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September 15

Larry Gray was born.

Mike Olsen was born.

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.



Amanda Agoglia was born.

Beth Murphy Ward 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.



Jen Poyant was born.

Ozzie Edwards was born.


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



Leah Shapiro was born.

Lisa DeFillipo was born.

Ricky O’Neill 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.



Kristin O’Grady-Franchock 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.


September 20

Melissa Taylor was born.

Jen Walls was born.


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.


September 21

Virginia Dobles was born.

Lynn Iudica was born.

Alanna Hogan was born.


1938 – A hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage and more than 600 deaths.

1996 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., married Carolyn Bessette.

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