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Daily Calendar for Friday, September 29, 2023

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores. 

Born

  • Francois Boucher (painter) –
  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (author) –
  • Henry Hobson Richardson (architect) –
  • Herbert Agar (journalist) –
  • Gene Autry (actor) –
  • Michelangelo Antonioni (director) –
  • Stanley Kramer (producer) –
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (musician) –
  • Madeline Kahn (actress) –
  • Lech Walesa (Polish labor leader) –
  • Bryant Gumbel (broadcast journalist) –

Died

  • William Topaz McGonagall (poet) –
  • W. H. Auden (poet) –
  • Roy Lichtenstein (artist) –
  • Tony Curtis (actor) –

Events

  • Canadian satellite, Alouette 1, was launched–
  • OSO 7 solar satellite launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida–
  • Space shuttle Discovery launched–
  • $389,500 paid for Lou Gehrig’s last baseball glove–
  • 2-pound 13-ounce southern kingfish caught near Sandbridge, Virginia–
  • Adventurer David Hempleman-Adams became the first person to cross the Atlantic solo in an open wicker basket balloon, landing in England after surviving hail, snow and a Concorde’s sonic boom. He lifted off from Sussex in New Brunswick, Canada–
  • John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court–
  • 31 ears of corn husked by 4 people in 1 minute, Markham, Ontario–

Weather

  • Hurricane hit SE Louisiana. Wind gusts up to 140 mph recorded–
  • Tornado hit Charleston, South Carolina–
  • Snow began to fall in Caribou, Maine, and ended on the 30th, with 2.5 inches accumulating–

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