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Good thing they got out. They found other ways to slaughter Huguenots as well. Religious toleration in Europe back then was somewhat like that of the modern Taliban.
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September 11:

9: The Battle of Teutoburg Forest ended, handing the Roman Empire its greatest defeat and establishing the Rhine River as the border for 400 years.

1297: Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeated the English.

1609: Explorer Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan Island.

1649: The Siege of Drogheda ended as troops under Oliver Cromwell captured the town and executed the garrison.

1683: Coalition forces, including the famous winged Hussars led by Polish King John III Sobieski, lifted the Ottoman siege of Vienna.

1777: The Battle of Brandywine: a British victory in Pennsylvania.

1786: The Annapolis Convention with delegates from a few mid-Atlantic states began discussions over the economy. However, the meeting would soon be cancelled as organizers realized that the newly independent United States needed more changes. They would call for a new convention in Philadelphia, this time inviting all 13 states.

1789: Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first Secretary of the Treasury. To date, he is also the greatest.

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

1816: Birthday of Carl Zeiss, German lens maker

1823: Death of David Ricardo, English economist and politician

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

1862: Birthday of O. Henry, American short story writer

1885: Birthday of D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic

1924: Birthday of Tom Landry, American football player and coach

1941: Construction on the Pentagon began.

1950: Death of Jan Smuts, South African field marshal and politician

1967: Birthday of Harry Connick, Jr., American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor

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

1972: The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system began passenger service.

1997: After a national referendum, Scotland voted to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.

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.

2003: Death of John Ritter, American actor

2012: The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked by Islamofascist terrorists resulting in the deaths of 4 Americans.
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September 12:

490 BC: Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the battle, the Athenians and Plataeans defeated the Persian Empire in their attempt to invade Greece. After the amazing victory, a messenger named Pheidippides ran 25 miles to Athens, shouted "Nike" ("Victory"), and promptly died. The race honors the event.

1818: Birthday of Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor of the Gatling gun

1846: English poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning eloped.

1847: Beginning of the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War.

1880: Birthday of H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic

1891: Birthday of Arthur Sulzberger, American publisher

1892: Birthday of Alfred A. Knopf, Sr., American publisher

1910: Premiere of the Symphony #8, "Symphony of a Thousand" by Gustav Mahler in Munich with a chorus of 852 and an orchestra of 171 players.

1913: Birthday of Jesse Owens, American springer and long jumper, 1936 Olympic gold medalist

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.

1938: Adolf Hitler demanded autonomy and self-determination for the Sudeten Germans living in that part of Czaechoslovakia.

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.

1944: Birthday of Barry White, American singer-songwriter

1953: Nikita Khrushchev was chosen as new Soviet dictator.

1953: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

1958: Jack Kilby demonstrated the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.

1959: Bonanzapremiered, the first regularly scheduled TV program in color.

1962: JFK delivered a speech at Rice University challenging the US to reach the moon before the end of the decade.

1964: Birthday of Greg Gutfeld, American television journalist and author

1990: The two German states and the WWII Four Powers signed a treaty paving the way for reunification.

1992: Abimael Buzman, leader of the Shining Path Marxist terrorist organization, was captured by Peruvian special forces.

1992: Death of Anthony Perkins, American actor, singer, and director

1993: Death of Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor and director

1994: A pilot fatally crashed his single-engine Cessna into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing. There were no other casualties.

2003: Death of Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
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September 13:

1501: Michelangelo began sculpting his masterpiece, David.

1541: After three years of exile, John Calvin returned to Geneva to reform the church under what came to be called Calvinism.

1598: Death of Philip II of Spain

1609: Henry Hudson reached the river named for him.

1788: The Philadelphia Convention set the date for the first presidential election in the U.S. and New York City became the nation's temporary capital.

1791: King Louis XVI of France accepted a new constitution limiting his powers, mainly because he had little choice.

1814: During the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key, negotiating with the British for the release of civilian prisoners, witness the bombardment of Ft McHenry guarding the entrance to the harbor. He was inspired to write a poem that was later called "The Star Spangled Banner", set to the tune of a British drinking song, and in 1931 became our national anthem.

1819: Birthday of Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer

1851: Birthday of Walter Reed, American physician and biologist

1860: Birthday of John J. Pershing, American general and lawyer

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

1881: Death of Ambrose, American general and politician

1962: An appeals court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, their first black student.

1968: Albania left the Warsaw Pact.

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

2001: Civilian air traffic resumed in the U.S. after being shut down on 9/11.

2006: Death of Ann Richards, American educator and politician, governor of Texas

2008: Hurricane Ike made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast causing heavy damage in Galveston, Houston, and the surrounding area.
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St Pierre Cathedral in Geneva…. Calvin's church



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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I've never bern to Geneva but I have been to Wittenberg & Martin Luther's Church.
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September 14:


81: Domitian became emperor of the Roman Empire.

1321: Death of Dante Alighieri, Italian writer

1646: Death of Robert Devereux, English general and politician,

1741: Georg Frederick Handel completed the oratorio Messiah.

1752: The British Empire adopted the Gregorian Calendar, skipping 11 days (from September 2 to September 14).

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.

1814: During the bombardment of Ft. McHenry in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, "The Star Spangled Banner."

1829: The Treaty of Adrianople between the Ottoman Empire and Russia ended the Russo-Turkish War.

1836: Death of Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rdVice President of the U.S.

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

1851: Death of James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian

1879: Birthday of Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist, co-founder of Planned Parenthood

1886: Birthday of Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician

1901: Pres. William McKinley died after being fatally shot on September 6 in Buffalo. Theodore Roosevelt became president.

1911: Russian PremierPyotr Stolypin was shot while attending the opera, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tale of Tsar Saltan, in the presence of Tsar Nicholas II.

1936: Birthday of Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1960: Founding of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

1982: Death of Grace Kelly, Hollywood star and princess

1994: MLB season was cancelled because of a strike.

2001: A National Prayer Service was held at Washington National Cathedral for the victims of 9/11.

2009: Death of Patrick Swayze, American actor, singer, and dancer
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1851: Death of James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian

Did an English paper on Cooper. Created the character "Hawkeye" and wrote The Deer Slayer and Last of the Mohicans
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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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1987 Montreal Protocol signed, helping to preserve the ozone layer by reducing the use of CFCs.
“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” (The Law, p.6) Frederic Bastiat
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Come on, Historian….either your calendar is missing a day or we need to change the title of this thread to "Yesterday in History"

Whatever the case, I hope you are well …. I do enjoy this thread!
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I thought about including that.
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September 16:

1386: Birthday of Henry V of England

1620: The Mayflower departed England

1701: Death of James II of England

1776: Battle of Harlem Heights during the American Revolution

1810: Mexican War of Independence began.

1824: Death of Louis XVIII of France

1858: Birthday of Bonar Law, Canadian-Scottish banker and politician, Prime Minister of the UK

1891: Birthday of Karl Dönitz, German admiral and politician, signed German surrender to end WWII

1893: Settlers made a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma.

1908: William Durant created General Motors.

1924: Birthday of Lauren Bacall, American actress

1925: Birthday of B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1927: Birthday of Peter Falk, American actor

1934: Birthday of Elgin Baylor, American basketball player and coach

1959: The first successful photocopier was introduced by Xerox in a live television demonstration.

1966: The Metropolitan Opera House opened at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatraby Samuel Barber.

1977: Death of Maria Callas, Greek soprano

1979: 8 people escaped to freedom from East Germany in a homemade hot air balloon.

1991: Birthday of Makenzie Fuller (daughter of Kim Mulkey)

1992: The trial of deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ended with a 40 year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.

1996: Death of McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, National Security Advisor to JFK

2013: A gunman killed a dozen people in the Washington, D.C. Naval Yard.
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I thought I had already posted. Sorry--now fixed.

Been a busy week.
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September 17:

1179: Death of Hildegard of Bingen, German Abbess

1730: Birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American general

1776: The Presidio of San Francisco was founded in New Spain.

1778: The first formal treaty between the U.S. and a Native American tribe was signed, the Treaty of Fort Pitt.

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.

1849: Abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.

1858: Death of Dred Scott, American slave

1859: Birthday of Billy the Kid, American outlaw

1862: TheBattle of Antietam: Gen. George McClellan's Union forces stopped Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederates invasion of the north and forced a retreat in the bloodiest day in American history. The victory led Pres. Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

1907: Birthday of Warren E. Burger, American lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

1908: Thomas Selfridge became the first airplane fatality when the plane he was a passenger in crashed. The Wright Flyer was flown by Orville Wright and Selfridge was the only passenger.

1914: Beginning of the Race to the Sea began during WWI: after the German advance was stopped in northern France, the Germans and the Allies each tried to outflank the other until they reached the coast of the English Channel. Stalemate settled in as both sides began to dig trenches.

1916: Baron Manfred von Richthofen(aka "The Red Baron") won his first aerial combat in France.

1923: Birthday of Hank Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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

1940: Due to setbacks in the Battle of Britain and the approach of autumn weather, Hitler called off Operation Sea Island, the invasion of Britain.

1944: Allied paratroopers parachuted into the Netherlands in the first stage of Operation Market Garden.

1961: The world's first retractable roof stadium, the Civic Arena, opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1966: Death of Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor and actor

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

1978: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin signed the Camp David Accords. 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.

1980: After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity was established.

1983: Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America.

1991: The first version of the Linux kernel was released to the Internet.

1995: Birthday of Patrick Mahomes, American football player, MVP of Super Bowl LIV

1996: Death of Spiro Agnew, American soldier and politician, Vice President of the U.S. under Pres. Nixon

1997: Death of Red Skelton, American actor and comedian

2006: An audio tape was leaked to the public of a private speech in which the Hungarian Prime Minister admitted that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the recent election. Widespread protests erupted.

2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement began at Zuccotti Park in New York City.
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September 17:

1179: Death of Hildegard of Bingen, German Abbess

1730: Birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American general

1776: The Presidio of San Francisco was founded in New Spain.

1778: The first formal treaty between the U.S. and a Native American tribe was signed, the Treaty of Fort Pitt.

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.

1849: Abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.

1858: Death of Dred Scott, American slave

1859: Birthday of Billy the Kid, American outlaw

1862: TheBattle of Antietam: Gen. George McClellan's Union forces stopped Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederates invasion of the north and forced a retreat in the bloodiest day in American history. The victory led Pres. Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

1907: Birthday of Warren E. Burger, American lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

1908: Thomas Selfridge became the first airplane fatality when the plane he was a passenger in crashed. The Wright Flyer was flown by Orville Wright and Selfridge was the only passenger.

1914: Beginning of the Race to the Sea began during WWI: after the German advance was stopped in northern France, the Germans and the Allies each tried to outflank the other until they reached the coast of the English Channel. Stalemate settled in as both sides began to dig trenches.

1916: Baron Manfred von Richthofen(aka "The Red Baron") won his first aerial combat in France.

1923: Birthday of Hank Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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

1940: Due to setbacks in the Battle of Britain and the approach of autumn weather, Hitler called off Operation Sea Island, the invasion of Britain.

1944: Allied paratroopers parachuted into the Netherlands in the first stage of Operation Market Garden.

1961: The world's first retractable roof stadium, the Civic Arena, opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1966: Death of Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor and actor

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

1978: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin signed the Camp David Accords. 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.

1980: After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity was established.

1983: Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America.

1991: The first version of the Linux kernel was released to the Internet.

1995: Birthday of Patrick Mahomes, American football player, MVP of Super Bowl LIV

1996: Death of Spiro Agnew, American soldier and politician, Vice President of the U.S. under Pres. Nixon

1997: Death of Red Skelton, American actor and comedian

2006: An audio tape was leaked to the public of a private speech in which the Hungarian Prime Minister admitted that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the recent election. Widespread protests erupted.

2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement began at Zuccotti Park in New York City.

When the Occupy movement reached Dallas I went down to the park to see what was up. The first guy I met was willing to chat and when I mentioned that as a libertarian I had sympathy for the anti-crony capitalism angle he said that he left libertarians for anarchists "because they are better organized." It's funny cuz it's true.

Next wandered over to the library where I found a copy of "Steal This Book" by Abbie Hoffman. I had heard about it as a kid but I had never seen a copy so I plopped down and skimmed it for a bit. The librarian was a knockout hippie chick in a long denim skirt and leather top, long hair partly braided, just a straight up time warp from my pre-adolescent fantasy world.

Until the wind shifted.

I've worked construction, driven trucks, and been in beer league hockey dressing rooms, but I damn near gagged.
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The problem with anti-capitalists is that most have no idea what capitalism is. So they become socialists without really understanding what that is all about. I hate the label "crony-capitalism" because it's not capitalist. Those who are dishonest, who try to rig the system in their favor, who buy off corrupt politicians for special advantages, etc. are exploiting the freedom of the market out of greed. Capitalism is about free markets with responsibility & everyone competing on an equal footing. All the distortions create mercantilism or fascism both of which are quite different than capitalism despite appearances.
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The problem with anti-capitalists is that most have no idea what capitalism is. So they become socialists without really understanding what that is all about. I hate the label "crony-capitalism" because it's not capitalist. Those who are dishonest, who try to rig the system in their favor, who buy off corrupt politicians for special advantages, etc. are exploiting the freedom of the market out of greed. Capitalism is about free markets with responsibility & everyone competing on an equal footing. All the distortions create mercantilism or fascism both of which are quite different than capitalism despite appearances.

Agree. Ultimately it is freedom
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Exactly. And socialism is the opposite.

Socialism IS slavery.
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September 18:

53: Birthday of Trajan, Roman emperor

324: Constantine the Great defeated Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing his sole control over the Roman Empire.

1066: Harold Hardrada landed his army in the north to begin the invasion of England.

1180: Philip Augustus became the king of France at the age of 15.

1793: The cornerstone for the United States Capitol was laid by George Washington.

1809: The Royal Opera House in London opened.

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 became The New York Times

1862: Gen. George McClellan allowed Confederate forces to escape the day after the victory at Antietam. This would cost him his job.

1870: Old Faithful Geyser was observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.

1895: Booker T. Washington delivered his Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations.

1898: The Fashoda Incident, a territorial dispute between Britain and France, triggered a war scare.

1906: The 1906 Hong Kong typhoon killed an estimated 10,000-15,000 people.

1914: The Irish Home Rule Act became law but implementation was delayed due to WWI.

1919: Fritz Pollard became the first black to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

1927: The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) went on the air.

1931: The Mukden Incident provided Japan a pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.

1939: World War II: The radio show Germany Calling begins transmitting Nazi propaganda

1943: World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.

1947: The National Security Act reorganized America's military and intelligence services including the organization of the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.

1948: Margaret Chase Smith of Maine became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate without completing another senator's term.

1960: Fidel Castro arrived in New York to head the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

1961: U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammerskjöld died in a plane crash while trying to negotiate peace in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

1971: Birthday of Lance Armstrong, American cyclist

1977: Voyage I took the first distant photograph of the Earth and Moon together.

2001: The first letters containing anthrax were mailed from Trenton, New Jersey.

2014: Scotland voted against independence from the UK.

2020: Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, lawyer and Supreme Court Justice
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9-18-2021 When I die, I want my tombstone to offer free WiFi, just so people will visit more often.
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9/18/64 - a little band from England headlined a concert at Memorial Auditorium on Dallas…. played a 12 song set! Was their only appearance in Dallas. They went on and became fairly famous!



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September 19:

1356: Battle of Poitiers: Edward, the Black Prince, led his English army to victory over the French and captured their king during the Hundred Years' War.

1863: The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga during the Civil War.

1864: Union forces under Philip Sheridan defeated the Confederates in the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

1870: During the Franco-Prussian War, the siege of Paris began. After 4 months the Prussians would capture the city.

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

1905: Birthday of Leon Jaworski, American lawyer, Baylor graduate, prosecutor of 2 of the earliest Nazi war crimes trials, special prosecutor of Watergate

1911: Birthday of William Golding, British novelist, playwright, and poet

1940: Witold Pilecki volunteered to be captured by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz to gather and smuggle out information for the resistance movement.

1944: The Moscow Armistice between Finland and the Soviet Union was signed.

1955: Juan Peron was deposed in Argentina.

1957: The first nuclear explosion to be entirely contained underground and therefore with no radioactive fallout.

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.

1995: The Washington Post andThe New York Timespublished the Unabomber manifesto.

2010: The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was sealed.
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9/19/97: Rich Mullins was killed in a vehicle accident. One of my favorites - wrote some great lyrics!

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September 20:

1486: Birthday of Arthur, Prince of Wales and first husband of Catherine of Aragon who later married his brother Henry VIII

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: TheCorps 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.

1863: The Battle of Chickamauga in northwestern Georgia resulted in a Confederate victory.

1878: Birthday of Upton Sinclair, American novelist, essayist, and critic

1899: Birthday of Leo Strauss, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic

1881: Chester A. Arthur was sworn is as president of the United States after the death ofPres. James A. Garfield from an assassin's bullet fired in July.

1946: First Cannes Film Festival was held after a 7 year delay due to WWII.

1948: Birthday of George R. R. Martin, American novelist and short story writer

1967: The RMS Queen Elizabeth IIwas launched from Clydebank, Scotland.

1973: Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes in the Houston Astrodome.

2001: In an address to a joint session of Congress, Pres. George W. Bush declared a "War on Terror."

2005: Death of Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian human rights activist, Holocaust survivor
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September 21:

19 BC: Death of Virgil, Roman poet

1327: Death of Edward II of England

1452: Birthday of Girolamo Savonarola, Italian priest and philosopher

1558: Death of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

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.

1832: Death of Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet

1860: Death of Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author

1866: Birthday of H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic

1867: Birthday of Henry L. Stimson, American colonel, lawyer and politician

1874: Birthday of Gustav Holst, English composer and educator

1904: Death of Chief Joseph, American tribal leader

1912: Birthday of Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter

1931: Birthday of Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer

1942: The B-29 made its first flight in Seattle

1943: Birthday of Jerry Bruckheimer, American film and television producer

1947: Birthday of Stephen King, American author and screenwriter

1949: Proclamation of the People's Republic of China (communist China)

1950: Birthday of Bill Murray, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

1954: Birthday of Shinzo Abe, Japanese lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Japan

1957: Birthday of Mark Levin, American lawyer, radio host, and author

1972: Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law and began ruling the Philippines as an authoritarian dictator.

1974: Birthday of Bryce Drew, American basketball player and coach

1981: Sandra Day O'Connor was unanimously approved by the Senate as the first female Supreme Court Justice.

1985: Baylor football defeated #3 USC on the road 20-13.

1993: Russian President Boris Yeltsin triggered a constitutional crisis when he suspended parliament and scrapped the constitution.

1996: Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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1985, man that was a big win.

Didn't that win get Teaff considered for the USC coaching job?
“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” (The Law, p.6) Frederic Bastiat
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Listened in 1985 on the radio - no Baylor @ USC on TV then
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“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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If you look carefully, you can see Scott Drew behind his Dad.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
 
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