Almanac: Monday, September 16, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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1857 The song "Jingle Bells" by James Pierpont was copyrighted under its original title, "One Horse Open Sleigh." (The song, while considered a Christmastime perennial, was actually written by Pierpont for Thanksgiving.)

1908 General Motors was founded in Flint, Mich., by William C. Durant.

1919 The American Legion received a national charter from Congress.

1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act. Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

1953 The Robe, the first movie presented in the widescreen process CinemaScope, had its world premiere at the Roxy Theater in New York.

1972 The Bob Newhart Show premiered on CBS.

1987 Two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the Earth's ozone layer by calling on nations to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000.

In The Star

Sept. 16, 1938, in The Star: Although it doesn’t give a price for the device, Cater Furniture Co. in Anniston is advertising the new 1939 Philco radio, specially equipped with a “Mystery Control” that enables the user to change stations, control volume and even turn the device off without any wires or visible connection of any kind. [Yes, it was a radio equipped with what we’d call a remote.] Also this date: In Chicago, 500 physicians — representatives of the American Medical Association — convene today in extraordinary session to decide how to meet a demand for lower cost medical care. The organization has previously come out in opposition to “cooperative medicine,” which last month earned it and its officers grand jury scrutiny from the U. S. Justice Department on grounds of possible anti-trust violations. The United Press report states that some influential physicians feel that some form of group medical care plan was almost certain to be approved. How far it would go they were unwilling to forecast.

Sept. 16, 1988, in The Star: Anniston Superintendent of Education Dr. Bruce Wright sees a number of capital needs for his system. For one, its administrative offices need to be relocated out of the structurally deficient old homes they’re now in. For another, Golden Springs Elementary School keeps adding portable classrooms, but it really needs something more permanent thanks to booming growth in that area.

Birthdays for September 16

Actress Janis Paige is 91. Actress Lauren Bacall is 89. Blues singer B.B. King is 88. Bluesman Billy Boy Arnold is 78. Actress Susan Ruttan is 65. Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 64. Country singer David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 63. Country singer-songwriter Phil Lee is 62. Actor-comedian Lenny Clarke is 60. Actor Kurt Fuller is 60. Jazz musician Earl Klugh is 60. Actor Mickey Rourke is 57. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Orel Hershiser is 55. Retired MLB All-Star Tim Raines is 54. Singer Richard Marx is 50. Comedian Molly Shannon is 49. Singer Marc Anthony is 45. Comedian-actress Amy Poehler is 42. Actress Madeline Zima is 28. Rock singer-musician Nick Jonas (The Jonas Brothers) is 21.

Television Listings

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