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September 14, 2023

1901: U.S. President William McKinley died after being shot on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States the same day.

1975: Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton the first U.S.-born saint.

1982: Princess Grace of Monaco, American film actress Grace Kelly was killed when her car plunged off a mountain road by the Cote D’Azur.

1998: Microsoft has become the biggest company in the world after just 23 years, after being valued at $261billion on the New York stock exchange finally beating General Electric in valuation.

2015: 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at his high school in Irving, Texas, for bringing a homemade clock to school. The incident sparked debates about racial profiling and Islamophobia.

2019: Drones were used to attack oil processing facilities at Abqaiq (Arabic: بقيق, romanized: Buqaiq) and Khurais (خريص) in eastern Saudi Arabia. The facilities were operated by Saudi Aramco, the country’s state-owned oil company.

Celebrity Birthdays

  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (1971-) – American actress known for her roles in “Father of the Bride” and the TV show “According to Jim.” Married to Brad Paisley.
  • Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) – American nurse and women’s rights activist who founded what would become Planned Parenthood.
  • Melissa Leo (1960-) She is known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 2010 film The Fighter (2010). She was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer. The role garnered her both Golden Globe (Best Supporting Actress) and Oscar awards.
  • Andrew Lincoln (1973-) – English actor best known for his role as Rick Grimes in “The Walking Dead.”
  • Douglas Kennedy (1915-1973) – Kennedy portrayed the sheriff, “Fred Madden”, of ABC’s “The Big Valley” with Barbara Stanwyck. He made his last appearance in 1973 in three episodes of CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O”, with “Jack Lord”.
  • Sam Neill (1947-) – Actor known for his roles in “Jurassic Park” and “The Piano.”
  • Walter Koenig (1936-) – Actor known for his role as Pavel Chekov in “Star Trek.”
  • Emma Kenney (1999-) – Actress known for her roles in “Shameless” and “The Conners.”
  • Harve Presnell (1933-2009) – American actor and opera singer.
  • Joey Heatherton (1944-) – American actress, dancer, and singer. She was a sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Morten Harket (1959-) – Norwegian musician and lead singer of the band A-ha.
  • Mary Crosby (1959-) – American actress also the daughter of Bing Crosby and Kathryn Grant.
  • Jessica Brown Findlay (1989-) – English actress known for her role in “Downton Abbey.”
  • Faith Ford (1964-) – American actress known for her roles in “Murphy Brown” and “Hope & Faith.”
  • Katie Lee (1981-) – American cookbook author, food critic, and chef.
  • Robert Herjavec (1962-) – Croatian-Canadian businessman, television personality, and author, best known for appearing on “Shark Tank.”

Hitting The Charts

Here Are The Top 10 Songs On The Charts 5, 25, And 50 Years Ago, Today
5 Years Ago Today
  1. In My Feelings – Drake
  2. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
  3. I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
  4. FEFE -6ix9ine Featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz
  5. Better Now – Post Malone
  6. Lucky You – Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas
  7. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
  8. The Ringer – Eminem
  9. Travis Scott – Sicko Mode
  10. Taste – Tyga Featuring Offset
25 Years Ago Today
  1. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  2. The First Night – Monica
  3. Crush – Jennifer Paige
  4. My Way – Usher
  5. The Boy Is Mine – Brandy & Monica
  6. Daydreamin’ – Tatyana Ali
  7. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  8. Adia – Sarah McLachlan
  9. Never Ever – All Saints
  10. Lookin’ At Me – Mase Featuring Puff Daddy
50 Years Ago Today
  1. Delta Dawn – Helen Reddy
  2. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  3. Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose – Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando
  4. Loves Me Like A Rock – Paul Simon (with The Dixie Hummingbirds)
  5. We’re An American Band – Grand Funk
  6. Brother Louie – Stories
  7. Touch Me In The Morning – Diana Ross
  8. Gypsy Man – War
  9. Live And Let Die – Wings
  10. Here I Am Come & Take Me – Al Green

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