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September 15th - Happy Birthday Tom Hardy, Amy Davidson, and Prince Harry


Today is Saturday, Sept. 15, the 259th day of 2012. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 15, 1887, the city of Philadelphia launched a three-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States.

On this date:
In 668, Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
In 921, At Tetin Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law.
In 994, Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.
In 1440, Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
In 1556, Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
In 1616, The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
In 1762, Seven Years War: Battle of Signal Hill.
In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State.
In 1812, The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
In 1812, War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
In 1816, HMS Whiting ran aground on the Doom Bar
In 1820, Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
In 1821, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
In 1830, The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
In 1831, The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
In 1835, HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
In 1851, Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia.
In 1857, William Howard Taft — who served as President of the United States and as U.S. chief justice — was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1862, Confederate forces captured Harpers Ferry during the Civil War.
In 1873, Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
In 1894, First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
In 1916, World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.
In 1935, India's first all-boys public school, The Doon School, was founded.
In 1935, Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship.
In 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses against the Luftwaffe.
In 1942, during World War II, the aircraft carrier USS Wasp was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine at Guadalcanal; the U.S. Navy ended up sinking the badly damaged vessel.
In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
In 1944, Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.
In 1945, A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
In 1947, RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
In 1947, Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
In 1948, The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).
In 1950, during the Korean conflict, United Nations forces landed at Incheon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul (sohl).
In 1952, The United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
In 1954, as raucous fans looked on, Marilyn Monroe filmed the famous billowing-skirt scene for "The Seven Year Itch" over a Lexington Ave. subway grate in Manhattan (however, little, if any, of the footage ended up in the movie; the scene was later reshot on a Hollywood set).
In 1958, A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58.
In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
In 1961, Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
In 1962, The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.)
In 1966, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
In 1968, The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
In 1972, a federal grand jury in Washington indicted seven men in connection with the Watergate break-in.
In 1972, A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
In 1974, Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
In 1975, The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
In 1981, The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In 1981, The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
In 1981, Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
In 1982, Iran's former foreign minister, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, was executed after he was convicted of plotting against the government.
In 1982, The first edition of USA Today was published.
In 1983, Rodrigo Carlos Gutiérrez Gutiérrez is named Spanish Ambassador to the United States of America
In 1983, Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
In 1987, United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
In 1990, France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.
In 1993, Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands Parliament
In 1998, With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
In 1999, Arashi, a Japanese idol group, is debuted.
In 2004, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
In 2008, Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Ten years ago: Opposition parties swept Macedonia's ruling coalition from power in the nation's first elections since the 2001 armed uprising.

Five years ago: In his Saturday radio address, President George W. Bush said while "formidable challenges" remained in Iraq, the United States would start shifting more troops into support roles. Several thousand protesters marched from the White House to the Capitol to demand an end to the Iraq war. Sarah Thomas became the first female official to work a game in the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly I-A, serving as the line judge in the Jacksonville State-Memphis game (which Memphis won, 35-14). Actress-comedian Brett Somers died in Westport, Conn., at age 83.

One year ago: President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who had defied orders and barreled straight into a ferocious "killing zone" in Afghanistan to save 36 lives at extraordinary risk to himself. A single rogue trader at Swiss banking giant UBS allegedly cost the storied institution an estimated $2 billion.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 87. Comedian Norm Crosby is 85. Actor Henry Darrow is 79. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry is 74. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 67. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 67. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 66. Movie director Oliver Stone is 66. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) is 60. Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 52. Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino is 51. Actor Danny Nucci is 44. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 43. Actor Josh Charles is 41. Singer Ivette Sosa (Eden's Crush) is 36. Actor Tom Hardy is 35. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 34. Actor Dave Annable is 33. Actress Amy Davidson is 33. Britain's Prince Harry is 28. TV personality Heidi Montag is 26.

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2013. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 15, 1887, the city of Philadelphia launched a three-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States.

One year ago: Four days after the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula called for more attacks on U.S. embassies. The State Department ordered non-essential government personnel and family members to leave its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. citizens against traveling to the two countries.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 88. Comedian Norm Crosby is 86. Actor Henry Darrow is 80. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry is 75. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 68. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 68. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 67. Movie director Oliver Stone is 67. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (KAY'-gee) (Night Ranger) is 61. Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 53. Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino is 52. Actor Danny Nucci is 45. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 44. Actor Josh Charles is 42. Singer Ivette (EE'-veht) Sosa (Eden's Crush) is 37. Actor Tom Hardy is 36. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 35. Actor Dave Annable is 34. Actress Amy Davidson is 34. Britain's Prince Harry is 29. TV personality Heidi Montag is 27.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On Sept. 15, 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State. Author James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey.

Ten years ago: Three Americans were found guilty in Kabul, Afghanistan, of torturing Afghans in a private jail and were sentenced to prison. (Edward Caraballo, a freelance cameraman, was released in May 2006; Brent Bennett was freed in September 2006; Jack Idema, a former Green Beret, was pardoned in June 2007.) National Hockey League owners agreed to lock out the players. Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones, died in Los Angeles at age 55.

Five years ago: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the worst recession since the 1930s was "very likely over," although he cautioned that pain — especially for nearly 15 million unemployed Americans — would persist. An unrepentant Muntadhar al-Zeidi (MOON'-tuh-dahr ahl-zay-EE'-dee), the Iraqi reporter who'd thrown his shoes at President George W. Bush in December 2008, was freed from prison.

One year ago: Hundreds of people, black and white, many holding hands, filled the Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years earlier to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little girls and became a landmark moment in the civil rights struggle. Norway's Suzann Pettersen beat teen star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship and clinch the second major title of her career. Miss New York Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America at the pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jackie Lomax, 69, a singer-songwriter who'd worked with the Beatles and had a long solo career, died in Wirral, England.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 89. Comedian Norm Crosby is 87. Actor Henry Darrow is 81. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry is 76. Actress Carmen Maura is 69. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 69. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 69. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 68. Movie director Oliver Stone is 68. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (KAY'-gee) (Night Ranger) is 62. Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 54. Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino is 53. Actor Danny Nucci is 46. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 45. Actor Josh Charles is 43. Singer Ivette (EE'-veht) Sosa (Eden's Crush) is 38. Actor Tom Hardy is 37. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 36. Actor Dave Annable is 35. Actress Amy Davidson is 35. Britain's Prince Harry is 30. TV personality Heidi Montag is 28. Actress Kate Mansi (TV: "Days of Our Lives") is 27.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2015. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On September 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses upon the Luftwaffe

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, addressing the nation from storm-ravaged New Orleans, acknowledged the government had failed to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina, and urged Congress to approve a massive reconstruction program. Hurricane Ophelia continued to lash the Outer Banks of North Carolina with rain and wind. Producer Sid Luft, who was credited with reviving the career of then-wife Judy Garland, died in Santa Monica, California, at age 89.

Five years ago: A mortar attack by Palestinian militants and airstrikes by Israel provided a grim backdrop as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ended their latest round of peace talks still divided on major issues.

One year ago: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Paris for an international meeting of diplomats, said he wouldn't shut the door on the possibility of working with Iran against a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but that the two nations would not coordinate on military action. Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big-box stores. Two Vietnam War soldiers received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony, nearly 50 years after they'd thrown themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. (Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins survived his injuries; Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat did not.)

Today's Birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 90. Comedian Norm Crosby is 88. Actor Henry Darrow is 82. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry is 77. Actress Carmen Maura is 70. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 70. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 70. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 69. Movie director Oliver Stone is 69. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (KAY'-gee) (Night Ranger) is 63. Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 55. Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino is 54. Actor Danny Nucci is 47. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 46. Actor Josh Charles is 44. Singer Ivette (EE'-veht) Sosa (Eden's Crush) is 39. Actor Tom Hardy is 38. Actress Marisa Ramirez (TV: "Blue Bloods") is 38. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 37. Actor Dave Annable is 36. Actress Amy Davidson is 36. Britain's Prince Harry is 31. TV personality Heidi Montag is 29. Actress Kate Mansi is 28.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 15, the 259th day of 2016. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.)

Ten years ago: Ford Motor Co. took drastic steps to remold itself into a smaller, more competitive company, slashing thousands of jobs and closing down two additional plants. U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges in the congressional corruption probe spawned by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. (Ney served nearly a year and a-half of a 2-1/2-year prison sentence.) Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci died in Florence at age 77.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who had defied orders and repeatedly barreled straight into a ferocious "killing zone" in Afghanistan to save 36 lives at extraordinary risk to himself. A single rogue trader at Swiss banking giant UBS was arrested after allegedly costing the storied institution an estimated $2 billion. (Kweku Adoboli was later convicted of fraud and served about half of a seven-year sentence.)

One year ago: Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire and began detaining migrants trying to use the country as a gateway to Western Europe, harsh new measures that left thousands of frustrated asylum-seekers piled up on the Serbian side of the border. Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as the new prime minister of Australia after his conservative Liberal Party colleagues voted for him to replace Tony Abbott as the nation's leader.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 91. Comedian Norm Crosby is 89. Actor Henry Darrow is 83. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry is 78. Actress Carmen Maura is 71. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 71. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 71. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 70. Movie director Oliver Stone is 70. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (KAY'-gee) (Night Ranger) is 64. Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 56. Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino is 55. Actor Danny Nucci is 48. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 47. Actor Josh Charles is 45. Singer Ivette (EE'-veht) Sosa (Eden's Crush) is 40. Actor Tom Hardy is 39. Actress Marisa Ramirez is 39. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 38. Actor Dave Annable is 37. Actress Amy Davidson is 37. Britain's Prince Harry is 32. TV personality Heidi Montag is 30. Actress Kate Mansi is 29.

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2018. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.)

On Sept. 15, 1972, a federal grand jury in Washington indicted seven men in connection with the Watergate break-in.

On Sept. 15, 2013, hundreds of people, black and white, many holding hands, filled the Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years earlier to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little black girls and became a landmark moment in the civil rights struggle.

10 years ago in 2008: On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell [sign in to see URL], or [sign in to see URL] percent, to 10,[sign in to see URL] while oil closed below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months amid upheaval in the financial industry as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection and Merrill Lynch & Co. was sold to Bank of America. Richard Wright, a founding member of Pink Floyd, died at age 65.

5 years ago in 2013: Jackie Lomax, 69, a singer-songwriter who'd worked with the Beatles and had a long solo career, died in Wirral, England. A coal mine collapsed in northern Afghanistan, leaving at least 27 people dead.

1 year ago in 2017: North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific, its longest-ever such flight. A bomb partially detonated on a London subway car, injuring 51 people, including those hurt fleeing the train. (An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum-seeker, Ahmed Hassan, was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to a minimum of 34 years in prison.) Character actor Harry Dean Stanton died in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Harvard University reversed its decision to name as a visiting fellow Chelsea Manning, the former soldier who'd been convicted of leaking classified information. The Cleveland Indians saw their winning streak end at 22, an American League record, as they lost 4-3 to the Kansas City Royals. NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn after a journey of 20 years; it was the only spacecraft ever to orbit Saturn and sent back images of the planet, its rings and its moons.

Today's Birthdays — Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018: Actor Forrest Compton is 93. Comedian Norm Crosby is 91. Actor Henry Darrow is 85. Baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry is 80.

Actress Carmen Maura is 73. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 73. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 73. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 72. Movie director Oliver Stone is 72. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) is 66.

Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 58. Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino is 57.

Actor Danny Nucci is 50. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 49.. Actor Josh Charles is 47. Queen Letizia of Spain is 46. Singer Ivette Sosa (Eden's Crush) is 42. Actor Tom Hardy is 41. Actress Marisa Ramirez is 41.. Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is 41. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 40.

Actor Dave Annable is 39. Actress Amy Davidson is 39. Comedian/actor Ben Schwartz is 37. Britain's Prince Harry, second son of Britain's Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, is 34. TV personality Heidi Montag is 32. Actress Kate Mansi is 31. Actress Chelsea Kane is 30.

MLB pitcher Wander Suero (Washington Nationals) is 27. MLB pitcher Dakota Hudson (St. Louis Cardinals) is 24.


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