On This Day September 14th
On This Day in history:
1716- First lighthouse lit in Boston Harbor.
1964- Walt Disney was awarded the "Medal of Freedom" in Washington, D.C. at the White House.
1972- "The Waltons" premiered on CBS.
1984- Joe Kittinger flew a balloon across the Atlantic Ocean. He is the first person to do this solo.
1984- The very first MTV Video Music Awards happened at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
1994- The Major League Baseball season was canceled due to a strike.
1999- Disney World closed down due to Hurricane Floyd. It is the first time in 28 years the park closed.
2001- Nintendo released "GameCube" in Japan.
1920- Bud Paler, NBA Player
1983- Amy Winehouse, British singer