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9/14/2013 10:45:00 AM
World Almanac for Sept. 15, 2013
Today is the 258th day of 2013 and the 87th day of summer.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in Germany, depriving German Jews of their citizenship and imposing the swastika as a national symbol.
In 1963, a bomb exploded at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young girls.
In 2001, President George W. Bush named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks and pledged a sustained fight against terrorism.
In 2008, the global financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), novelist/historian; William Howard Taft (1857-1930), 27th U.S. president/chief justice of the United States; Agatha Christie (1890-1976), writer; Roy Acuff (1903-1992), musician; Fay Wray (1907-2004), actress; Merlin Olsen (1940-2010), football player/actor; Tommy Lee Jones (1946- ), actor; Oliver Stone (1946- ), filmmaker; Dan Marino (1961- ), football player; Tom Hardy (1977- ), actor; Prince Harry (1984- ), British royal.

TODAY'S FACT: The first tanks used in battle were deployed by the British during the Battle of the Somme on this day in 1916.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2004, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision to lock out players over contract disputes. The season was eventually canceled.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness." -- James Fenimore Cooper, "The Last of the Mohicans"

TODAY'S NUMBER: 6 -- romance novels written by mystery novelist Agatha Christie under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.

TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Sept. 12) and full moon (Sept. 19).


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