This day in history

Monday, Sept. 9, is the 252nd day of 2013. There are 113 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Joe Theismann is 64. Actress Angela Cartwright is 61. Musician-producer Dave Stewart is 61. Actor Hugh Grant is 53. Actor Adam Sandler is 47. Model Rachel Hunter is 44. Actor Henry Thomas is 42. Actor Goran Visnjic is 41. Pop-jazz singer Michael Bublé is 38. Actress Michelle Williams is 33.

In 1513, English forces defeated Scottish invaders in the Battle of Flodden Field.


In 1919, some 1,100 members of Boston’s 1,500-man police force went on strike. (The strike was broken by Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers.)

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In 1957, President Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.

In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives.

In 2003, the Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese agreed to pay $85 million to 552 people to settle clergy sex abuse cases.