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A Fairy-Tale Wedding, The Ponderosa Premieres and a 1920 Terrorist Attack

-- On Sept. 12, 1953: Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in an elegant wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Newport, R.I. Jacqueline's ivory silk taffeta wedding dress and her bridesmaid dresses were designed by Ann Lowe, a celebrated African-American fashion designer and the great-granddaughter of a slave. Just 10 days before the Kennedy-Bouvier wedding, a pipe burst at Lowe's Madison Avenue studio, flooding the building and ruining the wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Lowe and her team had to quickly remake the stunning dresses.

-- On Sept. 12, 1959: The long-running television Western Bonanza premiered on NBC. Living on the Ponderosa ranch near Virginia City, Nev., the close-knit Cartwright family included father, Ben (Lorne Greene), and his sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts), Eric "Hoss" (Dan Blocker) and Little Joe (Michael Landon). Bonanza was the first television Western to be televised in color, and the theme song and opening credits were unforgettable.

-- On Sept. 16, 1920: A horse-drawn carriage carrying a bomb detonated on Wall Street near J.P. Morgan & Co. just after noon. The explosion killed 38 people and injured hundreds. Immediately after the explosion, trading was suspended on the New York Stock Exchange. Although the bombing was heavily investigated, the case was never solved.

-- Compiled by M. Moeller

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