(Monday, September 25, 1961, 11:30 a.m. EDT) — Six weeks after construction of the Berlin Wall began, U.S. President John F. Kennedy told the United Nations today that’ the United States and its allies have decided to defend West Berlin by “whatever means are forced upon them.”
(Friday, September 25, 1981) — Chariots of Fire, a British film that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice, premiered in the U.S. today at the New York Film Festival, six months after opening in Britain.
(Monday, September 23, 1901) — Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist who shot U.S. President William McKinley twice in Buffalo, New York, on Sept. 6, 1901, went on trial today in Buffalo, New York, only nine days after the president died.
Czolgosz’s lawyers were unable to prepare a defense since Czolgosz refused to speak to either one of them (Czolgosz would be found guilty the very next day and sentenced to death on Sept. 26).
(Wednesday, September 22, 1971, 8:00 p.m. ET) — Malloy and Reed have a run-in with a suspected professional jewel thief and fear she will walk due to lack of evidence on tonight’s episode of the NBC police drama Adam-12.