Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Today in History: Wednesday, September 09, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Sept. 9, 1956, Elvis Presley made the first of three appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
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On this date in:
1850California became the 31st state of the union.
1926The National Broadcasting Co. was incorporated by the Radio Corporation of America.
1948The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.
1957President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
1965Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched a perfect game in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
1971Prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a four-day siege that claimed 43 lives.
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1976Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.
1993The Palestine Liberation Organization agreed to recognize Israel's right to exist, and Israel agreed to recognize the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people.
1997Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Army's political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland's future.
2001Afghanistan's military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood was fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists.
2003The Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese agreed to pay $85 million to 552 people to settle clergy sex abuse cases.
2009Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted "You lie!" during President Barack Obama's speech to Congress on health care.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Michelle Williams turns 35 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
TopolActor ("Fiddler on the Roof")80
Joe TheismannFootball player, sportscaster66
Tom WopatActor ("Dukes of Hazzard")64
Angela CartwrightActress ("The Danny Thomas Show," "Lost in Space")63
Dave StewartRock musician, producer (Eurythmics)63
Hugh GrantActor55
Christopher CoonsU.S. senator, D-Del.52
Constance MarieActress ("George Lopez")50
Rachel HunterModel46
Goran VisnjicActor ("ER")43
Michael BubleSinger40
Actor-comedian Adam Sandler turns 49 years old today.
AP Photo/Peter Kramer
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