September 28

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.

 

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 premiered 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.

1980 – The thirteen part TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”, starring Carl Sagan, premiered on PBS.

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

1987 – The TV show “Star Trek:The Next Generation” premiered. It would run until May 23, 1994.

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 – 87 years old (1934) – Actress, model, animal rights crusader.

Joel Higgins – 78 years old (1943) – Actor (TV’s “Search for Tomorrow”, “Salvage 1”, “Best of the West”, “Silver Spoons”)

Nick St. Nicholas – 78 years old (1943) – Guitarist, singer (Steppenwolf)

Jeffrey Jones – 75 years old (1946) – Actor (“Amadeus”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Beetlejuice”)

Janeane Garofalo – 57 years old (1964) – Actress, comedian, radio personality

Mira Sorvino – 54 years old (1967) – Actress (“Mighty Aphrodite”, “Mimic”, “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”, “Summer of Sam”, “Beautiful Girls”)

Moon Unit Zappa – 54 years old (1967) – Actress

Carré Otis – 53 years old (1968) – Actress, model (“Wild Orchid”)

Naomi Watts – 53 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 – 43 years old (1978) – Actor (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Grace and Frankie”, “Roadies”)

Bam Margera – 42 years old (1979) – TV personality (“Jackass”)

Hilary Duff – 34 years old (1987) – Actress (“Material Girls”, “The Perfect Man”, “Cheaper by the Dozen”, “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”, TV’s “Lizzie McGuire”)

 

TODAY IS:

Drink Beer Day

Good Neighbor Day

International Day for Universal Access to Information

International Poke Day

National North Carolina Day

National Voter Registration Day

Strawberry Cream Pie Day

World Rabies Day

 

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

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