Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Monday, September 18, 2017.

Birthdays

1709 Samuel Johnson, Boswell's tour guide.
1752 A.M. Legendre --1833
1819 Jean-Bernard-Lon Foucault; his pendulum proved earth rotates
1905 Claudette Colbert, in Paris, (Cleopatra)
1905 Greta Garbo, in Stockholm (Ninotchka, Blue Angel)
1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
1920 Jack Warden
1920 June Foray
1939 Frankie Avalon
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith

Events

Independence Day, celebrated in Chile.
The start of the Jewish New Year.
1755 Fort Ticonderoga, New York opened
1793 Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1810 Chile gains its independence.
1851 The New York Times goes on sale, at 2 cents a copy.
1927 Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
1966 Gemini X is launched
1977 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of earth & moon together
1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic

That's all for today.

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