And Happy Saturday!
On this day in 1752 the British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
In 1814 the poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
In 1901 President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.
In 1960 the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
And in 1994 the Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.
Quote of the Day
“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”
Today is John “Bowser” Bauman’s birthday.
And it’s Steve Berlin’s as well. I like these guys.
It’s also Steven Gaines’.