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Daily Calendar for Friday, September 23, 2022

Died

  • Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Urbain Le Verrier (astronomer) –
  • William Marsh Rice (merchant) –
  • Sigmund Freud (psychologist) –
  • Chief Dan George (chief, actor) –
  • Bob Fosse (director, choreographer) –
  • Mary Frann (actress) –
  • Robert Wells (songwriter, co-wrote The Christmas Song) –

Born

  • Victoria Woodhull (social reformer) –
  • William Stewart Halsted (surgeon) –
  • John Avery Lomax (folklorist) –
  • Walter Lippman (journalist) –
  • Elliot Roosevelt (politician) –
  • Mickey Rooney (actor) –
  • John Coltrane (musician) –
  • Ray Charles (musician) –
  • Mary Kay Place (actress) –
  • Bruce Springsteen (musician) –
  • Larry Mize (golf professional) –
  • Jason Alexander (actor) –
  • Chi McBride (actor) –

Events

  • During the American Revolution, Captain John Paul Jones commanded a small squadron including the flagship USS Bonhomme Richard. On this date, in the evening, his squadron attacked the British frigate HMS Serapis and royal sloop Countess of Scarborough, which were guarding a convoy of merchant ships off the coast of England. The Bonhomme Richard engaged with the Serapis, commanded by Captain Richard Pearson, whereupon a 3.5-hour battle ensued. At one point, when asked to surrender, Jones is credited as saying: I have not yet begun to fight! Jones eventually achieved Pearson’s surrender and captured the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough. Both sides suffered heavy losses and the damaged Bonhomme Richard sank shortly after.–
  • N.Y. Knickerbocker Base Ball Club organized–
  • Planet Neptune was discovered–
  • Bryn Mawr College, the first U.S. graduate school for women, opened in Pennsylvania–
  • A time capsule was buried on the site of the NY World’s Fair, to be opened in the year 6939 to reveal such artifacts as a bible, mail order catalog, film of FDR, and college football game–
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida–
  • Manon RhΓ©aume first woman player in an NHL game–
  • Cabot Creamery and Chef John Folse created the world’s largest macaroni and cheese. The previous record of 440 pounds was blown away by the team’s 2,469 pound macaroni and cheese.–

Weather

  • The remains of Hurricane Eloise merged with a stationary front over New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to produce major flooding–
  • Snow and sleet fell in Binghamton, New York–
  • The temperature in Richmond, Virginia, fell from 84 degrees F to 54 degrees F in 2 hours–

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