Daily Calendar for September 15th, 2019

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  • Independence Day (Costa Rica)

1700s

  • Died 1700: Andre Le Notre (landscape architect)

1770s

  • 1776: British troops occupied New York

1780s

  • Born 1789: James Fenimore Cooper (author)

  • 1789: The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State

1830s

  • Born 1833: Alexander Roberts Dunn (Victoria Cross recipient)

1850s

  • Born 1857: William Howard Taft (27th U.S. president)

1870s

  • Born 1876: Bruno Walter (symphony conductor)

1890s

  • Born 1890: Agatha Christie (author)

1900s

  • 1904: Orville Wright made first turn with airplane in air

1910s

  • 1913: A milch goat show started at the Rochester Industrial Exposition in New York state

  • Born 1914: Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children's classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal)

1920s

  • Born 1924: Bobby Short (jazz musician)

  • Born 1929: Murray Gell-Mann (physicist)

1930s

  • Born 1934: Tomie dePaola (children's author, illustrator)

1940s

  • Born 1940: Merlin Olsen (football player)

  • Born 1946: Tommy Lee Jones (actor)

  • Born 1946: Oliver Stone (director)

  • 1949: The Lone Ranger TV series debuted with American Clayton Moore and Canadian Jay Silverheels

1960s

  • Born 1961: Dan Marino (football player)

  • 1963: Bomb killed four girls in a Birmingham, Alabama, church that was popular for civil rights meetings

1970s

  • Born 1975: Tom Dolan (Olympic gold medalist)

  • 1975: 113 lb. 1-oz. black drum caught, Lewes, Delaware

  • 1975: 22 lb. 7-oz. summer flounder caught, Montauk, New York

1980s

  • Born 1984: Prince Harry (youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana)

  • Died 1989: Robert Penn Warren (poet)

1990s

  • 1998: First successful portable MP3 player debuted

2000s

  • Died 2004: Johnny Ramone (guitarist and co-founder of The Ramones)

2010s

  • 2017: Earth received the last radio signals from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, at 7:55 a.m. EDT. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 7 years to reach Saturn. There, it spent 13 years gathering data about the planet and its moons, until the craft's fuel was almost exhausted. Its mission ended when operators purposely had it dive into Saturn's atmosphere to disintegrate.

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