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home : extras : e-extras September 29, 2020

9/14/2020 1:52:00 PM
Today In History - September 14

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From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1814 Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem whose words later became the lyrics of the “Star Spangled Banner”; in 1960 Chubby Checker’s “Twist” hits #1; and in 1985 “The Golden Girls” debuted on NBC-TV.

Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1741 - George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days
  • 1814 - Francis Scott Key inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" words of which later become lyrics of "Star-Spangled Banner"
  • 1901 - Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as President, the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo
  • 1938 - Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight
  • 1948 - Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
  • 1953 - Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov
  • 1960 - Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1
  • 1964 - Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House
  • 1965 - "F-Troop" premieres
  • 1968 - Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1968 - 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
  • 1985 - "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC
  • 2001 - Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
  • 2009 - David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881
  • 2014 - 39th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Imitation Game" directed by Morten Tyldum wins the People's Choice Award


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1769 - Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1859)
  • 1849 - Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)
  • 1879 - Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent
  • 1899 - Hal Wallis, movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park)
  • 1947 - Jon "Bowser" Bauman, singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • 1947 - Sam Neill, British-born New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland
  • 1959 - Mary Crosby, actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 - Faith Ford, Louisiana, actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown)
  • 1965 - Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1983 - Amy Winehouse, Southgate, London, singer ("Stronger Than Me, Rehab), (d. 2011)

Famous Weddings

  • 1830 - Princess WFLC Marianne marries Albrecht of Prussia
  • 1835 - American leading transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson (33) marries 2nd wife Lydia (Lidian) Jackson in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • 1838 - Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass marries free woman Anne Murray in New York
  • 1886 - Neurologist Sigmund Freud (30) weds Martha Bernays (25) in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1892 - AP Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo
  • 1954 - Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry
  • 1956 - British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)
  • 1970 - Singer Stevie Wonder (20) marries Rita Wright [Syreeta] (24)
  • 1974 - Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 - Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)
  • 1984 - Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France
  • 1996 - Actress Liz Keifer (33) weds Robert Convertino (41) at Rihga Royal Hotel in New York City
  • 2002 - No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani (42) weds lead singer and rhythm guitarist "Bush" Gavin Rossdale (46) at St. Paul's Church in London, England
  • 2006 - Former B*Witched member Lindsay Armaou weds former "911" member Lee Brennan at St. Mary's Parish Church in County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 2007 - "Fantastic Four" actor Ioan Gruffudd (33) weds actress Alice Evans (36) in a small ceremony at the One and Only Palmilla Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 2008 - Former Star Trek actor George Takei (71) weds his partner of two decades Brad Altman (54) in a Buddhist ceremony at Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles
  • 2013 - Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy
  • 2013 - NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California
  • 2014 - Actress Elisabetta Canalis (36) weds orthopedic surgeon Brian Perri in Sardinia, Italy

Famous Divorces

  • 1962 - Actress Janet Leigh (35) divorces actor Tony Curtis (37) after after 10 years of marriage
  • 1984 - Film director John Carpenter (36) divorces actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1851 - James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61
  • 1852 - Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83
  • 1901 - President William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz
  • 1982 - Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52
  • 1996 - Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • 1999 - Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • 2009 - Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2009 - Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)

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