Once Upon A Time – Sept. 16 – 1963 – Federation Of Malaysia Formed By Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) And Sarawak

1620 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World (O.S. 6 Sept)

1795 British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch

1810 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)

1848 Slavery abolished in all French territories

1906 Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and Alistair Mackay claim to have discovered the Magnetic South Pole in Antarctica

1963 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

1978 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran

1997 Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs interim CEO

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1989 14th Toronto International Film Festival: “Roger & Me” directed by Michael Moore wins the People’s Choice Award

Today in Music

1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in “Antony and Cleopatra” by Samuel Barber

Today in Sport

1869 Golf’s 1st recorded hole-in-one by Tom Morris at Prestwick’s 8th hole, Scotland

1957 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers


1908 Carriage-maker, William C. Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan

2015 700 million malaria cases prevented in Africa since 2000 in report by University of Oxford in “Nature” journal

Famous Weddings

1862 Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis

1936 American actor Henry Fonda (31) weds Canadian-American socialite Frances Ford Seymour (28) at Christ Church, New York City

1967 Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber

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