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On this day.....September 26

Fun and historical facts for September 26th

Jim Clerkin
September 26, 2017 - 9:31 am
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SEPTEMBER 26TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DUMPLING DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI (1181-1226)
  • JOHNNY APPLESEED (JOHN CHAPMAN) (1774-1845)

  • T.S. ELLIOT (1888-1965)
  • GEORGE GERSHWIN (JACOB GERSHVIN) (1898-1937)
  • JACK LALANNE (1914-2011)
  • WINNIE MANDELA (1936, 81)
  • CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN (1946, 71)
  • OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN (1948, 69)

  • LINDA HAMILTON (1956, 61)
  • RICH GEDMAN (1959, 58)
  • JILL SOLOWAY (TRANSPARENT) (1965, 52)
  • JIM CAVIEZEL (1968, 49)
  • SERENA WILLIAMS (1981, 36)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 45 BC, JULIUS CAESAR DEDICATED THE TEMPLE OF VENUS
  • IN 1772, NEW JERSEY PASSES THE FIRST LAW REQUIRING A LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE
  • IN 1789, THOMAS JEFFERSON BECOMES THE FIRST US SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN JAY BECOMES THE FIRST US CHIEF JUSTICE AND EDMUND RANDOLPH BECOMES THE FIRST US ATTORNEY GENERAL
  • IN 1815, RUSSIA, PRUSSIA AND AUSTRIA SIGN “THE HOLY ALLIANCE”
  • IN 1820, DANIEL BOONE DIES AT 85
  • IN 1972, THE SHRINERS OPEN THEIR FIRST TEMPLE, DUBBED “MECCA” IN NYC
  • IN 1914, THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION IS ESTABLISHED TO REGULATE INTERSTATE COMMERCE
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER BREAKS OUT OF PRISON
  • IN 1934, THE BRITISH SHIP “THE QUEEN MARY” IS LAUNCHED
  • IN 1938, ADOLF HITLER ISSUES AN ULTIMATUM TO THE CZECH GOVERNMENT DEMANDING THE SUDENTEN LAND FOR GERMANY
  • IN 1948, THE BOSTON BRAVES CLINCH THE NATIONAL LEAGUE PENANT
  • IN 1950, UN TROOPS RECAPTURE SEOUL IN THE KOREAN WAR
  • IN 1955, “THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD” DEBUTS ON CBS

  • IN 1957, “WEST SIDE STORY” PREMIERES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1960, FIDEL CASTRO DELIVERS A 4 ½ HOUR SPEECH AT THE UN
  • IN 1960, THE FIRST TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE PITS JOHN KENNEDY AGAINST RICHARD NIXON

  • IN 1961, ROGER MARIS HITS HOME RUN #60 TO TIE BABE RUTH’S RECORD
  • IN 1962, “THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES” PREMIERES ON CBS
  • IN 1964, “GILLIGAN’S ISLAND” DEBUTS ON CBS

  • IN 1965, QUEEN ELIZABETH BESTOWS THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE ON THE BEATLES
  • IN 1968, “HAWAII FIVE-O” DEBUTS ON CBS
  • IN 1968, BEST PICTURE WINNER “OLIVER” PREMIERES IN LONDON
  • IN 1969, THE BEATLES RELEASE “ABBEY ROAD”
  • IN 1969, “THE BRADY BUNCH” DEBUTS ON ABC
  • IN 1973, WILT CHAMBERLAIN SIGNS WITH SAN DIEGO IN THE ABA
  • IN 1973, THE CONCORD MAKES ITS FIRST NON STOP FLIGHT TO EUROPE, FLYING FROM WASHINGTON DC TO PARIS IN 3 ½ HOURS
  • IN 1975, “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” PREMIERES
  • IN 1978, A JUDGE RULES THAT FEMALE SPORTS WRITERS CANNOT BE BANNED FROM LOCKER ROOMS
  • IN 1980, 12 ARE KILLED IN MUNICH WHEN A BOMB GOES OFF AT OKTOBERFEST
  • IN 1982, “KNIGHT RIDER” DEBUTS ON NBC
  • IN 1984, PRESIDENT REAGAN VETOES SANCTIONS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA
  • IN 1986, RUN DMC BECOMES THE FIRST RAP GROUP TO HAVE A TOP TEN SINGLE WITH “RAISING HELL”
  • IN 1986, WILLIAM REHNQUIST IS SWORN IN AS CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1986, “DALLAS” SHOCKS FANS WHEN IT REVEALS THAT THE PREVIOUS SEASON WAS ALL A DREAM AND PATRICK DUFFY’S CHARACTER BOBBY IS ALIVE
  • IN 1988, ROCKERFELLER CENTER IS DECLARED A NATIONAL MONUMENT
  • IN 1990, THE MPAA CREATES THE “NC-17” RATING
  • IN 1990, “COP ROCK” DEBUTS ON ABC
  • IN 1992, ROSANNE BARR GETS A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
  • IN 1993, RANDY JOHNSON STRIKES OUT HIS 300TH BATTER
  • IN 1995, JOHN F. KENNEDY JR DEBUTS “GEORGE” MAGAZINE
  • IN 2003, ROBERT PALMER DIES AT 54
  • IN 2006,  BEST PICTURE WINNER “THE DEPARTED” PREMIERES IN NYC
  • IN 2008, PAUL NEWMAN DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 83
  • IN 2010, JAMES HESELDEN, HAVING JUST PURCHASED THE SEGWAY COMPANY, ACCIDENTALLY BACKS ONE OFF A CLIFF
  • IN 2016, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DONALD TRUMP AND HILLARY CLINTON DEBATE FOR THE FIRST TIME
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