SEPTEMBER 7: The Daily Flashback
1813: The nickname “Uncle Sam” was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States in an editorial in The Troy Post.
1915: Johnny Gruelle received a patent for the Raggedy Ann doll.
1921: Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC, was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City.
1930: The comic strip “Blondie” debuted.
1966: The final episode of the original “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was broadcast on CBS-TV.
1969: After debuting on September 25, 1965, the half-hour Saturday morning cartoon “The Beatles” aired its last episode.
1971: The final episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies” was broadcast on CBS-TV.
1975: In Montreal, the Guess Who played their final concert… before the inevitable reunion.
1979: ESPN (the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) made its debut on cable TV.
1994: Weezer released their breakthrough single, “Buddy Holly.”
1996: Rap star Tupac Shakur was shot five times in a drive-by following a boxing match in Las Vegas.
1860: Grandma Moses
1909: Elia Kazan
1920: Al Caiola
1930: Sonny Rollins
1934: Little Milton
1936: Buddy Holly
1949: Gloria Gaynor
1951: Chrissie Hynde
1954: Benmont Tench
1956: Michael Feinstein
1978: Keith Moon
2003: Warren Zevon