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On this day.....September 13

Fun and historical facts for September 13th

Jim Clerkin
September 13, 2017 - 9:27 am

SEPTEMBER 13TH

 

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

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SAMUEL WILSON (UNCLE SAM) (1766-1854)
  • WALTER REED (1851-1902)
  • MILTON HERSHEY (1857-1945)

  • JOHN “BLACKJACK” PERSHING (WORLD WAR I COMMANDER) (1860-1948)
  • ROALD DOHL (1916-1990)

  • MEL TORME (1925-1999)
  • MISS MANNERS (JUDITH MARTIN) (1938, 79)
  • PETER CETERA (1944, 73)
  • NELL CARTER (1948-2003)

  • JEAN SMART (1951, 66)
  • RANDY JONES (THE VILLAGE PEOPLE) (1952, 65)
  • DON WAS (1952, 65)
  • TYLER PERRY (1969, 48)

  • GORAN IVANISEVIC (1971, 46)
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY (1971, 46)
  • FIONA APPLE (1977, 40)
  • BEN SAVAGE (1980, 37)
  • NIALL HORAN (ONE DIRECTION) (1993, 24)

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1224, FRANCIS OF ASSISI HAS STIGMATA WHILE PRAYING ON MT VERNA
  • IN 1503, MICHAELANGELO BEGINS WORKING ON “DAVID”
  • IN 1788, NEW YORK CITY IS PROCLAIMED THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1813, GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK IS KILLED BY A CONFEDERATE SHARP SHOOTER WHILE STATING “THEY COULDN’T HIT AN ELEPHANT AT THIS DISTANCE”
  • IN 1847, THE US CAPTURES MEXICO CITY IN THE AMERICAN-MEXICAN WAR
  • IN 1861, THE “JUDAH” SINKS DURING THE FIRST NAVAL BATTLE OF THE US CIVIL WAR OFF THE COAST OF PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
  • IN 1881, THE ELECTRIC LAMP AND CARBON FILAMENT ARE PATENTED
  • IN 1883, ONE ARMED PITCHER HUGH DAILY THROWS A NO HITTER IN A CLEVELAND WIN OVER PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1925, XAVIER UNIVERSITY BECOMES THE FIRST ALL BLACK COLLEGE
  • IN 1934, FORD BUYS BROADCAST RIGHTS TO THE WORLD SERIES FOR $100,000
  • IN 1943, COMMANDO KELLY RUNS SEVERAL RECON MISSIONS UNDER FIRE TO BECOME THE FIRST MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER FROM THE EUROPEAN THEATRE OF WWII
  • IN 1946, THE BOSTON RED SOX CLINCH THE AMERICAN LEAGUE PENANT

  • IN 1956, IBM RELEASES THE FIRST COMMERCIAL COMPUTER, WEIGHING OVER A TON
  • IN 1961, “CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?” PREMIERES ON NBC
  • IN 1963, “OUTER LIMITS” PREMIERES ON ABC

  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES RELEASE “YESTERDAY” ON THE SAME DAY THEY WIN THEIR FIRST GRAMMY AWARD

  • IN 1965, “THE TODAY SHOW” BROADCAST IN FULL COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1965, WILLIE MAYS HITS HIS 500TH HOME RUN
  • IN 1969, JOHN LENNON, YOKO ONO AND ERIC CLAPTON PERFORM LIVE AS THE “PLASTIC ONO BAND” FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1969, “SCOOBY DOO, WHERE ARE YOU?” PREMIERES ON CBS

  • IN 1970, GARY MUHRCKE WINS THE FIRST NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
  • IN 1971, A PRISON TAKE OVER IN ATTICA STATE PRISON KILLS 42
  • IN 1972, “THE WALTONS” PREMIERES ON CBS
  • IN 1973, CONGRESS PASSES A BILL TO LIFT THE FOOTBALL BLACKOUT
  • IN 1974, “THE ROCKFORD FILES” PREMIERES ON NBC

  • IN 1975, HURRICANE ELOISE KILLS 71 IN THE EASTERN US AND CARRIBBEAN
  • IN 1977, THE COMEDY “SOAP” EARNS TV’S FIRST EVER VIEWER DISCRESION WARNING
  • IN 1979, “BENSON” DEBUTS ON ABC
  • IN 1980, THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1981, THE ATLANTA FALCONS SCORE A RECORD 31 POINTS IN THE 4TH QUARTER TO DEFEAT THE GREEN BAY PACKERS
  • IN 1985, SUPER MARIO BROTHERS DEBUTS FOR NINTENDO
  • IN 1993, SHIMON PERES AND MAHMOUD ABBAS SIGN THE OSLO PEACE ACCORD
  • IN 1996, TUPAC SHAKUR DIES FROM DRIVE BY GUNSHOT WOUNDS
  • IN 1997, ELTON JOHN RE-RELEASES “CANDLE IN THE WIND” AS A TRIBUTE TO PRINCESS DIANA

  • IN 1997, MOTHER TERESA HAS A STATE HELD FUNERAL IN INDIA
  • IN 1998, GOV. GEORGE WALLACE DIES OF SEPTIC SHOCK
  • IN 1999, JOHN ELWAY’S #7 IS RETIRED BY THE DENVER BRONCOS
  • IN 2001, CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC RESUMES FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER 9/11
  • IN 2008, “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE” DEBUTS AT THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

  • IN 2008, HURRICANE IKE SLAMS HOUSTON AND GALVESTON
  • IN 2009, KANYE WEST INTERRUPTS TAYLOR SWIFT’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH TO ANNOUNCE THAT “BEYONCE HAD THE GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO OF ALL TIME”
  • IN 2015, GERMANY INTRODUCES TEMPORARY BORDER CONTROLS AMIDST THE EU MIGRANT CRISIS
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