September 16 Events in History - September 16 Birthdays - September 16 Deaths



2014 NASA outsources its role in space travel by awarding a $4.2 billion contract to Boeing and a $2.6 billion contract to Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to shuttle astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station
2014 In addition to financial support and medical expertise, the U.S. is sending engineers to West Africa to build Ebola treatment clinics, will provide training for hundreds of healthcare workers, and will offer Ebola education packets to the public
2013 The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is found in tap water near New Orleans, the first time ever detected in the U.S. water supply
2013 Rwandan President Paul Kagame achieves a landslide victory in the country's parliamentary election
2012 The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announces a successful artificial insemination as Mei Xiang gives birth to her second giant panda cub
2012 The expiration of a collective bargaining agreement causes the National Hockey League player lock out
2011 NASA scientists announce the discovery of a circumbinary planet - a planet the orbits two stars instead of one
2011 In the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Public Security arrests over 2,000 people in an effort to crackdown on gang-related crime
2010 Poverty rates in the United States hit a 15-year high of 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people
2010 Mexico celebrates its 200-year anniversary marking its independence from Spain
2009 An Australian navy ship intercepts a boat carrying 60 suspected asylum seekers
2003 WNBA Championships, Detroit Shock beat Los Angeles Sparks 2 games to 1
2000 27th Olympic games open at Sydney, Australia (sched)
1997 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
1997 Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO
1997 Mark McGwire signs with the St. Louis Cardinals for $26M
1996 1st one-day international in Canada, India vs. Pakistan at Toronto
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City, Florida on WTBB 97.7 FM
1996 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
1996 Space Shuttle STS-79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
1995 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory
1995 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
1995 Stephen Hawkins (53) weds Elaine Mason
1994 Fire Department puts out smokey electrical fire in White House
1993 Minn Twins Dave Winfield, is 19th to get 3,000 hits
1993 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
1992 "Les Miserables," opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
1992 900 die in flood in Pakistan
1992 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
1992 Vanna White suffers a miscarriage
1991 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
1991 U.S. trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins
1991 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
1990 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle, New York
1990 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk and Patricia Wettig
1990 Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan wed
1990 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1989 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
1989 Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher
1988 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0
1988 Fish leaves rock group Marillion
1988 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, vs. Australia
1988 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
1988 Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA
1987 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
1987 NASA launches space vehicle S-209
1987 New York's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
1984 "Miami Vice" premieres
1984 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a U.S. citizen
1982 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila and Sabra begins
1981 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
1979 23rd Ryder Cup: U.S., 17-11 at Greenbrier
1979 Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
1979 Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin
1979 KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park home run (most since 1925)
1979 Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1978 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
1978 Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins
1978 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
1978 Yankees beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
1977 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
1977 Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
1977 Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
1976 Egypt president Sadat re-elected
1976 Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests and bishop
1975 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
1975 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
1975 Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1974 BART begins regular transbay service
1974 Bob Dylan records 'Blood on the Tracks'
1974 President Ford announces conditional amnesty for U.S., Vietnam War deserters
1974 U.S. General Haig becomes NATO-supreme commander in Europe
1973 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 15 performances
1973 Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1972 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
1972 Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
1971 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
1971 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with soviet President Brezhnev
1970 Jordan king Hussein forms military government
1968 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
1968 Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
1967 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
1967 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, Arizona (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 Metropolitan Opera opens at New York's Lincoln Center
1965 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
1965 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany
1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
1963 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
1963 Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo and Sarawak
1963 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
1962 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
1962 Public TV channel 13 begins in New York City
1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 CDU loses West German election
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
1960 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
1959 President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1957 Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
1957 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1955 Bauer and Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
1955 U.S. Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto reacing categories
1955 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
1954 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
1953 AL approves St. Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
1951 6th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 NL ump Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
1950 Cleveland Rams (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)
1950 Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
1949 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
1948 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater New York City for 12 performances
1947 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
1945 Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)
1943 Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
1943 Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
1942 Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
1941 German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine
1941 Hitler orders for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavian be killed
1941 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Selective Training and Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
1940 Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"
1940 Luftwaffe attacks center of London
1940 Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas elected speaker of House
1940 St. Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to home run from each side of plate
1939 53rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (60 810 64)
1939 59th U.S. Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64)
1939 New York Yankees clinch their 11th and 4th successive pennant
1938 George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
1932 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
1931 Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (New York City)
1931 St. Louis Cardinals repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
1930 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
1929 Police shoots at strikers at Maastricht, 2 killed
1928 Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
1927 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title
1926 Hurricane in Florida and Alabama, kills 372
1926 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
1926 Philip Dunning and George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in New York City
1926 St. Louis Cardinals beat Phillies 23-3
1924 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
1922 42nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (46 36 62 63 64)
1922 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
1920 Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30
1919 American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress
1919 Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
1915 Czar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma
1915 U.S. takes control of customs and finances of Haiti for 10 years
1913 1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage
1908 Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
1908 William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc
1906 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
1906 Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
1893 Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
1892 Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y"
1890 Newswriter George Whitney Calhoun names Green Bay team Packers
1885 Puritan (U.S.) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
1873 German troops leave France
1867 Ottawa Rough Riders and Senators play Canadian Football game
1864 Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
1862 Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md)
1862 General Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, Kentucky
1862 Liliuokalani, queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis
1861 British Post Office Savings Banks opens
1859 Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania and Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone
1858 1st overland mail for California
1857 Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
1848 Slavery abolished in all French territories
1847 United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon
1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"
1812 Fire of Moscow
1810 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
1795 British capture Capetown South Africa
1782 Great Seal of U.S. used for 1st time
1747 French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
1741 George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah," premieres in Dublin
1729 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen
1702 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne and Bavaria
1668 King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
1666 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
1662 Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation
1654 Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
1652 Spanish troops occupy Dunkerk
1630 Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
1597 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
1575 King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots











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