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This Day in History for September 13

1789 – 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)

1869 – Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market.

1919 – Guy Bolton & George Middleton’s “Adam & Eve,” premieres in NYC.

1922 – The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15.

1925 – 1st US University for African American, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans.

1936 – Cleveland Bob Feller strikes our then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A’s)

1936 – Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner.

1944 – 30th Infantry division of US 1st Army frees Margraten.

1948 – Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress.

1954 – Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games.

1956 – IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton.

1963 – Jim Bouton’s 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant.

1965 – Today Show’s 1st totally color broadcast.

1973 – Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football’s blackout.

1977 – General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)

1983 – Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save.

1993 – Queens NY begins required recycling.

2001 – Relative calm returns to world oil markets as US retail gasoline prices return to normal levels; energy trading by Houston energy companies resumes and limited commercial aviation starts.

2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

2015 – Governor of California Jerry Brown declares a State of Emergency after wildfires devastate Lake and Napa counties.

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