Rabbi's On This Day: Tuesday, 9/3/13
Posted 9/3/2013 12:00:00 PM

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

  • Charlie Sheen (actor, Platoon, Wall Street, Spin City, Two And A Half Men; whose real name is Carlos Estevez and who is Martin Sheen's son and Emilio Estevez's brother) (48)
  • Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey cartoonist) (90)
  • Don Brewer (singer and drummer, Grand Funk Railroad) (65)
  • Steve Jones (guitarist, the Sex Pistols) (58)
  • Al Jardine (the Beach Boys) (71)
  • Garrett Hedlund (actor, Troy, Four Brothers, Friday Night Lights, Death Sentence, Tron: Legacy, Country Strong) (29)
  • Shaun White (professional snowboarder/skateboarder; two time Olympic gold medalist) (27)
  • Vaden Todd Lewis (singer/guitarist, the Toadies) (48)
  • Cone McCaslin (bassist, Sum 41) (33)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1609, Henry Hudson first enteredNew York harbor at present-dayManhattan and began sailing up the river that now carries his name.
  • 1752, this date became September 14th, whenGreat Britain -- including the American colonies -- implemented the Gregorian Calendar. In the switch, 11 days were skipped, going from September 2nd to September 14th the next day.
  • 1783, the Treaty Of Paris between the U.S. and Great Britain was signed, officially ending the Revolutionary War two years after the fighting had stopped.
  • 1838, Frederick Douglass escaped slavery disguised as a free sailor. He became an abolitionist, journalist, and author who wrote his memoirs about life as a slave.
  • 1939,Britain andFrance declared war onGermany, two days after the Nazi invasion ofPoland.
  • 1964, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy resigned his post to run for the U.S. Senate fromNew York.
  • 1966, "Blowin' In The Wind" by Stevie Wonder, a cover of the Bob Dylan song, peaks at Number Nine on the pop chart.
  • 1966, "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1968, and revealed that the American people had been lied to about military successes inVietnam.
  • 1970, Canned Heat guitarist-harmonica player Alan Wilson dies at age 27.
  • 1971, burglars broke into the office of Dr. Lewis Fielding, psychiatrist to Daniel Ellsberg, who'd leaked the "Pentagon Papers" to the Washington Post and the New York Times. The secret study detailed theU.S. role inIndochina from World War II.
  • 1976, the unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars, sending back the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.
  • 1977, "Barracuda" by Heart peaks at Number 11 on the pop chart.
  • 1977, "Christine Sixteen" by Kiss peaks at Number 25 on the pop chart, the same day that Love Gun peaks at Number Four on the album chart.
  • 1977, Japanese baseball legend Sadaharu Oh, "the Babe Ruth of Japan," hit his 756th career home run, surpassing Hank Aaron as the all-time career home run leader in professional baseball. However, Japanese baseball is not included in Major League Baseball records, so Aaron still reigns as the official all-time home run champ. Oh retired in 1980 with 868 career homers.
  • 1978, Pope John Paul I was installed as the 264th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1982, The first day of the US Festival, which is sponsored by Apple Computers founder Steve Wozniak, gets underway in San Bernardino, California. The bill that day includes Talking Heads, the B-52's, Oingo Boingo, the English Beat, the Ramones, Gang Of Four, and headliners the Police. Ranking Roger from the English Beat joins the Police onstage at the end of their set.
  • 1983, "If Anyone Falls" by Stevie Nicks is released.
  • 1983, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" by Eurythmics hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1988, "Look Out Any Window" by Bruce Hornsby & the Range peaks at Number 35 on the pop chart.
  • 1988, "Ship Of Fools" by Robert Plant peaks at Number 84 on the pop chart.
  • 1988, Actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are married.
  • 1994, "Love Is Strong" by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number 91 on the pop chart.
  • 1994, "Wild Night" by John Mellencamp & Me'Shell Ndegeocello, a cover of the Van Morrison song, peaks at Number Three on the pop chart.
  • 1994, After The Storm by Crosby, Stills & Nash peaks at Number 98 on the album chart.
  • 1994, Sleeps With Angels by Neil Young enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Nine.
  • 1995, eBay founded.
  • 1999, a French judge closed a two-year inquiry into the car crash that killed Princess Diana, dismissing all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist, and concluding the accident was caused by the drunk driver of Diana's car.
  • 2000 Members of Sevendust, Sugar Ray, Incubus, System Of A Down, Disturbed, and Ozzy Osbourne's band, along with ex-members of Snot, converge on a Malibu, California, beachfront to shoot a video honoring the late Snot singer Lynn Strait. The clip is for the song "Angel's Son," which appears later in the year on the Strait Up tribute album. Strait was killed in a car accident in 1998.
  • 2000, Alice Cooper throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a Detroit Tigers home game at Comerica Park.
  • 2001 A free System Of A Down concert in aHollywood parking lot is aborted before it starts after overcrowding sparks a mini-riot and the looting of the band's gear from the stage.
  • 2002, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger play their first show under the revived banner of the Doors at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles. They have since use the title the Doors Of The 21st Century, and are now known as Riders On The Storm after losing a lawsuit filed by drummer John Densmore and the estates of Jim Morrison and his widow Pamela Courson.
  • 2008 Minneapolis police arrest 102 people after a crowd leaving a concert by Rage Against The Machine at theTargetCenter begins an impromptu protest march against the nearby Republican National Convention.
  • 2008 Slipknot's fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, debuts at Number One on the Billboard album chart, selling just 1,134 copies more than its closest competitor, LAX from rapper The Game. Early reports claim that the Game had topped the chart, but Slipknot's record label requests a recount, with the final revised tally of 239,516 copies for Slipknot putting them in front of The Game's 238,382 copies.
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