Today in his­tory

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Today is the 270th day of 2017 and the sixth day of au­tumn.

TODAY’S HIS­TORY: In 1908, the first Model T automobile left the Ford fac­tory in Detroit.

In 1954, “Tonight Star­ring Steve Allen,” the late-night talk show that even­tu­ally be­came “The Tonight Show,” pre­miered on NBC.

In 1962, Rachel Car­son’s en­vi­ron­men­tal science book “Silent Spring” was pub­lished.

In 1964, the War­ren Com­mis­sion re­port was re­leased, stat­ing that Lee Har­vey Oswald had acted alone in as­sas­si­nat­ing Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Thomas Nast (1840-1902), car­toon­ist; Jim Thomp­son (19061977), au­thor; Jayne Mead­ows (1919-2015), ac­tress; Arthur Penn (1922-2010), filmmaker; Earl Rudolph “Bud” Pow­ell (1924-1966), jazz pi­anist; Wil­ford Brim­ley (1934- ), ac­tor; Dick Schaap (1934-2001), sports­caster; Meat Loaf (1947- ), singer­song­writer; Shaun Cas­sidy (1958- ), singer/ ac­tor; Gwyneth Pal­trow (1972- ), ac­tress; Lil Wayne (1982- ), rap­per; Avril Lav­i­gne (1984- ), singer.

TODAY’S FACT: In 1777, Lan­caster, Pennsylvania, served as the U.S. cap­i­tal for one day, as the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress met there in the wake of the Bri­tish cap­ture of Philadel­phia.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1998, Mark McGwire hit his 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of his record­set­ting sea­son. McGwire ad­mit­ted to steroid use in 2010.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used ev­ery one, but there is only one plot -- things are not as they seem.” -- Jim Thomp­son

TODAY’S NUM­BER: 8 -- inches of an­nual pre­cip­i­ta­tion in the coastal re­gions of Antarc­tica. The in­land por­tion of Antarc­tica re­ceives even less, qual­i­fy­ing the con­ti­nent as a desert.

TODAY’S MOON: First quar­ter moon (Sept. 27).

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