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Today In History - September 16

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Today in History in 1782 the Great Seal of the U.S. was used for the first time; in 1908 Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors in Flint, Michigan; and in 1997 Apple Computer named co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO.

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

  • 1782 - Great Seal of US used for 1st time
  • 1847 - Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • 1908 - Carriage-maker, William Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan
  • 1963 - "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1964 - "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1966 - Metropolitan Opera opens at NY's Lincoln Center
  • 1968 - Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
  • 1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
  • 1984 - 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • 1997 - Apple Computer Inc. names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO
  • 2012 - 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1875 - James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)
  • 1923 - Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), born in Singapore
  • 1924 - Lauren Bacall, American actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, NY
  • 1925 - B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi
  • 1926 - Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
  • 1934 - Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 - Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 - Ed Begley Jr, LA Cal, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood)
  • 1956 - David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician
  • 1956 - Mickey Rourke, American boxer/actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly)
  • 1958 - Jennifer Tilly, actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 - Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers

Famous Weddings

  • 1862 - Liliuokalani, queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis
  • 1967 - Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber
  • 1989 - Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher
  • 1989 - Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1990 - 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY
  • 1991 - Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1993 - Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
  • 1995 - Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason
  • 2000 - Jeopardy game show winner Ken Jennings (26) weds Mindy Boam
  • 2006 - Aga Khan's son Prince Hussain weds Kristin White on the grounds of Chateau de Chantilly in France
  • 2006 - Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (29) weds Mel Gibson's daughter Hannah Gibson at the altar of The Holy Family Church in Malibu

Famous Deaths

  • 1736 - Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
  • 1824 - Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies
  • 1946 - James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • 1977 - Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • 2003 - Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2009 - Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)

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