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September 16 Birthdays

Nadia Boulanger
Pronunciation: [nädyä´ bOOläNzhA´]
1887–1979, French conductor and musician, born in Paris.

James Jerome Hill
railroad builder (1838)

Albrecht Kossel
physiologist (1853)

Jean Arp
sculptor, painter (1887)

Allen Funt
radio and television producer (1914)

Lauren Bacall
actress (1924)

B. B. King
guitarist (1925)

Charlie Byrd
jazz guitarist (1925)

September 16 in History


The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.


Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule.


General Motors was founded by William C. Durant.


The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.


The United States first adopted peacetime conscription when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act into law.


President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.


Papua New Guinea became independent.


Lebanese Christians massacred hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Beirut.


The Montreal Protocol was signed by 25 nations, limiting production of substances that harm the ozone layer. To date, 197 nations have ratified the protocol.

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