Today in History

OneEyedDiva

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New Jersey
Today is the 59th anniversary of the blast that killed 4 little girls. This was posted on Facebook by one of my good friends. This is only one of the many, many examples of terrorism enacted on my people spanning centuries. That this event happened in the 20th century, that four innocent children had to die due to racial hatred and evil actions, is appalling. Those who are so quick to condemn what some Black people do, seem to either not know the history of domestic terrorists such as perpetrated by the Ku Klux Klan and other White Supremacist groups or sweep such evil actions under their rugs. At some point, I will post more about those things.

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moviequeen1

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Location
Buffalo,NY
Sept 16th:
1908
William Durant, a carriage maker founds General Motors in Flint Mich
1957
Los Angeles City Council approves of 300 acre site,Chavez Ravine as the future home of their baseball team,Los Angeles Dodgers
1984
debut of NBC's police drama' Miami Vice' starring Don Johnson{ 'Det Sonny Crockett} Philip Michael Thomas{Det Ricardo Tubbs} It was a different gritty drama filmed in Miami, used alot of rock music backgrounds,videos like MTV. The clothes Johnson wore became a fashion fad, expensive pastel sports jackets/ worn over a T shirt,no socks Others in cast ,Edward James Olmos, Michael Talbott, Saundra Santiago.show ended in July '89
2021
Britian's Kew Gardens sets world record for largest living plant collection 16,900 at 1 site acc to Guiness World Records
 

moviequeen1

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Location
Buffalo,NY
Sept 16th Birthdays:
1875
James Cash Penney- founder of U.S. department store JC Penney's
1898
H.A. Rey- children's author/ creator of' Curious George'
1925
BB King- blues guitarist/ singer' The Thrill is Gone'
1949
Susan Rattan- actress best known TV role' Roxanne' on NBC legal drama' LA Law'
1963
Richard Marx- singer/ songwriter, 'Hold On To The Night, Right Here Waiting For You, Endless Summer Nights. he co wrote song' Crazy' with Kenny Rogers
Deaths:
2003
Sheb Wooley- singer' Purple People Eater' 82
2009
Mary Travers- folk singer of trio Peter,Paul&Mary ' Puff the Magic Dragon, Leaving On a Jet Plane' 72
 

StarSong

Awkward is my Superpower
@OneEyedDiva, there have been thousands of atrocities committed in this country because of of bigotry and hate, most of the specifics are lost but the pain imprint remains.

It's infuriating and disheartening to read accounts of American politicians, school board members and parents systematically purging public school curricula and books in school and public libraries because they tell uncomfortable truths. Their efforts to de-emphasize or ignore the uglier parts of our history and gloss over the horrors of slavery and racism will only nurture and perpetuate the worst tendencies in some.

Thank you for the reminder of the tragic loss of these children's lives. I pray their families found a way to some kind of peace.

p.s. The Google drive link doesn't work for those outside your Google group, but I looked up the Spike Lee movie you referenced. It's called Four Little Girls and appears to be free on Hulu right now.
 

Bretrick

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17 September 1900

The Commonwealth of Australia is proclaimed

The Proclamation Declaring the Establishment of the Commonwealth was a royal proclamation made by Queen Victoria on 17 September 1900 federating the six separate British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia under the name of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The proclamation, which took effect on 1 January 1901, was issued under the authority granted by the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 190o, an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
 

Bretrick

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17 September 1877
The Port Arthur penal colony in Tasmania was closed.
From 1833 until 1853, Port Arthur was the destination for those persons deemed the most hardened of convicted British criminals, and those who were secondary offenders having reoffended after their arrival in Australia.
Port Arthur had some of the strictest security measures of the British penal system.
Port Arthur was sold as an inescapable prison, much like the later Alcatraz Island in the United States.
12,500 convicts were sent to Port Arthur.
 

Tish

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On This Day In History, September 17th

1978 Camp David Accords are signed

The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The accords were the precursor to the 1974 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

1939 Man runs 10,000 meters in less than 30 minutes for the first time in recorded history
Finnish runner, Taisto Mäki, broke his previous record by running the distance in 29 minutes and 52 seconds.

1894 A day after Japan wins the Battle of Pyongyang it defeats China in the Battle of the Yalu River
Also known as the Battle of the Yellow Sea, the conflict was fought between Japan and China during the First Sino-Japanese War.

1862 Bloodiest Single Day of the American Civil War takes place

The Battle of Antietam was fought near Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Thought to be the deadliest single day of the American Civil War – at least 4000 soldiers on both sides died – the battle ended Confederate General Robert E. Lee's incursion into the North. While there were no clear victors, many believed that the withdrawal of Confederate soldiers from the battlefield before the Union Army did mean that the Union had won the battle.

1809 Treaty of Fredrikshamn is signed between Sweden and Russia
Also known as the Treaty of Hamina, it concluded the Finnish War and ceded Swedish territories, which later formed Finland to Russia.
 

Bretrick

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17 September 1956
The BBC announces the removal of Bill Haley and his Comets song "Rockin' Through The Rye" from its play list because they feel the song went against traditional British standards.
The record, stood at #5 on the UK chart and included the lyrics "All the lassies rock with me when rockin' through the rye." :rolleyes:
 

Tish

SF VIP
Births On This Day, September 17th 🎂

1985 Tomáš Berdych
Czech tennis player

1975 Jimmie Johnson
American race car driver

1923 Hank Williams
American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1915 M. F. Husain
Indian painter, director

1879 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
Indian businessman, politician, activist

Deaths On This Day, September 17th 🪦


1997 Red Skelton
American actor, comedian

1996 Spiro Agnew
American politician, 39th Vice President of the United States

1994 Karl Popper
Austrian/English philosopher

1948 Ruth Benedict
American anthropologist

1179 Hildegard of Bingen
German saint, philosopher, composer
 

OneEyedDiva

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Location
New Jersey
@OneEyedDiva, there have been thousands of atrocities committed in this country because of of bigotry and hate, most of the specifics are lost but the pain imprint remains.

It's infuriating and disheartening to read accounts of American politicians, school board members and parents systematically purging public school curricula and books in school and public libraries because they tell uncomfortable truths. Their efforts to de-emphasize or ignore the uglier parts of our history and gloss over the horrors of slavery and racism will only nurture and perpetuate the worst tendencies in some.

Thank you for the reminder of the tragic loss of these children's lives. I pray their families found a way to some kind of peace.

p.s. The Google drive link doesn't work for those outside your Google group, but I looked up the Spike Lee movie you referenced. It's called Four Little Girls and appears to be free on Hulu right now.
Thank you so much Star for your heartfelt, profound reply. You are right about uncomfortable truths being eliminated from the history we were and are taught because as the saying goes "truth hurts". Systematic racism that has had terribly detrimental affects is real, but of course many who are not subject to it just don't get it.
 

Pam

Senior Member
17th September

1745 Prince Charles Edward Stewart or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' as he was better known, arrived in Edinburgh and declared his father to be the rightful King of Scotland. He could not capture Edinburgh Castle so he set up his Court in Holyrood Palace.

1939 World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. She sank in 20 minutes with the loss of 519 of her crew.

1944 The start of the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market Garden, an attempt to secure a string of bridges through the Netherlands, in and around the Dutch town of Arnhem.

1944 Blackout regulations eased in Britain to allow lights on buses, trains and at railway stations for the first time since the beginning of World War II in 1939.

2013 Darcy the barn owl was meant to fly down the aisle at Holy Cross Church in Sherston, Wiltshire, and deliver rings to Sonia Cadman and Andrew Matley. Instead the one-year-old owl flew into the church roof to roost. It took about an hour to get her down. The Reverend Christopher Bryan said: "We tried all we could to get it down but it just wouldn't budge." He said the owl seemed "very happy" in the roof and could not be tempted down with a treat. "It must have been an hour before they got a ladder to rescue it," he said. 🦉
 

Tish

SF VIP
On This Day In History, September 18th

1998 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is founded

Author Esther Dyson became the first chairperson of the now non-profit organization, which was initially under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2009, the Department of Commerce gave up its control over ICANN, which is responsible for maintaining the Domain Name System (DNS) on the Internet.

1973 West Germany adopts the Deutsche Mark
This action replaced the East German Mark and helped complete the economic reunification part of the union between East and West Germany.

1959 Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth's orbit
The geocentric satellite was launched into Earth's orbit by a Vanguard rocket, built by Glenn L. Martin Company, which is now known as Lockheed-Martin.

1934 USSR joins the League of Nations
It was expelled just a few years later for its aggressive actions toward Finland.

1872 Oscar II becomes King of Norway and Sweden
He succeeded his brother Charles XV and IV
 

Tish

SF VIP
Births On This Day, September 18th 🎂

1976 Ronaldo
Brazilian footballer

1971 Jada Pinkett Smith
American model, actress

1961 James Gandolfini
American actor

1905 Greta Garbo
Swedish actress

1709 Samuel Johnson
English author, lexicographer

Deaths On This Day, September 18th 🪦

1970 Jimi Hendrix
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1961 Dag Hammarskjöld
Swedish diplomat, economist, author, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Laureate

1830 William Hazlitt
English critic, painter

1783 Leonhard Euler
Swiss mathematician, physicist

96 Domitian
Roman Emperor
 

moviequeen1

Well-known Member
Location
Buffalo,NY
1793
Pres. George Washington lays cornerstone of the Captiol Building in Washington,DC
1851
The New York Times begins publishing, cost was 2 cents. The daily paper Mon-Sat costs $3, Sun $6
1965
debut of NBC sitcom'Get Smart' was co created by comedy writers, Mel Brooks,&Buck Henry. It was a funny spoof of James Bond movies. Don Adams starred as 'Maxwell Smart' a bedfuddled,bumbling agent who used his shoe as telephone . Barbara Feldon played his partner' Agent 99',their boss 'Chief' was played by Ed Pratt. The bad guys were K.A.O.S. who wanted to take over the world. The show lasted until 1970
1975
heiress turned bank robber, Patty Hearst was captured by federal agents in San Francisco
1997
Ted Turner, founder of CNN gives $1 billion to the United Nations,creating the public charity,United Nations Foundation
 

moviequeen1

Well-known Member
Location
Buffalo,NY
Sept 18th Birthdays:
1895
John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada 1957-1963
1920
Jack Warden- character actor, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, in TV movie' Brian's Song he played Chicago Bears head coach,George Halas
1940
Frankie Avalone- singer/actor had hit single' Venus,' co starred with Annette Funicello in 6' Beach' movies, also had a cameo in movie' Grease'
1961
James Gandolfini- actor, best known TV role' Tony Soprano' in HBO"s crime drama'The Sopranos' he played a conflicted Mafia boss in New jersey
Deaths:
1961
Dag Hammarskjold- Swedish diplomat who was 2nd Secretary-General at United Nations from 1953-1961
56{plane crash over the Congo}
1970
Jimi Hendrix- guitarist' Purple Haze' 27
2002
Bob Hayes- U.S. athlete- won 2 Gold medals in relay races at '64 Summer Olympic games,,Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver with Dallas Cowboys 59[liver failure}
 


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