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Saturday 9 September 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • California Admission Day (California, United States)
  • National Steak Au Poivre Day (United States)
  • Wienerschnitzel Day (United States)

Events

  • 2009 – The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.
  • 1972 – In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.
  • 1965 – Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.
  • 1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
  • 1947 – First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
  • 1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1914 – World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.
  • 1892 – Amalthea, third moon of Jupiter is discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The Union Army enters Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
  • 1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
  • 1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
  • 1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States.
  • 1739 – Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1141 – Yelü Dashi, the Liao dynasty general who founded the Qara Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan.

Births

  • 1993 – Crazy Mary Dobson, American wrestler
  • 1991 – Hunter Hayes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – Andrew Smith, American basketball player (d. 2016)
  • 1990 – Haley Reinhart, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1989 – Alfonzo Dennard, American football player
  • 1988 – Will Middlebrooks, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Keith Yandle, American hockey player
  • 1986 – Michael Bowden, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Martin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1984 – Brad Guzan, American soccer player
  • 1983 – Edwin Jackson, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Kyle Davies, American baseball player
  • 1982 – John Kuhn, American football player
  • 1981 – Julie Gonzalo, Argentine-American actress
  • 1980 – Michelle Williams, American actress
  • 1980 – Todd Coffey, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Nikki DeLoach, American actress and singer
  • 1978 – Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball player and businessman, co-founded Marucci Sports
  • 1978 – Shane Battier, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Kyle Snyder, American baseball player and coach
  • 1976 – Joey Newman, American composer and conductor
  • 1974 – Marcos Curiel, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1972 – Goran Višnjić, Croatian-American actor
  • 1972 – Mike Hampton, American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Eric Stonestreet, American actor
  • 1971 – Henry Thomas, American actor and guitarist
  • 1968 – Jon Drummond, American sprinter and coach
  • 1967 – B. J. Armstrong, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Chris Caffery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Mark Shrader, American wrestler
  • 1966 – Adam Sandler, American actor, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Kevin Hatcher, American ice hockey player
  • 1965 – Dan Majerle, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Aleksandar Hemon, Bosnian-American author and critic
  • 1964 – Skip Kendall, American golfer
  • 1963 – Chris Coons, American lawyer and politician
  • 1960 – Bob Stoops, American football player and coach
  • 1960 – Kimberly Willis Holt, American author
  • 1959 – Tom Foley, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951 – Tom Wopat, American actor and singer
  • 1950 – John McFee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1949 – Daniel Pipes, American historian and author
  • 1949 – Joe Theismann, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1947 – David Rosenboom, American composer and educator
  • 1947 – Freddy Weller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – T. M. Wright, American author, poet, and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1945 – Dee Dee Sharp, American singer
  • 1945 – Doug Ingle, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1942 – Danny Kalb, American singer and guitarist (Blues Project)
  • 1942 – Inez Foxx, American singer
  • 1941 – Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, created the C programming language (d. 2011)
  • 1941 – Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1967)
  • 1940 – Joe Negroni, American doo-wop singer (Frankie Lyman & The Teenagers) (d. 1978)
  • 1939 – Ron McDole, American football player
  • 1938 – Jay Ward, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Ida Mae Martinez, American wrestler (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Moses Anderson, American Roman Catholic bishop (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Sol LeWitt, American painter and sculptor (d. 2007)
  • 1927 – Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2004)
  • 1926 – Louise Abeita, Isleta Pueblo (Native American) writer, poet, and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Jane Greer, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1924 – Russell M. Nelson, American captain, surgeon, and religious leader
  • 1923 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1923 – Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Bernard Bailyn, American historian, author, and academic
  • 1922 – Hans Georg Dehmelt, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
  • 1922 – Hoyt Curtin, American composer and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1920 – Robert Wood Johnson III, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1919 – Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (d. 1996)
  • 1911 – Paul Goodman, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972)
  • 1907 – Leon Edel, American author and critic (d. 1997)
  • 1905 – Joseph E. Levine, American film producer, founded Embassy Pictures (d. 1987)
  • 1903 – Phyllis A. Whitney, American author (d. 2008)
  • 1900 – James Hilton, English-American author and screenwriter (d. 1954)
  • 1899 – Bruno E. Jacob, American academic, founded the National Forensic League (d. 1979)
  • 1899 – Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1984)
  • 1898 – Frankie Frisch, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
  • 1894 – Arthur Freed, American composer and producer (d. 1973)
  • 1890 – Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (d. 1980)
  • 1887 – Alf Landon, American lieutenant, banker, and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (d. 1987)
  • 1882 – Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • 1878 – Adelaide Crapsey, American poet and critic (d. 1914)
  • 1878 – Arthur Fox, English-American fencer (d. 1958)
  • 1876 – Frank Chance, American baseball player and manager (d. 1924)
  • 1872 – Max Reinhardt, Austrian-born American actor and director (d. 1943)
  • 1868 – Mary Hunter Austin, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1934)
  • 1823 – Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and academic (d. 1891)
  • 1777 – James Carr, American soldier and politician (d. 1818)
  • 1755 – Benjamin Bourne, American judge and politician (d. 1808)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Einar H. Ingman Jr., American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Saul Landau, American journalist, director, and author (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Mike Scarry, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (b. 1921)
  • 2006 – Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (b. 1955)
  • 2006 – William Bernard Ziff Jr., American businessman, founded Ziff Davis (b. 1930)
  • 2004 – Caitlin Clarke, American actress (b. 1952)
  • 2004 – Ernie Ball, American guitarist and businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (b. 1908)
  • 1999 – Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 1999 – Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1998 – Bill Cratty, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • 1997 – Burgess Meredith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1997 – Richie Ashburn, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
  • 1996 – Bill Monroe, American singer-songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1994 – Patrick O'Neal, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 1993 – Helen O'Connell, American singer (b. 1920)
  • 1985 – Paul Flory, American chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1980 – John Howard Griffin, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
  • 1978 – Jack L. Warner, Canadian-American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1892)
  • 1975 – John McGiver, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1945 – Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (b. 1872)
  • 1943 – Charles McLean Andrews, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1863)
  • 1915 – Albert Spalding, American baseball player, manager, and businessman, co-founded Spalding (b. 1850)
  • 1910 – Lloyd Wheaton Bowers, American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General (b. 1859)
  • 1909 – E. H. Harriman, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1848)
  • 1815 – John Singleton Copley, American-English colonial and painter (b. 1738)
  • 1806 – William Paterson, Irish-American judge and politician, 2nd Governor of New Jersey (b. 1745)
  • 1676 – Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, French soldier, founded Montreal (b. 1612)
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