Sunday, September 13, 2015

Today in History: Sunday, September 13, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Sept. 13, 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands at the White House after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
 
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On this date in:
1788The Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election and declared New York City the temporary national capital.
1943Chiang Kai-shek became president of China.
1948Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.
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1949The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed in New York City.
1971A four-day inmates' rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assault claimed 43 lives.
1990"Law & Order" premiered on NBC.
1996Rapper Tupac Shakur, 25, died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting.
1998NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive Emmy as TV's best comedy series.
1999A bomb blamed by authorities on Chechen rebels devastated an eight-story apartment building in Moscow, killing at least 124 people.
2000Chase Manhattan agreed to buy J.P. Morgan for more than $35 billion, creating the third largest financial company in the U.S.
2001Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States; limited commercial flights resumed for the first time in two days.
2010Rafael Nadal of Spain won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress Jean Smart ("Designing Women") turns 64 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Barbara BainActress ("Mission: Impossible")84
Jacqueline BissetActress71
Peter CeteraRock singer (Chicago)71
Don WasRecord producer63
Dave MustaineRock singer, musician (Megadeth)54
Tavis SmileyRadio, TV personality51
Zak StarkeyRock musician, son of Ringo Starr50
Michael JohnsonRunner48
Steve PerkinsRock musician (Porno For Pyros; Jane's Addiction)48
Bernie WilliamsBaseball player47
Louise LombardActress ("CSI")45
Goran IvanisevicTennis player44
Fiona AppleRock singer38
Country musician Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts) turns 40 years old today.
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