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9/19/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - September 19
James A Garfield20th United States President

James A Garfield
20th United States President

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Today in History in 1778 the Continental Congress passed the first budget of the United States; in 1881 - James A. Garfield, 20th President (1881), died of gunshot wound at age 49; and in 1960 the #1 record was “Twist” by Chubby Checker.

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

  • 1778 - The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
  • 1796 - George Washington's farewell address as president
  • 1848 - Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)
  • 1928 - Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater NYC)
  • 1947 - Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
  • 1951 - 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV
  • 1952 - The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
  • 1959 - Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
  • 1960 - Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1
  • 1961 - Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
  • 1970 - "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS
  • 1986 - "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres
  • 1989 - "Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC
  • 2008 - Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants
  • 2011 - Ashton Kutcher debuts on "Two and a Half Men", replacing Charlie Sheen

3 - LC Board Elections - Poll Workers

Famous Birthdays

  • 1911 - William Golding, Cornwall England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993)
  • 1942 - Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 - Jeremy Irons, Isle of Wight, England, actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion KIng)
  • 1955 - Rex Smith, Jacksonville, Florida, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away)
  • 1974 - Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comedian, born in New York City, New York

Famous Weddings

  • 1945 - Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
  • 1964 - Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson
  • 1998 - "Full House" actor John Stamos (35) weds supermodel Rebecca Romijn (25) at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1999 - Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles
  • 2008 - NBC's The Biggest Loser contestant Matt Hoover (30) weds Suzy Preston (30) at the Grand Lido Negril resort in Jamaica
  • 2009 - "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington

Famous Divorces

  • 1972 - Actor Phil Hartman (23) divorces Gretchen Lewis after 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1881 - James A Garfield, 20th President (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49
  • 1995 - Orville Redenbacher, American businessman (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn) dies aged 88
  • 1997 - Rich Mullins, American singer (b. 1955)
  • 2004 - Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)

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