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This Day in History for September 19

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1796 – George Washington’s farewell address as US President is published.

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

1901 – 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley.

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

1934 – Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby.

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named 1947 “Rookie of Year”

1951 – 1st broadcast of “Search for Tomorrow” on CBS=TV.

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

1955 – Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season.

1960 – “Life” magazine celebrates artist Anna Mary “Grandma” Moses’ 100th birthday by putting her on their cover.

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.

1976 – New York concert promoter Sid Berstein offers $230 million for a Beatles reunion; they politely decline.

1982 – Streetcars stop running on Market St., San Francisco after 122 years of service.

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

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

2004 – Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains cup wins 18 1/2 – 9 1/2; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event.

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.