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Tuesday, September 08, 2009 

September 8...what a day to share with....

  • 1157 – King Richard I of England (d. 1199)
  • 1841 – Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (d. 1904)
  • 1897 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer (d. 1933)
  • 1910 – Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (d. 1994)
  • 1914 – Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – Sid Caesar, American comedian
  • 1922 – Lyndon LaRouche, American politician (OK...maybe not glad to share w/ him...)
  • 1924 – Grace Metalious, American novelist (d. 1964)
  • 1925 – Peter Sellers, English actor (d. 1980)
  • 1932 – Patsy Cline, American singer (d. 1963)
  • 1937 – Sam Nunn, American politician
  • 1941 – Bernie Sanders, American politician
  • 1946 – L.C. Greenwood, American football player
  • 1947 – Ann Beattie, American writer
  • 1947 – Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (d. 2000)
  • 1954 – Mark Foley, American politician (OK...maybe not w/him either...)
  • 1955 – Terry Tempest Williams, American author and environmentalist
  • 1957 – Heather Thomas, American actress
  • 1960 – Aimee Mann, American musician
  • 1960 – Stefano Casiraghi, Italian businessman; husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco (d. 1990)
  • 1962 – Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player
  • 1970 – Neko Case, American musician
  • 1971 – Brooke Burke, American model
  • 1971 – David Arquette, American actor

Events....
  • 70 – Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem.
  • 1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
  • 1565 – Pedro Menéndez de Avilés settles St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 1892 - "Pledge of Allegiance" was published in the popular children's magazine The Youth's Companion
  • 1900 – Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
  • 1921 – 16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1923 – Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.
  • 1926 – Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
  • 1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
  • 1934 – Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
  • 1935 – US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed "Kingfish", is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
  • 1943 – World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 1951 – Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War.
  • 1966 – The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.
  • 1968 – The Beatles perform their last live TV performance on the David Frost show. They perform their new hit Hey Jude.
  • 1970 – Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September
  • 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.
  • 1974 – Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
  • 1991 – Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
  • 1998 – Mark McGwire hits his 62nd home run of the season off of Steve Trachsel (Chicago Cubs), breaking Roger Maris' long standing record of 61.
My...what a day!

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