Daily Almanac: September 19, 2023

7:31 a.m.
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High/Low Temperatures:
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Today is…:
• Get Ready Day
• National IT Professionals Day
• National Voter Registration Day

What Happened On This Day:
2010 Oil rig Deepwater Horizon is declared sealed after a 5-month long spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Thought to be one of the biggest accidents in the oil and gas industry, the Deepwater Horizon spill or the BP oil spill began on April 20, 2010, when an explosion destroyed the rig and killed 11 people.
• 2006 A Military coup overthrows the elected government in Thailand. Forces loyal to General Sonthi Boonyaratglin overthrew the elected government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and dissolved the parliament and the constitution.
• 1944 The Moscow Armistice ends the Continuation War. The peace treaty was signed between the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and Finland. It put an end to the conflict between the USSR and Finland between 1941 and 1944.

Births On This Day:

• 1964 Trisha Yearwood

American singer-songwriter, actress

• 1911 William Golding

English author, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths On This Day:

• 1968 Chester Carlson

American physicist, invented Xerography

• 1881 James A. Garfield

American politician, 20th President of the United States