Today is Friday, September 22, 2017.
1694 Lord Chesterfield brings Gregorian calendar to England (1752)
1769 L. Puissant --1843
1791 Michael Faraday, discovered principle of the electric motor.
1885 Erich von Stroheim, early film director
1922 Chen Ning Yang, Chinese physicist, disproved parity (Nobel 1957)
1927 Tommy Lasorda
1954 Shari Belafonte-Harper
1956 Debby Boone
1960 Joan Jett
1961 Eric Stoltz
1961 Scott Baio
Alpha Aurigid meteor shower, radiant in Auriga
The Autumn Harvest Festival in Wheaton, Illinois.
1789 The US Post Office was established.
1863 President Lincoln makes his Emancipation Proclamation speech.
1893 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield
1903 Italo Marchiony granted a patent for the ice cream cone
1980 War between Iran and Iraq begins, lasts eight years. No winner.
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