History Blog

September 20

Happy Birthday RIP Upton Sinclair(1878–1968) Jonathan Hardy(1940–2012) Anne Meara(1929–2015) ; “Sophia Loren”(Sofia Scicolone)–83 Karen Sharpe–83 Carole “Candy” Spelling–72 George Raymond Martin–69 Gary Cole–61 Robert Rusler–52 Kristen Johnston–50 Michelle Visage(Shupack)–49 Bradford Beyer Jr–44 Jon Bernthal–41 ; 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