It's fun to look back over the years and see the significance of certain dates. Here's a few to check out!
u 1997: An estimated 2.5 billion view Princess Diana’s Sept. 6 funeral on television.
u 1979: The Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN) debuts Sept. 7.
u 1974: On Sept. 8, President Gerald Ford pardons predecessor Richard Nixon.
u 1971: Prisoners riot Sept. 9 at Attica prison near Buffalo, NY.
u 1927: Philo Farnsworth transmits the first TV pictures Sept. 7.
u 1921: With no speed limits, the Ayus Autobahn opens in Germany Sept. 10.
u 1901: President William McKinley is fatally shot Sept. 6 in Buffalo, NY.
u 1776: On Sept. 9, Congress votes a name change to the “United States of America.”
u 1565: America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, FL, is established by the Spanish on Sept. 8.
u 1522: Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition completes global circumnavigation on Sept. 6.