INTERPREP ★ SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

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DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

This is day 249 of 2017. There are 116 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• JoAnne Worley is 82

• Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 74

• Swoosie Kurtz (Sisters) is 73

• Jane Curtin (Saturday Night Live) is 70

• Jeff Foxworthy is 59

• New Jersey governor Chris Christie is 55

• TV newser Elizabeth Vargas is 55

• Rosie Perez is 53

• Idris Elba is 45

• Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is 41

• Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is The New Black) is 32

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1952: Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opened in Montreal.

• 1970: Jimi Hendrix played what turned out to be his last ever performance, at the badly controlled and rained out Love and Peace Festival, on the Isle of Fehmarn, Germany.

• 1991: The name Saint Petersburg was restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

• 1992: A 35-year-old man who had received a transplanted baboon liver died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ten weeks after the surgery.

• 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig ‘s record of 2,130 consecutive Major League Baseball games played at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

• 1997: The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, at Westminster Abbey drew large crowds.

• 2003: In a marriage proposal to remember, a young woman said yes standing on the seawall at Saundersfoot, Wales. Then her lover picked up his girlfriend in a romantic embrace, lost his balance, and both plunged into the mud 20 feet below. “It is a beautiful, romantic spot,” said one of the coastguard members who rescued the couple, “but they were covered completely in mud.”

• 2003: An Australian man picked up a $2.5 million lottery prize almost a year after winning it. The mechanic in his 40s said he delayed because he didn’t need the money, that his wages were enough to support his lifestyle. He said, after waiting a year, he finally decided to secure the financial future of his children, pay off his home loan, buy a new car and give some money to a charity.

• 2007: Talk about overreacting. An Oregon woman was arrested and charged with arson and burglary after police say she set fire to the home of a neighbor she thought had stolen her keys.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Corn Moon (at 3:03 AM ET on September 6). The September full Moon is usually known as the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn.

• Fight Procrastination Day

• Read a Book Day

• Coffee Ice Cream Day

UPCOMING

• September 7: NFL season begins

• September 22: First day of fall

• October 3: Major League Baseball playoffs begin

• October 31: Halloween (Tuesday)

• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends

• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)

• December 21: First day of winter


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

2: Distance in miles of 40% of car trips in the U.S.


NEWS ATTACK!

A court has ruled that photographers and tabloid newspaper executives must pay a fine for invading the privacy of the UK’s Kate Middleton and publishing pictures of the duchess topless. [Those topless pictures could have been worse: they could have been of the queen.]

Lego is cutting 1,400 jobs. [I feel sorry for those people. I mean if you’ve spent your entire career playing with Legos, are you truly prepared for the real world?]

Lego is cutting 1,400 jobs because the company says it needs to simplify. [Simplify? We’re talking about little bricks made of plastic. How much more simpler can it get?]

We’ve just been hit by Hurricane Harvey on the Gulf Coast and now there’s Hurricane Irma threatening the East Coast. [Plus, there’s Hurricane Kim who claims he can strike any of our coasts.]

Russia is urging the U.S. to show restraint in dealing with North Korea. [The Russians believe that military force should only be used after leaders have exhausted every single means of diplomatic hacking.]

Another Donald Trump insider is leaving the White House, Trump’s longtime bodyguard and confidant. [The Trump White House is beginning to look like those old rock bands that still tour with the same name but with almost none of the original members.]

Nintendo released a statement saying that Mario is no longer a plumber. [He went back to school to get his degree in something practical like art history.]

A North Carolina minister, who is a descendant of Robert E. Lee, has resigned due to the negative reaction he received from his congregation after he stood up against racism. [The congregation strongly felt that racial equality has no place in church.]

Former embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer has become a professional public speaker. [Who exactly are the people who saw Spicer on TV and thought to themselves, “You know, I would pay good money to hear this guy talk all night”?]


NEWS & NUGGETS

HURRICANE IRMA _ She’s now a category 5: Catastrophic damage occurs when category 5 hurricanes hit land. According to the National Weather Service Hurricane Wind Scale a “high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.”

… Irma is bringing maximum sustained winds of 180 mph. For comparison, Katrina’s winds maxed out at 175 mph and Harvey — a category 4 hurricane — reached 130 mph.

… Irma presents the most danger to Florida and the continental United States from Friday to early next week.

NFL POSTPONES MIAMI DOLPHINS VS TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS _ The Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game will not be played this Sunday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Beach, Florida, due to the threat from Hurricane Irma. The move comes after last week’s cancellation of the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys pre-season game in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

… Source say the most likely scenario will be to move the Dolphins-Bucs game to Week 11 in November, when both teams share a bye week off.

COP RESCUES NEARLY 1,500 FLOOD VICTIMS WHILE BATTLING CANCER _ Houston Police Officer Bert Ramon became one of the heroes of Hurricane Harvey, helping nearly 1,500 people. And the 24-year veteran has stage four cancer. Despite a low platelet count that can cause him to bump bruise bleed easily, Officer Ramon felt the call to serve. Even his wife admitted, “There’s no way I can tell him you can’t go.”

$1M POWERBALL TICKET SOLD IN HARVEY-RAVAGED HOUSTON _ A grocery store in Houston sold a $1 million Powerball ticket over the weekend, giving a big financial boost to someone who may have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

HUMANS ARE STILL EVOLVING _ Some have suggested modern medicine has frozen human evolution. With advanced medicine and reproductive technologies, the vast majority of humans enjoy lifespans long enough to pass on their genes to the next generation. But a new study suggests natural selection is still altering the human genome in subtle ways. When researchers surveyed the genomes of 210,000 people from the United States and Britain, they found genetic anomalies linked to Alzheimer’s disease and heavy smoking were less common among those with longer lifespans. Scientists also found those who lived longer were less likely to carry genetic mutations linked with heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, and asthma. The findings suggest humans are still influenced by natural sections, as those with longer lifespans are more likely to pass along their mutation-free genes.

ERROR PUT $1M IN STUDENT’S ACCOUNT SO SHE WENT SHOPPING _ Sibongile Mani is a college student in South Africa. One day she woke up to find $1 million in her bank account. Intellimali, a company responsible for administering student funds, made a clerical error that turned her from a starving student on a Ramen noodle budget to a high roller overnight. But she returned the money, right? Uh, nope.

… While she apparently called to confirm the deposit and was told it was correct, it very obviously was not. That didn’t stop her from going on a two month spending spree. Some fellow students noticed that her standard of living had suddenly risen and dropped a dime on her. Fortunately by the time the school looked into it Mani had “only” spent $60,000 of the $1 million. She’ll have to pay it all back.

FLORIDA WOMEN STREAM DRUNK DRIVER ON FACEBOOK _ A trio of Florida women captured a wild ride on Facebook Live over the weekend, following an allegedly drunk motorist for nearly 10 minutes before deciding to intervene and using their own car to force her to stop. The driver was seen on the video driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, swerving across several lanes, jumping curbs and, at one point, crashing into a highway median. The woman behind the wheel appeared to be nodding off at the wheel. When the alleged drunk driver came to a stop in the center lane, the driver of the car streaming the whole thing slowed down and pulled her Nissan Sentra in front of the Cavalier.

THREE-TON GUACAMOLE DIP BREAKS RECORD _ The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole is 25,000 avocados. Growers in Mexico (Jalisco) came together on Sunday to break the world record for the biggest guacamole: 3 tons of delicious dip.

RESEARCHERS SAY PLANTS KNOW THEY ARE BEING EATEN _ New research shows plants know when they’re being eaten. And they don’t like it. That plants possess an intelligence is not new knowledge, but according to Modern Farmer a new study from the University of Missouri shows plants can sense when they are being eaten and send out defense mechanisms to try to stop it from happening. The study was carried out on thale cress, which is closely related to broccoli, kale and mustard greens and is popular for science experiments. It is commonly used in experiments because it was the first plant to have its genome sequenced, and scientists are intimately familiar with how it works.

… Researchers took a precise audio recording of the vibrations a caterpillar makes as it eats the thale cress leaves, with the working theory that plants could feel or hear the vibrations in some way. The results? The thale cress produces mustard oils that are mildly toxic when eaten and sends them throughout its leaves to try to keep the predators away. The research also revealed that when the plants felt or heard “munching vibrations” from the caterpillar, they sent out extra mustard oils. But the plants didn’t react when other vibrations were present.

‘PASSY PETE’ THE LOBSTER PREDICTS 6 MORE WEEKS OF SUMMER _ Passy Pete the Lobster has predicted six more weeks of summer. The crustacean has been fished out of Maine’s Passagassawakeag River for the past three years in a tradition modeled after groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s winter prediction in Pennsylvania. A couple of local businessmen thought up the eccentric ceremony as a way to have some fun. Each year, a group of barons post near Passy Pete as he picks a scroll to determine whether Maine will see an extended summer or be greeted by winter.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: FLIGHT ATTENDANT IMPERSONATES LOONEY TUNES CHARACTERS _ Members of the Looney Tunes were all aboard one flight to Chicago over the weekend. In a video taken by a coworker, Southwest Airlines flight attendant Zach Haumesser impersonated several characters from the beloved cartoon franchise as he gave the final announcement of the flight. He reminded passengers to stay seated, told them they could use their cell phones and provided other general information — but with the help of Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other familiar voices. • VIDEO


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: HOTEL OFFERS TO RENT FISH TO LONELY GUESTS _ A hotel in Belgium has attracted attention for offering to rent lonely guests a fish for the night.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: GUY ACCUSES UPS OF TRAPPING HIM IN HIS HOME _ Some delivery drivers toss packages onto porches without thinking too much about where it will land. Then there are drivers who place a package in just the right spot… to trap you in your apartment. That’s what one man claims happened to him over the weekend when a UPS driver left a tall package under the doorknob of his apartment. The man shared his imprisonment with a photo on Twitter — showing the tall, thin box wedged under the doorknob, allegedly preventing it from turning. After realizing he was trapped inside the apartment, the man contacted his building’s maintenance team. UPS did reply to the man’s tweet, apologizing for the placement and asking for further information.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN INJURED AFTER DRY ICE EXPLODES _ A woman on a Shanghai, China, subway suffered injuries after another passenger’s insulated bottle carrying dry ice exploded, sending the cap flying at her face. Police said two medical school students had been using the sealed container intended for hot beverages to transport the dry ice.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SNEEZING FIT BLAMED FOR CRASH _ In California (Hemet) a sneezing fit caused a driver to strike two teens who were crossing a street. A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were sent to the hospital. The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police, who did not suspect alcohol or drugs.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: ROBBERS TAKE WRONG TURN _ As they made their getaway after robbing a gas station, robbers in England took a wrong turn and drove right into a parking lot being used for police dog training. Faced with a group of police officers, they sped off and dumped their car in a nearby bar parking lot. But as they fled on foot they dropped the money they had stolen.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MOTORCYCLE RIDER’S EXCUSE FOR DRIVING FAST _ The driver of a motorcycle who led police on a high-speed chase through Georgia had a pretty good excuse. The 22-year-old was clocked at speeds of up to 154 miles per hour. His excuse: He was on his way to get his motorcycle license and was 10 minutes late for his appointment.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN ATTACKS HUBBY WITH MUG OF ICE CREAM _ A Massachusetts man told police he called his wife evil and she responded by stabbing him and slamming him in the back of the head with a coffee mug full of ice cream.


ON TELEVISION

BIG BROTHER (8p ET, CBS) — New

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — New. On the results show, five acts move on to the finals.

THE GOLDBERGS (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat

MASTER CHEF (8p ET, FOX) — In this new, 2-hour episode, the top 7 must create an Asian-inspired dish centered around chopsticks. Then the top 6 cook for food critics, writers and chefs at a pop-up restaurant in a Southern California vineyard.

ARROW (8p ET, CW) — Repeat

SPEECHLESS (8:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

SALVATION (9p ET, CBS) — New. Grace and Harris must work together to save their kids.

MARLON (9p ET, NBC) — Two new episodes

MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) — Repeat

SUPERNATURAL (9p ET, CW) — Repeat

ROAD TO 9/11 (9p ET, History) — The 2-hour conclusion focuses on 2000-2003, and examines missed signals in Washington, D.C., prior to the attacks.

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (9:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

SEASON FINALE: HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (10p ET, NBC) — Celebs playing in the season finale are Nancy Grace, Tyson Beckford, RuPaul, Weird Al Yankovic, Daymond John, and Margaret Cho.

CRIMINAL MINDS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

MODERN FAMILY (10p ET, ABC) — Repeat

THE GOLDBERGS (10:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

SEASON PREMIERE: YOU’RE THE WORST (10p ET, FXX) — Season 4 begins tonight.


ENTERTAINMENT

TOP TV SHOWS _ Delayed because of the Labor Day holiday.

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF TELETHON IN THE WORKS _ A multi-network telethon to help victims of Hurricane Harvey is set to air live on September 12 on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and CMT. A lot of A-list celebrities have already signed up for it, including George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Adam Sandler, Matthew McConaughey, Karlie Kloss, Rob Lowe, Blake Shelton, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts and Barbra Streisand.

… Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief will collect donations to help victims of the hurricane go back to their normal lives.

NETFLIX DEBUTS LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA’S MAGIC SCHOOL BUS THEME SONG _ Netflix released a trailer for its upcoming Magic School Bus series featuring a new theme song performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The minute and a half long trailer features the original Ms. Frizzle handing off the keys to the bus to her younger sister, voiced by Kate McKinnon. The new Magic School Bus series is scheduled to debut on Netflix beginning September 22.

BINGE WATCHING TV MAKES IT LESS MEMORABLE _ According to new research (University of Melbourne) binge-watching appears to diminish the quality of the television show for the viewer. Researchers had two three groups: One group watched a one-hour show on a weekly basis, another watched it on a daily basis, and another group consumed the first season of the show in one sitting.

… The mode of viewing had a significant effect on the study participants’ ability to remember the show. For instance, binge-watchers had the strongest memory performance the day after watching the show, but this retention also had the sharpest decline over 140 days. Weekly viewers on the other hand, showed the weakest memory performance 24 hours after finishing the show, but also demonstrated the least amount of memory dilution over time.

RED BALLOONS FOUND TIED TO SEWER GRATES BEFORE RELEASE OF IT _ The remake of Stephen King’s It will be in theaters this weekend, but there are many people who are already bringing the fear to numerous cities. Promotions are being used by different locations — including red balloons being tied to sewer grates. Anyone who knows the story of It understands the significance of red balloons and the terror that usually follows. For others who aren’t aware, the balloons signify that Pennywise the clown is near and your worst fears are about to be experienced.

DANCING WITH THE STARS ADDS TERRELL OWENS _ Dancing with the Stars has added NFL star Terrell Owens for season 25. The football player is going to be partnered with Cheryl Burke.

ANNA TREBUNSKAYA WELCOMES SON _ Anna Trebunskaya is a mom for the second time. The Dancing with the Stars alum announced on Twitter Tuesday that she welcomed her second child, son Kaspyan Millan, over the weekend.

DADDY’S HOME 2 TRAILER NO. 2 _ A couple years ago Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg going head-to-head was enough to take in over $150 million at the domestic box office. Daddy’s Home 2 was fast-tracked and the sequel is in theaters this holiday season — and a second trailer was released Tuesday. • VIDEO

CHRISTIAN BALE IN BRUTAL HOSTILES TRAILER _ Hostiles got its first trailer on Tuesday, featuring Christian Bale as an Army captain drawn into a bloody conflict in the Old West. The year is 1892, and Capt. Joseph J. Blocker (Bale) agrees to escort a dying, imprisoned Cheyenne war chief named Yellow Hawk and his family back to their tribal lands so he may receive a proper burial. Along the way, they are joined by a widow whose entire family was slaughtered by a band of warring Comanche, and a dangerous criminal who needs to be escorted North. Blocker just wants to get the job done so he can retire and head back east, but as the journey goes on, the distrustful group is left with no choice but to band together to survive the journey. • VIDEO

TAYLOR SWIFT DETHRONES DESPACITO _ After 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Despacito (by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber) has been dethroned by Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do. The Spanish-language smash hit tied with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 One Sweet Day for the longest run at the No.1 spot. If the track had stayed at the top for one more week, it would’ve made history as the longest-running song at No. 1 of all time.

ZAYN MALIK AND MARK HAMILL TOP THE LIST OF BRITISH GQ’S MEN OF THE YEAR _ It’s the time of year when the biggest names in fashion, music and culture flock to London for British GQ’s Men of the Year awards, which was hosted by Mark Strong at the Tate Modern on Tuesday night. Star Wars actor Mark Hamill was presented with the Icon prize by Simon Pegg. Ex One Direction star Zayn Malik was named Most Stylish Man, but his award was collected on behalf of model Selah Marley. The editor’s special award was given to Netflix drama Stranger Things and Oscar winner, and Suicide Squad star Jared Leto was named actor of the year. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was named Rock ‘n’ Roll Star of the Year.

FEDEX REFUSES TO BELIEVE MADONNA IS MADONNA _ Madonna is perhaps one of the most easily recognized musicians in the world. But try telling that to FedEx. The singer shared on Twitter a frustrating experience with the delivery service: The company doesn’t believe she’s who she says she is. As a result, FedEx won’t release a package to her. The tweet quickly caught the attention of the star’s fans, who noted that it was a very relatable problem. The tweet was also seen by FedEx, with a customer service rep replying to Madonna.


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the Pro Audio page.

WHO’S PRESIDENT? Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls Trump President Obama.

MAGIC SCHOOLBUS: Lin-Manuel Miranda sings the theme for the Netflix reboot of Magic School Bus.

WEATHERMAN FART: A weatherman in the south allegedly cut the cheese during his forecast.


INTERPREP PROSHARE

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BITS & BREAKS

THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU’VE HAD TO EXPLAIN TO ANOTHER ADULT

• “Why doesn’t the kite just fly away?” Uh, because there’s a string.

• She thought islands floated like big rubber boats.

• My husband had to explain to me recently that South Africa is not, in fact, just the South of Africa. It’s a whole other country by itself.

• My friend: “What is Mick Jagger’s first name? Me: “Mick.” My friend: “His name is Mick McJagger?”

UNIQUE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Maybe it’s too late to get a free, or nearly-free, ride this school year, but here are some of the more unique ways to help pay for school next year:

• Left-handed? You can get a one thousand-dollar scholarship just for being a lefty. It’s a scholarship set up for Juniata College in Pennsylvania by Mary Francis Buckley who met her husband because they were both lefties and were paired together as tennis partners.

• Want a free ride to Loyola University in Chicago? Just make sure your name is Zolp. As long as it appears on your birth certificate and confirmation certificate you get a free ride to this Catholic University.

• Love potatoes? The National Potato Council awards a $10,000 scholarship annually to a graduate student pursuing advanced study in agribusiness that enhances the potato industry.

• If you’ve got a thing for llamas, the Michigan Llama Association Scholarship is worth $1,000. All you need to do is be a student member of the Michigan Llama Association to be eligible. The award is presented at the organization’s annual Llamafest.

• Mibsters know who this scholarship is for. Marble shooters — aka Mibsters — can get a $2,000 National Marbles Tournament Scholarship by competing in the annual tournament.

DECODING YOUR DREAMS

You know that dream where you’re free-falling naked while everyone around you is pointing and laughing? There may be a meaning behind that dream. Okay, maybe not THAT one. But some of the symbols in our dreams do have meaning. Let’s decipher a few, with help from WomansDay.com…

• Cars – Vehicles in dreams represent your body and identity. If the car is in good shape, it shows you take care of yourself. If the car needs repair, then so do you. If your car is being worked on, this suggests that you’re undergoing a life overhaul.

• Celebrity – A star in a dream symbolizes power, influence, glamor and a desire to stroll down the red carpet of life. Because every character in your dream represents you, the qualities of the celebrity and the role she plays in your dream reveal an aspect of yourself.

• Falling – Dreams of falling let you know that you’re feeling overwhelmed. These dreams symbolize a feeling of loss of control, lack of confidence and losing your way.

• Fire – Fire dreams represent change, transformation, passion, love, sexuality, energy and destruction. This dream also represents energy that feels out of control and foreshadows a major change coming in your life.

• Flying – These dreams represent joy, feeling light, confidence, creativity, independence and awareness of a higher perspective. You’re free from physical constraints as you connect with your true spiritual essence and access your true potential.

• Phone calls – Cellphone calls in dreams represent telepathic communication. Pay attention to the person you are calling or who is calling you, whether or not you are able to reach him or her, and the quality of your connection. What you say or what is being said to you is key.

• Sex – Lusty dreams symbolize your desire, creativity and passion. They help you to fulfill your unsatisfied or secret attractions, longings and desires.

• Teeth – Dreams about teeth have to do with communication issues and your ability to “chew on” what you’ve learned throughout the day. Dreams of losing your teeth suggest feelings of insecurity, powerlessness, financial stress or loss.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: 7% of men and 14% of women say they’ve done this while having sex. (Texted someone)

TRICK QUESTION

Question: If a plane crashes on the border of The United States and Mexico, where would the survivors be buried?

Answer: Nowhere, you don’t bury survivors.


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Kitten loves to sit on her human’s head.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

Darn Russians are messing with my favorite foods.


DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

This is day 250 of 2017. There are 115 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Julie Kavner (The Simpsons) is 67

• Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is 66

• Corbin Bernsen is 63

• Michael Emerson (Lost) is 63

• Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) is 50

• Angie Everhart is 48

• Tom Everett Scott (Southland) is 47

• Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie) is 44

• Oliver Hudson (Nashville) is 41

• Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) is 30

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1876: In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang attempted to rob the town’s bank but were surrounded by an angry mob and were nearly killed.

• 1909: Eugene Lefebvre, while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashed at Juvisy France when his controls jammed. Lefebvre died, becoming the first ‘pilot’ in the world to lose his life in a powered-heavier-than-air-craft.

• 1915: Former cartoonist Johnny Gruelle was given a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll.

• 1921: In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, was held.

• 1936: Rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas.

• 1971: The Beverly Hillbillies aired for the last time on CBS. The first episode debuted on September 26, 1962.

• 1979: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut.

• 1979: The Chrysler Corporation asked the United States government for $1 billion to avoid bankruptcy.

• 1996: All 875 residents of McGregor, Iowa, were honored guests at the 125th anniversary performance of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus in Des Moines. The Ringling brothers held their first circus in McGregor in 1871.

• 2002: A  47-year-old robber walked into the Halmstad, Sweden, post office, told the cashier he was armed and demanded a bag of cash — plus $37 million to be deposited into his bank account. He then gave the postal clerk his account number. Police had no trouble finding the robber and made a speedy arrest.

• 2005: Apple Computer introduced the iPod Nano, a revolutionary full-featured iPod that could hold 1,000 songs yet was thinner than a standard #2 pencil.

• 2008: The United States Government took control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the country, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

• 2013: The International Olympic Committee held its 125th Sessios, and announced Tokyo, Japan won the bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Ampersand Day

• Dog Walker Appreciation Day

• Stand Up To Cancer Day

• Salami Day

• Beer Lover’s Day

UPCOMING

• September 7: NFL season begins

• September 22: First day of fall

• October 3: Major League Baseball playoffs begin

• October 31: Halloween (Tuesday)

• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends

• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)

• December 21: First day of winter