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Des Moines - Historical Events
Date Event
1851-09-22

The city of Des Moines, Iowa was incorporated as Fort Des Moines.

1924-04-15

WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions

1930-05-02

Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights

1935-03-17

KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR

1950-02-21

WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

1954-04-15

WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955-07-31

KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast

1959-04-14

KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1989-09-11

KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO

1997-11-19

In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.

1999-07-11

20th US Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines - Birthdays
Date Event
1852-05-18

Gertrude Käsebier, Des Moines, Iowa, pioneering American photgrapher

1902-11-04

Frank Jenks, Des Moines IA, actor (Zombies on Broadway)

1909-07-18

Harriet Hilliard Nelson, Des Moines, Iowa, American singer/actress (Ozzie & Harriet, Follow the Fleet)

1926-04-04

Cloris Leachman, Des Moines Iowa, actress (Phyllis, High Anxiety)

1926-04-30

Cloris Leachman, Des Moines Iowa, actress (Last Picture Show, Phyllis)

1927-08-30

Bill Daily, Des Moines, Iowa, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show)

1929-09-27

Sada Thompson, Des Moines Ia, actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness)

1947-10-01

Stephen Collins, Des Moines Iowa, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers)

1951-12-05

Thomas Warren Purtzer, Des Moines IA, PGA golfer (1977 Glen Campbell)

1964-02-18

Kevin Tapani, Des Moines IA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins)

1967-05-14

Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, Des Moines Iowa, 400m runner

1970-06-13

Lance Ringnald, Des Moines Iowa, US gymnist (Olympic-92)

1974-12-02

Scott Kolanach, Janeane from Des Moines

Des Moines - Weddings
Date Event
1984-08-18

Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (22) weds Des Moines department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) at London registrar's office


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