History Blog

September 2

Happy Birthday RIP Meinhardt Raabe(“Munchkin Coroner” 1915–2010) Christa McAuliffe(1948–1986) ; Mary Jo Catlett–84 Terry Bradshaw–74 Thomas Mark Harmon–71 James “Jimmy” Connors–70 Keanu Reeves–58 Salma Hayek Jiménez–56 Charles “Tuc” Watkins III–56 ; 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 with Walter Cronkite hosting the program