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Calendar for September 28th, 2014

Every Year

  • Frances Willard Day

  • 1540s

  • 1542: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrived at what is now San Diego

  • 1570s

  • Born 1573: Caravaggio (painter)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1839: Frances Willard (U.S. reformer)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1856: Kate Wiggin (author & educator)

  • 1858: First photograph of a comet

  • 1880s

  • Born 1887: Avery Brundage (sports figure)

  • 1890s

  • Died 1891: Herman Melville (author)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1902: Ed Sullivan (TV host)

  • Born 1909: Al Capp (cartoonist)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1911: Syd Howe (hockey player)

  • Born 1913: Alice Marble (tennis player)

  • 1920s

  • 1920: Grand jury in Chicago indicted eight players of the Chicago White Sox for "throwing" the 1919 World Series

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Brigitte Bardot (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 1961: Hazel, based on The Saturday Evening Post's cartoon by Ted Key, premiered on television

  • Died 1964: Harpo Marx (comedian & actor)

  • 1965: 150th flight of the X-15 aircraft

  • Born 1967: Mira Sorvino (actress)

  • Born 1968: Naomi Watts (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1987: Hilary Duff (actress)

  • Died 1989: Ferdinand Marcos (Philippine political leader)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1991: Miles Davis (musician)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2000: Pierre Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada)

  • Died 2002: Rep. Patsy Mink (Hawaiin congresswoman)

  • Died 2003: Althea Gibson (famous for becoming the first African American female tennis player to compete in U.S. championships in 1950 and in Wimbeldon a year later)

  • 2003: "Little Joe," a 5-foot, 300-pound adolescent gorilla born in captivity, escaped from the Franklin Park Zoo in Massachusetts for a second time minutes before closing time. It also had escaped from its section of the Tropical Forest exhibit in August 2003

  • Died 2003: Elia Kazan (film director)

  • 2004: The U.S. government released the new $50 bills into circulation. The redesigned bill had splashes of red, blue, and yellow

  • 2004: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0, near Parkfield, California, was felt from San Francisco to Los Angeles


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