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September 19, 2009

This Day in History: Sept. 20:

1870: Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of modern Italy, seized the Papal States from the French. 1881: Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated. 1973: Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match. 1998: Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., sat out a game, ending his consecutive game playing streak. Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons. 2000: Independent Counsel Robert Ray announced the end of the Whitewater investigation, saying there was insufficient evidence to charge President Clinton and his wife, Hillary. 2001: President George W. Bush addressed the nation and a joint session of Congress about terrorism. He also named Tom Ridge as head of the new Office of Homeland Security. -- from Infoplease website

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Novelist Upton Sinclair, 1878; Actress-comedian Anne Meara, 1929; Actress Sophia Loren, 1934; Bassist Chuck Panozzo of Styx, 1947; Jazz guitarist Peter White, 1954; Actor Gary Cole, 1956; Actress Kristen Johnston ("3rd Rock From the Sun"), 1967; Singers Gunnar and Matthew Nelson of Nelson, 1967; Bassist Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden, 1968; Drummer Rick Woolstenhulme of Lifehouse, 1979; Rapper Yung Joc, 1982. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites

Posted by Lynn at September 19, 2009 11:55 AM


Holy szhinit, this is so cool thank you.

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