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This Day in History for September 19

1796 – George Washington’s farewell address as president.

1849 – 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California.

1925 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY:  Bill Tilden wins 6th consecutive US title; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year, 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

1931 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Wannamoisett CC: 20 year old American Tom Creavy beats Denny Shute, 2 & 1 in the final for his lone major title.

1934 – Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby.

1950 – UN reject membership of China’s People Republic.

1952 – “Adventures of Superman” TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US.

1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1959 – Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland.

1960 – Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1968 – Denny McLain’s 31st win & Mickey Mantle’s 535th HR.

1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore” show premieres on CBS.

1981 – Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert.

1986 – “Captain EO” with Michael Jackson premieres.

1992 – Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons.

1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.

2008 – Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants.

2011 – Ashton Kutcher debuts on “Two and a Half Men”, replacing Charlie Sheen.

2017 – US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US.

2019 – Tropical depression Imelda hits southeast Texas and Louisiana prompting widespread evacuations.

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