September 9

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:

1776 – The second Continental Congress officially came up with the term “United States”, replacing the previous term “United Colonies.”

1791 – Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, was named after President George Washington.

1836 – Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law.

1850 – California became the 31st state.

1893 – President Grover Cleveland’s wife, Frances Cleveland, gave birth to a daughter, Esther. She became the first President’s child to be born in the White House.

1904 – In New York, NY, Mounted police were used for the first time.

1926 – NBC (The National Broadcasting Company) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

1938 – The Detroit Lions moved games to Briggs Stadium.

1947 – The very first computer bug…a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1956 – Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan TV show “Toast of the Town.” He was shown from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

1957 – President Dwight Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to be passed by Congress since Reconstruction.

1965 – Hurricane Betsy made its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion in damages. It became the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.

1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development was established.

1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1971 – Gordie Howe, of the Detroit Red Wings, retired from the National Hockey League.

1972 – In Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration discovered a link between the Mammonth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.

1986 – Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on TV’s WTBS.

1987 – Mickey Spillane’s TV show “Mike Hammer” aired for the last time.

1994 – The Space Shuttle “Discovery” blasted off on an 11-day mission.

1995 – Amtrak’s Broadway Limited service made its final run between New York City, NY and Chicago, IL.

1998 – Independent counsel Kenneth Starr delivered to Congress 36 boxes of material from his investigation of President Bill Clinton.

1998 – Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic. The ship was 2-1/2 miles deep in the Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland.

1999 – The Sega Dreamcast 128-bit video game system went on sale. By 1:00 pm all Toys R Us locations in the U.S. had sold out.

2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 100 million songs sold.

2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 8.6 billion songs sold.

2014 – Apple unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition.

2015 – Queen Elizabeth II became the longest ever reigning monarch by surpassing 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Doug Ingle – 77 years old (1945) – Organist, primary composer, lead vocalist (Iron Butterfly)

Joe Theismann – 73 years old (1949) – Football Player, TV Host (“ESPN”, “NFL Network”)

Tom Wopat – 71 years old (1951) – Actor, singer (TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard”)

Angela Cartwright – 70 years old (1952) – Actress (Played Brigitta Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music”, TV’s “Make Room For Daddy”, played Penny Robinson on “Lost in Space”)

David A. Stewart – 70 years old (1952) – Guitarist (Eurythmics)

Hugh Grant – 62 years old (1960) – Actor (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “Notting Hill”, “Bridget Jones’ Diary”)

Constance Marie – 57 years old (1965) – Actress (“Selena”, TV’s “George Lopez”, “Santa Barbara”, “Dirty Dancing”)

Adam Sandler – 56 years old (1966) – Comedian, actor (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”, movies “Billy Madison”, “Happy Gilmore”, “The Longest Yard”, “Jack and Jill”, “Grown-Ups”, “Grown-Ups 2”)

Scott DeFreitas – 53 years old (1969) – Actor (TV’s “As the World Turns”)

Eric Stonestreet – 51 years old (1971)- Actor (Plays Cameron Tucker on TV’s “Modern Family”)

Henry Thomas – 51 years old (1971) – Actor (Played Elliott Taylor in “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial”, “Dear John”, “Legends of the Fall”)

Michael Bublé Р47 years old (1975) РSinger

Michelle Williams – 42 years old (1980) – Actress (TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”, movies “Brokeback Mountain”, “Blue Valentine”, “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later”, “Dick”, “Shutter Island”)

 

TODAY IS:

Care Bears Share Your Care Day

International Sudoku Day

National Teddy Bear Day

National Wienerschnitzel Day

Stand Up to Cancer Day

Steak Au Poivre Day

Wonderful Weirdos 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. Idear Smith
    September 9, 2019 - 11:02 am

    Thank you for sharing this information with me on my Birthday.

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