Historical Events for 30th September 2023

1619 – Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
1903 – New Gresham’s School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood in Norfolk, England (expansion of original school founded 1555)
1937 – Ryder Cup Golf, Southport and Ainsdale GC: US wins 8-4; first time the host team loses the competition
1949 – Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR and NL record 16th in September
1950 – WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1966 – Bechuanaland, in southern Africa, gains independence from Great Britain, becomes Republic of Botswana
1968 – AL and NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
1977 – Ringo Starr releases album “Ringo the 4th”
1977 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
2021 – Canada observes its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honoring victims and survivors of residential schools for indigenous children

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Historical Events for 29th September 2023

855 – Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1953 – “Buick-Berle Show” debuts on NBC-TV
1957 – Buddy Holly and The Crickets release 2nd single “Oh Boy!”/”Not Fade Away”
1957 – NFL NY Giants play their last game at Polo Grounds, 9-1 loss to Pittsburgh
1967 – International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1984 – “Pretty Mess” by Vanity peaks at #75
1986 – USSR releases American journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
1987 – “thirtysomething” debuts on ABC-TV
2008 – Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual
2020 – Scientists confirm the existence of three new underground lakes on Mars using radar on Esa’s Mars Express spacecraft

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BCPS Expands its Afterschool Supper Program

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include Driftwood Middle School, J.P. Taravella High School, Palmview Elementary School and Plantation Middle School. The Supper Program ensures more than 9,000 students participating in regularly scheduled afterschool educational or enrichment activity programs receive the nutrition they need to learn and grow. The suppers are funded through the federal Child Care Food Program, which provides healthy meals in the childcare setting. Meals meet all USDA requirements and are made available at no additional charge to students participating in afterschool programs, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  

Afterschool Supper Program participating schools include: 

Annabel C. Perry Elementary  

Hallandale High  

Parkway Middle  

Apollo Middle  

Hollywood Hills Elementary  

Pasadena Lakes Elementary  

Atlantic West Elementary  

Hollywood Park Elementary  

Pembroke Pines Elementary  

Attucks Middle  

Hollywood Hills High  

Pinewood Elementary  

Bair Middle  

Horizon Elementary  

Piper High  

Banyan Elementary  

James Hunt Elementary  

Plantation Elementary  

Bennett Elementary  

J.P. Taravella High  Plantation High 

Bethune Elementary  

Lakeside Elementary  

Plantation Middle 

Blanche Ely High  

Larkdale Elementary  

Pompano Beach Elementary  

Boyd Anderson High  

Lauderdale Lakes Middle  

Pompano Beach Middle  

Broadview Elementary  

Lauderhill 6-12 STEM   

Riverland Elementary  

Castle Hill Elementary  

Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary  

Riverside Elementary  

Challenger Elementary  

Liberty Elementary   

Rock Island Elementary  

Charles Drew Elementary  

Lloyd Estates Elementary  

Royal Palm Elementary  

Coconut Creek High   

Maplewood Elementary  

Sandpiper Elementary  

Coconut Palm Elementary  

Margate Elementary  

Sea Castle Elementary  

Colbert Elementary  

Margate Middle  

Seminole Middle  

Coral Cove Elementary  

McArthur High  

Sheridan Hills Elementary  

Coral Park Elementary  

McNicol Middle  

Sheridan Park Elementary  

Cresthaven Elementary  

Meadowbrook Elementary  

Silver Lakes Elementary  

Croissant Park Elementary  

Miramar High  

Silver Lakes Middle  

Crystal Lake Middle  

Mirror Lake Elementary  

Silver Shores Elementary  

Cypress Elementary 

Morrow Elementary  

South Broward High  

Cypress Run Education Center  

New Renaissance Middle  

Stephen Foster Elementary  

Deerfield Beach Elementary  

New River Middle  

Stirling Elementary  

Deerfield Beach High  

Nob Hill Elementary  

Stranahan High  

Deerfield Park Elementary  

North Andrews Gardens Elementary  

Sunland Park Elementary  

Dillard Elementary  

North Fork Elementary  

Sunrise Middle  

Dillard High  

North Lauderdale Elementary  

Sunshine Elementary  

Discovery Elementary  

Northeast High  

Thurgood Marshall Elementary  

Dolphin Bay Elementary  

Northside Elementary  

Tradewinds Elementary  

Driftwood Elementary  

Nova, Blanche Forman Elementary  

Village Elementary  

Driftwood Middle 

Nova, Eisenhower Elementary  

Welleby Elementary  

Fairway Elementary  

Oakland Park Elementary  

West Hollywood Elementary  

Flamingo Elementary  

Oakridge Elementary  

Westpine Middle  

Forest Hills Elementary  

Olsen Middle  

Westwood Heights Elementary  

Fox Trail Elementary  

Oriole Elementary  

William Dandy Middle  

Glades Middle  

Orange Brook Elementary  

Wilton Manors Elementary  

Gulfstream Academy at Hallandale  

Palmview Elementary 

Wingate Oaks Center   

Harbordale Elementary  

Park Lakes Elementary  

Winston Park Elementary  

USDA Notice: 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.” 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 254,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 87 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 177 different countries and speaking 153 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at youtube.com/browardschoolsvideos and download the free BCPS mobile app at browardschools.com/MobileApp. 

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Historical Events for 28th September 2023

1924 – General Plutarco Calles elected President of Mexico
1928 – US recognizes the Chinese nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek
1941 – Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
1961 – American medical drama series “Dr. Kildare”, starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, premieres on NBC-TV
1961 – “Purlie Victorious”, a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
1962 – “Jan Murray Show” last airs on NBC-TV
1963 – Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
1984 – Krzysztof Penderecki’s initial version of “A Polish Requiem” premieres with Mstislav Rostropovich leading the Stuttgart Radio Symphony
1995 – Dennis Martínez’ fastball breaks Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett’s jaw, in what becomes his final career plate appearance, in Cleveland Indians 12-4 win
2013 – 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria

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Miramar High School Celebrates Newly Renovated Media Center_ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is Thursday, Sept. 28

Miramar High School Celebrates Newly Renovated Media Center
Part of More Than $21 Million in SMART Bond Improvements at This School


WHO:

Broward County School Board Members; Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent; Miramar High School Administration; School Advisory Council and PTA; and City of Miramar Officials

WHAT:      
A celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place for Miramar High School’s newly renovated media center.

WHEN:            
Thursday, September 28, 2023
9 a.m.

                            

WHERE:           
Miramar High School
3601 S.W. 89th Ave.
Miramar, FL 33025.
(Park on the side of the school)

WHY:              
The Miramar High School community is happy to welcome dignitaries and special guests for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and first look at the school’s newly renovated media center. Funding for this project, as well as other renovations at Miramar High School, was possible thanks to the voter-approved SMART Bond. More than $21 million was allocated for primary renovations and other improvements at this school.

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 254,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 90 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at youtube.com/browardschoolsvideos and download the free BCPS mobile app at browardschools.com/MobileApp.

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Historical Events for 27th September 2023

1854 – French fishing vessel SS Vesta collides with American passenger paddle-wheel ship SS Arctic off Newfoundland in heavy fog, sinking the larger passenger ship; 322 killed, most of the survivors were crew members
1916 – 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
1919 – British troops withdraw from the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
1937 – 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
1942 – Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
1988 – Canadian Finn class sailor Lawrence Lemieux abandons race 5 to assist injured competitor after being in 2nd place; selfless act is awarded with the Pierre de Coubertin medal
1989 – Oakland wins AL West and SF wins NL West title
1992 – Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
2014 – Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74
2016 – American “boy band” pop music group ‘Why Don’t We’ (WDW) forms in Los Angeles

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Broward County School Board Earns National Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The School Board of Broward County, Florida is being recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with its prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award, which is for the 2022 fiscal year, marks the 27th time the School Board and the District’s Finance Department have earned the recognition.

The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. As part of the award selection process, the District’s annual financial report has been judged by an impartial panel to ensure it meets the highest standards of the GFOA, including demonstrating a spirit of full disclosure in communicating the District’s financial story to the community.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment that demonstrates the commitment of our School Board and District to being good stewards of our taxpayers’ dollars,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter B. Licata. “It is imperative that our stakeholders understand our budget process and how we prioritize spending to support student learning and the safe and efficient operations of our District.”

The GFOA is dedicated to advancing excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 21,000 members.

To learn more about the District’s annual budget, visit browardschools.com/budgetresources.

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 ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 254,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 87 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 177 different countries and speaking 153 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at youtube.com/browardschoolsvideos and download the free BCPS mobile app at browardschools.com/MobileApp.

 

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Historical Events for 26th September 2023

1404 – Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
1792 – Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France
1887 – Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
1926 – JB Fagan’s stage drama “And So to Bed”, based on the life of Samuel Pepys, premieres in London
1940 – Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Woolston, Southampton for second time, 30 killed
1949 – Groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, Los Angeles; old Hollywoodland sign torn down, reconstruction of a replacement begins with just Hollywood
1963 – 1st edition of NYC Review of Books
1964 – Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
1999 – Ryder Cup Golf, The Country Club, Brookline: US wins 14½-13½ after trailing 10-6 going into the singles; win first 6 matches to set up victory; poor American crowd and team behaviour heavily criticised
2021 – German election: center-left Social Democrats win most seats but not a majority over ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union without its retiring Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Historical Events for 25th September 2023

1639 – First printing press in America set up in Cambridge under the guaranty of Harvard College
1867 – Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington, D.C.
1929 – Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
1947 – 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends with six different awards presented including Best Musical for Vincente Minnelli’s” Ziegfeld Follies” and Walt Disney’s “Dumbo” Best Animation
1970 – Ringo Starr releases his 2nd solo album “Beaucoups of Blues”, a collection of country music recorded in Nashville, Tennessee
1973 – 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1987 – Major General Sitiveni Rabuka stages a second Fijian coup and declares Fiji a republic
1989 – Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits and 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
2008 – The “Celtic Tiger” slides into recession for the first time in over two decades, recording a 0.5% fall in second quarter GDP, following a 0.3% decline in the first quarter
2019 – Australia’s Capital Territory becomes the 1st state in Australia to legalize recreational marijuana

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Historical Events for 24th September 2023

1529 – Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his Ottoman troops arrive in Vienna, beginning of the siege
1929 – James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Air Force Base in NY in the first flight to use only instrument guidance to take off, fly a set course and land
1932 – NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Los Angeles
1940 – Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR
1957 – “Jailhouse Rock” single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)
1962 – US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Mississippi
1973 – West African nation of Portuguese Guinea declares independence from Portugal as the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
1981 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 – West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
1990 – Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

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