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Monday 24 September 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Punctuation Day (founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, National Punctuation Day simply promotes the correct usage of punctuation)

Events

  • 2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of Long-Range Acoustic Devices in U.S. history.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.
  • 1979 – CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
  • 1975 – Dougal Haston and Doug Scott on the Southwest Face expedition become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces.
  • 1960 – USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
  • 1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • 1946 – Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
  • 1946 – Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy.
  • 1935 – Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.
  • 1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.
  • 1911 – His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.
  • 1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.
  • 1852 – The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.
  • 1846 – Mexican–American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
  • 1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Births

  • 1993 – Ben Platt, American actor
  • 1984 – Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer
  • 1983 – Randy Foye, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 – Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1981 – Drew Gooden, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Casey Rabach, American football player
  • 1976 – Stephanie McMahon, American wrestler and businesswoman
  • 1974 – John McDonald, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Eddie George, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Kevin Millar, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
  • 1971 – Mike Michalowicz, American businessman and author
  • 1969 – Megan Ward, American actress
  • 1969 – Paul Ray Smith, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)
  • 1969 – Shawn Crahan, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Michael O. Varhola, American journalist and author
  • 1965 – Janet Weiss, American drummer
  • 1965 – Sean McNabb, American singer and bass player
  • 1964 – Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-American baseball player
  • 1962 – Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Christopher L. Eisgruber, American lawyer and academic
  • 1961 – John Logan, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1959 – Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer
  • 1958 – Kevin Sorbo, American actor and producer
  • 1957 – Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor
  • 1956 – Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
  • 1953 – Peter Halley, American painter and educator
  • 1952 – Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1951 – Douglas Kmiec, American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta
  • 1950 – John Kessel, American author, poet, and playwright
  • 1948 – Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1947 – Stephen Mueller, American painter (d. 2011)
  • 1946 – Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer
  • 1946 – Joe Greene, American football player, coach, and actor
  • 1945 – Carson Van Osten, American comics creator and musician (d. 2015)
  • 1945 – Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author
  • 1941 – John Mackey, American football player (d. 2011)
  • 1941 – Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (d. 1998)
  • 1939 – Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1938 – Steve Douglas, American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (d. 1993)
  • 1936 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)
  • 1934 – Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Donald Wrye, American director, screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – Mel Taylor, American drummer (d. 1996)
  • 1931 – Cardiss Collins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – John W. Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut
  • 1929 – John Carter, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)
  • 1927 – Arthur Malet, English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)
  • 1923 – Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1923 – Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1922 – Bert I. Gordon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1922 – Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
  • 1921 – Jim McKay, American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1921 – Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – Jan Carew, Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
  • 1918 – Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1918 – Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model (d. 1997)
  • 1916 – Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman and author (d. 2004)
  • 1913 – Herb Jeffries, American singer (d. 2014)
  • 1912 – Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (d. 1998)
  • 1907 – Ben Oakland, American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1905 – Severo Ochoa, Spanish–American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
  • 1900 – Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
  • 1898 – Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (d. 1990)
  • 1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1940)
  • 1894 – Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1894 – Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1968)
  • 1893 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)
  • 1883 – Franklin Clarence Mars, American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)
  • 1883 – Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American high jumper and coach (d. 1951)
  • 1880 – Sarah Knauss, American super-centenarian (d. 1999)
  • 1870 – Georges Claude, French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)
  • 1858 – Eugene Foss, American businessman and politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • 1829 – Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)
  • 1755 – John Marshall, American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1835)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Bill Nunn, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 2016 – Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordionist and bandleader (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Paul Oliver, American football player (b. 1984)
  • 2011 – Stephen Mueller, American painter (b. 1947)
  • 2008 – Irene Dailey, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2008 – Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (b. 1918)
  • 2008 – Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Rosalie Allen, American singer and radio host (b. 1924)
  • 2002 – Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)
  • 1998 – Jeff Moss, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1942)
  • 1994 – Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (b. 1932)
  • 1991 – Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (b. 1904)
  • 1984 – Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1981 – Patsy Kelly, American actress and dancer (b. 1910)
  • 1978 – James Bassett, American journalist and author (b. 1912)
  • 1975 – Earle Cabell, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1906)
  • 1962 – Charles Reisner, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • 1948 – Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)
  • 1947 – Andrew C. McLaughlin, American historian and author (b. 1861)
  • 1945 – Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (b. 1882)
  • 1939 – Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (b. 1867)
  • 1939 – Charles Tatham, American fencer (b. 1854)
  • 1933 – Mike Donlin, American baseball player and actor (b. 1878)
  • 1930 – William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • 1892 – Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American soldier and composer (b. 1829)
  • 1889 – Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (b. 1856)
  • 1889 – D. H. Hill, American general and academic (b. 1821)
  • 1863 – William Debenham, English businessman, founded Debenhams (b. 1794)
  • 1228 – Stefan the First-Crowned, Serbian king (b. 1165)
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