To­day in his­tory

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To­day is Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, the 257th day of 2017 and the 87th day of sum­mer.

On this date in the SCV:

In 1988, The Sig­nal re­ported that an in­volved se­ries of land trades be­tween the fed­eral govern­ment and the city of Los An­ge­les could have re­sulted in a land­fill be­ing built on land in the Na­tional For­est. The trades were part of a com­pli­cated bill that would trans­fer 1,320 acres of U.S. For­est Ser­vice land in Elsmere Canyon to the city of Los An­ge­les, a mile north­east of the junc­tion of In­ter­state 5 and High­way 14. BKK Corp. in­tended to build a land­fill in the canyon, which had been des­ig­nated as one of six land­fill sites be­ing stud­ied by the county and city of Los An­ge­les. Los An­ge­les City Coun­cil­man Hal Bern­son had been most vo­cal in fa­vor of a new dump in Elsmere Canyon. A land­fill in the SCV might have taken the pres­sure off Bern­son and other San Fernando Val­ley politi­cians to ap­prove Sun­shine Canyon’s ap­pli­ca­tion to ex­pand from city ter­ri­tory in the north end of the San Fernando Val­ley into the un­in­cor­po­rated county por­tion of Syl­mar.

To­day’s High­lights in His­tory:

In 1812, the Fire of Moscow broke out as Rus­sian troops left the city and the French Grande Armee en­tered. In 1814, Fran­cis Scott Key wrote “De­fence of Fort McHenry,” the poem that pro­vided the lyrics for “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner.” In 1901, Pres­i­dent Wil­liam McKinley died of wounds re­ceived on Sept. 6 from an as­sas­sin’s bul­let, and Vice Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt was sworn in as his

suc­ces­sor.

In 1994, Ma­jor League Base­ball com­mis­sioner Bud Selig an­nounced the can­cel­la­tion of the re­main­der of the sea­son af­ter a 34-day player strike.

To­day’s fact: Elizabeth Ann Se­ton be­came the first Amer­i­can-born Catholic saint when she was can­on­ized by Pope Paul VI on this day in 1975.

To­day’s sports: In 1987, the Toronto Blue Jays hit a ma­jor-league record 10 home runs in a sin­gle game.

To­day’s num­ber: 14 – mem­ber states of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Petroleum Ex­port­ing Coun­tries (OPEC), in­clud­ing six in the Mid­dle East, six in Africa and two in South Amer­ica. OPEC was founded on this day in 1960.

To­day’s moon: Be­tween last quar­ter moon (Sept. 12) and new moon (Sept. 19).

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