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9/15/2020 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - September 15

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Today in History some notable TV shows premiered on this date - in 1949 the “Lone Ranger” on ABC; in 1957 “Bachelor Father” on CBS; in 1965 “Lost in Space” on CBS; and in 1971 “Columbo” on NBC.

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

  • 1857 - Timothy Alder of NY patents a typesetting machine
  • 1904 - Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight
  • 1942 - US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
  • 1943 - Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
  • 1949 - "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1957 - "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres
  • 1965 - "Lost in Space" premieres
  • 1971 - 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
  • 1986 - 1st broadcast of "L.A. Law" on NBC-TV
  • 1996 - Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1254 - Marco Polo, Venice, Italian explorer (Il Milione), (d. 1324)
  • 1789 - James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans)
  • 1857 - William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice
  • 1890 - Agatha Christie, Torquay Devon, British crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976)
  • 1922 - Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927 - Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940 - Merlin Olsen, UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy)
  • 1946 - Oliver Stone, director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 - Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, Fugitive)
  • 1961 - Dan Marino, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

  • 1794 - 4th US President James Madison (43) weds Dolley Madison (26) in Jefferson County, West Virginia
  • 1949 - Figure skater and actress Sonja Henie (36) weds Winthrop Gardner Jr.
  • 1951 - Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe in London, England
  • 1957 - Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England
  • 1962 - Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt
  • 1981 - Professional boxer George Foreman (32) weds Sharon Goodson
  • 1991 - NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly
  • 2012 - "The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2012 - Singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London

Famous Deaths

  • 1794 - Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)
  • 1938 - Thomas Wolfe, US writer (Enigma), dies at 37
  • 2004 - Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones
  • 2007 - Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress and Match Game panelist (b. 1924)
  • 2008 - Richard Wright, English singer/songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65

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