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Calendar for September 24th, 2013

Born 1755: John Marshall (justice)

Born 1837: Marcus Alonzo Hanna (politician)

1869: Black Friday financial crisis

Born 1870: George Claude (inventor of neon light)

1877: Fire breaks out at the U.S. Patent Office, Wash., D.C.

Born 1896: F. Scott Fitzgerald (author)

1905: James Henry Fleming was the first to band a bird in Canada

Born 1905: Severo Ochoa (biochemist)

Born 1911: Konstantin Chernenko (Russian politician)

Born 1918: Audra Lindley (actress)

1918: Ernst A. Couturier patented a trumpet design

Born 1921: Jim McKay (sportscaster)

Born 1930: John Young (astronaut)

Born 1936: Jim Henson (TV producer, creator of Muppets)

Born 1942: Linda McCartney (photographer, singer, activist, & wife of Beatle Paul McCartney)

Born 1946: Joe Greene (football player)

Born 1948: Phil Hartman (actor)

Born 1952: Joseph Patrick Kennedy (politician)

1956: The world's first transatlantic telephone cable, from Clarenville, Newfoundland, to Oban, Scotland, began operation

1957: The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field

1960: The USS Enterprise, the first U.S. atomic-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia

Born 1962: Nia Vardalos (actress)

Born 1970: Kristin Talbot (Olympic speed skater)

Born 1970: Paul Spoljaric (baseball player)

Born 1971: Kevin Millar (baseball player)

Born 1974: Matt McKeon (Olympic soccer player)

1984: Tennis player Vicki Nelson-Dunbar played Jean Hepner in a 29-minute, 643-shot rally in Richmond, Virginia. The rally remains the longest point played in a professional tennis match. Nelson-Dunbar says the two-set match lasted 61/2 hours. It was the longest rally in the history of professional tennis and probably in the history of any kind of competitive tennis.

1988: The first female Episcopal assistant bishop was elected

Died 1991: Theodor Geisel (author known as Dr. Seuss)

Died 1998: Jeffrey Moss (television writer, created Cookie Monster on Sesame Street)

Died 2002: Mike Webster (football player)