Thursday, September 24, 2015

Today in History: Thursday, September 24, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Sept. 24, 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Va..
 
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On this date in:
1755John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States, was born in Germantown, Virginia.
1789Congress passed the First Judiciary Act, which provided for an attorney general and a Supreme Court.
1869Financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market, sending Wall Street into a panic and leaving thousands of investors in financial ruin.
1896Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minn.
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1957The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field before moving to Los Angeles for the next season.
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1968"60 Minutes" premiered on CBS.
1976Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery.
1991The album "Nevermind" by Nirvana was released.
2007United Auto Workers walked off the job at GM plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976. (A tentative pact ended the walkout two days later.)
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress, screenwriter Nia Vardalos ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") turns 53 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Gerry MarsdenSinger (Gerry and the Pacemakers)73
Lou DobbsNews anchor70
Gordon ClappActor ("NYPD Blue")67
Joseph Kennedy IIFormer U.S. representative, D-Mass.63
Kevin SorboActor57
Paul HammOlympic gymnast33
Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene turns 69 years old today.
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