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This was 270th day of the year and 96 days remained in the year.

September 26 Birthdays

John Chapman
1774–1845, American pioneer, more familiarly known as Johnny Appleseed, born in Massachusetts.

Ivan Pavlov
experimental psychologist (1849)

T. S. Eliot
poet (1888)

Martin Heidegger
philosopher (1889)

George Gershwin
composer (1898)

Christine Todd Whitman
public official (1946)

Olivia Newton-John
singer (1948)

Serena Williams
tennis player (1981)

September 26 in History


Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State.


Frontiersman, Daniel Boone, died in Missouri.


The Federal Trade Commission was established.


United Nations troops recaptured Seoul, the capital of South Korea, from the North Koreans.


Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.


William H. Rehnquist was sworn as the 16th chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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