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Calendar for September 20th, 2014

1510s

  • 1519: Ferdinand Magellan's flotilla set sail

  • 1830s

  • Born 1833: David Ross Locke (journalist)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1849: George Bird Grinnell (naturalist)

  • 1850s

  • 1850: Slave trading abolished in Washington, D.C.

  • 1860s

  • Died 1863: Jacob Grimm (folklorist)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1878: Upton Sinclair (author)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1884: Maxwell Perkins (editor)

  • Born 1885: Jellyroll Morton (musician)

  • 1890s

  • 1892: Frank Schuman patented wire safety glass

  • 1910s

  • Born 1917: Red Auerbach (basketball coach)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Anne Meara (actress)

  • Born 1928: Donald Hall (poet)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Sophia Loren (actress)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Guy Damien Lafleur (hockey player)

  • Born 1952: Ray Gozalez (poet)

  • Born 1956: Gary Cole (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1967: Kristen Johnston (actress)

  • 1970s

  • 1973: Billie King defeated Bobby Riggs in a tennis match in Houston, Texas, billed as the Battle of the Sexes

  • 1990s

  • Born 1991: Spencer Locke (actress)

  • Died 1994: Jule Styne (songwriter)

  • Died 1994: Benny Baker (comedian)

  • 1998: Cal Ripken, Jr. took the day off for the first time in 16 years and ended baseball's "ironman" streak at 2,632 games

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: William Rosenberg (founded Dunkin Donuts chain)

  • 2010s

  • Born 2010: Harley (giant anteater, Caldwell Zoo, Texas)

  • Died 2014: Polly Bergen (actress)


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