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From: "Linda Cowan Baker" <>
Subject: [KYGRANT-L] Fw: [BS-L] Today in blacksheep History
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 08:51:17 -0500


Got this from another list. Thought I'd pass it on.


TODAY IN HISTORY
> September 7
>
> 1571 At the Battle of Lepanto in the Mediterranean Sea, the Christian
> galley fleet destroys the Turkish galley fleet.
>
> 1630 The town of Trimontaine, in Massachusetts, is renamed Boston, and
> becomes the state capital.
>
> 1701 England, Austria, and the Netherlands form an Alliance against
France.
>
> 1778 Shawnee Indians attack and lay siege to Boonesborough, Kentucky.
>
> 1812 On the road to Moscow, Napoleon wins a costly victory over the
> Russians at Borodino.
>
> 1813 The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the
> nickname "Uncle Sam" occurs in the Troy Post.
>
> 1876 The James and Younger gang botches an attempt to rob the First
> National Bank of Northfield, Minn.
>
> 1888 An incubator is used for the first time on a premature infant.
>
> 1892 The first heavyweight-title boxing match fought with gloves under
> Marquis of Queensbury rules ends when James J. Corbett knocks out John L.
> Sullivan in the 21st round.
>
> 1912 French aviator Roland Garros sets altitude record of 13,200 feet.
>
> 1940 Germany's blitz against London begins during the Battle of Britain.
>
> 1942 The Red Army pushes back the German line northwest of Stalingrad. The
> Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to
> actually fire around corners.
>
> 1954 Integration of public schools begins in Washington D.C. and Maryland.
>
> Born on September 7
>
> 1533 Elizabeth I, Queen of England, led her country during the exploration
> of the New World and war with Spain which destroyed the Spanish Armada
>
> 1860 Anna Marie "Grandma" Moses, American folk painter, best known for her
> paintings of rural life
>
> 1909 Elia Kazan, producer, screenwriter and director who won directing
> Oscars for Gentleman's Agreement and On the Waterfront
>
> 1914 James Alfred Van Allen, discovered and named the two radiation belts
> surrounding the Eart

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