Monthly Archives: September, 2012

September 30, 1927: Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack

Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.


Rome wasn’t built in a day: September 29, 1907

The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., 83 years later, on the same day, it is completed.

Today in History: September 28, 1928

Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

It’s all relative: September 27, 1905

The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein‘s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing mass–energy equivalence.




Fun, Fellowship & Fezzes: September 26, 1872

The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.


September 25, 1906

Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control.


Snail Mail, The Fall: September 24, 1979

Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.

Today in History: September 23, 1889

Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda. The name Nintendo can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as “leave luck to heaven”.

The One when friendships changed forever: September 22, 1994

The television sitcom Friends debuts on NBC.

Today in History: September 21, 2003

Galileo mission is voluntarily terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter‘s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure.