Channel 44News: Almanac For The Week Of September 3rd, 2017

first_img44News Almanac For The Week Of September 3rd, 2017SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2017  BRITNEY TAYLOR ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY The people and events that shaped this week in history.September 3rd1895 – The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.1954 – “The Lone Ranger” was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.2013 – Hunters in Mississippi caught a 727-pound alligator.September 4th1967 – “Gilligan’s Island” aired for the last time on CBS-TV. It ran for 98 episodes.1998 – Google was incorporated as a privately held company.2003 – Keegan Reilly, 22, became the first parapalegic climber to reach the peak of Japan’s Mount Fuji.September 5th1836 – Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.1901 – The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues was formed in Chicago, IL. It was the first organized baseball league.1960 – Cassius Clay of Louisville, KY, won the gold medal in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Clay later changed his name to Muhammad Ali.September 6th1620 – The Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to settle in the New World.1941 – Jews in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear the Star of David with the word “Jew” inscribed. The order only applied to Jews over the age of 6.1992 – A 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted baboon liver.September 7th1813 – The nickname “Uncle Sam” was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States. The reference appeared in an editorial in the New York’s Troy Post.1915 – Johnny Gruelle received a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll (U.S. Patent D47789).1966 – The final episode of the original “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was aired on CBS-TV.September 8th1866 – The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago, IL. The parents were James and Jennie Bushnell.1900 – A Category 4 hurricane rips through Galveston, Texas, killing an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm surge flooded the city, then situated at less than nine feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed. The hurricane remains the worst weather-related disaster in U.S. history in terms of loss of life.1986 – The Oprah Winfrey Show is broadcast nationally for the first time. A huge success, her daytime television talk show turns Winfrey into one of the most powerful, wealthy people in show business and, arguably, the most influential woman in America.September 9th490 B.C. – The Battle of Marathon took place between the invading Persian Army and the Athenian Army. The marathon race was derived from the events that occurred surrounding this battle.1776 – The Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use.1971 – Prisoners riot and seize control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York. Later that day, state police retook most of the prison, but 1,281 convicts occupied an exercise field called D Yard, where they held 39 prison guards and employees hostage for four days. After negotiations stalled, state police and prison officers launched a disastrous raid on September 13, in which 10 hostages and 29 inmates were killed in an indiscriminate hail of gunfire. 89 others were seriously injured.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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