Historical Events on September 16

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  • 1400 Owain Glynd┼Ár is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
  • 1575 King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to the Hugenots
  • 1597 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
  • 1630 Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston
  • 1652 Spanish troops occupy Dunkirk
  • 1654 Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
  • 1666 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
  • 1668 King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
  • 1701 James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
  • 1702 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
  • 1729 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen
  • 1747 French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
  • 1782 Great Seal of the United States of America used for the first time
  • 1795 British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch
  • 1810 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)
  • 1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"

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1847 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

  • 1848 Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • 1857 Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
  • 1858 1st overland mail for California

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1859 Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1861 Battle of Princeton, WV
  • 1861 British Post Office Savings Banks opens
  • 1862 Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, KY
  • 1863 Robert College of Istanbul, Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
  • 1864 Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
  • 1864 5th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 167 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1867 Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game
  • 1869 10th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 157 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1873 German troops leave France
  • 1885 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
  • 1887 27th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 161 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1892 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • 1893 Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, opens white settlement homesteaders
  • 1901 Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.
  • 1906 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

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1906 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen discovers the Magnetic South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • 1908 Carriage-maker, William C. Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan
  • 1913 Thousands of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage

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1915 Tsar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma

  • 1915 US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years
  • 1919 American Legion incorporated by an act of US Congress
  • 1919 Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
  • 1920 Bomb explosion in Wall Street, New York, kills 30
  • 1922 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
  • 1922 42nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1924 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
  • 1926 -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
  • 1926 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • 1926 Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
  • 1927 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title
  • 1928 Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
  • 1929 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • 1930 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • 1931 Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)
  • 1931 St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
  • 1932 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
  • 1938 George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
  • 1939 NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant

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1940 FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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1940 Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1940 Luftwaffe attacks central London
  • 1940 Samuel T Rayburn of Texas elected speaker of US House of Representatives
  • 1940 St Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate
  • 1941 German armoured troops surround Kiev, Ukraine

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1941 Adolf Hitler orders that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
  • 1942 Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
  • 1943 Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
  • 1943 Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
  • 1945 Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)
  • 1947 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
  • 1947 Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, killing at least 1,930
  • 1948 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances
  • 1949 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)
  • 1950 Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1951 NL umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
  • 1953 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • 1953 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
  • 1954 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
  • 1955 US Auto Club forms to oversee four major auto racing categories

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1955 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • 1957 Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
  • 1957 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers

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1959 French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1960 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
  • 1960 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
  • 1961 CDU loses West German election
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961 WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • 1962 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • 1962 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • 1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV

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1963 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 1963 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1965 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0
  • 1965 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen, West Germany
  • 1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York
  • 1967 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
  • 1967 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • 1968 Richard Nixon appears on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in"
  • 1970 King Hussein of Jordan forms military government
  • 1971 6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1971 A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland
  • 1972 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
  • 1972 Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
  • 1973 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances

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1973 Buff Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Music releaseMusic Recording

1974 Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

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1974 US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1974 US General Haig becomes NATO supreme commander in Europe
  • 1975 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • 1975 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • 1975 Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • 1975 The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • 1976 Egyptian president Sadat re-elected
  • 1976 American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop
  • 1976 Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
  • 1977 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV

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1977 Ringo Starr releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1977 Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
  • 1978 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran
  • 1978 Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins
  • 1978 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1978 Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
  • 1979 23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US)
  • 1979 Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 1979 Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin
  • 1979 KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park HR (most since 1925)

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1979 Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1979 The families of Peter Strelzyk and Gunter Wetzel arrive in West Germany from Communist East Germany in a hot air balloon
  • 1982 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins

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1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 1984 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • 1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1986 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
  • 1987 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • 1987 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1987 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
  • 1988 Fish leaves rock group Marillion
  • 1988 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
  • 1988 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
  • 1989 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990

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1989 14th Toronto International Film Festival: "Roger & Me" directed by Michael Moore wins the People's Choice Award

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1990 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win

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1990 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

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1990 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George H. W. Bush

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1990 Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
  • 1991 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine

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1991 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 1991 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • 1992 "Les Miserables" opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
  • 1992 900 die in flood in Pakistan
  • 1992 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
  • 1993 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1993 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC
  • 1994 Fire Dept puts out smokey electrical fire in White House

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1995 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1995 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
  • 1995 20th Toronto International Film Festival: "Antonia's Line" directed by Marleen Gorris wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1996 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
  • 1996 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
  • 1997 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA

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1997 Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

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1997 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1999 1st ever season of "Big Brother" reality show begins on the Veronica channel in The Netherlands

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2000 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 2000 25th Toronto International Film Festival: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2005 Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
  • 2006 31st Toronto International Film Festival: "Bella" directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2007 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2007 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field
  • 2008 Rentrer en soi announces that they would be breaking up.

Film release premierFilm Release

2011 The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

  • 2012 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
  • 2012 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
  • 2012 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
  • 2012 Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • 2012 Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike