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SEPTEMBER  13

Rita Tortorelli was born.

Marci Hoffman was born.

Ryan Norton was born.

 

1943 - Chiang Kai-Shek became president of China.

 

SEPTEMBER  14

Carol Kelleher was born.

Jon Antis was born.

Matthew Courtney was born.

 

1814 - Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner.

1994 - Major League Baseball Acting Commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players.

 

September 15

Kathy Donohue Boyle was born.

Mary Edwards was born.

Andy Cholakis was born.

Claire Resnick was born.

 

1789 - The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs changed its name to the Department of State.

1835 - Charles Darwin and the British naval vessel, HMS Beagle, reached the Galapagos Islands.

 

September 16

Amanda Agoglia was born.

Beth Murphy Ward was born.

James Grant was born.

1630 - The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

1974 - President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.

 

September 17

Jen Poyant was born.

 

1908 - Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed.

2004 - Barry Bonds became the third baseball player to hit 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.

 

September 18

Leah Shapiro was born.

 

1851 - The first edition of The New York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was published.

1970 - 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London.

 

September 19

Kristin O’Grady-Franchock was born.

Joan Ward George was born.

 

1881 - President James Garfield died of a gunshot wound inflicted by a disappointed office seeker the previous July 2.

1957 - The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.

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