Today in History

  • Fri Sep 7th, 2012 8:29am
  • Life

Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2012. There are 113 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight

On Sept. 9, 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born.

On this date

In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.”

In 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.

In 1926, the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was incorporated by the Radio Corp. of America.

In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives.

Today’s birthdays

Actress Sylvia Miles is 78. Actor Topol is 77. Actor Tom Wopat is 61. Actress Angela Cartwright is 60. Actor Hugh Grant is 52. Actor Adam Sandler is 46. Actress Michelle Williams is 32. .

Thought for today

“There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.” — William Barclay, Scottish theologian (1907-1978).

Associated Press