September 7: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam, from Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy.
- In 1896, A H Whiting wins the automobile race held on a track in Cranston, RI. A crowd of 40,000 people watched Whiting tear around the track at 24 miles per hour.
- in 1915, Johnny Gruelle applied for a design patent for a doll he called Raggedy Ann, telling stories about the doll created to entertain his sick daughter.
- In 1936, Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam), completed two years ahead of schedule, begins operation.
- In 1986, the Cleveland Browns become first team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, bringing in the opportunity to "challenge" on-field calls of plays.
- Famous Birthdays: Don Messick (cartoon voice- Bam-bam, Astro, Scooby-Doo), Beverley McLachlin (Chief Justice of Canada), Efim Zelmanov (Russian mathematician), Carlos Martinez (American bowler), Vera Zvonareva (Russian tennis player)
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