HIS­TOR­I­CAL CAL­EN­DAR

The Dundalk Eagle - - HISTORICAL CALENDAR - By JOHN G. BAILEY

Septem­ber 13, 1956: IBM in­tro­duces the RAMAC 305, the first com­mer­cial com­puter with a hard drive that uses mag­netic disk stor­age. It weighs over a ton. Septem­ber 14, 1814: Fran­cis Scott Key pens the poem “De­fense of Fort McHenry” while wit­ness­ing the Bri­tish bom­bard­ment of the fort on­board a Bri­tish war­ship. The words be­come the lyrics of “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner.”

Septem­ber 15, 1821: Act of In­de­pen­dence of Cen­tral Amer­ica: Costa Rica, El Sal­vador, Gu­atemala,

Hon­duras and Nicaragua de­clare their in­de­pen­dence from the Span­ish Em­pire.

Septem­ber 16, 1974: Pres­i­dent Ger­ald R. Ford an­nounces con­di­tional amnesty for US Viet­nam War de­sert­ers. Septem­ber 17, 1849: Har­riet

Tub­man first es­capes slav­ery in Dorch­ester County, Mar yland with two of her brothers.

Septem­ber 18, 1970: Jimi Hen­drix dies in Lon­don from bar­bi­tu­rate over­dose/as­phyx­i­a­tion at age 27. He is re­garded by many as one of the most in­flu­en­tial elec­tric

gui­tarist in the his­tory of pop­u­lar mu­sic.

Septem­ber 19, 1952: The U.S. bars Char­lie Chap­man from reen­ter­ing the coun­try af­ter a trip to the UK be­cause of his crit­i­cism of cap­i­tal­ism and other po­lit­i­cal views.

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