History Blog

September 2

Happy Birthday RIP Meinhardt Raabe(“Munchkin Coroner” 1915–2010) Christa McAuliffe(1948–1986) ; Mary Jo Catlett–80 Terry Bradshaw–70 Thomas Mark Harmon–66 James “Jimmy” Connors–66 Keanu Reeves–54 Salma Hayek Jiménez–52 Charles “Tuc” Watkins III–52 Salvatore “Vincent DePaul” Zannino–50 ; 1789 – The U.S. Treasury Department was established ; 1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television’s first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes