September 24 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


1717 - Horace Walpole, Novelist
1724 - Sir Arthur Guinness, Brewer
1899 - Sir William Dobell, Artist
1914 - Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-English Composer
1949 - Pedro Almodovar, Movie Director
1966 - Michael J. Varhola, Author

Lefties:
None known

Historical Events


1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded in Tokyo, Japan.

1975 - Dougal Haston and Doug Scott climb to the top of Mt. Everest, the first Britons to do so.

September 23 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


63 B.C.E. - Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor
1920 - Mickey Rooney, Actor
1930 - Ray Charles, Singer
1943 - Julio Iglesias, Singer
1949 - Bruce Springsteen, Singer and Songwriter
1959 - Jason Alexander, Actor
1961 - Willie McCool, Astronaut

Leftie:
Actor Jason Alexander


Historical Events


1846 - Neptune, thee 8th planet from the sun, is discovered by Urbain Le Verrier, a French astronomer, and John Couch Adams, a British astronomer. It is named after the Roman god of the sea because of its blue methane clouds.

1848 - John Curtis in Maine, U.S., invents the chewing gum. In his home, he boils the resin obtained from spruce trees on a stove, then pours it in a tub of ice water and strains it. He sells it as sticks wrapped in tissue paper.

September 22 Dateline


Famous Birthdays


1694 - Lord Chesterfield (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield), English statesman and man of letters, mainly remembered for his letters to his natural son Philip.
1791 - Michael Faraday, Scientist (master of chemistry & physics), regarded the "Father of Electricity"~ known for: Faraday's law of induction, electrochemistry, Faraday effect, Faraday cage, Faraday constant, Faraday's laws of electrolysis, Faraday paradox, Faraday rotator, Faraday-efficiency effect, Faraday wave, Faraday wheel, Faraday lines of force
1880 - Dame Christabel Pankhurst, Suffragist
1931 - Fay Weldon, Author
1958 - Andrea Bocelli, Tenor

Lefties:
None known

Link to Michael Faraday Quotes & Sayings:  Here

Historical Events


1869 - Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold is first produced, in Munich, with Franz Wuellner conducting.

1980 - Iraq invades Iran, bombing several air and military supply bases, and war breaks out between the neighbouring countries. The fighting ends only when the UN organizes a ceasefire in august 1988.

September 21 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


1866 - H.G. Wells, Writer, famous for producing classics of science fiction, with extraordinary insights into the future. His famous works include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, War of the Worlds, The Shape of Things to Come and The Island of Dr Moreau.
1874 - Gustav Holst, English composer, famous for "The Planets" suite, and whose daughter, Imogen Holst, his biographer, is also a composer. 
1931 - Larry Hagman, Actor
1934 - Leonard Cohen, Singer and Songwriter
1947 - Stephen King, Author
1950 - Bill Murray, Actor
1968 - Ricki Lake, Actress and Talk show Hostess

Lefties:
None known


Historical Events


1880 - The International Mozart Foundation is established in Salzburg. 


1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit is published. Its first print run is a 1,500 copies, but this acclaimed fantasy novel has now been published in more than 38 languages and sold more than 50 million copies.