Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
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September 22, 2014
Week of September 22, 2014

• On Sept. 28, 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sails into present-day San Diego Bay during his explorations on behalf of Spain. Despite his reports of the appealing California coastline, the first Spanish settlement was not established in California for more than 200 years, when Father Junipero Serra founded his mission at San Diego in 1769.

• On Sept. 26, 1820, the great pioneering frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri. The indefatigable voyager was 86. Boone was a symbol of the western pioneering spirit for many Americans. Ironically, though, he lost his Kentucky land holdings by failing to properly register them.

• On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date (Jan. 1, 1863) for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

• On Sept. 23, 1908, a game between the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs ends in 1-1 tie after a controversial call at second base. The officials ruled that Giants first baseman Fred Merkle was out because he failed to touch second base, a call that has been disputed ever since.

• On Sept. 27, 1930, Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones wins his fourth major tournament of the year, making him the first person ever to win the “Grand Slam” of golf. Jones had the picture-perfect swing of every golfer’s dreams, despite never having taken a lesson.

• On Sept. 25, 1959, mob assassins shoot and kill Anthony Carfano, known as Little Augie Pisano, in New York City on the orders of crime figure Meyer Lansky. Lansky was estimated to have accumulated as much as $300 million in ill-gotten gains by the 1970s. He had an eighth-grade education, which put him far ahead of many other criminals.

• On Sept. 24, 1975, “Three Days of the Condor,” a political thriller starring Robert Redford, opens in theaters. Redford played a low-level C.I.A. employee being stalked by an assassin. The film was based on the novel “Six Days of the Condor” by James Grady.

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