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Notable Historical Events on September 16th

1990Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush

1990Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1915Tsar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma

1859Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

1940Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"

19516th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

2000Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

1997Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

1979Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

1959French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

1940FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1941Hitler orders for every dead German 100 Yugoslavians to be killed

2011The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

1974Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

1995Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory

1955Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

1997Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

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

1983Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

193953rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-0 8-10 6-4)

September 16th Historical Events
Date Event
1400
Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers. 
1575
King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots 
1597
French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria 
1630
Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston 
1652
Spanish troops occupy Dunkirk 
1654
Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland 
1666
"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet 
1668
King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France 
1701
James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland. 
1702
Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria 
1729
Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen 
1747
French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom 
1782
Great Seal of US used for 1st time 
1795
British capture Capetown South Africa 
1810
Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event 
1812
Fire of Moscow 
1830
Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides" 
1847
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon 
1848
Slavery abolished in all French territories 
1857
Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX) 
1858
1st overland mail for California 
1859
Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone 
1861
Battle of Princeton WV 
1861
British Post Office Savings Banks opens 
1862
Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, KY 
1863
Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist. 
1864
Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid) 
1867
Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game 
1873
German troops leave France 
1885
Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup 
1892
Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y" 
1893
Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders 
1901
Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County. 
1906
Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon 
1906
Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole 
1908
Carriage-maker, William Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan 
1913
1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage 
1915
Tsar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma 
1915
US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years 
1919
American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress 
1919
Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant 
1920
Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30 
1922
42nd US Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (4-6 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4) 
1922
Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia 
1924
Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game 
1926
-22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372 
1926
Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed 
1926
Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in NYC 
1926
St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3 
1927
Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title 
1928
Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die 
1929
Police shoots at strikers at Maastricht, 2 killed 
1930
Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14 
1931
Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC) 
1931
St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies 
1932
30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record) 
1938
George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH 
1939
53rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-0 8-10 6-4) 
1939
59th US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64) 
1939
NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant 
1940
Dutch SS forms 
1940
FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft) 
1940
Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot" 
1940
Luftwaffe attacks center of London 
1940
Samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of House 
1940
St Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate 
1941
German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine 
1941
Hitler orders for every dead German 100 Yugoslavians to be killed 
1941
Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto 
1942
Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled 
1943
Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno 
1943
Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny 
1945
Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low) 
1947
John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH 
1947
Typhoon Kathleen hit Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River erea, at least 1,930 killed. 
1948
"Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances 
1948
"Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 perfs 
1949
KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1950
Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Phila 35-10) 
1950
Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam 
1951
6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
1951
NL umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players 
1953
AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles 
1954
CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting 
1955
Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st 
1955
US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto reacing categories 
1955
Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt 
1956
Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open 
1957
Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed) 
1957
LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers 
1959
French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination 
1960
Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98 
1960
Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0 
1961
CDU loses West German election 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1961
WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1962
Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8) 
1962
Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8 
1962
Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC 
1962
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1963
"Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV 
1963
Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo & Sarawak 
1963
WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1964
"Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV 
1965
Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0 
1965
Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany 
1966
Metropolitan Opera opens at NY's Lincoln Center 
1967
Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26) 
1967
KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting 
1967
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1968
KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins 
1968
Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in" 
1970
King Hussein of Jordan forms military government 
1971
6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses 
1971
West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet president Brezhnev 
1971
A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Republic of Ireland 
1972
1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie 
1972
Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies" 
1973
"Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances 
1973
Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13 
1973
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open 
1974
BART begins regular transbay service 
1974
Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks 
1974
Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters 
1974
US General Haig becomes NATO supreme commander in Europe 
1975
Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day) 
1975
Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7 
1975
Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game 
1975
The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight. 
1976
Egypt president Sadat re-elected 
1976
American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop 
1976
Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir. 
1977
90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV 
1977
Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love" 
1977
Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games 
1978
25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran 
1978
Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins 
1978
Grateful Dead perform in Cairo Egypt 
1978
Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2 
1979
23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US) 
1979
Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium 
1979
Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin 
1979
KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park HR (most since 1925) 
1979
Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship 
1979
USSR performs nuclear test 
1981
1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV 
1982
Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins 
1983
Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen 
1984
"Miami Vice" premieres 
1984
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
1984
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
1986
Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed 
1987
Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game 
1987
NASA launches space vehicle S-209 
1987
NY's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting 
1987
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1988
Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0 
1988
Fish leaves rock group Marillion 
1988
Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia 
1988
Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series 
1988
Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA 
1989
Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990 
1990
42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win 
1990
Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed 
1990
Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush 
1990
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
1990
Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR 
1991
Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine 
1991
US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins 
1991
Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch 
1992
"Les Miserables," opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid 
1992
900 die in flood in Pakistan 
1992
FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service 
1993
Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield, is 19th to get 3,000 hits 
1994
Fire Dept puts out smokey electrical fire in White House 
1995
Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory 
1995
Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996 
1996
1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto 
1996
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM 
1996
Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits 
1996
Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space 
1997
ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA 
1997
Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO 
1997
Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M 
2000
Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire 
2005
Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples. 
2007
One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people. 
2007
59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win 
2008
Rentrer en soi announces that they would be breaking up. 
2011
The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released 
2012
8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan 
2012
8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey 
2012
14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey 
2012
Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China 
2012
Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike 
2012
NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement 
2013
21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico 
2013
12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington DC 
2013
Paul Kagame wins the Rwandan presidency in a landslide 
2016
Apple iPhone 7 buyers line up around the world 
2016
US regulators order recall of 1m Samsung Note 7 phones 
2016
UN Blames Syrian Government for Obstructing Aid to Aleppo 
2017
Nearly 2 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake 
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