Calendar for September 28th, 2014

Frances Willard Day

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

Born 1573: Caravaggio (painter)

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

Born 1856: Kate Wiggin (author & educator)

1858: First photograph of a comet

Born 1887: Avery Brundage (sports figure)

Died 1891: Herman Melville (author)

Born 1902: Ed Sullivan (TV host)

Born 1909: Al Capp (cartoonist)

Born 1911: Syd Howe (hockey player)

Born 1913: Alice Marble (tennis player)

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

Born 1934: Brigitte Bardot (actress)

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

Died 1964: Harpo Marx (comedian & actor)

Born 1967: Mira Sorvino (actress)

Born 1968: Naomi Watts (actress)

Born 1972: Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)

Born 1987: Hilary Duff (actress)

Died 1989: Ferdinand Marcos (Philippine political leader)

Died 1991: Miles Davis (musician)

Died 2000: Pierre Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada)

Died 2002: Rep. Patsy Mink (Hawaiin congresswoman)

Died 2003: Elia Kazan (film director)

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

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