Sep 16, 2017
September 16. In1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, for Provincetown, MA, with 102 passengers. In 1630, the village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston. In 1814, Francis Scott Key completed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In 1959, the first photocopier, the Xerox 914, was demonstrated on live TV. In 1963, “The Outer Limits” premiered on ABC. In 1964, “Shindig” premiered on ABC. In 1970, Jimi Hendrix made his final public appearance in London. In 1974, President Ford announced an amnesty program for Vietnam War draft evaders. In 1976, the Episcopal Church approved women as priests and bishops. In 1992, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was given a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering. Happy Birthday, Anna Kingsford, Jean Arp, BB King, Betty Kelly (Martha and the Vandellas), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and National Guacamole Day. Mission: Dance in the streets. Kiss the sky.