Today In History

Today in History: Friday, September  09, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 9, 1956, Elvis Presley made the first of three appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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On this date in:
1850 California became the 31st state of the union.
1926 The National Broadcasting Co. was incorporated by the Radio Corporation of America.
1948 The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.
1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
1965 Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched a perfect game in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
1971 Prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a four-day siege that claimed 43 lives.

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1976 Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.
1993 The Palestine Liberation Organization agreed to recognize Israel’s right to exist, and Israel agreed to recognize the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people.
1997 Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Army’s political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland’s future.
2001 Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood was fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists.
2003 The Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese agreed to pay $85 million to 552 people to settle clergy sex abuse cases.
2009 Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted “You lie!” during President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress on health care.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today’s Birthdays:
Actress Michelle Williams turns 36 years old today.

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Name Profession Age
Topol Actor (“Fiddler on the Roof”) 81
Joe Theismann Football player, sportscaster 67
Tom Wopat Actor (“Dukes of Hazzard”) 65
Angela Cartwright Actress (“The Danny Thomas Show,” “Lost in Space”) 64
Dave Stewart Rock musician, producer (Eurythmics) 64
Hugh Grant Actor 56
Christopher Coons U.S. senator, D-Del. 53
Constance Marie Actress (“George Lopez”) 51
Rachel Hunter Model 47
Goran Visnjic Actor (“ER”) 44
Michael Buble Singer 41
Actor-comedian Adam Sandler turns 50 years old today.

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