Today is Tuesday, September 15th. It’s National Linguine Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, National Cheese Toast Day, National Creme de Menthe Day, World Lymphoma Awareness Day, International Day of Democracy, National IT Professionals Day, National Online Learning Day, Greenpeace Day, , Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day and Make a Hat Day
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Today is the day that…
— in 1777, George Washington appoints Casimir Pulaski as brigadier general in the Continental Army cavalry
— in 1928, Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza
— in 1949, The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC
— in 1965, Green Acres debuted on CBS
— also in 1965, Ford begins offering factory-installed 8-track tape players in its Mustang, Thunderbird and Lincoln models
— in 1966, 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 1971, Greenpeace was founded
— in 1977, the TV show CHiPs premiered
— in 1979, Led Zeppelin’s album In Through The Out Door hits #1 in the US, displacing Get The Knack by The Knack
— in 1982, USA Today was first published
— also in 1982, At the Los Angeles Forum, Queen play their last American concert with Freddie Mercury. Queen did not tour the US during their final tour with Freddie in 1986.
— in 1983, Huey Lewis and the News release the album Sports, which sells over 7 million copies
— in 1986, the legal drama “L.A. Law” premieres on NBC, created by Steven Bochco, with an ensemble cast including Corbin Bersen, Jill Eikenberry and Harry Hamlin
— in 1990, Chicago White Sox reliever Bobby Thigpen is the first to record 50 saves in a season
— in 1995, the thriller “Se7en,” starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Kevin Spacey, premieres in New York
— also in 1995, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith turns his record 1,554th double play in a 7-6 loss to the Dodgers
— in 1997, Google.com is registered as a domain name
— in 2000, the 27th Olympic Games open in Sydney, Australia
— in 2001, President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the September 11th terrorist attacks
— in 2003, Johnny Cash is buried in the Cash family cemetery in Hendersonville, Tennessee, next to his wife, June Carter Cash
— in 2004, The National Hockey League lockout began. The 2004-2005 season was eventually canceled.
— in 2005, President George W. Bush acknowledged the government failed to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina and urged Congress to approve a massive reconstruction program
— in 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection; the largest in U.S. history.
— in 2009, in an interview with CNBC, President Barack Obama called Kanye West “a jackass” for insulting Taylor Swift at the MTV VMA’s
— in 2014, President Obama announces the U.S. will send 3,000 troops to help combat the spread of the Ebola virus
— and in 2019, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek dies at the age of 75
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