History Blog

September 20

Happy Birthday RIP Upton Sinclair(1878–1968) Jonathan Hardy(1940–2012) Anne Meara(1929–2015) ; “Sophia Loren”(Sofia Scicolone)–84 Karen Sharpe–84 Carole “Candy” Spelling–73 George Raymond Martin–70 Gary Cole–62 Robert Rusler–53 Kristen Johnston–51 Michelle Visage(Shupack)–50 Bradford Beyer Jr–45 Jon Bernthal–42 ; 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