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Calendar for September 7th, 2014

Grandparents Day

In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, initiated a campaign to set aside a special day just for Grandparents. In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter. (September was chosen to signify the "autumn years" of life.)

1530s

  • Born 1533: Queen Elizabeth I of England

  • 1540s

  • Died 1548: Catherine Parr (widow of Henry VIII of England)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1860: Grandma Moses (painter)

  • 1880s

  • 1888: Edith Eleanor McLean was the first baby to be placed in an incubator

  • 1890s

  • 1899: First automobile parade, Newport, Rhode Island

  • 1900s

  • Born 1909: Elia Kazan (director)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Anthony Quayle (actor)

  • 1920s

  • 1927: First international lifeboat race took place, New York City

  • 1930s

  • Born 1936: Buddy Holly (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1949: Gloria Gaynor (singer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Chrissie Hynde (singer)

  • Born 1951: Julie Kavner (actress)

  • Died 1959: Maurice Duplessis (former premier of Quebec)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1978: Keith Moon (musician)

  • Born 1978: Devon Sawa (actor)

  • 1979: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut

  • 1980s

  • Born 1987: Evan Rachel Wood (actress)

  • 1990s

  • 1998: Google Inc. was founded

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Uzi Gal (invented the Uzi submachine gun)

  • Died 2008: Gregory Mcdonald (author)


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