SEPTEMBER 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1207 – Rumi the Persian mystic and poet was born on the 30th September 1207 (died 1273).

1791 – The Magic Flute was first performed on the 30th of September in 1791, becoming the last opera by Mozart to make its debut. It took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.

1832 – Ann Jarvis the American activist and co-founder of Mother’s Day was born on the 30th September 1832 (died 1905).

1860 – Britain’s 1st tram service began in Birkenhead, Merseyside on the 30th of September in 1860.

1895 – Madagascar became a French protectorate on the 30th of September in 1895.

1927 – Babe Ruth became the 1st baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season on the 30th of September in 1927.

1931 – Angie Dickinson the American actress was born on the 30th September 1931.

1934Udo Jürgens the Austrian composer and singer was born in Klagenfurt, Austria on the 30th September 1934. Griechischer Wein – Greek Wine music video…

1935 – Johnny Mathis the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 30th September 1935.

1946 – Claude Vorilhon the French UFO advocate and founder Raëlism was born on the 30th September 1946.

1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, was televised for the first time on the 30th of September in 1947.

1947 – Marc Bolan the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from T. Rex was born on the 30th September 1947.

1954 – Barry Williams the American actor was born on the 30th September 1954.

1955 – James Dean died in a road accident on the 30th of September in 1955, aged 24.

1957 – Fran Drescher the American actress was born on the 30th September 1957.

1961 – Eric Stoltz the American actor, director, and producer was born on the 30th September 1961.

1964 – Robby Takac the American singer-songwriter and bass player from the Goo Goo Dolls was born on the 30th September 1964.

1965Thunderbirds premiered for the first time on British television on the 30th September 1965, but only in the ATV Midlands broadcasting region. Other ATV regions followed within 3 months, with ATV London commencing transmissions on the 25th December 1965. The children’s television series about a rescue organisation was inspired by a real life disaster rescue on the 7th November 1963, when 11 West German miners were rescued from a collapsed mine after surviving for 14 days, an event later known as the Wunder von Lengede (Miracle of Lengede).

1968 – The Boeing 747 was rolled out and shown to the public for the 1st time at the Boeing Everett Factory on the 30th of September in 1968.

1980 – Ethernet specifications were published by Xerox working with Intel & Digital Equipment Corporation on the 30th of September in 1980.

1980 – Camilla d’Errico the Canadian illustrator and painter was born on the 30th September 1980.

1980 – Martina Hingis the Swiss tennis player was born on the 30th September 1980.

1981Ashleigh Moore the Canadian child actress, who played Chrissy in the 1995 film Now and Then was born on the 30th September 1981 (died 10 December 2007 aged 26).

1982 – Lacey Chabert the American actress was born on the 30th September 1982.

1984 – Keisha Buchanan the English singer-songwriter from Sugababes was born on the 30th September 1984.

2004 – The 1st images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were taken 600 miles south of Tokyo on the 30th of September in 2004.

2012Melbourne Storm won the 2012  National Rugby League Grand Final after defeating the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on the 30th of September in 2012. The final score: Melbourne Storm 14 / Bulldogs 4.

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Today in History for September 30th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 29 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1518 – Tintoretto the Italian painter was born on the 29th September 1518 (died 1594).

1571 – Caravaggio the Italian painter was born on the 29th September 1571 (d. 1610).

1640 – Antoine Coysevox the French sculptor was born on the 29th September 1640 (died 1720).

1703 ~ François Boucher the French painter was born on the 29th September 1703 (died 1770). François Boucher was an advocate of the Rococo style, and known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings of classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. François Boucher was one of the most celebrated decorative artists of the 18th century.

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Oil painting on canvas portrait of Marie-Louise O’Murphy, one of the younger mistresses of King Louis XV of France, painted by François Boucher c.1752 (size: 59 x 73 cm) at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany

1717 – The Guatemala Earthquake of 1717 struck Antigua Guatemala on the 29th September 1717, destroying much of the city’s architecture, which made authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.

1789 – The United States Department of War established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men on the 29th September 1789.

1829 – The Metropolitan Police of London was founded on the 29th September 1829, and later also known as the Met.

1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world was opened in Blackpool, England on the 29th September 1885.

1903Diana Vreeland the French noted columnist and editor in fashion was born on the 29th September 1903 in Paris (died 22nd August 1989). Diana Vreeland worked for the Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue fashion magazines, and was a special consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Diana Vreeland was named on the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964.

1907 – The cornerstone was laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. on the 29th September 1907.

1907 – Gene Autry the American singer and actor was born on the 29th September 1907 (died 1998).

1916 – Carl Giles the English cartoonist was born on the 29th September 1916 (died 1995).

1948 – Bryant Gumbel the American journalist was born on the 29th September 1948.

1954 – The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) was signed on the 29th September 1954.

1955 – Ann Bancroft the American explorer and author was born on the 29th September 1955.

1961 – Julia Gillard the Australian 27th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 29th September 1961.

1962 – Alouette 1 the 1st Canadian satellite was launched on the 29th September 1962.

1964 – The Argentine comic strip Mafalda was published for the 1st time on the 29th September 1964.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced on the 29th September 1966. The Chevrolet Camaro was originally named the Panther.

1968 – Luke Goss the English singer from Bros was born on the 29th September 1968.

1968 – Matt Goss the English singer/songwriter from Bros was born on the 29th September 1968.

1979 – Pope John Paul II became the 1st pope to set foot on Irish soil on the 29th September 1979, with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland.

1988 – NASA launched STS-26 on the 29th September 1988, for the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

1990 – Construction of the Washington National Cathedral was completed on the 29th September 1990.

2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within 4 lunar distances of Earth on the 29th September 2004.

2004 – The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight on the 29th September 2004, the 1st of two required to win the prize.

2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points on the 29th September 2008, becoming the largest single-day point loss in its history.

2009 – An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands caused a tsunami on the 29th September 2009.

2012 ~ SYDNEY SWANS won the Australian Football League 2012 Premiership Cup at the AFL Grand Final, after defeating Hawthorn by 10 points at the MCG, on Saturday the 29th of September in 2012. The final score: Sydney Swans 91 / Hawthorn 81. The Swans were founded in 1874, and originally known as the South Melbourne Football Club until they became the first club in the competition to be based outside of Victoria, when they relocated to Sydney in 1982. Sydney was  Sydney Swans official website: www.SydneySwans.com.au 

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Today in History for September 29th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 28 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

0935 – Saint Wenceslas was murdered on the 28th September in the year 935, by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.

1066 – William the Bastard invaded England on the 28th September 1066, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1542 – Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrived at what is now known as San Diego, California in the United States on the 28th September 1542.

1567 ~ Hans Steininger (aka Hanns Staininger) Austrian mayor famous for having the World’s longest beard (3.5 feet / 1.06m long c.1550) died on the 28th September 1567, because of his beard. The death by beard incident occurred when there was a fire in his town of Braunau, and in his haste Hans forgot to roll up his beard and place it in a purposely made pouch for his beard, which caused him to accidentally step on it, fall and break his neck, thus being killed by his famous beard. Legend tells of an invitation to Hans Steininger from the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague to see his extraordinary beard.

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Hans Steininger with the World’s longest beard (c.1550)
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Epitaph of mayor Hans Steininger with the World’s longest beard on the outside walls of St. Stephan’s church at Braunau am Inn, Austria ~ www.Tourismus-Braunau.at

Hans Steininger is often found in stupid way to die lists on the internet. YouTube video: Horrible Histories Stupid Deaths: Hans Steininger…

1791 – France became the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population on the 28th September 1791.

1836 – Thomas Crapper the English plumber and inventer of the ballcock was born on the 28th September 1836 (died 1910)

1924 – First round-the-world flight was completed on the 28th September 1924.

1928 – The U.K. Parliament passed the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis on the 28th September 1928.

1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory on the 28th September 1928, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1934 – Brigitte Bardot the French actress and singer was born on the 28th September 1934.

1947 – Bob Carr the Australian politician and 39th Premier of New South Wales was born on the 28th September 1947.

1950 – Indonesia joined the United Nations on the 28th September 1950.

1951 – CBS mades the 1st color televisions available for sale to the general public on the 28th September 1951.

1960 – Jennifer Rush the American singer-songwriter was born on the 28th September 1960.

1963 – Whaam!, the Roy Lichtenstein painting debuted on the 28th September 1963, at an exhibition held at the Leo Castelli Gallery.

1967 – Moon Zappa the American actress and singer was born on the 28th September 1967.

1968 – Naomi Watts the English-Australian actress was born on the 28th September 1968.

1971 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis on the 28th September 1971.

1978 – Pope John Paul I died on the 28th September 1978 (born 1912).

1987 – Hilary Duff the American actress and singer was born on the 28th September 1987.

1994 – The MS Estonia car ferry sank in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people on the 28th September 1994.

2008 – SpaceX launched the Falcon 1, the 1st private spacecraft into orbit on the 28th September 2008.

2012 ~ AMY the much loved German Shepherd dog, died on Friday 28th September 2012, aged 14 years old. (born in 1998)

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Allie & Amy dog aged 14 years old, on the day before she died. R.i.p Amy 1998 ~ 2012 (Photo by Anton K.)

2013 ~ Hawthorn Football Club won the 2013 AFL Grand Final on the 28th September 2013. The 2013 Australian rules football grand final was contested between Hawthorn Football Club and Fremantle Football Club at the MCG: Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 117th annual Grand Final of the AFL (Australian Football League). The grand final was attended by 100,007 spectators, and won by Hawthorn by a margin of 15 points, marking the club’s eleventh VFL/AFL premiership victory.

Today in History for September 28th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 27 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1821 – Mexico gained its independence from Spain on the 27th September 1821.

1840 – Thomas Nast the German-American cartoonist was born on the 27th September 1840 (died 1902).

1908 – The 1st production of the Ford Model T automobile was built on the 27th September 1908, at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1911 – Marcey Jacobson the American photographer was born on the 27th September 1911 (died 2009).

1918 – Martin Ryle the English astronomer and Nobel Prize laureate was born on the 27th September 1918 (died 1984).

1927 – Romano Scarpa the Italian writer and illustrator was born on the 27th September 1927 (died 2005).

1931 – Freddy Quinn the Austrian singer and actor was born on the 27th September 1931.

1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct on the 27th September 1937.

1938 – Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was launched in Glasgow on the 27th September 1938.

1942 – Alvin Stardust the English singer and actor was born on the 27th September 1942.

1943 – Randy Bachman the Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist from The Guess WhoIronhorseBachman–Turner OverdriveBachman & Turner and Brave Belt was born on the 27th September 1943.

1945 – Jack Goldstein the Canadian-American painter was born on the 27th September 1945 (died 2003).

1946 – T. C. Cannon the American painter was born on the 27th September 1946 (died 1978).

1947 – Meat Loaf the American singer-songwriter was born on the 27th September 1947.

1953 – Greg Ham the Australian singer-songwriter and musician from Men at Work was born on the 27th September 1953 (died 2012).

1954 – The nationwide debut of Tonight Starring Steve Allen (The Tonight Show) was on the 27th September 1954.

1959 – Almost 5000 people died on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon was on the 27th September 1959.

1961 – Sierra Leone joined the United Nations on the 27th September 1961.

1962 – The Yemen Arab Republic was established on the 27th September 1962.

1964 – Stephan Jenkins the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Third Eye Blind was born on the 27th September 1964.

1968 – The stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on the 27th September 1968, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in 1973.

1971 – Horacio Sandoval the Mexican illustrator was born on the 27th September 1971.

1972 ~ Gwyneth Paltrow Martin the American actress and singer was born on the 27th September 1972.

1984 – Avril Lavigne the Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer was born on the 27th September 1984.

1985 – Grace Helbig the American Youtube vlogger and founder of www.MyDamnChannel.com was born on the 27th September 1985.

1995 – Lina Leandersson the Swedish actress was born on the 27th September 1995. She is best known for playing the lead role of Eli in Let the Right One In, a 2008 Swedish romantic vampire film.

1998 – The Google internet search engine claimed the 27th September as its birthday.

2003 – Smart 1 satellite was launched on the 27th September 2003.

2005 – Tom and Jerry aired its final episode on the 27th September 2005, titled The Karate Guard.

2007 – NASA launched the Dawn probe on the 27th September 2007.

2008 – CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang became the 1st Chinese person to perform a spacewalk on the 27th September 2008, while flying on Shenzhou 7.

Today in History for September 27th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 26 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1872Max Ehrmann the American writer and poet was born on the 26th September 1872. Max Ehrmann is widely known for writing Desiderata (Latin = things desired) in 1927, an inspiring timelss prose poem containing wonderful words of wisdom to live by.

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Max Ehrmann, writer of Desiderata

1888 – T. S. Eliot the American-English publisher, playwright, and critic was born on the 26th September 1888 (died 1965). T. S. Elliot was a Nobel Prize laureate.

1934 – RMS Queen Mary was launched on the 26th day of September in 1934.

1943 – Ian Chappell the Australian cricketer was born on the 26th September 1943.

1945 – Bryan Ferry the English singer-songwriter from Roxy Music was born on the 26th September 1945.

1948 – Olivia Newton-John the English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 26th September 1948.

1949 – Wendy Saddington the Australian singer from Chain was born on the 26th September 1949 (died 2013).

1969The Brady Bunch American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz was first broadcast on the 26th September 1969, until the 8th March 1974 on ABC. YouTube video: The Brady Bunch Theme Song From All Seasons: All of the intros and end credits from all 5 seasons of The Brady Bunch…

1973 – Concorde made its 1st non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time on the 26th day of September in 1973.

1983Stanislav Petrov aka Станисла́в Евгра́фович Петро́в the Russian retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces saved the World from a nuclear war the 26th September 1983. He was the duty officer at the command center for the Oko nuclear early-warning system when the system reported that a missile was being launched from the United States. Petrov judged the report to be a false alarm which prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its NATO allies that could have resulted in large-scale nuclear war. Investigation later confirmed that the satellite warning system had malfunctioned due to sunlight.

1984 – The United Kingdom agreed to the handover of Hong Kong on the 26th day of September in 1984.

Today in History for September 26th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 25 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1690 – Publick Occurrences Both Foreign & Domestick, the 1st newspaper to appear in the Americas, was published for the 1st and only time, on the 25th day of September in 1690.

1929 – Barbara Walters the American journalist, broadcaster, and author was born on the 25th September 1929.

1944 – Michael Douglas the American actor and producer was born on the 25th September 1944.

1947 – Cheryl Tiegs the American model and actress was born on the 25th September 1947.

1952 – Colin Friels the Scottish actor was born on the 25th September 1952.

1961 – Heather Locklear the American actress and model was born on the 25th September 1961.

1968 ~ Will Smith the American actor was born on the 25th September 1968.

1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones the Welsh actress was born on the 25th September 1969.

1992 – Mars Observer the $511 million NASA probe was launched on the 25th day of September in 1992.

2008 – Shenzhou 7 the Chinese spacecraft was launched on the 25th day of September in 2008.

Today in History for September 25th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 24 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1852 – The first airship powered by an engine travelled 17 miles (27 km) on the 24th September 1852,  from Paris to Trappes. The steam powered airship was created by Henri Giffard.

1869 – Black FridayGold prices plummeted on the 24th September 1869, after Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold, after Jay Gould and James Fisk plotted to control the market.

1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy on the 24th September 1890.

1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald the American author of The Great Gatsby was born on the 24th September 1896 (d. 1940).

1941 – Linda McCartney the American singer from Wings, photographer, and activist was born on the 24th September 1941 (died 1998).

1946 – Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in Hong Kong on the 24th September 1946.

1948 – The Honda Motor Company was founded on the 24th September 1948.

1959 – Theo Paphitis the Cypriot-English businessman was born on the 24th September 1959.

1968 – 60 Minutes debuted on CBS on the 24th September 1968.

1968 – Swaziland joined the United Nations on the 24th September 1968.

1979 – Compu-Serve launched the first consumer internet service on the 24th September 1979, which featured the 1st public electronic mail service.

1985Growing Pains the American television sitcom on the 24th September 1985, to the 25th April 1992.

1990 – Periodic Great White Spot was observed on Saturn on the 24th September 1990.

2005 – Hurricane Rita made landfall in the United States on the 24th September 2005, devastating Beaumont, Texas and parts of south western Louisiana.

2007The Big Bang Theory the American sitcom premiered on the 24th September 2007. The Big Bang Theory official website: www.cbs.com/shows/Big_Bang_Theory | Facebook verified page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBigBangTheory | Twitter verified account: www.twitter.com/BigBang_cbs | Google Plus Big Bang Theory | YouTube video: The Big Bang Theory Intro Full Version…

2012JOBE WATSON the AFL footballer, and current captain of the Essendon Football Club, won the 2012 Brownlow Medal on the 24th day of September in 2012. Jobe Watson polled 30 votes, becoming the 6th Essendon player to win the Brownlow Medal award. Jobe is the son of former Essendon player Tim Watson.

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The Jobe Watson 2012 Brownlow Medal Award tribute on the www.EssendonFC.com.au website

Today in History for September 24th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 23 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1215 – Kublai Khan the Mongolian emperor was born on the 23rd September 1215 (died 1294).

1641 – The Merchant Royal carrying a treasure worth over a billion US dollars was lost at sea off Land’s End on the 23rd September 1641.

1806 – Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis on the 23rd September 1806, after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

1846 –  Neptune was discovered on the 23rd September 1846, by astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle.

1889 – Nintendo was founded by on the 23rd day of September in 1889.

1908 – University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, was founded on the 23rd September 1908.

1909 – The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra) a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois on the 23rd September 1909.

1920 – Mickey Rooney the American actor was born on the 23rd September 1920.

1930 – Ray Charles the American singer-songwriter, pianist and actor was born on the 23rd September 1930 (died 2004).

1943 – Julio Iglesias the Spanish singer-songwriter was born on the 23rd September 1943.

1945 – Ron Bushy the American drummer from Iron Butterfly was born on the 23rd September 1945.

1948 – Dan Toler the American guitarist from The Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman Band was born on the 23rd September 1948 (died 2013).

1949 – Bruce Springsteen the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 23rd September 1949.

1959Jason Alexander the American actor, director, producer, writer, singer, comedian, best known as George Costanza on Seinfeld was born Jay Scott Greenspan on the 23rd September 1959.

1952 – Richard Nixon mades his Checkers speech on the 23rd September 1952.

1959MS Princess of Tasmania became Australia’s 1st passenger roll-on / roll-off diesel ferry, when it made her maiden voyage across Bass Strait on the 23rd day of September in 1959.

1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York City on the 23rd September 1962.

1976 – Sarah Blasko the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 23rd September 1976.

1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 was bombed on the 23rd September 1983, killing all 117 people on board.

1999 – NASA announced that it had lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter on the 23rd September 1999.

2002 – The 1st public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (Phoenix 0.1) was released on the 23rd September 2002.

2004 – Hurricane Jeanne hit Haiti on the 23rd September 2004, with 1,070 people reported to have been killed by floods.

2013The Blacklist American drama series premiered on the 23rd September 2013. The Blacklist official website: www.nbc.com/The-Blacklist | YouTube video: The Blacklist (NBC) Official Trailer [HD]…

Today in History for September 23rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1692 – The last people hanged for witchcraft in England’s North American colonies took place on the 22nd September 1692.

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General was established on the 22nd September 1789.

1885 – Gunnar Asplund the Swedish architect was born on the 22nd September 1885 (died 1940).

1885 – Ben Chifley the Australian politician and 16th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 22nd September 1885 (died 1951).

1888 – The 1st issue of National Geographic Magazine was published on the 22nd September 1888.

1896 – Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history on the 22nd September 1896.

1909 – John Engstead the American photographer was born on the 22nd September 1909 (died 1983).

1920 – Eric Baker the English activist and co-founder of Amnesty International was born on the 22nd September 1920 (died 1976).

1921 – Will Elder the American illustrator was born on the 22nd September 1921 (died 2008).

1924 – Charles Keeping the English author and illustrator was born on the 22nd September 1924 (died 1988).

1943 – Toni Basil the American singer-songwriter and dancer was born on the 22nd September 1943.

1943 – Barry Cable the Australian footballer and coach was born on the 22nd September 1943.

1951 – David Coverdale the English singer-songwriter from Whitesnake and Deep Purple was born on the 22nd September 1951.

1953 – Richard Fairbrass the English singer-songwriter from Right Said Fred was born on the 22nd September 1953. YouTube video: Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (1991)

1956 – Doug Wimbish the American singer-songwriter and bass player from Living Colour was born on the 22nd September 1956.

1957 – Nick Cave the Australian singer-songwriter and composer was born on the 22nd September 1957.

1958 – Joan Jett the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 22nd September 1958.

1967 – Kim Watkins the Australian television host was born on the 22nd September 1967.

1969 – Matt Sharp the American singer-songwriter and bass player from Weezer was born on the 22nd September 1969.

1978 – Harry Kewell the Australian footballer was born on the 22nd September 1978.

1980 – Iraq invaded Iran on the 22nd September 1980.

1982 – Billie Piper the English actress and singer was born on the 22nd September 1982.

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to the public for the 1st time on the 22nd September 1991, by the Huntington Library.

1994Friends the American sitcom was first broadcast on the 22nd September 1994, until the 6th May 2004. YouTube video: F.R.I.E.N.D.S Best of Season 1 (Part 1)…

Today in History for September 22nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

SEPTEMBER 21 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1853 – Heike Kamerlingh Onnes the Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize winner who pioneered refrigeration techniques, was born on the 21st day of September in 1853 (d. 1926).

1866 – H. G. Wells the English writer was born on the 21st day of September in 1866 (d. 1946).

1897 – The “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial was published in the New York Sun on the 21st day of September in 1897.

1902Sir Allen Lane the British book publisher who founded Penguin Books, was born on the 21st day of September in 1902 (d. 1970).

1912 – Chuck Jones the American animator was born on the 21st day of September in 1912 (d. 2002).

1931 – Larry Hagman the American actor was born on the 21st day of September in 1931.

1933 – Allan Jeans the Australian football player and coach was born on the 21st day of September in 1933 (d. 2011).

1934 – Leonard Cohen the Canadian singer and songwriter was born on the 21st day of September in 1934.

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit was published on the 21st day of September in 1937.

1942 – The B-29 Superfortress made its maiden flight on the 21st day of September in 1942.

1947 – Stephen King the American author was born on the 21st day of September in 1947.

1947 – Don Felder the American guitarist from the Eagles was born on the 21st day of September in 1947.

1950 – Bill Murray the American comedian and actor was born on the 21st day of September in 1950.

1954 – Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor the British musician from Motörhead was born on the 21st day of September in 1954.

1957Kevin Rudd the Australian politician who was twice Prime Minister of Australia was born in Nambour, Queensland on the 21st day of September in 1957. Kevin Rudd was the 1st PM King of Social Media Land: Kevin Rudd official webiste: www.KevinRuddMP.com | official Facebook: www.facebook.com/KevinRuddMP | verified Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KRuddMP | YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/KevinRuddMP | instagram: www.instagram.com/KRuddMP

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1959 – Corinne Drewery the British singer from Swing Out Sister was born on the 21st day of September in 1959.

1961 – The CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter made its maiden flight on the 21st day of September in 1961.

1961 – Nancy Travis the American actress was born on the 21st day of September in 1961.

1964 – Malta became independent from the United Kingdom on the 21st day of September in 1964.

1965 – David Wenham the Australian actor was born on the 21st day of September in 1965.

1967 – Faith Hill the American singer was born on the 21st day of September in 1967.

1968 – Ricki Lake the American talk show hostess was born on the 21st day of September in 1968.

1971 – David Vetter also known as The Boy in the Bubble was born on the 21st day of September in 1971 (d. 1984).

1972 – Liam Gallagher the English singer from Oasis was born on the 21st day of September in 1972.

1972 – David Silveria the American drummer from KoЯn was born on the 21st day of September in 1972.

1981 – Nicole Richie the American socialite was born on the 21st day of September in 1981.

1982 ~ The iNTERNATiONAL DAY of PEACE also known as World Peace Day has been held annually on the 21st day of September in 1982. International Day of Peace is dedicated to peace, and absence of war and violence. See the United Nations International  Day of Peacepage. 

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1989 ~ Jason Derulo the American pop singer was born on the 21st day of September in 1989. YouTube video: Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty feat. 2 Chainz (2013 Official HD Music Video)…

1998The King of Queens American television sitcom was first broadcast on the 21st September 1998, until the 14th May 2007. YouTube video: The King Of Queens TV Intro in HD…

2001 – Deep Space 1 flew within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly on the 21st day of September in 2001.

Today in History for September 21st ~ video presented by the Associated Press…