September 22

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1789 – The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General.

1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves in rebel states as of January 1st, 1863.

1867 – The Grand River in Grand Rapids, MI flooded and caused a great deal of property damage on the east side of the river. It also swept away the newly constructed guard gates of the west side canal.

1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published. It cost 50 cents and contained no photos.

1903 – Italo Marchiony received a patent for the ice cream cone.

1961 – The Peace Corps was established when President John F. Kennedy signed a Congressional act.

1964 – The television show “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” debuted on NBC.

1966 – The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon.

1969 – Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run.

1975 – Sara Jane Moore failed in an attempt to shoot President Gerald Ford outside a San Francisco Hotel.

1985 – The first Farm-Aid concert was held in Champaign, IL. The show raised $10 million for U.S. farmers.

1989 – The TV show “Baywatch”, starring David Hasselhoff, premiered. It ran for 10 years and then it came back in 1999 at “Baywatch: Hawaii” and ran until 2001.

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.

1993 – A barge struck a railroad bridge near Mobile, AL, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers were killed.

1995 – Time Warner reached a $7.5 billion deal to buy Turner Broadcasting System.

1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Princess Dianna, the song “Candle in the Wind”, was released in the United States. It stayed on top of Billboard’s “Top 100” list for 14 straight weeks.

1998 – Keely Smith received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2004 – The F.C.C. fined CBS more than a half-million dollars for Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction”.

2004 – The TV show “Lost” debuted on ABC. It would run until 2010.

2008 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for the class of 2009 — Jeff Beck, Metallica, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Run-DMC, The Stooges, War and Bobby Womack.

2010 – FOX unveiled the new panel of “American Idol” judges for Season 10. Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler join the only returnee, Randy Jackson.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Tommy Lasorda 1927 – Baseball Hall of Fame manager

Toni Basil 1943 – Actress, dancer, singer (“Mickey”)

Paul Le Mat 1945 – Actor (“American Graffiti”, “Melvin and Howard”, “Big Bad Love”)

David Coverdale 1951 – Singer (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)

Richard Fairbrass 1953 – Right Said Fred singer (“I’m Too Sexy”)

Shari Belafonte 1954 – Actress (TV’s “Hotel”, “Beyond Reality”)

Debby Boone 1956 – Singer (“You Light Up My Life”)

Lynn Herring 1958 – Actress (TV’s “General Hospital”, “Days of Our Lives”, “As the World Turns”)

Joan Jett 1958 – Singer

Scott Baio 1960 – Actor (TV’s “Happy Days”, “Joanie Loves Chachi”, “Charles in Charge”)

Bonnie Hunt 1961 – Actress, talk show host (“Beethoven”, “The Green Mile”, “Return to Me”, “Jumanji”, “Cheaper by the Dozen”, TV’s “Bonnie”, “Life With Bonnie”, “The Bonnie Hunt Show”)

Catherine Oxenberg 1961 – Actress (TV’s “Dynasty”, “Acapulco H.E.A.T.”, “American Princess”)

Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. 1971 – Actor (TV’s “The Walking Dead”)

Mireille Enos 1975 – Actress (“The Killing,” “Big Love”)

Katie Lowes 1981 – Actress (“Scandal”)

Tatiana Maslany 1985 – Actress (TV’s “The Nativity”, “Being Erica”, “Heartland”, “Orphan Black”)

Tom Felton 1987 – Actor (Played Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” movies, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “Anna and the King”, “The Borrowers”)

 

TODAY IS:

Business Women’s Day

Dear Diary Day

Doodle Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

Hobbit Day

Hug a Vegetarian Day

Ice Cream Cone Day

White Chocolate Day

World Car Free Day

World Rhino Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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