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By The Associated Press
Today is Friday, September 9, the 252nd day of 2022. There are 113 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in the story:
On September 9, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction, a measure primarily concerned with protecting voting rights; he also created a civil rights division within the United States Department of Justice.
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In 1776, the Second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies”.
In 1850, California became the 31st state in the union.
In 1919, some 1,100 members of Boston’s 1,500 police officers went on strike. (The strike was broken by Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers.)
In 1926, the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was incorporated by the Radio Corp. of America.
In 1942, during World War II, a Japanese aircraft launched from a submarine off the Oregon coast dropped a pair of incendiary bombs in a failed attempt to ignite a huge forest fire; it was the first aerial bombardment of the American continent by a foreign power.
In 1948, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) was declared.
In 1956, Elvis Presley made the first of three appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
In 1960, in the American Football League’s first regular season game, the Denver Broncos defeated the Boston Patriots, 13-10.
In 1971, prisoners took over the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, triggering a siege that ended up killing 43 people.
In 1991, boxer Mike Tyson was indicted in Indianapolis for raping Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant. (Tyson was found guilty and ended up serving three years of a six-year prison sentence.)
In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history, serving as sovereign for 23,226 days (about 63 years and 7 months), according to Buckingham Palace, overtaking Queen Victoria, her rear -great grandmother.
In 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaking at an LGBT fundraiser in New York, described half of Republican Donald Trump’s supporters as “a basket of deplorables”, a characterization for which she ended up expressing regret.
Ten years ago: Two points from defeat, Serena Williams regained her composure and game to come back to beat Victoria Azarenka, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, for her fourth US Championship Open. Shannon Eastin became the first woman to referee an NFL regular season game, serving as a linesman in the St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game. (Detroit beat St. Louis 27-23.)
Five years ago: Hurricane Irma battered Cuba with strong winds and rain as it tracked toward the Florida Keys and southeastern United States; Hundreds of shelters have opened in Florida for people seeking to escape life-threatening winds and storm surges. Dutch officials said Irma damaged or destroyed 70% of St. Maarten’s homes in the Caribbean, leaving it vulnerable as Hurricane Jose approached. Sloane Stephens beat close friend Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 at the US Open in the first Grand Slam final for both. At Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” won first prize at the Venice Film Festival.
A year ago: President Joe Biden announced new federal vaccine requirements affecting up to 100 million Americans in a relentless effort to curb the rise of the delta variant of COVID-19; all employers with more than 100 workers should require them to be vaccinated or tested for the virus every week, affecting an estimated 80 million Americans. Biden also signed an executive order requiring vaccinations for all executive branch employees and contractors who do business with the federal government. The Los Angeles School Board has voted to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to attend in-person classes. Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Constantine rose to worldwide fame as the father of the bride in “My Fat Greek Wedding” died aged 94.
Today’s birthdays: actor Topol turns 87. Singer Inez Foxx is 80 years old. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 77 years old. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Joe Theismann is 73. Rock musician John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) is 72 years old. Actor Tom Wopat is 71 years old. Actress Angela Cartwright is 70 years old. Musician-producer Dave Stewart is 70 years old. Actor Hugh Grant is 62 years old. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., is 59. Actor-comedian Charles Esten (formerly Chip) is 57 years old. Actor Constance Marie is 57 years old. Actor David Bennent is 56 years old. Actor Adam Sandler is 56 years old. Rock singer Paul Durham (Black Lab) is 54 years old. Actor Julia Sawalha is 54 years old. Model Rachel Hunter is 53 years old. Actor Eric Stonestreet is 51 years old. Actor Henry Thomas is 51 years old. Actor Goran Visnjic is 50 years old. Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble’ is 47 years old. Latin singer Maria Rita is 45 years old. Actress Michelle Williams is 42 years old. Actor Julie Gonzalo is 41 years old. ) is 39 years old. Actor Zoe Kazan is 39 years old. The author-motivational speaker-businessman Farrah Gray is 38 years old. Actor Kelsey Asbille is 31 years old. Contemporary chr The Tunisian singer Lauren Daigle is 31 years old. Country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes is 31 years old.