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Today in Herstory
9/17/2008 - DB Metzger

Today in Herstory: The US Constitution is adopted, the NFL is formed, the first 33rpm record is released and The Fugitive and Bewitched premiere on the Tube and the Camp David Accordís are signed. In Birthdays Anne Bancroft, Ken Kesey

1787 The  US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

1819  the first Whaling ship arrives in Hawaii. Hereís background on whales and whaling

1861 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia

1920 The National Football League is formed in Canton Ohio.

1928  Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500

1934 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording released (Beethoven's 5th). Hereís a timeline

1963  The Fugitive premieres on ABC. Watch out for the one armed man.

1964  Bewitched premieres.  About a young wife who wished to give up witchcraft to please her husband. Oh, those early 60ís

1967 Mission Impossible premiered on CBS.

1978 Begin, Sadat & Carter sign the Camp David accord

1980 former Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza is assassinated in Paraguay. If you are interested in assassinations hereís the place to go. A killer site.

1989  Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62

1990 The  Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing. Then came Rupert Murdoch. A great Tabloid story

1995  Spiro Agnew dies at the age of 77.

Notable Birthdays

1179  Hildegard of Bingen died (poet, visionary, abbess, writer, composer and more)

1802 Mercy Ruggles Bisbe Jackson - Pioneer physician.

1872 Cora Frances Stoddard born (temperance reformer)

1923- 1953 Country singer Hank Williams

1927 NFL quarterback George Blanda. Played football nearly as long as Hank Williams lived.

1928-1998  Actor Roddy McDowellFrom Lassie Come Home to The Planet of the Apes, as well as a bad guy in TVís Columbo

1931 actress Anne Bancroft  (Mrs. Robinson)

1935 Ken Kesey author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

1966 Paula Corbin in Lonoke, Arkansas. The daughter of a lay minister you might know her as Paula Jones.


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