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TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is the 266th day of 2019. There are 99 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight:

On Sept. 23, 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest.

On this date:

In 63 B.C., Caesar Augustus, the first Roman emperor, was born.

In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point to the British.

In 1955, a jury in Sumner, Miss., acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering black teenager Emmett Till.

In 2005, Hurricane Rita, down to Category 3, steamed toward refinery towns along the Texas-Louisiana coast, creating havoc even before it arrived; levee breaks caused new flooding in New Orleans, and 23 people were killed when a bus carrying nursing-home evacuees caught fire in Texas.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Julio Iglesias is 76. Actress-singer Mary Kay Place is 72. Rock star Bruce Springsteen is 70. Rock musician Leon Taylor (The Ventures) is 64. Actress Rosalind Chao is 62. Actor Jason Alexander is 60. Actor Chi McBride is 58. Actor Erik Todd Dellums is 55. Actress LisaRaye is 53.

Thought for Today: “I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (1804-1864).

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