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Daily Calendar for Saturday, September 24, 2022

Born

  • John Marshall (justice)
  • Marcus Alonzo Hanna (politician)
  • George Claude (inventor of neon light)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (American writer)
  • Severo Ochoa (biochemist)
  • Konstantin Chernenko (Russian politician)
  • Audra Lindley (actress)
  • Jim McKay (sportscaster)
  • John Young (astronaut)
  • Jim Henson (TV producer, creator of Muppets)
  • Linda McCartney (photographer, singer, activist, & wife of Beatle Paul McCartney)
  • Joe Greene (American football player)
  • Phil Hartman (actor)
  • Joseph Patrick Kennedy (politician)
  • Nia Vardalos (actress)
  • Kristin Talbot (Olympic speed skater)
  • Paul Spoljaric (baseball player)
  • Kevin Millar (baseball player)
  • Matt McKeon (Olympic soccer player)

Died

  • Theodor Geisel (author known as Dr. Seuss)
  • Jeffrey Moss (television writer, created Cookie Monster on Sesame Street)
  • Mike Webster (football player)

Events

  • Black Friday financial crisis
  • Fire breaks out at the U.S. Patent Office, Wash., D.C.
  • James Henry Fleming was the first to band a bird in Canada
  • Ernst A. Couturier patented a trumpet design
  • The world’s first transatlantic telephone cable, from Clarenville, Newfoundland, to Oban, Scotland, began operation
  • The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field
  • The USS Enterprise, the first U.S. atomic-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia
  • First TV newsmagazine, 60 Minutes, debuted
  • Tennis player Vicki Nelson-Dunbar played Jean Hepner in a 29-minute, 643-shot rally in Richmond, Virginia. The rally remains the longest point played in a professional tennis match. Nelson-Dunbar says the two-set match lasted 61/2 hours. It was the longest rally in the history of professional tennis and probably in the history of any kind of competitive tennis.
  • The first female Episcopal assistant bishop was elected

Weather

  • Yellowstone Park recorded a temperature of -9 degrees F
  • The Sun and Moon appeared blue/pink/purple over the northeastern U.S. due to smoke from forest fires in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada

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