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September 7:


1776: First submarine attack: American sailors aboard the Turtle attempted to attach a bomb to the British flagship but failed.

1940: The Blitz began as the Germans bombed London.

1977: Pres. Carter negotiated to transfer the Panama Canal back to Panamanian control.
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September 8:


1504: Michelangelo's masterpiece David was unveiled to the public.

1664: Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Amsterdam to the British who did not have to fire a single shot and the town was renamed New York.

1900: The worst natural disaster in U.S. history struck Galveston in the form of a hurricane that claimed 6,000 lives.

1935: Sen. Huey Long of Louisiana was shot by an enemy. He died shortly thereafter. He was a flamboyant popular politician with presidential ambitions (FDR saw him as a threat).

1941: The Germans began the siege of Leningrad. It would last two and a half years, claim hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides but ultimately fail.

1966 - Star Trek debuted on NBC TV

1974: Pres. Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for his obstruction of justice in the Watergate fiasco.
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September 9:


1850: California became the 31st state.

1919: The Boston police went on strike.

1971: Prisoners rioted in the Attica prison in New York.

1976: Death of Mao Zedong
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September 9:

1976: Death of Mao Zedong
The Baylor Lariat was the only morning newspaper in Texas to have first day coverage of this. The paper normally went to the printer by midnight or earlier. That night we were having all kinds of production problems (I was a grad assistant) and ran much later. Just as things were coming together, the Mao story lit up the AP wire, and we were able to insert it.
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Pretty cool getting the scoop!
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September 10:


1608: Capt. John Smith was chosen to lead the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. His leadership would help them survive but he also made enemies.

1776: Nathan Hale volunteered to spy on the British behind enemy lines.

1813: The first defeat of a British naval squadron in history at the Battle of Lake Erie. The War of 1812 was a mixed bag for the U.S. with dramatic victories, mostly at sea, and stunning defeats. (Kinda like Baylor football...)

1833: Pres. Andrew Johnson used executive authority to remove all federal funds from the Second Bank of the United States, effectively killing the institution. Although it would take some time, he had won the "bank war."

1977: The French used the guillotine for the last time, to execute a convicted murderer.
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September 11:


1777: The Battle of Brandywine began.

1814: American won another naval victory over the British during the War of 1812 at Lake Champlain.

1857: Mormons and their Native American allies massacred a group of migrants in the Utah Territory.

1971: Death of Nikita Khrushchev, former dictator of the Soviet Union.

2001: AL Qaeda terrorists hijacked 4 planes and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C. The 4th plane was headed to Washington, with the White House or Capitol its likely target, but the heroic passengers of United Flight 93 stormed the cockpit and forced it to crash into a Pennsylvania field killing no others.
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September 12:


1846: English poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning eloped.


1919 Sent by the army to infiltrate the obscure fringe group, Adolf Hitler joined the National Socialist German Worker's Party as its seventh member, because he liked their agenda, especially the extreme German nationalism and the antisemitism.



1940 - Four teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux, France discover 17,000 year old drawings now known as the Lascaux Cave Paintings

1953: Nikita Khrushchev was chosen as new Soviet dictator.


1962: JFK delivered a speech at Rice University challenging the US to reach the moon before the end of the decade.
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1964 The debut of the Spaghetti Western genre as Fist Full of Dollars is released

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September 13:

1862: Union soldiers found a copy of Gen. Robert E. Lee's battle plans for the Antietam campaign.

1993: Israel and the PLO signed a Declaration of Principles, intended as the first step towards peace. It did not work out so well.
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September 14:


1812: During the bombardment of Ft. McHenry in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, "The Star Spangled Banner."

1812: Napoleon entered Moscow to find the city mostly abandoned. Since no one was there to surrender to him, he eventually was forced to begin the long journey back and it became a nightmare as his Grand Armee was decimated by Russian attacks and the Russian winter.

1847: Gen. Winfield Scott captured Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.

1982: Grace Kelly, Hollywood star and princess, died.
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September 15:


1857: Birth of William H. Taft, future president of the U.S.

1858: Beginning of the first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco.

1890: Birth of novelist Agatha Christie.

1914: The first trenches were dug on the Western Front, a staple during WWI.

1916: Tanks were introduced during the Battle of the Somme.

1935: Nazi Germany promulgated the Nuremberg Laws that stripped Jews of their citizenship and imposed draconian limitations on their personal and professional lives.

1950: U.S. forces landed at Inchon, a feat thought impossible, and began the liberation of South Korea.

1963: Four schoolgirls were killed in a Birmingham church bombing, perpetrated by a domestic terrorist organization known as the Ku Klux Klan.

1978: Muhammad Ali won the world heavyweight championship in New Orleans by defeating Leon Spinks.
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September 16:


1620: The Mayflower departed England.

1810: Mexican War of Independence began.

1908: William Durant created General Motors.

1977: Opera singer Maria Callas died.

1991: Makenzie Fuller's birthday (daughter of Kim Mulkey)

2013: A gunman killed a dozen people in the Washington, D.C. Naval Yard.
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September 17:


1787: Today is Constitution Day! On this day in 1787, the Constitution was signed by almost every delegate to the Philadelphia convention. It was then sent to the states for eventual ratification.

1862: Bloodiest day in American history, the Battle of Antietam. It was a confusing battle but in the end, Gen. George McClellan's Union forces prevailed over Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederates who were forced to retreat. McClellan's failures during and after the campaign led Pres. Abraham Lincoln to relieve of his command for the second and final time. Also, this nominal victory led to the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

1939: The meaning of the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact in August became clear when the Soviets invaded Poland. The alliance between Hitler & Stalin had included secret protocols to divide Eastern Europe between them.

1976: NASA revealed the first space shuttle, Enterprise. It was inspired by the film franchise Star Trek but never flew.

1978: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin signed the Camp David Accords in what is probably the most significant step towards Middle East peace. Egypt formally recognized Israel, the first Arab state to do so, and Israel returned the Sinai peninsula which had been taken in the 1967 Six Day War. The goal of a broader regional peace remains elusive.
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September 18:


1793: The cornerstone for the Capitol was laid in Washington.


1850 The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act placing the U.S. government on the side of the slave patrols. Ironically, intended by southerners to weaken the Underground Railroad it actually strengthened it.

1851 First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times

1862: Gen. George McClellan allowed Confederate forces to escape the day after the victory at Antietam.

1906 The 1906 Hong Kong typhoon kills an estimated 10,000-15,000 people
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9/18/1984 - First solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic Ocean (Joe Kittinger)
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9/18/70: Jimi Hendrix died.
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The Beatles only Dallas appearance ... 1964... Memorial Auditorium
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September 19:


1893: New Zealand became the first country to give women the vote.

1955: Juan Peron was deposed in Argentina.

1959: During a visit to the U.S. Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev was prevented from visiting Disneyland over security concerns. It seems everyone wanted to go there back in the day.

1985: An 8.0 earthquake hit Mexico City killing over 5,000 people.
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September 17:


1787: Today is Constitution Day! On this day in 1787, the Constitution was signed by almost every delegate to the Philadelphia convention. It was then sent to the states for eventual ratification.

1862: Bloodiest day in American history, the Battle of Antietam. It was a confusing battle but in the end, Gen. George McClellan's Union forces prevailed over Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederates who were forced to retreat. McClellan's failures during and after the campaign led Pres. Abraham Lincoln to relieve of his command for the second and final time. Also, this nominal victory led to the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

1939: The meaning of the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact in August became clear when the Soviets invaded Poland. The alliance between Hitler & Stalin had included secret protocols to divide Eastern Europe between them.

1976: NASA revealed the first space shuttle, Enterprise. It was inspired by the film franchise Star Trek but never flew.

1978: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin signed the Camp David Accords in what is probably the most significant step towards Middle East peace. Egypt formally recognized Israel, the first Arab state to do so, and Israel returned the Sinai peninsula which had been taken in the 1967 Six Day War. The goal of a broader regional peace remains elusive.
1978 is also the day Anwar el-Sadat signed his own death certificate as some, still to this day, cannot stand the idea of a Jewish state.
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9/19/97 Rich Mullins killed in a vehicle accident .... wasn't wearing his seat belt! I remember hearing the news ... and felt like that became the day the music died to me ("American Pie") .... except I do rennet my eyes filling with tears! So many great songs that still bring light, peace and hope!
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September 20:

1519: Ferdinand Magellan sets out on his famous voyage of exploration that would eventually complete the first circumnavigation of the globe, although he would be killed during the journey.

1806: The Corps of Discovery, led by Lewis and Clark, return to the first white settlement on the Missouri River after a lengthy trek across the continent to the Pacific Ocean and back.

1878: Birthday of Upton Sinclair

1881: Pres. James A. Garfield died from an assassins bullet that had been fired in July. Vice President Chester A. Arthur succeeded him as president.

1946: First Cannes Film Festival

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9/20/1968 - Mickey Mantle hits his final home run (#536)

9/20/1973 - Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in a "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match (played at the Astrodome)
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September 21:


1780: Benedict Arnold committed treason, plotting to turn over West Point to the British. His intermediary, Maj. John Andre, was captured and later hanged as a spy.

1792: The French Legislative Assembly abolished the monarchy. This was led to the short-lived First Republic but the French Revolution would continue to descend into more extreme radicalism.

1942: The B-29 made its first flight in Seattle
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9/21/1970 - ABC's Monday Night Football premiere (NY Jets vs Cleveland Browns)
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September 22:


1692 - Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 20 hanged overall during Salem Witch Trials

1776: Nathan Hale was hanged by the British for spying.

1862 - President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.

1949 - The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully.

1961 - President John F Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.

1980 - A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale war.

2007: Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy: "I'm a Man! I'm 40!"

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September 23:


1779: Capt. John Paul Jones won a major victory against British warships Serapis and Countess of Scarborough.

1846: Astronomer at Berlin Observatory discovered the planet Neptune.
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September 24:


622: Muhammad completed the first Hegira from Mecca to Medina.

1789: Congress established the first Supreme Court.

1964: The Warren Commission delivered their report on the assassination of JFK to Pres. Johnson.
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September 25:

1789: Congress passed the Bill of Rights.

1957: The Little Rock Nine began their first full day of classes.

1959: Pres. Eisenhower met with Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev for talks at Camp David.
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September 26:


1580: Francis Drake returned to England after circumnavigating the globe.

1918: Meuse-Argonne offensive began. This was the last major offensive of WWI that ultimately ended the war with an Allied victory, largely because of the hundreds of thousands of fresh American troops.

1960: First televised debate: presidential candidates Richard Nixon vs John F. Kennedy.
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September 27:


1540: Pope Paul III established the Society of Jesus, aka the Jesuits.

1939: Poland surrendered, completing Germany's conquest (aided by the Soviet Union).

1940: Germany, Italy & Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.
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September 28:

48 BC: Pompey the Great was assassinated.

1066: William the Conqueror invaded England.

1781: The Battle of Yorktown began. This American victory, with considerable French aid, would convince the British to seek peace and thus guaranteed American independence.

1918: Late in WWI, a British soldier came upon a wounded German soldier & spared his life. Although, the details are sketchy, it seems that man he spared was Adolf Hitler.

1928: Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.

1941: Ted Williams bat .400. He is the last pro baseball play to do so.
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September 29:


1780: Maj. John Andre, accomplice to Benedict Arnold, was sentenced to death.

1918: Allied forces broke through the Hindenburg Line, the last line of German defenses on the Western front during WWI.

1941: Beginning of Babi Yar massacre near Kiev as the Nazis murdered thousands of Jews.

1976: Dave Aranda's birthday

2008: Largest single-day drop in the Dow.
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