Today in History for 16th September 2022

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Historical Events

1920 - The "Wall Street bombing" occurs at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon explodes on Wall Street, New York, killing 38 and injuring 143

1940 - FDR signs Selective Training and Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1954 - CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting

1960 - Milwaukee Braves' future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0 at County Stadium

1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1999 - 1st ever season of "Big Brother" reality show begins on the Veronica channel in The Netherlands

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Famous Birthdays

1875 - James Cash Penney, American department store founder (J C Penney), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1971)

1916 - M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), born in Madurai, Madras Presidency (d. 2004)

1968 - Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York

1969 - Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica), born in Kensington, London

1973 - Clint Peay, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland

1978 - Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 2020)

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Famous Deaths

1916 - Basil W. Duke, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78

1925 - Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)

1926 - Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80

1932 - Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75

1996 - Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73

2005 - Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83

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