Today is Tuesday September 7th. It’s Salami Day, National Beer Lover’s Day, International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies and National Buy a Book Day
There are 11 days until SIU football’s home opener
There are 15 days until Fall
Today is the day that…
— in 1813, the nickname “Uncle Sam” was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States. It appeared in an editorial published in the Troy Post of New York.
— in 1888, Edith Eleanor McLean is the first-ever baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
— in 1921, The first Miss America Pageant, is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey
— in 1927, Philo Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of his electronic television in San Francisco
— in 1936, Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas
— also in 1936, Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation
— in 1940, Beginning of the Blitz: the German Luftwaffe bomb London for the first of 57 consecutive nights as the Nazis prepare to invade Britain
— in 1963, The Pro Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio
— in 1976, a US court finds George Harrison guilty of ‘subconsciously’ plagiarizing The Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” for his song “My Sweet Lord”
— in 1977, Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy was released after serving more than four years in prison
— in 1978, Drummer Keith Moon of The Who dies at the age of 32 after overdosing on medication that is supposed to help him overcome his alcoholism
— in 1979, ESPN (the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) premiered on cable
— in 1980, The 32nd Emmy Awards go ahead despite 51 of the 52 nominated performers boycotting the event due to a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild
— in 1984, Janet Jackson married singer James Debarge. Their marriage was later annulled.
— in 1985, Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to become a grandfather when his son Zak and his wife Sarah had a daughter named Tatia Jayne.
— in 1985, John Parr’s “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” hits #1
— in 1986, the first use of “instant replay” to review a play in an NFL game took place during a contest between the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns
— also in 1986, Mike Nesmith joins the other three Monkees on stage during their reunion tour concert in Los Angeles
— in 1987, Michael Jackson releases “Bad”
— in 1988, INXS are the big winners at the MTV Video Music Awards, taking five trophies, including Video Of The Year, for “Need You Tonight/Mediate.”
— in 1992, MLB commissioner Faye Vincent resigns, and is replaced in the interim by Bud Selig
— in 1993, The Chevy Chase Show debuted late nights on Fox. It was cancelled six weeks later.
— also in 1993, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten hits 4 HRs with 12 RBI in a 15-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds
— in 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot on the Las Vegas Strip by an unknown assailant. He died six days later.
— in 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page incorporated Google and began doing test searches at a rate of 10,000 searches a day
— in 2001, Michael Jackson plays the first of two concerts at Madison Square Garden as part of his 30th anniversary tribute. Performers honoring Jackson include Slash, ‘N Sync and Britney Spears. The concerts are edited and aired as a special on CBS.
— in 2003, singer-songwriter Warren Zevon died of cancer at the age of 56
— in 2008, troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed in government conservatorship.
— in 2008, True Blood premiered on HBO
— in 2016, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band perform their longest-ever concert in America, at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes
— in 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reports that an earlier cyberattack could have compromised the personal info of 143 million Americans
— in 2018, Rapper Mac Miller dies at the age of 26 of an apparent drug overdose
— and in 2020, wildfires have burnt a record 2 million acres in California
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