17th 17thThe U.S. Constitution was signed (1787)

President George Washington gave his farewell speech (1796)

“Mission Impossible:” premiered on TV (1967)
18th Writer and poet SAMUEL JOHNSON was born (1709)
George Washington laid the corner stone for the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (1793)

The New York Times was first published (1851)

Greta Garbo was born (1905)

Ted Turner won the America’s Cup (19
19th The American colonies won the first Battle of Saratoga (1777)

President James Garfield was assassinated (1881)

Adam West was born (1928)

Bruno Hauptmann was arrested for the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby (1934)
20th Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain to find a western passage to the Spice Islands of Indonesia (1519)

Upton Sinclair was born (1878)
21st The autumnal equinox (and the first day of fall.)

H.G. Wells was born (1866). Among other works he wrote “War of the Worlds and Journey To The Moon. He was one of the very first true Science Fiction writers.

“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” was published in The New York Sun (1897)
22nd Andrea Bocelli was born (1958)

Tommy Lasorda was born (1927)
23rd The first commencement ceremony for an American University took place at Harvard University (1642)

Neptune was discovered by Johann Gottfried Galle (1846)

Ray Charles was born (1930)
24th Chief Justice John Marshall was born (1755)

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born (1896)

The trial of “THE CHICAGO SEVEN” began (1969)
25th Vasco Nunez de Balboa “discovered” the Pacific Ocean (1513)

The Bill Of Rights was submitted to the states (1789)

Congress established Yosemite National Park (1890)

Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice (1981)
26th Johnny Appleseed was born (1774)

George Gershwin was born (1898)

The First NIXON - KENNEDY debate was televised (1960)
27th Samuel Adams was born (1722)

Political cartoonist Thomas Nast was born (1840)
28th William the Conqueror invaded England (1066)

Friedrich Engels, coauthor of the Communist Manifesto, was born (1820)
29th Miguel de Cervantes was born (1547) Author of “DON QUIXIOTE”

Jerry Lee Lewis was born (1935)
30th Ether was first used as an anesthetic (1846)

“PORGY AND BESS” premiered, in Boston (1935)

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