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September 24 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 24

Happy Birthday!
1755 John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
1871 Lottie Dod, female star (golf, hockey, tennis, figure skating)
1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer (The Great Gatsby)
1912 Don Porter, actor (Gidget (TV), The Candidate)
1915 Larry Gates, actor (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
1931 Anthony Newley, actor (Doctor Dolittle(67), Sweet November (68)
1936 Jim Henson, Muppet creator (original voice of Kermit the frog and others)
1941 Linda McCartney, singer from Wings/ Paul McCartney's 1st wife (Live and Let Die)
1948 Phil Hartman, actor (Saturday Night Live, News Radio)
1948 Gordon Clapp, actor (Det. Greg Medavoy from NYPD Blue)
1958 Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules)
1959 Steve Whitmire (2nd voice of Kermit the Frog and others)
1962 Nia Vardalos, actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Connie and Carla)
1982 Morgan Hamm, gymnast
1982 Paul Hamm, gymnast

Deaths:
1991 Theodor S. Geisel, Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat)

Events:
622 Muhammad completes his Hegira (flight) from Mecca to Medina.
1789 Supreme Court formed.

History Lesson:
Jim Henson turned down the role of Yoda in Star Wars. Jim (Kermit) said Frank Oz (Miss Piggy's voice) should do it. "Oh Kermie!"

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