Today is Thursday, September 13th. There are 102 days until Christmas.

On this date In 1953, Marilyn Monroe made her first appearance on television on "The Jack Benny Show."

In 1963, Mary Kay cosmetics was founded by nine people sitting around Mary Kay Ash's kitchen table.

In 2009, controversy erupted at the 2009 MTV VMA Awards when rapper Kanye West interrupted an acceptance speech by country-pop star Taylor Swift to declare a video by pop superstar Beyonce more deserving of the honor.

Today is Peanut Day, Uncle Sam Day, and Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day.

Happy Birthday to Singer Peter Cetera is 74. Before pursuing a solo career, he was the lead singer for Chicago.

Emmy Award-winning actress Jean Smart is 67.  She has won two Emmys for guest appearances on the sitcom "Frasier."  Her other credits include the TV series "Designing Women" and the movie "Sweet Home Alabama."  She also provides the voice for Dr. Possible on the animated series "Kim Possible."

Pop singer Niall Horan is 25.  (Born 1993)  He's one of the members of the British boy band "One Direction."

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