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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

1789

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

1820

Frontiersman, Daniel Boone, died in Missouri.

1914

The Federal Trade Commission was established.

1950

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

1960

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

1986

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

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