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This Day in History for September 23

1806 – Lewis and Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest.

1879 – Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone.

1911 – Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot.

1938 – Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World’s Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman’s hat, man’s pipe & 1,000′ of microfilm)

1949 – Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant.

1949 – US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR’s 1st nuclear device detonation.

1952 – 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event.

1952 – Richard Nixon makes his “Checkers” speech.

1952 – “Kaw-Liga” single recorded by Hank Williams.

1957 – “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets reaches #1.

1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower orders US troops to support integration of nine black students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.

1961 – 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire.

1962 – ABC’s 1st color TV series – The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast.

1969 – 1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV.

1979 – St Louis MLB legend Lou Brock steals his 938th and final base of his career.

1984 – Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues.

1997 – Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)

2017 – US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn’t want to attend.

2018 – 39 year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws 17 yard pass to Michael Thomas to become NFL career pass leader, breaking Brett Favre’s record of 6,300 completions; Saints beat Falcons 43-37.

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