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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of September 13:

1739 Grigory Potemkin army officer, statesman, Catherine II's lover, OS
1755 Oliver Evans pioneered high-pressure steam engine
1819 Clara Schumann (née Wieck) Leipzig, Germany, pianist/composer
1851 Walter Reed US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever
1857 Milton S Hershey , chocolate manufacturer/philanthropist
1860 Gen John J (Blackjack) Pershing US commander in WW I
1863 Arthur Henderson Britain, socialist/disarmament worker (Nobel 1934)
1866 Adolf Meyer US, psychiatrist/neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene)
1874 Arnold Schonberg Vienna Austria, composer (Second Quartet)
1876 Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg)
1894 J(ohn) B(oynton) Priestly author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes
1895 Ruth McDevitt Coldwater Mich, actress (Jo-All in the Family)
1896 Morris Kirksey US, 4 X 100m (Olympic-gold-1920)
19-- Christine Estabrook Erie Pa, actress (Jane-Hometown)
19-- Dave Mustaine rocker (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
19-- Jean Smart Seattle Wash, actress (Charlene-Designing Women)
1904 Gladys George Patten Maine, actress (Roaring Twenties)
1912 Reta Shaw South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1913 Roy Engle Mo, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian)
1917 Robert Ward Cleveland Ohio, composer (Pantaloon)
1918 Ray Charles Chicago, orch leader (Perry Como)
1920 Carole Mathews Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-The Californians)
1924 Maurice Jarre Lyons France, composer (Dr Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)
1924 Norman Alden Fort Worth Tx, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay)
1924 Scott Brady Bkln NY, actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar)
1925 Mel Tormé Chic Ill, jazz singer "Velvet Fog" (Jet Set, Night Court)
1926 Emile Francis NHL player/coach/GM (Rangers, Blues, Whalers)
1928 Ernest L Boyer educator/chancellor of NY's State Universities (SUNY)
1930 James McLane US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1931 Barbara Bain Chic, actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999)
1933 Eileen Fulton Asheville NC, actress (Our Private World)
1937 Fred Silverman broadcasting exec (ABC/NBC)
1938 Judith Martin Miss Manners
1939 Larry Speakes presidential press secretary
1939 Richard Kiel Detroit Mich, James Bond adversary
1941 Oscar Arias Sánchez president of Costa Rica (1986- ) (Nobel 1987)
1944 (Winifred) Jacqueline Bisset England, actress (Class, Deep, Secrets)
1944 Peter Cetera Chicago, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days)
1948 Clyde Kusatsu Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive)
1948 Nell Carter Birmingham Ala, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo)
1951 David Clayton-Thomas singer (Blood Sweat & Tears-You've Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel)
1952 Karen Wyman Bronx NY, singer (Long & Winding Road)
1953 Taryn Power LA Calif, actress (Maria)
1956 Joni Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1958 Ann Dusenberry Tucson Az, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training)
1965 Zak Starsky drummer, son of Beatle Ringo
1971 Stella Nina McCartney daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney

Deaths which occurred on September 13:

1321 Dante Alighieri author of the Divine Comedy, dies
1598 Philip II King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71
1759 James Wolfe British general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 32
1803 John Barry 1st American commodore, dies
1950 Sara Allgood actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
1977 Leopold Stokowski symphonic conductor, dies in England, at 95
1981 William Loeb publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75
1982 Philip Ober actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80
1991 Joseph Pasternak movie producer, dies at 89 of cancer


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On this day...

122 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall
604 Sabinian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1625 Rabbi Isiah Horowith & 15 other rabbis arrested in Jerusalem
1663 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
1759 Wolfe defeats Montcalm on Plains of Abraham; Canada becomes English
1788 New York City becomes capital of the United States
1789 1st loan to US Govt (from NYC banks)
1849 1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)
1867 Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
1882 Britain invades Egypt
1883 Cleveland Hugh Daily no-hits Phila 1-0
1906 1st airplane flight in Europe
1922 136.4°F (58° C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)
1925 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
1927 Waite Hoyt became the only 20 game winner of the 1927 Yankees
1928 KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions
1932 NY Yankees clinch their 7th pennant
1936 Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Phila A's)
1942 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
1942 German forces attack Stalingrad
1943 Chiang Kai-shek became president of China
1948 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
1949 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC
1959 USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
1961 "Car 54 Where are You?" premiers on TV
1961 Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
1963 "The Outer Limits" premiers
1963 Yanks clinch their 28th pennant
1965 Beatles release "Yesterday"
1965 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast
1965 Willie Mays hits his 500th HR
1970 IBM announces System 370 computer
1971 9 hostages & 28 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
1971 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR
1971 World Hockey Association formed
1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for the 1976 Olympics
1973 Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
1974 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
1976 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight (5m28s)
1977 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
1977 2nd test of the Space Shuttle Enterprise
1978 NY Yanks win to gain sole possession of 1st place from 14 games back
1979 South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr)
1981 33rd Emmy Awards (Hill Street Blues big winner)
1981 April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13"
1981 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
1981 John McEnroe beats Björn Börg for US Open title
1982 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
1983 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
1984 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 John Williams introduces the new Today Show theme
1986 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season
1986 Kellye Cash (Miss Tennessee) crowned Miss America
1987 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
1988 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
1988 Hurricane Gilbert becomes strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
1989 Fay Vincent named baseball commissioner
1990 Iraqi troops storm the residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
1990 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
1991 A 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
1991 Joe Colemans 3rd 100 RBI season in a row 3 teams (Cleve, SD & Toronto)


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Pennsylvania : John Barry Day (1803)
Rhodesia : Pioneer Day (1923)
World : Dante Alighieri Day
Hispanics : National Hispanic Heritage Week - - - - - ( Sunday )
US : National Grandparents' Day - - - - - ( Sunday )
Afghánistán : National Assembly Foundation Day (1964) - - - - - ( Wednesday )
Scotland : Fisherman's Walk Day - - - - - ( Friday )

Religious Observances

Ang : Commemoration of St Cyprian, bishop & martyr of Carthage
RC, Luth : Memorial of St John Chrysostom, bishop & doctor

Religious History

1635 The Massachusetts General Court banished Separatist preacher Roger Williams, 32, for criticizing the Massachusetts Bay Company charter and for perpetually advocating a separation of church and state.
1845 William Walford's hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," first appeared in print in the "New York Observer." Walford (1772-1850), a blind lay preacher, had written the poem three years earlier in the village of Coleshill, England.
1931 Having recently suffered a nervous breakdown, Foursquare Gospel founder Aimee Semple McPherson, 40, entered an ill-fated marriage to David Hutton. (They divorced four years later.)
1940 The Southern Baptist General Convention of California was organized at Shafter by representatives of 14 congregations attending an associational meeting of the denomination.
1962 Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'God, according to 2 Cor. 5:19, reconciled the world to himself, not himself to the world.'

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
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