September 23

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1806 – Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis, MO, after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

1845 – The first baseball team in the United States, The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York, was formed by Alexander Joy Cartwright.

1846 – The planet Neptune was discovered by astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.

1911 – Pilot Earle Ovington made the first official airmail delivery in American under the authority of the United States Post Office Department.

1930 – Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier.

1934 – The first ever Detroit Lions game was play at the University of Detroit Stadium. (They won!) The team had just moved to Detroit, MI from Portsmouth, OH where they were called the Spartans.

1951 – The first transcontinental telecast was broadcast to the west coast. The show, “Crusade for Freedom”, was broadcast by CBS from New York, NY.

1962 – The animated TV series “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC. It was the first color television program to be carried on the network.

1992 – The TV show “Mad About You”, starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt debuted.

1994 – The movie “The Shawshank Redemption” premiered in theaters.

1998 – Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 – Siegfried & Roy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 – NASA announced that it had lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) was released.

2009 – The TV show “Modern Family” debuted on ABC.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Julio Iglesias 1943 – Singer

Paul Petersen 1945 – Actor, Singer (Played Jeff Stone on “The Donna Reed Show”, songs “She Can’t Find Her Keys”, “My Dad”)

Ron Bushy 1945 – Musician (Iron Butterfly)

Mary Kay Place 1947 – Actress (TV’s “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”, “Big Love”, movie “Sweet Home Alabama”)

Neal Smith 1947 – Musican (Alice Cooper, Bouchard, Dunaway & Smith)

Bruce Springsteen 1949 – Musician (1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee)

Jason Alexander 1959 – Actor (TV’s “Seinfeld”, “Listen Up”, “Bob Patterson”, “E/R”, movies “Shallow Hal”, “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle”)

Chi McBride 1961 – Actor (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”, “Boston Public”, “Hawaii Five-0” movies “The Terminal”, “I Robot”)

Ani DiFranco 1970 – Singer

Anthony Mackie 1978 – Actor (“The Hurt Locker”, “Reel Steel”, “Million Dollar Baby”, “Pain and Gain”)

Aubrey Dollar 1980 – Actress (TV’s “Women’s Murder Club”, “Point Pleasant”)

Skylar Astin 1987 – Actor (“Pitch Perfect” 1 & 2)

 

TODAY IS:

Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Checkers Day

International Rabbit Day

Restless Legs Awareness Day

Supernatural 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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