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Calendar for September 15th, 2013

Independence Day (Costa Rica)

Died 1700: Andre Le Notre (landscape architect)

1776: British troops occupied New York

Born 1789: James Fenimore Cooper (author)

1789: The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State

Born 1857: William Howard Taft (27th U.S. president)

Born 1876: Bruno Walter (symphony conductor)

Born 1890: Agatha Christie (author)

1904: Orville Wright made first turn with airplane in air

1913: A milch goat show started at the Rochester Industrial Exposition in New York state

Born 1914: Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children's classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal)

Born 1924: Bobby Short (jazz musician)

Born 1929: Murray Gell-Mann (physicist)

Born 1934: Tomie dePaola (children's author, illustrator)

Born 1946: Tommy Lee Jones (actor)

Born 1946: Oliver Stone (director)

1949: The Lone Ranger TV series debuted with American Clayton Moore and Canadian Jay Silverheels

Born 1961: Dan Marino (football player)

1963: Bomb killed four girls in a Birmingham, Alabama, church that was popular for civil rights meetings

Born 1975: Tom Dolan (Olympic gold medalist)

Born 1984: Prince Harry (youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana)

Died 1989: Robert Penn Warren (poet)

Died 2004: Johnny Ramone (guitarist and co-founder of The Ramones)