September 23, 1869:  “Typhoid Mary” Mallon born in Ireland–determined to be a “healthy carrier” of a communicable disease. She ended her life in quarantine. In 1906 she was judged to have picked up typhoid fever from a Long Island family for whom she worked as a cook.

September 27, 1998:  Google, founded by Stanford graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, marks its official birthday.

September 28, 1978:  Pope John Paul I, formerly Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice, died after just 33 days, one of the shortest papacies in history. He was succeeded by John Paul II.







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