Today in History for September 2000
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Events 1 - 12 of 12
5th - The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
10th - The musical Cats closes on Broadway.
11th - Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
12th - Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
15th - Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia
16th - Sammy Sosa's becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire
19th - Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
20th - Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
20th - The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
26th - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
26th - M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
28th - Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3
6th - Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (d. 2000)
9th - Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
26th - Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan
Weddings 1 - 5 of 5
2nd - "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
3rd - "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California
3rd - American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma
13th - Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
30th - Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California
Divorces 1 - 1 of 1
22nd - Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage
Deaths 1 - 24 of 24
2nd - Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
2nd - Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
3rd - Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
6th - Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
9th - Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
10th - Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
12th - Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
14th - Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
14th - Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (b. 1906)
15th - Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)
16th - Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
17th - Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
17th - Paula Yates, English TV personality (b. 1960)
19th - Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
20th - Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935)
21st - Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
22nd - Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
22nd - Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)
23rd - Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)
Horror Author Stephen KIng (21st) 23rd - Carl Rowan, American journalist (b. 1925)
25th - R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
26th - Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
26th - Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
28th - Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)