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September 17th In Pop Culture History

1303 (Earthquake) China

1849 - Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland.

1859 - Joshua Norton declared himself "Emperor of these United States" and subsequently "Protector of Mexico", renaming himself Norton !

1895 - The second U.S. battleship, but first named after a state, the USS Maine was commissioned.

1908 - Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed.

1947 - Jackie Robinson was named Rookie of Year by The Sporting News.

1964 - Bewitched premiered on ABC.

1965 - The Wild, Wild West and Hogan;s Heroes oremiered on CBS.

1967 - Mission Impossible premiered on CBS.

1967 - The Doors appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform "Light My Fire". Sullivan had requested that the line "Girl we couldn't get much higher" be changed for the show, but Jim Morrison performed it the way it was written. The Doors never appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show again.

1972 - The first episode of M.A.S.H. aired on CBS.

1976 - NASA publicly unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California.

1978 - Battlestar Galactica premiered on ABC

1983 - Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984.

1996- The O.J. Simpson civil trial began

2005 - #1 Hit September 17, 2005 - November 25, 2005: Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger

2009 - Archer premiered on FX

2009 - Community premiered on NBC

2011 - #1 Hit September 17, 2011 - November 11, 2011: Adele - Someone Like You

2011 - The Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City

September 17th Celebrity Birthdays

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Anastacia (1973)
Doug E. Fresh (1967)
Roddy McDowall (1928)
Hank Williams (1923)
Bryan Singer (1965)
Cassandra 'Elvira' Peterson (1951)
Rita Rudner (1956)
Baz Luhrmann (1962)
John Ritter (1948)
Anne bancroft (1931)
The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city limits.

No person shall produce, test, maintain, or store within the city a nuclear weapon, component of a nuclear weapon, nuclear weapon delivery system, or component of a nuclear weapon delivery system under penalty of Chapter 9.60.030 - 1958.

Constitution Week:
The Congress, by joint resolution of February 29, 1952 (36 U.S.C. 106), designated September 17 as "Citizenship Day," and by joint resolution of August 2, 1956 (36 U.S.C. 108), requested that the President proclaim the week beginning September 17 and ending September 23 of each year as "Constitution Week."

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