IN 1995, ORVILLE REDENBACHER DROWNS IN HIS BATHTUB AND DIES AT 88
  • IN 1998, JOHN STAMOS MARRIES REBECCA ROMIJN
  • IN 2009, ZOOEY DESCHANEL MARRIES BEN GIBBARD OF DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
  • IN 2011, ASHTON KUTCHER REPLACES CHARLIE SHEEN ON “TWO AND A HALF MEN”
 
  • IN 2016, ANGELINA JOLIE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM BRAD PITT
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSES THE UNITED NATIONS AND VOWS TO “TOTALLY DESTROY NORTH KOREA” IF THEY CONTINUE TO THREATEN THE UNITED STATES. LATER THAT DAY IRAN’S PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI CRITICIZES TRUMP IN HIS OWN SPEECH
  • IN 2017, BOXER JAKE LAMOTTA DIES AT 95
 

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