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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023

On Sept. 19, 2022, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest next to her husband, Prince Philip, in a private funeral at Windsor Castle in London.

By United Press International
The hearse carrying the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth drives into Windsor Castle ahead of the committal service held at St George's Chapel, in Windsor, England, on September 19, 2022. File Photo by Cpl. Nicholas Egan/Royal Air Force
1 of 4 | The hearse carrying the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth drives into Windsor Castle ahead of the committal service held at St George's Chapel, in Windsor, England, on September 19, 2022. File Photo by Cpl. Nicholas Egan/Royal Air Force | License Photo

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2023 with 103 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include businessman George Cadbury in 1839; Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski in 1905; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell in 1907; Austrian automobile designer Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche in 1909; British author William Golding in 1911; actor/writer/TV host James Lipton in 1926; actor Adam West in 1928; actor David McCallum in 1933 (age 90); singer Bill Medley in 1940 (age 83); singer Mama Cass Elliot in 1941; singer Freda Payne in 1942 (age 81); baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Morgan in 1943; singer/songwriter David Bromberg in 1945 (age 78); actor Randolph Mantooth in 1945 (age 78); actor Jeremy Irons in 1948 (age 75); model/actor Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, in 1949 (age 74); television personality Joan Lunden in 1950 (age 73); actor/director Kevin Hooks in 1958 (age 65); celebrity chef Mario Batali in 1960 (age 63); actor Cheri Oteri in 1962 (age 61); country singer Trisha Yearwood in 1964 (age 59); astronaut Sunita Williams in 1965 (age 58); journalist Soledad O'Brien in 1966 (age 57); actor Sanaa Lathan in 1971 (age 52); comedian/TV host Jimmy Fallon in 1974 (age 49); actor Alison Sweeney in 1976 (age 47); singer Sara Quin in 1980 (age 43); singer Tegan Quin in 1980 (age 43); actor Kevin Zegers in 1984 (age 39); actor Zoë Chao in 1985 (age 38); actor Danielle Panabaker in 1987 (age 36); singer Pia Mia Perez in 1996 (age 27).

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On this date in history:

In 1777, British soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga in the Revolutionary War, but the Americans would go on to win the second battle less than a month later.

In 1881, U.S. President James Garfield, 49, who had been shot in July by a disgruntled office-seeker, died of his wounds. Vice President Chester Arthur was sworn in as the successor to Garfield, who had been president for 6 1/2 months. His assassin was executed in 1882.

In 1893, with the signing of the Electoral Bill by Gov. David Boyle, New Zealand became the first country to grant national voting rights to women.

In 1955, after a decade of rule, Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron was deposed in a military coup.

In 1957, the United States conducted its first fully contained underground nuclear weapon test in Nevada. Scientists at the time theorized the heat and pressure from the blast could've turned rocks into rubies, sapphires or even diamonds under the rubble.

In 1985, an earthquake collapsed hundreds of buildings, killed at least 7,000 people and injured thousands of others in Mexico City.

In 1988, U.S. swimmer Greg Louganis took the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the Seoul Olympics after hitting his head on the board during preliminary competition.

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In 1995, The Washington Post published a manifesto by Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, who carried out 16 bombings across the United States from 1978-95, killing three people. Kaczynski was arrested in 1996 and was sentenced to eight life sentences in prison.

In 2006, Thailand Premier Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown in a bloodless military coup.

In 2010, 42-year-old Frenchman Philippe Croizon, a quadruple amputee, swam across the English Channel in 13 1/2 hours. Croizon covered the 21 miles with flippers attached to the stumps of his legs and special steering attachments in the arm areas.

In 2017, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico, killing more than 350 people, including dozens of children in the rubble of a school.

In 2021, Cumbre Vieja in Spain's Canary Islands erupted, setting off the longest-known eruption period for the volcano at 85 days. The disaster killed one person and destroyed more than 3,000 structures.

In 2022, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest next to her husband, Prince Philip, in a private funeral at Windsor Castle in London. The queen died Sept. 8 at the age of 96, Britain's oldest and longest-serving monarch.

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A thought for the day: "Being strong can also be feminine. I don't think feminine equals being weak. Being strong is very sexy." -- American actor Sanaa Lathan

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