He was the first Native American Vice-President.

  • Charley Curtis
  • George M. Dallas
  • Charles Dawes
  • Thomas R. Marshall

Today in History: Born on September 22

0063

Augustus Caesar, first Roman Emperor, who introduced Pax Romana, the era of peace.

1800

William Holmes McGuffey, educator famous for his book Eclectic Readers.

1838

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first woman presidential candidate (1872) in the United States.

1863

Mary Church Terrell, educator and civil rights advocate.

1865

Emmuska Orczy, baroness and author of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

1889

Louise Nevelson, sculptor.

1889

Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.

1915

Clifford G. Shull, physicist, improved techniques for exploring the atomic structure of matter.

1926

John Coltrane, influential jazz saxophonist.

1930

Ray Charles, rhythm 'n' blues piano player and singer.

1934

Ahmad Shah, Crown Prince of Afghanistan and heir apparent to the throne.

1936

Valentin Corazao, Interim President of Peru (2000-01) after Pres. Alberto Fujimori was removed from office by Congress.

1943

Julio Iglesia, singer, songwriter with more than 2,600 certified gold and platinum records ("To All the Girls I've Loved Before," "Summer Wind").

1947

Mary Kay Place, Emmy-winning actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), singer.

1949

Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen, singer, songwriter, musician ("Born to Run," "Born in the U.S.A"); his multiple awards include 20 Grammys, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar, the latter for "Streets of Philadelphia" (1994).

1961

William "Willie" McCool, American astronaut; among those killed when Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates while reentering Earth's atmosphere (2003).