Daily Calendar for Saturday, September 16, 2023


  • Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (physicist) –
  • Maria Callas (opera singer) –
  • Mary Travers (singer of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary) –


  • James C. Penney (department store founder) –
  • Allen Funt (producer) –
  • Ursula Franklin (physicist and educator) –
  • Lauren Bacall (actress) –
  • B.B. King (musician) –
  • Peter Falk (actor) –
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (actor) –
  • Robin Yount (baseball player) –
  • David Copperfield (magician) –
  • Molly Shannon (actress) –
  • Marc Anthony (singer) –
  • Amy Poehler (actress) –
  • Alexis Bledel (actress) –
  • Madeline Zima (actress) –
  • Nick Jonas (singer and actor) –


  • U.S. Great Seal used for first time–
  • James Pierpont’s β€œJingle Bells” (originally titled β€œOne Horse Open Sleigh”) was copyrighted–
  • Supreme Court of Saskatchewan established, Regina, Saskatchewan–
  • William Durant incorporated General Motors Corp. in New Jersey–
  • American Legion incorporated–
  • Many people reported seeing lake monster Ogopogo in Okanagan Lake, British Columbia –
  • Edward Elliott caught a 97-pound blue catfish in the Missouri River near Vermillion, South Dakota–
  • The New Metropolitan Opera House opened in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. (On October 22, 1883, the Old Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets.)–
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police began training women troopers–
  • Montreal Protocol (about ozone) signed by 24 countries–
  • Sam Ackerman (age 101) married Eva Powers (age 95), New Rochelle, New York–


  • Iowa had its earliest recorded snowfall; between 4 to 6 inches falling in Stuart–
  • The San Felipe Hurricane struck Palm Beach, Florida, dumping 18 inches of rain there.–

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