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1513 English forces defeated Scottish invaders in the Battle of Flodden Field; more than 15,000 men were believed killed, including the King of Scots, James IV.
1776 The second Continental Congress made the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies."
1850 California became the 31st state of the union.
1919 Some 1,100 members of Boston's 1,500-man police force went on strike. (The strike was broken by Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers.)
1926 The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was incorporated by the Radio Corp. of America.
1932 The steamboat Observation exploded in New York's East River, killing 72 people.
1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
1971 Prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives.
1997 Actor Burgess Meredith died in Malibu, Calif., at age 89.
In The Star
Sept. 9, 1938, in The Star: A lengthy session of the Anniston City Council last night heard numerous complaints from residents concerning the WPA street paving plan the council previously approved. Some didn’t want the street to be paved as wide as plans called for, others didn’t want to pay the assessment for the improvement. In one instance a delegation from the East Twenty-First Street / Lindbergh Drive area stated it has no problem with the assessment, but wanted the width reduced from 30 to 24 feet. The council so ordered the change. Also this date: A WPA project will get under way soon at Fort McClellan to control erosion and flood water in Cane Creek by erecting stone walls alongside the creek bed. Cost of the project is estimated to be $71,290. Additionally: A recent school census in Calhoun County determined that a total of 18,376 children of school age live within its boundaries, in all jurisdictions. Of these, in the Anniston district, 4,506 were white and 1,981 were black. [The article doesn’t define “school age,” although enrollment did begin at age 6.]
Sept. 9, 1988, in The Star: According to a wire service report, the United States is accusing Iraq of staging “horrifying” poison gas attacks on Kurdish civilians, and Congress is being asked to cut off all aid and military sales to the Middle Eastern country. Iraq denies the claims.
Birthdays for September 9
Actress Sylvia Miles is 79. Actor Topol is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Luther Simmons is 71. Singer Inez Foxx is 71. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 68. Rock singer-musician Doug Ingle is 67. Country singer Freddy Weller is 66. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Joe Theismann is 64. Actor Tom Wopat is 62. Actress Angela Cartwright is 61. Actor Hugh Grant is 53. Actor Adam Sandler is 47. Rock singer Paul Durham (Black Lab) is 45. Model Rachel Hunter is 44. Actor Henry Thomas is 42. Actor Goran Visnjic is 41. Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble' is 38. Country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes is 22.
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