September 28

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1787 – The newly completed United States Constitution was voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.

1789 – The first Federal Congress passed a resolution to ask President George Washington to recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. Several days later Washington issued a proclamation that named Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a “Day of Public Thanksgiving.” On December 26, 1941, the date for Thanksgiving Day was set as the fourth Thursday of November.

1850 – The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment.

1892 – The first nighttime football game under electric lights took place in the United States. The game was between the Mansfield State Normal School and the Wyoming Seminary.

1895 – “The Detroit Free Press” became a daily newspaper.

1922 – The first stop-and-go traffic signal was installed in Grand Rapids, MI at the Fulton-Sheldon-Monroe intersection. Prior to the installation, the traffic signal was manually operated.

1924 – Two U.S. Army planes completed the first around-the-world flight when they landed in Seattle, WA. It took 175 days to complete the trip.

1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1951 – CBS made the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product was discontinued less than a month later.

1955 – The World Series was seen on TV in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1961 – The TV show “Dr. Kildare” debuted on NBC.

1961 – The TV show “Hazel” premiered on NBC.

1963 – The animated antics of “Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales” began as the cartoon premiere on TV.

1963 – The song “She Loves You”, by the Beatles, was played on the radio in New York, NY, by Murray The K. It was the first time a Beatles song was played in the U.S.

1974 – First Lady Betty Ford underwent a mastectomy at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland to remove a lump in her breast.

1983 – The movie “The Big Chill” premiered in theaters.

1990 – The handheld video game, “The Game Boy”, was released in Europe.

1991 – Former Washington, DC Mayor, Marion Barry, was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack cocaine.

1997 – The DVD format was introduced at the Audio Engineering Society convention.

2001 – The movie “Zoolander” premiered in theaters.

2004 – The U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Secret Service introduced the first newly redesigned $50 bill.

2004 – Nate Olive and Sarah Jones arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border to complete the first known continuous hike of the 1,800 mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They started their journey on June 8.

2004 – Randy Travis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2008 – SpaceX launched the first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1, into orbit.

2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 2 billion applications downloaded.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Brigitte Bardot – 84 years old (1934) – Actress, model, animal rights crusader.

Joel Higgins – 75 years old (1943) – Actor (TV’s “Search for Tomorrow”, “Salvage 1”, “Best of the West”, “Silver Spoons”)

Nick St. Nicholas – 75 years old (1943) – Guitarist, singer (Steppenwolf)

Jeffrey Jones – 72 years old (1946) – Actor (“Amadeus”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Beetlejuice”)

Janeane Garofalo – 54 years old (1964) – Actress, comedian, radio personality

Mira Sorvino – 51 years old (1967) – Actress (“Mighty Aphrodite”, “Mimic”, “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”, “Summer of Sam”, “Beautiful Girls”)

Moon Unit Zappa – 51 years old (1967) – Actress

Carré Otis – 50 years old (1968) – Actress, model (“Wild Orchid”)

Naomi Watts – 50 years old (1968) – Actress (“The Impossible”, “21 Grams”, “The Divergent Series: Insurgent”, “Birdman”, “St. Vincent”, “J. Edgar”, “Eastern Promises”, “King Kong”, “The Ring”, “Mulholland Drive”, “Tank Girl”)

Peter Cambor – 40 years old (1978) – Actor (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Grace and Frankie”, “Roadies”)

Bam Margera – 39 years old (1979) – TV personality (“Jackass”)

Hilary Duff – 31 years old (1987) – Actress (“Material Girls”, “The Perfect Man”, “Cheaper by the Dozen”, “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”, TV’s “Lizzie McGuire”)

 

TODAY IS:

Ask a Stupid Question Day

Drink Beer Day

Good Neighbor Day

Hug a Vegetarian Day

Strawberry Cream Pie Day

World Rabies 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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