September 3

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:

1783 – The United States and England signed the Treaty of Paris and ended the Revolutionary War. Michigan remained in British hands for 13 years after the Treaty was signed.

1833 – “The New York Sun” was launched by Benjamin H. Day. It became the first successful penny newspaper in the United States.

1895 – The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club with a score of 12-0.

1911 – Orville and Wilbur Wright brought a Wright Biplane to the West Michigan Fair in Grand Rapids, MI. They gave rides to the brave.

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour. At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, he reached a speed of 304.331 mph.

1951 – TV’s “Search for Tomorrow” debuted on CBS.

1954 – The German submarine U-505 submarine began its move from a specifically constructed dock to its site at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL.

1954 – “The Lone Ranger” was heard on radio for the final time. It ran for 21 years and 2,956 episodes.

1966 – The TV show “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” ended after 14 years.

1967 – The TV game show “What’s My Line?” ended. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.

1976 – The U.S. Spacecraft Viking 2 landed at Utopia Planitia on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface.

1977 – TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” ended.

1981 – News anchor David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years. He joined ABC.

2009 – Ten weeks after his death, Michael Jackson was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. The cost for his burial was reportedly in excess of a million dollars.

2010 – In Devon, England, Mike Edwards (Electric Light Orchestra) was killed when a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van.

2013 – A 727 pound alligator was caught by hunters in Mississippi.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Pauline Collins – 81 years old (1940) – Actress (TV’s “Upstairs, Downstairs”)

Al Jardine – 79 years old (1942) – Guitarist, vocalist (The Beach Boys)

Valerie Perrine – 78 years old (1943) – Actress (“Lenny”, “Superman”, “Slaughterhouse-Five”, “The Electric Horseman”)

Donald Brewer – 73 years old (1948) – Drummer (Grand Funk Railroad). Born in Flint, MI.

Costas Mandylor – 56 years old (1965) – Actor (“Picket Fences”, “Saw” movies)

Charlie Sheen – 56 years old (1965) – Actor (TV’s “Two and a Half Men”, movies “Platoon”, “Major League”, “Wall Street”)

John Fugelsang – 52 years old (1969) – TV host (TV’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “Flix”)

Garrett Hedlund – 37 years old (1984) – Actor (“Country Strong”, “Tron: Legacy”, “Georgia Rule”, “Friday Night Lights”)

Shaun White – 35 years old (1986) – Olympic snowboarder

 

TODAY IS:

Bring Your Manners To Work Day

College Colors Day

Lazy Mom’s Day

National Chianti Day

National Food Bank Day

Skyscaper Day

U.S. Bowling League Day

Welsh Rarebit 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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1 Comment

  1. Jodie
    September 3, 2019 - 3:56 pm

    Thanks Scott that was int. Had a few min before punching out of work & it was well spent reading about the history of my birthday

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