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    What happened on September 16

    • September 16, 1400 Owain Glyndr declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

    • September 16, 1662 "Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, first known astronomical observation"

    • September 16, 1782 The first impression of the Great Seal of the United States was made

    • September 16, 1795 British capture Capetown

    • September 16, 1795 "United Kingdom conquers Cape Town, South Africa."

    • September 16, 1810 Hidalgo begins Mexican revolt against Spain (National Day)

    • September 16, 1810 "With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain"

    • September 16, 1812 Fire of Moscow

    • September 16, 1812 Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight - the city is burned completely down days later.

    • September 16, 1857 Typesetting machine patent

    • September 16, 1858 First overland mail for California

    • September 16, 1862 "Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4000 federals at Munfordville, KY"

    • September 16, 1863 "Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist."

    • September 16, 1885 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup

    • September 16, 1887 "The first game of softball was played in Chicago, Illinois"

    • September 16, 1890 Newswriter George Whitney Calhoun names Green Bay team the Packers

    • September 16, 1893 "Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opened to white settlement homesteaders"

    • September 16, 1893 Settlers race in Oklahoma for prime land in the Cherokee Strip.

    • September 16, 1901 "Alturas, California, incorporated as the only city in Modoc County."

    • September 16, 1908 General Motors founded by William C Durant

    • September 16, 1908 General Motors is founded.

    • September 16, 1915 US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years

    • September 16, 1916 "Prv. John Chipman Kerr (49 Cdn. Infantry Batt.( wins the Victoria Cross at the Somme, France"

    • September 16, 1919 American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress

    • September 16, 1919 The American Legion is incorporated.

    • September 16, 1920 The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J.P.Morgan building in New York City - 38 are killed with 400 injured.

    • September 16, 1924 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game

    • September 16, 1926 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3

    • September 16, 1927 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Assn title

    • September 16, 1939 Yanks clinch pennant #11

    • September 16, 1940 "Sam Rayburn elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, widely regarded as the most effective Speaker of the House in American history."

    • September 16, 1940 Samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of the House

    • September 16, 1941 "Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia was about to align his petroleum-rich country with Germany during World War II, the United Kingdom and the USSR occupy Iran and forced him to resign in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi."

    • September 16, 1943 Australians capture Lae

    • September 16, 1945 "Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55"") off Okinawa (record low)"

    • September 16, 1949 First Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner episode- Fast and Furry-ous is aired.

    • September 16, 1951 Betsy Rawls wins the US Women's Open Golf title

    • September 16, 1955 Juan Pern is deposed in Argentina.

    • September 16, 1962 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC

    • September 16, 1963 """Outer Limits"" premiers on TV"

    • September 16, 1963 "Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br. N. Borneo & Sarawak"

    • September 16, 1963 "Malaysia is formed from Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak."

    • September 16, 1964 """Shindig"" premiers"

    • September 16, 1966 Metropolitan Opera opens at NY's Lincoln Center

    • September 16, 1968 "Richard Nixon appears on ""Laugh-in"""

    • September 16, 1971 Six Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses

    • September 16, 1972 First TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie

    • September 16, 1972 "Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in ""Fly Unfriendly Skies"""

    • September 16, 1973 "Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13"

    • September 16, 1974 BART begins regular transbay service

    • September 16, 1974 "Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters"

    • September 16, 1976 Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop

    • September 16, 1976 Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir

    • September 16, 1977 "90 minute pilot of ""Logan's Run" premiers on TV"

    • September 16, 1977 "Ringo releases ""Drowning in the Sea of Love""

    • September 16, 1978 "25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Iran"

    • September 16, 1982 Israeli forces move into West Beirut too late to prevent a massacre of Palestinians by Christian Falangists.

    • September 16, 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.

    • September 16, 1984 """Miami Vice"" premiers"

    • September 16, 1988 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series

    • September 16, 1989 Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher

    • September 16, 1990 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY

    • September 16, 1990 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

    • September 16, 1990 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush

    • September 16, 1990 Pirate Radio New York International begins transmissions on WWCR

    • September 16, 1991 "The trial of Panamanian ""strongman"" Manuel Noriega begins in the United States."

    • September 16, 1991 US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins

    • September 16, 1992 Black Wednesday: the Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the Deutschmark.

    • September 16, 1992 "Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers was born in Dallas, Texas"

    • September 16, 2004 "Hurricane Ivan touches land near Pensacola, Florida, becoming the third (now fourth) costliest hurricane to strike the United States."

    • September 16, 2007 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

    • September 16, 2008 The Government announces an $85 billion emergency loan to rescue AIG in return for owning a 79.9% equity stake in the company







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    • September 16, 1941 "Visitor posting - Brian Garnett was born at Great Marton, Blackpool - United Kingdom"

    • September 16, 1956 "Visitor posting - Ethel Marie Wright was born in Philadelphia, Pa, USA"

    • September 16, 1983 "Visitor posting - Twins Birthday - Vimal & Vasanth from Cuddalore, India."

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