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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Died

  • Andre Le Notre (landscape architect) –
  • Robert Penn Warren (poet) –
  • Johnny Ramone (guitarist and co-founder of The Ramones) –

Born

  • James Fenimore Cooper (author) –
  • Alexander Roberts Dunn (Victoria Cross recipient) –
  • William Howard Taft (27th U.S. president) –
  • Bruno Walter (symphony conductor) –
  • Agatha Christie (author) –
  • Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children’s classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal) –
  • Bobby Short (jazz musician) –
  • Murray Gell-Mann (physicist) –
  • Tomie dePaola (children’s author, illustrator) –
  • Merlin Olsen (football player) –
  • Oliver Stone (director) –
  • Tommy Lee Jones (actor) –
  • Dan Marino (football player) –
  • Tom Dolan (Olympic gold medalist) –
  • Dave Annable (actor) –
  • Ben Schwartz (actor and comedian) –
  • Prince Harry (youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana) –

Events

  • British troops occupied New York–
  • The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State–
  • Orville Wright made first turn with airplane in air–
  • A milch goat show started at the Rochester Industrial Exposition in New York state–
  • The Lone Ranger TV series debuted with American Clayton Moore and Canadian Jay Silverheels–
  • Bomb killed four girls in a Birmingham, Alabama, church that was popular for civil rights meetings–
  • Greenpeace, an environmental organization, was founded.–
  • 113 lb. 1-oz. black drum caught, Lewes, Delaware–
  • 22 lb. 7-oz. summer flounder caught, Montauk, New York–
  • First successful portable MP3 player debuted–
  • Earth received the last radio signals from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, at 7:55 a.m. EDT. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 7 years to reach Saturn. There, it spent 13 years gathering data about the planet and its moons, until the craft’s fuel was almost exhausted. Its mission ended when operators purposely had it dive into Saturn’s atmosphere to disintegrate.–

Weather

  • The temperature in Wilmington, Vermont, was 27 degrees F–

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