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September 16th History

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September 16th In Pop Culture History

1620 - The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims.

1630 - The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

1908 - William C. Durant. founded General Motors.

1953 - 20th Century-Fox released The Robe, using its new wide-screen stereophonic film process.

1964 - Shindig (a pop music show) premiered on ABC.

1972 - #1 Hit September 16, 1972 - September 22, 1972: Three Dog Night - Black and White

1972 - The Bob Newhart Show debuted on CBS

1974 - President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.


1977 - Marc Bolan (of T. Rex fame) died in an auto crash

1984 - E/R premiered on CBS

1989 - #1 Hit September 16, 1989 - September 22, 1989: Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You

1992 - FCC voted to allow competition for local phone service.

1996- The jackpot wedge appeared for the first time on Wheel Of Fortune

2000 - #1 Hit September 16, 2000 - October 13, 2000: Madonna - Music

September 16, 2016 - The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were released.

September 16th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

B. B. King (1925)
Alexis Bledel (1982)
Amy Poehler (1971)
Molly Shannon (1964)
Peter Falk (1927)
Lauren Bacall (1924)
'Sliimy' Yanis Sahraoui (1988)
Allen Funt (1914)
Charlie Byrd (1925)
Katie Melua (1984)
Jennifer Tilly (1958)
David Copperfield (1956)
Nick Jonas (1992)

A novel was written in 1939 completely without the letter "E".

It was  called Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright (1872-1939).

The book has  267 pages and about 50,000 words.

 



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