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Thursday September 25, 2014

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  • Gold Star Mother’s Day
  • National One Hit Wonder Day
  • Math Story Telling Day
  • Comic Book Day
  • Psychotherapy Day
  • National Crab Newberg Day
  • National Food Service Workers Day

  • World Maritime Day
  • World Pharmacists Day
  • International Ataxia Awareness Day
  • Republic Day-Rwanda
  • Armed Forces day-Mozambique
  • Niklaus of Flue Day-Switzerland

  • On This Day
  • 1513 --- The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. 
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    He named the body of water the South Sea. He and his crew were truly just the first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean. 

  • 1690 --- The first newspaper was published in America. It was never published again. Censorship raised its ugly head. Authorities 
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    considered “Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick” to be offensive and ordered the publisher, Benjamin Harris, to cease publishing.

  • 1775 --- After aborting a poorly planned and ill-timed attack on the British-controlled city of Montreal, Continental Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured by the British. After being identified as an officer of the Continental Amy, Allen was taken prisoner and sent to England 
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    to be executed. Although Allen ultimately escaped execution because the British government feared reprisals from the American colonies, he was imprisoned in England for more than two years until being returned to the United States on May 6, 1778, as part of a prisoner exchange.

  • 1789 --- The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.)

  • 1882 --- The first major league double header was played. It was between the Worcester and Providence teams. 

  • 1890 --- Sequoia National Park was established to protect the giant Sequoia trees, among the oldest living things on earth.
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  • 1953 --- Following in the footlights of musical greats like Ignace Paderewski and Victor Borge, a piano player named Liberace 
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    made his debut at Carnegie Hall. Liberace performed before a sellout audience. His candelabra and concert grand piano were instant trademarks that lasted throughout his career

  • 1956 --- A transatlantic telephone-cable system began operation between Newfoundland and Scotland. 

  • 1957 --- Under escort from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to 
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    prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration. After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to Little Rock to enforce the court order.

  • 1959 --- Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev caps his trip to the United States with two days of meetings with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The two men came to general agreement on a number of issues, but a U-2 spy plane incident in May 1960 crushed any hopes for further improvement of U.S.-Soviet relations during the Eisenhower years.
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  • 1964 --- Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, turned down an offer of 3 1/2 million pound offer to sell his management contract. 

  • 1965 --- Willie Mays hit his fiftieth home run of the baseball season, making him the oldest player to accomplish this. He was 34 years 
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    old. Ten years before, at the age of 24, he was the youngest man to accomplish the same feat.

  • 1965 --- The half hour Saturday morning cartoon "The Beatles" premiered on ABC-TV. The show ran until September 7, 1969. 
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  • 1970 --- In the 8:30 p.m. time slot immediately following ”The Brady Bunch”, ABC premiered a program that would give Screen Gems its second TV-to-pop-chart smash: “The Partridge Family”. In the pilot episode of “The Partridge Family”, the five children of a widowed single mother convince their mom to join them in their garage 
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    recording sessions and then watch their first record, "I Think I Love You" become a #1 pop hit. In a case not so much of life imitating art as of a brilliant marketing machine replicating its earlier success, the song "I Think I Love You" raced to the top of the real-life pop charts less than two months after its television debut.

  • 1974 --- It is first reported that freon from aerosol cans is destroying the ozone layer above the earth.

  • 1978 --- Melissa Ludtke, a writer for "Sports Illustrated", filed a suit in U.S. District Court. The result was that Major League Baseball could not bar female writers from the locker room after the game.
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  • 1978 --- A Pacific Southwest Airlines jet collides in mid-air with a small Cessna over San Diego, killing 153 people on this day in 1978. The wreckage of the planes fell into a populous neighborhood and did extensive damage on the ground.
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  • 1979 --- The musical "Evita" opened on Broadway. The work was the third collaboration of Tim Rice and Andre Lloyd Weber. 
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  • 1981 --- Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been nominated the previous July by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
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  • 1983 --- A Soviet military officer, Stanislav Petrov, averted a potential worldwide nuclear war. He declared a false alarm after a U.S. attack was detected by a Soviet early warning system. It was later discovered the alarms had been set off when the satellite warning system mistakenly interpreted sunlight reflections off clouds as the presence of enemy missiles. 

  • 1986 --- An 1894-S Barber Head dime was bought for $83,000 at a coin auction in California. It is one of a dozen that exist. 
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  • 1987 --- The booty collected from the Wydah, which sunk off Cape Cod in 1717, was auctioned off. The worth was around $400 million.
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  • 1992 --- The Mars Observer blasted off on a mission that cost $980 million. The probe has not been heard from since it reached Mars in August of 1993. 

  • 2007 --- The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued a certificate canceling all claims related to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich patent.
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  • 2012 --- China launched its first aircraft carrier into service.
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  • Birthdays
  • Barbara Walters
  • William Faulkner
  • Heather Locklear
  • Mark Rothko
  • Red Smith
  • Dimitri Shostakovich
  • Glenn Gould
  • Juliette Prowse
  • Aldo Ray
  • Ian Tyson
  • Oscar Bonavena
  • Mark Hamill
  • Cheryl Tiegs
  • Christopher Reeve
  • Michael Madsen
  • Will Smith
  • Michael Douglas
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Anson Williams

  • 268th Day of the Year / 97 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 87 Days

  • Sunrise:7:00
  • Sunset:7:01
  • 12 Hours 1 Minutes

  • Moon Rise:8:21am
  • Moon Set:7:52pm
  • Moon Phase:2%
  • Full Moon October 8 @ 3:50am
  • Full Hunter’s Moon
  • Full Blood Moon
  • Full Sanguine Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

  • Tides
  • High Tide:12:05pm
  • Low Tide:5:51am/6:21pm