19 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Henry III France, 1551
  • Joseph Pasternak, 1901
  • William Golding, 1911
  • Clifton Daniel, 1912
  • Lurleen Wallace, 1926
  • Duke Snider, 1926
  • Steve Ross, 1927
  • Adam West, 1928
  • Rosemary Harris, 1930
  • Mike Royko, 1932
  • David McCallum, 1933
  • Brian Epstein, 1934
  • Mama Cass Elliott, 1943
  • Paul Williams, 1944
  • Jeremy Irons, 1948
  • Twiggy Lawson, 1949
  • Joan Lunden, 1951
  • Trisha Yearwood, 1964

Died On This Day:

  • President James Garfield, 1881
  • Condé Nast, 1942
  • Will Cuppy OD/suicide, 1949
  • Gram Parsons, 1973
  • Hermes Pan, 1990
  • Orville Redenbacher, 1995
  • Ken Norton, 2013
  • Jackie Collins, 2015

Today's Events:

  • 1356 - English under Edward the Black Prince beat French in Battle of Poitiers. (100 Yrs War)
  • 1783 - Montgolfier brothers send up first balloon with live creatures on board - sheep, rooster, duck.
  • 1825 - Ludwig van Beethoven makes last public appearance at String Quartet in B flat in Vienna.
  • 1870 - Germans siege Paris.
  • 1873 - Another 'Black Friday' as Jay Cooke & Co. of Philadelphia fails provoking financial panic.
  • 1876 - The carpet sweeper patented by American inventor Melville Bissell.
  • 1881 - V.P. Chester A. Arthur becomes President on death of James Garfield who was shot July 2.
  • 1888 - World's first beauty contest in Belgium won by Creole from Guadaloupe-Bertha Soucaret.
  • 1893 - New Zealand becomes first nation to let women vote after bill signed by Gov. Lord Glasgow.
  • 1955 - Juan Peron deposed by military coup in Argentina after 10 year rule.
  • 1982 - The first 'smiley,' :-) sent by IBM researcher Scott Fahlman.
  • 1985 - 7.8 earthquake (with 7.3 aftershock) devastates Mexico City-20,000 dead.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Januarius (Gennaro)
  • Emily de Rodat
  • Theodore of Canterbury (died today AD 690)

Holiday:

  • Day of Thoth, Egyptian form of Mercury
  • National Holiday in St. Kitts and Nevis

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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