Today In History
Here is what happened
on Sunday - September 23rd...
History, n. One darn thing after another.
Famous People Born On This Day In History...
|1852||William Stewart Halsted, established first surgical school in US.
Today, this person is/would be 166 years old.
|1926||John Coltrane, saxophonist.
Today, this person is/would be 92 years old.
|1930||Ray Charles, singer.
Today, this person is/would be 88 years old.
|1959||Jason Alexander, actor, George on Seinfeld.
Today, this person is/would be 59 years old.
Events On This Day In History...
| 480||BCE. The Battle of Salamis, Greece, the greatest of ancient naval battles, is won by Greece over Persia. Over 1,000 Persian ships were sunk by fewer than 400 Greek vessles.|
|1779||Naval engagement between "Bonhomme Richard" and "HMS Serepis." Capt. John Paul Jones declares "I have not yet begun to fight!" |
|1780||John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Point. Of course, the British thought it was a capital idea.|
|1912||First Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie is released.|
|1952||First closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event. |
And Don't Forget...
| ||The Autumn Equinox, aka the first day of Fall for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the Spring Equinox, or first day of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Today is one of only two days in the year in which both night and day are exactly 12 hours long in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.|