Have you heard the buzz brewing over free coffee? Many coffee chains are offering discounts to celebrate National Coffee Day. Participating 7-Elevens will have free medium coffees from 7-11 a.m., Krispy Kreme is giving away 12-ounce cups of its new Signature House Blend coffee, and many other chains will have their own deals. Stop by your favorite java joint to celebrate.
Also on this Day:
1951: First Live Televised Sporting Event
NBC broadcast the first nationwide live sports event. It was a college football match between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh.
1979: First Pope to Visit Ireland
Pope John Paul II was the first pope to visit Ireland. He celebrated Mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin.
1988: Discovery Shuttle Launch
The Discovery shuttle is NASA’s first manned space mission since the Challenger disaster Jan. 28, 1986.
1990: Washington National Cathedral
President Theodore Roosevelt was present Sept. 29, 1907, when construction began on the national cathedral. President George H.W. Bush was there for its completion Sept. 29, 1990. The Episcopal Church is the second-largest cathedral in America. It suffered damage during the Aug. 23, 2011, earthquake originating in Virginia.
2005: John Roberts Sworn in as Chief Justice
John Roberts takes the oath to become the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.
2006: Mark Foley Resigns
Florida congressman Mark Foley steps down after sexually explicit messages sent to high school boys surfaced.
1547 Miguel de Cervantes
1901 Enrico Fermi
1948 Bryant Gumbel
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