Today in History
Today is Monday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2022. There are 103 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in the story:
On September 19, 1995, The New York Times and The Washington Post published Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s (kah-ZIHN’-skee) manifesto, which proved instrumental in identifying and capturing him.
To this date :
In 1796, President George Washington’s farewell address was published. In it, the first Director General of the United States advised: “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
In 1881, the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield, died 2½ months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president.
In 1955, President Juan Peron of Argentina was ousted after an army and navy revolt.
In 1957, the United States conducted its first confined underground nuclear test, dubbed “Rainier”, in the Nevada desert.
In 1970, the show “Mary Tyler Moore” debuted on CBS-TV.
In 1985, the Mexico City area was hit by a devastating earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people.
In 1986, federal health officials announced that the experimental drug AZT would be made available to thousands of AIDS patients.
In 1996, IBM announced that it would extend health benefits to the partners of its gay employees.
In 2001, the Pentagon ordered dozens of advanced aircraft to the Persian Gulf region as the time for military retaliation for the deadly September 11 terrorist attacks approached.
In 2004, Hu Jintao (hoo jin-tow) became China’s undisputed leader with the departure of former President Jiang Zemin (jahng zuh-MEEN’) from his highest military post.
In 2008, struggling to avert financial catastrophe, the Bush administration introduced a sweeping bailout calling for the takeover of half a trillion dollars or more in worthless mortgages and other bad debts held by shaky institutions. Relieved investors sent stocks soaring on Wall Street and around the world.
In 2020, President Donald Trump urged the Republican-led Senate to “without delay” consider its next nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election. .
Ten years ago, members of Congress presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Myanmar Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has criticized the agency’s handling of an investigation into Arizona gun trafficking that resulted in the discovery of hundreds of weapons at crime scenes across the United States. United and Mexico; the inspector general’s report referred more than a dozen people to possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious.
Five years ago: In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump vowed to “totally destroy North Korea” if the United States were to be forced to defend itself or its allies against the North’s nuclear weapons program. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico, killing more than 360 people and causing the complete collapse of more than three dozen buildings in Mexico City. Hurricane Maria headed toward Puerto Rico after causing extensive damage to the small Caribbean island of Dominica. Former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta, portrayed by Robert De Niro in the movie ‘Raging Bull’, has died aged 95.
A year ago, U.S. authorities airlifted Haitians who had camped in a Texas border town back to their home country and tried to block others from crossing the border from Mexico. Members of the Afghanistan women’s national soccer team, aged 14 to 16, who had been trying to leave Afghanistan since the US withdrawal a few weeks earlier, boarded with their families on a charter flight to Portugal, where they had been granted asylum. The streaming services picked up three big Emmy wins, as Netflix’s “The Crown” won Best Drama Series, Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” was named Best Comedy Series, and “The Queen’s Gambit.” also on Netflix, won best series limited series.
Today’s birthdays: Actress Rosemary Harris turns 95. Actor David McCallum is 89 years old. Singer-songwriter Paul Williams is 82 years old. Singer Bill Medley is 82 years old. Singer Sylvia Tyson (Ian and Sylvia) is 82 years old. R&B singer Freda Payne is 80 years old. Retired professional golfer Jane Blalock is 77 years old. Singer David Bromberg is 77 years old. Actor Randolph Mantooth is 77 years old. Singer and rock musician Lol Creme (10cc) is 75 years old. Former NFL running back Larry Brown is 75. Actor Jeremy Irons is 74 years old. Actor Twiggy Lawson is 73 years old. TV personality Joan Lunden is 72 years old. Singer-producer Daniel Lanois (lan-WAH’) is 71 years old. Actor Scott Colomby is 70 years old. Musician-producer Nile Rodgers is 70 years old. Singer-actor Rex Smith is 67 years old. Rock singer Lita Ford is 64 years old. Actor Kevin Hooks is 64 years old. Actor Carolyn McCormick is 63 years old. Celebrity chef Mario Batali is 62 years old. Actor-comedian Cheri Oteri is 60 years old. Country singer Jeff Bates is 59. Country singer Trisha Yearwood is 58. News anchor Soledad O’Brien is 56. Celebrity chef Michael Symon is 53 years old. Actor Victor Williams is 52 years old. Actor Sanaa Lathan (suh-NAH’ LAY’-thun) is 51 years old. Actress Stephanie J. Block is 50 years old. Rock singer A. Jay Popoff (Lit) is 49 years old. “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon is 48 years old. TV personality Carter Oosterhouse is 46. Folk-rock singer-musicians Sara and Tegan (TEE’-gan) Quin are 42 years old. Actor Columbus Short is 40 years old. Rapper Eamon is 39 years old. Actor Kevin Zegers is 38 years old. Actor Danielle Panabaker is 35 years old.
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