In 1904 author Rudyard Kipling wrote a science fiction story which featured an airship powered by this.

  • Atomic Power
  • Helium
  • Natural Gas
  • Solar Power

Today in History: Born on September 20

1833

Petroleum V. Nasby (David Ross Locke), humorist whose work was enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln.

1842

Lord James Dewar, physician who invented the vacuum flask and cordite, the first smokeless powder.

1878

Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.

1884

Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.

1885

Ferdinand La Menthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.

1891

Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.

1917

Arnold "Red" Auerbach, second most wins basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.

1920

Jay Ward, creator and producer of animated TV cartoons (Rocky & His Friends, renamed The Bullwinkle Show; George of the Jungle).

1934

Sofia Loren (Sofia Scicolone), first actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for a performance in a non-English language film (Two Women); received Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements (1995).

1941

Dale Chihuly, sculptor known for his unique creations in blown glass.

1967

Kristen Johnston, actress; won two Emmy Awards as Sally Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun TV series.