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Today is Thursday, September 23, 2021

Today in History

1779 - John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!"

1845 - The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York was formed by Alexander Joy Cartwright. It was the first baseball team in America.

1952 - The first Pay Television sporting event took place. The Marciano-Walcott fight was seen in 49 theaters in 31 cities.

1962 - New York's Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall.

1962 - "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

1969 - It was reported by "The London Daily Mirror" that Paul McCartney was dead. It was the first time the rumor was printed.




Quote of the Moment

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
- e e cummings





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