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Calendar for September 9th, 2013

California Admission Day

Born 1828: Leo Tolstoy (author)

1839: John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph

1850: California was admitted as the 31st state

Born 1890: Harland Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken)

1898: Tom Fleming won the first national log rolling championship

Died 1901: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (painter)

Born 1903: Phyllis Whitney (writer)

Born 1932: Sylvia Miles (actress)

Born 1936: Joan Bennett Kennedy

Born 1941: Otis Redding (singer & songwriter)

Born 1951: Michael Keaton (actor)

Born 1951: Tom Wopat (actor & singer)

Born 1952: Angela Cartwright (actress)

1954: Canadian swimmer, Marilyn Bell, became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario

1956: Elvis Presley appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show was hosted by Charles Laughton because Sullivan was recovering from injuries received in a car accident

Born 1960: Hugh Grant (actor)

1961: USS Long Beach, the first nuclear-powered surface warship, was commissioned

Born 1966: Adam Sandler (actor)

1968: Arthur Ashe won the U.S. Open tennis title

Born 1975: Michael Bublé (singer)

1979: The comic strip For Better or For Worse debuted

Born 1980: Michelle Williams (actress)

Died 1997: Burgess Meredith (actor)