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Calendar for September 16th, 2014

Independence Day (Mexico)

Died 1736: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (physicist)

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

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

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

Born 1914: Allen Funt (producer)

1919: American Legion incorporated

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)

Born 1949: Ed Begley, Jr. (actor)

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

Born 1964: Molly Shannon (actress)

Born 1969: Marc Anthony (singer)

Born 1971: Amy Poehler (actress)

1974: Royal Canadian Mounted Police began training women troopers

Died 1977: Maria Callas (opera singer)

Born 1981: Alexis Bledel (actress)

Born 1985: Madeline Zima (actress)

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

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


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