History Blog

September 20

Happy Birthday RIP Upton Sinclair(1878–1968) Jonathan Hardy(1940–2012) Anne Meara(1929–2015) ; “Sophia Loren”(Sofia Scicolone)–87 Karen Sharpe–87 Carole “Candy” Spelling–76 George Raymond Martin–73 Gary Cole–65 Kristen Johnston–54 Michelle Visage(Shupack)–53 Bradford Beyer Jr–48 Jon Bernthal–45 ; 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