On This Day..... September 26

SEPTEMBER 26TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DUMPLING DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI (1181-1226)
  • JOHNNY APPLESEED (1774-1845)
  • T.S. ELIOT (1888-1965)
  • GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937)
  • JACK LALANNE (1914-2011)
  • WINNIE MANDELA (1936-2018)
  • OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (1948, 70)
  • LINDA HAMILTON (1956, 62)
  • JILL SOLOWAY (1965, 53)
  • JAMES CAVIEZEL (1968, 50)
  • SERENA WILLIAMS (1981, 37)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1772, NEW JERSEY IS THE FIRST STATE REQUIRING A LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE
  • IN 1777, WILLIAM HOWE OCCUPIES PHILADELPHIA FOR THE BRITISH DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
  • IN 1789, THOMAS JEFFERSON BECOMES THE FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE AND JOHN JAY  BECOMES THE FIRST CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1820, DANIEL BOONE DIES AT 85
  • IN 1872, THE FIRST SHRINER’S TEMPLE OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1887, NELLIE BLY ENTERS THE WOMEN’S LUNATIC ASYLUM ON BLACKWELL’S ISLAND UNDERCOVER FOR TEN DAYS. HER BOOK “TEN DAYS IN THE MADHOUSE” LED TO REFORMS IN TREATMENT OF THE MENTALLY ILL
  • IN 1902, LEVI STRAUSS DIES AT 73
  • IN 1914, THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION IS FORMED TO REGULATE INTERSTATE COMMERCE
  • IN 1918, MORE THAN ONE MILLION AMERICAN SOLDIERS BEGIN THE MEUSE-ARGONNE OFFENSIVE, THE SINGLE LARGEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE PUSH OF WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER BREAKS THE PIERPONT BUNCH OUT OF PRISON
  • IN 1938, ADOLF HITLER ISSUES HIS ULTIMATUM TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA OVER THE SUDENTEN LAND
  • IN 1940, JAPAN ATTACKS FRENCH INDO-CHINA
  • IN 1950, UNITED NATIONS TROOPS GAIN CONTOL OF SEOUL IN THE KOREAN WAR
  • IN 1954, ALMOST 1,200 PEOPLE DIE WHEN THE TOYA MARU FERRY SINKS IN JAPAN, BRINGING THE DEATH TOTAL FOR A MAJOR TYPHOON TO 1,600
  • IN 1955, CBS DEBUTS “THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD”
  • IN 1957, “WEST SIDE STORY” DEBUTS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1959, TYPHOON VERA HITS JAPAN AND KILLS OVER 4,500 PEOPLE
  • IN 1960, JOHN KENNEDY AND RICHARD NIXON DEBATE ON TELEVISION FOR THE FIRST OF FOUR TIMES
  • IN 1960, FIDEL CASTRO SPEAKS AT THE UNITED NATIONS FOR 4 ½ HOURS
  • IN 1962, CBS DEBUTS “THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES”
  • IN 1962, THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN DECLARES INDEPENDENCE
  • IN 1964, CBS DEBUTS “GILLIGAN’S ISLAND”
  • IN 1964, ROY ORBISON HITS #1 WITH “OH, PRETTY WOMAN”
  • IN 1965, QUEEN ELIZABETH BESTOWS THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE ON THE BEATLES
  • IN 1968, CBS DEBUTS “HAWAII FIVE-O”
  • IN 1968, “OLIVER” DEBUTS IN THEATRES
  • IN 1969, THE BEATLES RELEASE “ABBEY ROAD”
  • IN 1969, ABC DEBUTS “THE BRADY BUNCH”
  • IN 1970, THE LAGUNA FIRE BURNS OVER 175,000 ACRES OF SAN DEIGO COUNTY
  • IN 1973, WILT CHAMBERLAIN SIGNS A CONTRACT WITH THE ABA
  • IN 1973, THE CONCORDE MAKES ITS FIRST TRIP FROM WASHINGTON DC TO PARIS IN JUST 3 ½ HOURS
  • IN 1975, “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” OPENS IN THE U.S.
  • IN 1978, A DISTRICT JUDGE RULES THAT FEMALE SPORTSWRITERS CANNOT BE BANNED FROM SPORTS LOCKER ROOMS
  • IN 1982, NBC DEBUTS “KNIGHT RIDER”
  • IN 1983, THE AUSTRALIA II BECOMES THE FIRST NON U.S. WINNER OF THE AMERICA’S CUP YACHT RACE
  • IN 1983, A FALSE ALARM IN A SOVIET EARLY WARNING SYSTEM NEARLY SETS OFF A NUCLEAR RESPONSE THAT COULD HAVE LET TO WORLD WAR. THE OFFICER MONITORING THE SYSTEM, STANISLAV PETROV, OPTED TO NOT REPORT TO HIS SUPERIORS BECAUSE HE FEARED IT WAS A FALSE ALARM AND WAS REPREMANDED, BUT WAS LATER CREDITED FOR AVERTING A POTENTIAL DISASTER
  • IN 1984, BRITAIN AND CHINA COME TO AN AGREEMENT TO RETURN HONG KONG TO CHINA IN 1997
  • IN 1984, PRESIDENT REAGAN VETOES A MEASURE TO SANCTION SOUTH AFRICA OVER APARTHEID
  • IN 1986, ANTONIN SCALIA IS SWORN IN TO THE SUPREME COURT ON THE SAME DAY THAT WILLIAM RENQUIST IS SWORN IN A CHIEF JUSTICE
  • IN 1986, RUN DMC IS THE FIRST RAP GROUP TO HAVE A TOP 10 SINGLE WITH “RAISIN HELL”
  • IN 1986, PATRICK DUFFY’S BOBBY RETURNS TO “DALLAS”. THE STORY LINE THAT KILLED HIM IS MADE TO BE A BAD DREAM BY HIS WIFE PAM, ERASING THE STORYLINE OF THE ENTIRE PRECEDING SEASON
  • IN 1986, CALVIN KLEIN MARRIES HIS ASSISTANT KELLY IN ITALY
  • IN 1987, MICHAEL JACKSON’S “BAD” BEGINS A SIX WEEK RUN AS THE #1 ALBUM
  • IN 1987, WHITNEY HOUSTON HITS #1 WITH “DIDN’T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL”
  • IN 1988, ROCKEFELLER CENTER IS DECLARED A NATIONAL LANDMARK
  • IN 1990, THE MPAA CREATES THE DESIGNATION NC-17 FOR ADULT THEMED MOVIES
  • IN 1990, ABC DEBUTS “COP ROCK”
  • IN 1992, JIMMY CONNORS BEATS MARTINA NAVRITILOVA IN A REMAKE OF THE “BATTLE OF THE SEXES”. CONNORS LATER SAID HE ONLY AGREED TO DO IT BECAUSE OF A GAMBLING ADDICTION AND THAT HE WON $1 MILLION FOR HIS VICTORY
  • IN 1992, ROSEANNE BARR GETS A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
  • IN 1995, JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. DEBUTS “GEORGE” MAGAZINE
  • IN 1997, AN EARTHQUAKE IN UMBRIA IN ITALY CAUSES PART OF THE BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI TO COLLAPSE
  • IN 1999, VANESSA WILLIAMS MARRIES RICK FOX IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 2003, ROBERT PALMER DIED OF A HEART ATTACK AT 54
  • IN 2006, MARTIN SCORSESE RELEASES “THE DEPARTED”
  • IN 2007, SHINZO ABE STEPS DOWN AS PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
  • IN 2008, PAUL NEWMAN DIES AT 83 OF LUNG CANCER
  • IN 2009, JAY-Z HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “THE BLUEPRINT 3”
  • IN 2010, GLORIA STUART DIES AT 100
  • IN 2010, JAMES HESELDEN, WHO HAD JUST PURCHASED THE COMPANY WHICH PRODUCES THE SEGWAY, BACKS HIMSELF OFF A CLIFF WHILE RIDING ONE
  • IN 2016, HILLARY CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP DEBATE FOR THE FIRST OF 3 TIMES
  • IN 2016, NAOMI WATTS AND LIEV SCHREIBER ANNOUNCES THEY ARE SEPARATING AFTER 11 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
  • IN 2017, SAUDI ARABIA ANNOUNCES AN END TO THE BAN ON WOMEN DRIVING

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