Daily Calendar for September 9th, 2019

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  • California Admission Day

1770s

  • 1776: Continental Congress declared "United States of America" would be the name of the new nation

1810s

  • Died 1815: John Singleton Copley (artist)

1820s

  • Born 1828: Leo Tolstoy (author)

1830s

  • 1839: John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph

1850s

  • 1850: California was admitted as the 31st state

1890s

  • Born 1890: Harland Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken)

  • 1898: Tom Fleming won the first national log rolling championship

1900s

  • Died 1901: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (painter)

  • Born 1903: Phyllis Whitney (writer)

1930s

  • Born 1932: Sylvia Miles (actress)

  • Born 1936: Joan Bennett Kennedy

1940s

  • Born 1941: Otis Redding (singer & songwriter)

1950s

  • Born 1951: Michael Keaton (actor)

  • Born 1951: Tom Wopat (actor & singer)

  • Born 1952: Angela Cartwright (actress)

  • 1954: Canadian swimmer, Marilyn Bell, became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario

  • 1956: 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

1960s

  • Born 1960: Hugh Grant (actor)

  • 1961: USS Long Beach, the first nuclear-powered surface warship, was commissioned

  • Born 1966: Adam Sandler (actor)

  • 1968: Arthur Ashe won the U.S. Open tennis title

1970s

  • Born 1975: Michael Bublé (singer)

  • 1979: The comic strip For Better or For Worse debuted

1980s

  • Born 1980: Michelle Williams (actress)

1990s

  • Died 1997: Burgess Meredith (actor)

2010s

  • 2015: Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history

  • 2018: 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.

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