History Blog

September 20

Happy Birthday RIP Upton Sinclair(1878–1968) Jonathan Hardy(1940–2012) Anne Meara(1929–2015) ; “Sophia Loren”(Sofia Scicolone)–88 Karen Sharpe–88 Carole “Candy” Spelling–77 George Raymond Martin–73 Gary Cole–66 Kristen Johnston–55 Michelle Visage(Shupack)–54 Bradford Beyer Jr–49 Jon Bernthal–46 ; 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