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BIRTHDAY FINDER

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS

September 21, 1960

David James Elliot (actor)

 

TIME CAPSULES

Crypt of Civilization, in Atlanta, Georgia, is to be opened in the year 8113! See the entire inventory of this HUGE time capsule. arrow

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS

arrow September 3, 1833

Read All About It!

It was on this day that publisher Benjamin Day distributed the first issue of his New York paper, The Sun, a four-page daily that sold for one penny. Day advertised to hire people to sell and deliver it. Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty responded and was hired. He became America's first newspaper boy.

arrow September 16, 1620

Across the Ocean

On August 15, 1620, two ships set sail from Southampton, England, headed to the New World. Twice they were forced to return to port because one of them, the Speedwell, leaked. Finally, it was left in port, and the Mayflower sailed alone from Plymouth on September 16, 1620, loaded with 102 passengers and their provisions.

In the past, sheep trimmed the White House lawn!


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