Today In History
Today In History
September, 26th 2016
1542: Cabrillo discovers California
1687: Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks & Venetians
1777: British troops occupied Philadelphia in the American Revolution
1789: Jefferson appointed 1st Sec of State; John Jay 1st chief justice; Samuel Osgood 1st Postmaster & Edmund J Randolph 1st Attorney Genl
1820: Frontiersman Daniel Boone died in Missouri at the age of 85
1824: Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
1896: John Philip Sousa led band's 1st performance in Plainfield NJ
1914: Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
1918: Meuse-Argonne offensive against the Germans began during WWI
1926: Shortest double header Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to the Browns Yanks already clinched pennant
1950: UN troops in Korean War recaptured South Korean capital of Seoul
1952: Yanks clinch pennant #19
1957: Musical West Side Story opened on Broadway
1960: 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place in Chicago
1961: Roger Maris hits # 60 off Jack Fisher
1962: Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
1962: TV comedy The Beverly Hillbillies premiered on CBS
1966: Japan launches its 1st satellite in to space
1966: The Staten Island is 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
1969: Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
1973: Anna Magnani dies at age 64
1977: Sir Freddie Laker began cut-rate `Skytrain' service London to NY
1980: Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
1983: Australia II won the America's Cup yacht race
1983: Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
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