History Blog

September 20

Happy Birthday RIP Upton Sinclair(1878–1968) Jonathan Hardy(1940–2012) Anne Meara(1929–2015) ; “Sophia Loren”(Sofia Scicolone)–89 Karen Sharpe–89 Carole “Candy” Spelling–78 George Raymond Martin–75 Gary Cole–67 Kristen Johnston–56 Michelle Visage(Shupack)–55 Bradford Beyer Jr–50 Jon Bernthal–47 ; 1893 – Charles Duryea and his brother Frank road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile in Springfield, Massachusetts ; 2011 – The United States military ends its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time