Archive for September 13th, 2011

A POLITICAL FIRST ON THIS DATE IN 1948

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Margaret Chase Smith (December 14, 1897 – May 29, 1995) was a Republican
Senator from Maine. She was elected to the U.S. Senate on September 13, 1948,
making her the first woman to be elected to both houses of Congress, and the
first woman to have her name placed in nomination for President by a major
political party, at the 1964 Republican convention. When Smith left office in
1973, she had the record as the longest-serving female senator in U.S.
history, ranking 11th in seniority.

SMITH SWORN IN

Margaret Chase Smith is sworn into office as U.S.
Senator from Maine in January, 1949

smith for president

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WHITE STAG IN 1955

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PRISON RIOT ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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ATTICA RIOT

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The State Police assault which ended a four-day prison riot at Attica Correctional
Facility in Attica, New York has been called the bloodiest one-day encounter in
this country since the Civil War. The riot began on September 9, 1971 when
prisoners responded to the death of a black radical activist inmate at San
Quentin Prison in California on August 21. About half of Attica’s inmate
population of 2,200 rebelled and seized control of the facility, taking 33 staff
members hostage and demanded better living conditions. Some agreements  
were reached during the four days of negotiations. On orders from then New  
York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, state police regained control of the prison 
on the 13th of September. When it was over, at least 39 people were dead,
including ten correctional officers and civilian employees.

 

attica under control

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JACQUELINE BISSET TURNED 67 TODAY

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Jacqueline Bisset is an English actress known for her roles in the films Bullitt (1968, Airport (1970), The Deep (1977), and the FX-TV series Nip/Tuck in 2006. She has
also appeared in several French film productions. Jacqueline has been nominated
for four Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award. She has also appeared in
several French productions.

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Jacqueline Bisset with co-star Steve McQueen in Bullitt
 

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Jacqueline Bisset and Dean Martin in a scene from Airport

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JOHN JOSEPH ‘’BLACK JACK’’ PERSHING ~

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                 (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948)

John Joseph Pershing was one of America’s most famous Army officers. He led
the American Expeditionary Forces in World War l. He is the only person to be
promoted in his won lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army,General of the Armies. Pershing holds the first U.S. officer service number
(O-1). He was regarded as a mentor by a generation of American generals who
led the U.S. Army in Europe during WW ll, including George C. Marshall, Dwight
D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.

President Coolidge Signing Appropriation Bills

General Pershing (left) looks on as President Coolidge signs appropriation
bills for the Veterans Bureau in 1924

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