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Tuesday 19 September 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Day of the First Public Appearance of the Slovak National Council

Events

  • 1982 – Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board system.
  • 1970 – The first Glastonbury Festival is held, at a farm belonging to Michael Eavis.
  • 1957 – First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob).
  • 1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
  • 1946 – The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
  • 1944 – World War II: Battle of Hürtgen Forest between United States and Nazi Germany begins.
  • 1879 – The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Third Battle of Winchester: Union troops under General Philip Sheridan defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Jubal Early. With over 50,000 troops engaged, it was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley and was not only militarily decisive in that region of Virginia, but also played a role in securing Abraham Lincoln's election in 1864.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, the bloodiest two-day battle of the conflict, and the only significant Confederate victory in the war's Western Theater.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Iuka: Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price.
  • 1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.

Births

  • 1996 – Ugly God, American rapper
  • 1989 – George Springer, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Tyreke Evans, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Kenny Britt, American football player
  • 1986 – Ryan Succop, American football player
  • 1985 – Chase Rice, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Gio González, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Danny Valencia, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Eva Marie, American wrestler
  • 1983 – Charlie Haeger, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Joey Devine, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
  • 1978 – Nick Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Mike Smith, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Ryan Dusick, American musician (Maroon 5) and record producer
  • 1976 – Alison Sweeney, American actress and television host
  • 1976 – Jay Electronica, American rapper and producer
  • 1976 – Raja Bell, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Marcus Dunstan, American director and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American comedian and talk show host
  • 1971 – Sanaa Lathan, American actress
  • 1970 – Dan Bylsma, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1970 – Victor Williams, American actor
  • 1969 – Michael Symon, American chef and author
  • 1968 – Jimmy Bower, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1968 – Monica Crowley, American talk show host and author
  • 1967 – Jim Abbott, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Soledad O'Brien, American journalist and producer
  • 1965 – Sunita Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1965 – Tim Scott, American politician
  • 1964 – Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1962 – Cheri Oteri, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Ken Rosenthal, American sportscaster
  • 1960 – Mario Batali, American chef and author
  • 1958 – Kevin Hooks, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1958 – Lita Ford, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Chris Roupas, American basketball player
  • 1955 – Rex Smith, American actor and singer
  • 1955 – Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (d. 2006)
  • 1953 – Sarana VerLin, American singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1952 – George Warrington, American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1952 – Henry Kaiser, American guitarist and composer
  • 1952 – Nile Rodgers, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1952 – Rhys Chatham, American trumpet player, guitarist, and composer
  • 1950 – Joan Lunden, American television journalist, anchor, and author
  • 1949 – Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founded the Innocence Project
  • 1947 – Brian Hill, American basketball player and coach
  • 1947 – Henry Bromell, American novelist and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Thomas H. Cook, American author and academic
  • 1946 – Gerald Brisco, American wrestler
  • 1945 – David Bromberg, American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter
  • 1945 – Randolph Mantooth, American actor
  • 1943 – Joe Morgan, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1942 – Freda Payne, American singer and actress
  • 1941 – Cass Elliot, American singer (d. 1974)
  • 1940 – Bill Medley, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Paul Williams, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1940 – Zandra Rhodes, English fashion designer, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum
  • 1937 – Abner Haynes, American football player
  • 1936 – Al Oerter, American discus thrower (d. 2007)
  • 1935 – Benjamin Thurman Hacker, American admiral (d. 2003)
  • 1932 – Mike Royko, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
  • 1931 – Brook Benton, American pop/R&B/rock & roll singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1930 – Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Muhal Richard Abrams, American pianist, composer, and educator
  • 1929 – Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Adam West, American actor and businessman (d. 2017)
  • 1927 – Helen Carter, American singer (d. 1998)
  • 1927 – Nick Massi, American singer and bass player (The Four Seasons) (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – William Hickey, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1926 – Duke Snider, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)
  • 1926 – James Lipton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1925 – W. Reece Smith, Jr., American lawyer and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Vern Benson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Damon Knight, American author and critic (d. 2002)
  • 1922 – Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Billy Ward, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1920 – Roger Angell, American journalist and author
  • 1918 – Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) painter (d. 2006)
  • 1913 – Frances Farmer, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1913 – Helen Ward, American singer (d. 1998)
  • 1910 – Margaret Lindsay, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1908 – Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (d. 1975)
  • 1907 – Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1998)
  • 1905 – Leon Jaworski, American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)
  • 1900 – Ricardo Cortez, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1894 – Rachel Field, American author and poet (d. 1942)
  • 1889 – Sarah Louise Delany, American physician and author (d. 1999)
  • 1888 – James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist (d. 1971)
  • 1888 – Porter Hall, American actor (d. 1953)
  • 1887 – Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1972)
  • 1887 – Lynne Overman, American actor and singer (d. 1943)
  • 1883 – Mabel Vernon, American educator and activist (d. 1975)
  • 1871 – Frederick Ruple, Swiss-American painter (d. 1938)
  • 1869 – Ben Turpin, American comedian and actor (d. 1940)
  • 1865 – Frank Eugene, American-German photographer (d. 1936)
  • 1824 – William Sellers, American engineer, inventor, and businessperson (d. 1824)
  • 1811 – Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (d. 1881)
  • 1754 – John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (d. 1821)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Audrey Long, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – John Reger, American football player (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – William Ungar, Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (b. 1913)
  • 2012 – Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Cecil Gordon, American race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 2011 – Dolores Hope, American singer (b. 1909)
  • 2011 – Thomas Capano, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2009 – Milton Meltzer, American historian and author (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1929)
  • 2006 – Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2006 – Martha Holmes, American photographer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (b. 1908)
  • 2004 – Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2000 – Ann Doran, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1995 – Orville Redenbacher, American businessman, founded his own eponymous brand (b. 1907)
  • 1990 – Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1910)
  • 1989 – Willie Steele, American long jumper (b. 1923)
  • 1973 – Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
  • 1968 – Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer (b. 1906)
  • 1968 – Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1910)
  • 1955 – John D. Dingell, Sr., American journalist and politician (b. 1894)
  • 1942 – Condé Montrose Nast, American publisher, founded Condé Nast Publications (b. 1873)
  • 1906 – Maria Georgina Grey, English educator, founded the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • 1881 – James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, and the 20th President of the United States (b. 1831)
  • 1868 – William Sprague, American minister and politician (b. 1809)
  • 1863 – Hans Christian Heg, Norwegian-American colonel and politician (b. 1829)
  • 1692 – Giles Corey, American farmer and accused wizard (b. c. 1612)
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