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Calendar for September 13th, 2014

1750s

  • Born 1755: Oliver Evans (inventor)

  • 1800s

  • Died 1803: John Barry (commodore, "father of the American navy")

  • 1810s

  • Born 1819: Clara Schumann (pianist & composer)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1857: Milton Hershey (founder of Hershey Chocolate Company)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1876: Sherwood Anderson (writer)

  • 1890s

  • 1899: Henry Bliss walked off a trolley and was hit by a speeding driver. The following day when he died from his injuries, he became the first pedestrian to be killed by an automobile

  • 1899: Halford Mackinder's team became the first Europeans to summit Mount Kenya

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Claudette Colbert (actress)

  • 1909: The Chocolate Soldier opened in N.Y.C.

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Horace Babcock (astronomer)

  • Born 1916: Roald Dahl (author)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Else Holmelund Minarik (children's author; "Little Bear" series)

  • Born 1925: Mel Torme (singer)

  • 1940s

  • 1943: Chiang Kai-shek became president of China

  • Born 1944: Peter Cetera (musician)

  • Born 1944: Jacqueline Bisset (actress)

  • Born 1948: Nell Carter (actress & singer)

  • 1948: Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress

  • 1950s

  • 1956: IBM introduced the first computer with a disk storage system

  • 1960s

  • Born 1967: Michael Johnson (Olympic athlete)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Stella McCartney (fashion designer)

  • Born 1977: Fiona Apple (singer)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Ben Savage (actor)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Richard Merrell (television writer & actor)

  • Died 1998: George Wallace (politician)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2001: Dorothy McGuire (actress)

  • 2004: A protester dressed as Batman scaled the front wall of Buckingham Palace

  • 2010s

  • 2015: Partial Eclipse of the Sun.


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