Daily Almanac: September 16, 2023


RISE: 7:28 a.m.
SET: 7:56 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 78 °F
LOW: 55 °F

Today is…

• Batman Day
• Mayflower Day
• Jewish New Year

What Happened On This Day:

• 1982 Members of a right-wing Lebanese militia massacre 1500-3000 people in two Beirut-area refugee camps. The killings took over three days in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila and were led by the Lebanese Christian Phalangist militia.
• 1920
A bomb explodes on Wall Street, New York killing 38 people. The Wall Street Bombing, as the incident is known, was the deadliest such act on American soil to that date. It is still not known who was responsible for the bombing.• 1908 General Motors Corporation is founded in Flint, Michigan by William C. Durant and Charles Stewart Mott. The company, also known as GM, was one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cars and trucks. Most notably, the company manufactured Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Hummer brand cars.

Births On This Day

• 1956 David Copperfield

American magician
• 1925
B.B. King

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

Deaths On This Day

• 1980 Jean Piaget

Swiss psychologist
• 1824
Louis XVIII of France

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