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Calendar for September 16th, 2014

Every Year

  • Independence Day (Mexico)

  • 1730s

  • Died 1736: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (physicist)

  • 1850s

  • 1857: James Pierpont's "Jingle Bells" (originally titled "One Horse Open Sleigh") was copyrighted

  • 1870s

  • Born 1875: James C. Penney (department store founder)

  • 1900s

  • 1908: William Durant incorporated General Motors Corp. in New Jersey

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: Allen Funt (producer)

  • 1919: American Legion incorporated

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Lauren Bacall (actress)

  • Born 1925: B.B. King (musician)

  • 1926: Many people reported seeing lake monster Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia

  • Born 1927: Peter Falk (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1949: Ed Begley, Jr. (actor)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1955: Robin Yount (baseball player)

  • Born 1956: David Copperfield (magician)

  • 1959: Edward Elliott caught a 97-pound blue catfish in the Missouri River near Vermillion, South Dakota

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Molly Shannon (actress)

  • Born 1969: Marc Anthony (singer)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Amy Poehler (actress)

  • 1974: Royal Canadian Mounted Police began training women troopers

  • Died 1977: Maria Callas (opera singer)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Alexis Bledel (actress)

  • Born 1985: Madeline Zima (actress)

  • 1987: Montreal Protocol (about ozone) signed by 24 countries

  • 1990s

  • 1990: Sam Ackerman (age 101) married Eva Powers (age 95), New Rochelle, New York

  • 2000s

  • Died 2009: Mary Travers (singer) of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary


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