AMERICAN REVOLUTION French capture British ships, 1779
AUTOMOTIVE The Italian Job is released in Sweden, 1969
CIVIL WAR Confederates capture Harpers Ferry, 1862
COLD WAR Khrushchev arrives in Washington, 1959
DISASTER Train plunges off bridge,1958
GENERAL INTEREST Tanks introduced into warfare at the Somme,1916
HOLLYWOOD Famous Marilyn Monroe “skirt” scene filmed,1954
LITERARY Agatha Christie is born,1890
PRESIDENTIAL James Madison marries Dolley Payne Todd, 1794
SPORTS Athletics clinch pennant,1931
VIETNAM WAR NLF calls for general military offensive, 1964
WORLD WAR I First trenches are dug on the Western Front , 1914
WORLD WAR II Nuremberg race laws imposed, 1935
This Day in Wisconsin History
1832 – Ho-Chunk Treaty Signed
1837 – Daniel Hadley Sumner Born
1892 – Lawrence Henry Smith Born
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Police: Man stole hay for girlfriend TYUMEN, Russia, Sept. 14 (UPI) — Police in Russia said a man accused of stealing 1.5 tons of hay allegedly took the haul from a neighbor’s field as a makeup gift to his girlfriend.
Dating website puts men in shop window PARIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) — A French dating website has put its wares on display in a Paris shop — 10 men who have signed up to look for a relationship.
British mansion listed for $487.38 million LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) — A British real estate agency said a mansion with 45 bedrooms is being listed for a record-setting $487.38 million.
Old parrot says final ‘Cheerio’ EXETER, England, Sept. 14 (UPI) — The British owner of a 55-year-old parrot said her pet died after uttering an appropriate final word, “Cheerio.”
Bear swims in Los Angeles pools LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) — Authorities in Los Angeles said a young black bear wandered into a residential neighborhood and took swims in backyard pools.
Town replacing lawn patch with fake grass BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER, England, Sept. 14 (UPI) — Officials in a British town said a patch of grass in a picturesque piece of council-owned land will be replaced with artificial turf.
Older bikers opt for third wheel MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Sept. 14 (UPI) — Three-wheeled motorcycle riders at the National East Coast Trike-In in North Carolina said the extra wheel can be beneficial to aging bikers.