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Daily Calendar for Friday, September 9, 2022

Died

  • John Singleton Copley (artist) –
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (painter) –
  • Bill Monroe (American musician) –
  • Burgess Meredith (actor) –

Born

  • Leo Tolstoy (author) –
  • Harland Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken) –
  • Phyllis Whitney (writer) –
  • Sylvia Miles (actress) –
  • Otis Redding (singer & songwriter) –
  • Tom Wopat (actor & singer) –
  • Angela Cartwright (actress) –
  • Hugh Grant (actor) –
  • Adam Sandler (actor) –
  • Eric Stonestreet (actor) –
  • Michael BublΓ© (singer) –
  • Michelle Williams (actress) –

Events

  • Continental Congress declared United States of America” would be the name of the new nation”–
  • John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph–
  • California was admitted as the 31st state–
  • Tom Fleming won the first national log rolling championship–
  • Canadian swimmer, Marilyn Bell, became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario–
  • Elvis Presley appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show was hosted by Charles Laughton because Sullivan was recovering from injuries received in a car accident–
  • USS Long Beach, the first nuclear-powered surface warship, was commissioned–
  • Arthur Ashe won the U.S. Open tennis title–
  • The comic strip For Better or For Worse debuted–
  • Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history–
  • Football game between Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans lasted about 7 hours 8 minutes due to 3 hours 59 minutes of weather (lightning) delays. This made it the longest game in NFL history since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Dolphins beat the Titans 27-20.–

Weather

  • Thrall, Texas, had 38.2 inches of rain within 24 hours–

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