16 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Henry V of England, 1387
  • J. C. Penney, 1875
  • Sir Alexander Korda, 1893
  • Allen Funt, 1914
  • Laurence J. Peter, 1919
  • Janis Paige, 1922
  • Lauren Bacall, 1924
  • Charlie Byrd, 1925
  • B. B. King, 1925
  • Peter Falk, 1927
  • Tony Trabert, 1930
  • Anne Francis, 1930
  • Elgin Baylor, 1934
  • Rosemary Casals, 1948
  • Ed Begley, Jr., 1949
  • David Copperfield, 1956
  • Mickey Rourke, 1956
  • Orel Hershiser, 1958
  • Jennifer Tilly, 1958

Died On This Day:

  • Saint/Pope Martin I, AD 655
  • Torquemada, 1498
  • Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, 1736
  • Louis XVIII France, 1824
  • Edward Whymper, 1911
  • Marc Bolan killed, 1977
  • Maria Callas, 1977
  • Jean Piaget, 1980
  • McGeorge Bundy, 1996

Today's Events:

  • 1620 - 'Mayflower' with 102 Pilgrim fathers sails from Plymouth, England under Captain Myles Standish.
  • 1630 - Shawmut, Massachusetts renamed Boston.
  • 1810 - Mexicans revolt against Spanish rule.
  • 1824 - Charles X succeeds Louis XVIII.
  • 1850 - Slave trade forbidden in District of Columbia.
  • 1859 - David Livingston discovers Lake Nyasa.
  • 1908 - William Crapo Durant of Flint founds General Motors using Buick as a base to acquire other companies.
  • 1963 - Malasia created.
  • 1966 - World's largest opera house, Metropolitan Opera, opens at Lincoln Center, NY.
  • 1978 - Earthquake registering 7.7 kills 25,000 people in Tabas, Iran.
  • 1992 - Black Wednesday in Britain; frenzied selling of sterling raises interest rates up to 15%.
  • 1998 - Microsoft passes GE to become America's biggest company with a market value of $262 billion.
  • 2004 - After decimating the Caribbean, Hurricane Ivan (the Terrible) slams into Mobile, Alabama; 2.3 million evacuated.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Edith of Wilton
  • Euphemia
  • Ludmilla
  • Cyprian
  • Ninian

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Mexico (1810) Papua New Guinea (1975)
  • Old People's Day celebrated in Japan
  • Stepfamily Day celebrated in US since 1997

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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