TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History
On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.
On this date
In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born.
In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.”
In 1948, the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was declared. In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction, a measure primarily concerned with protecting voting rights and which also established a Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice.
In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives.
In 1976, JVC unveiled its new VHS videocassette recorder during a presentation in Tokyo. In 1991, boxer Mike Tyson was indicted in Indianapolis on a charge of raping Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant. (Tyson was convicted and ended up serving three years of a six-year prison sentence.)
Actress Sylvia Miles is 84. Actor Topol is 83. Rhythm-andblues singer Luther Simmons is 76. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 73. Rock musician John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) is 68. Actor Tom Wopat is 67. Actress Angela Cartwright is
66. Actor Hugh Grant is 58. Actress Constance Marie is
53. Actor David Bennent is 52. Actor Adam Sandler is 52. Rock singer Paul Durham (Black Lab) is 50. Actress Julia Sawalha is
50. Actor Eric Stonestreet is
47. Actor Henry Thomas is 47. Actor Goran Visnjic is 46. Latin singer Maria Rita is 41. Actress Michelle Williams is 38. Actress Julie Gonzalo is 37.