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September 20 Birthdays

Upton Sinclair
1878–1968, American novelist and socialist, born in Baltimore, grad. College of the City of New York, 1897.

Sir James Dewar
chemist and physicist (1842)

Herbert Putnam
librarian (1861)

Red Auerbach
basketball coach (1917)

Dr. Joyce Brothers
psychologist (1928)

Sophia Loren
actress (1934)

Guy Lafleur
hockey player (1951)

September 20 in History


Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of modern Italy, seized the Papal States from the French.


Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated.


Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match.


Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., sat out a game, ending his consecutive game playing streak. Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons.


Independent Counsel Robert Ray announced the end of the Whitewater investigation, saying there was insufficient evidence to charge President Clinton and his wife, Hillary.


President George W. Bush addressed the nation and a joint session of Congress about terrorism. He also named Tom Ridge as head of the new Office of Homeland Security.

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