History Blog

September 20

Happy Birthday RIP Upton Sinclair(1878–1968) Jonathan Hardy(1940–2012) Anne Meara(1929–2015) ; “Sophia Loren”(Sofia Scicolone)–85 Karen Sharpe–85 Carole “Candy” Spelling–74 George Raymond Martin–71 Gary Cole–63 Robert Rusler–54 Kristen Johnston–52 Michelle Visage(Shupack)–51 Bradford Beyer Jr–46 Jon Bernthal–43 ; 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