Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date

Monday, September 26, 2022

Today is the 269th day of 2022.  There are 96 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1777
British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution.
1789
Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State; John Jay the first chief justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood the first Postmaster-General; and Edmund Jennings Randolph the first Attorney General.
1914
The Federal Trade Commission was established.
1950
United Nations troops recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul from the North Koreans.
1957
The musical ''West Side Story'' opened on Broadway.
1960
The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago.
1980
The Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor, ending the freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.
1981
The twin-engine Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, Wash.
1986
William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as its 103rd member.
1990
The Motion Picture Association of America announced it had created a new rating, NC-17, designed to bar moviegoers under age 17 from certain films without the commercial stigma of the old X rating.
1991
Four men and four women began a two-year stay inside a sealed-off structure known as Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Ariz.
1995
The prosecution began its closing argument in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.
1996
Richard Allen Davis, the killer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, was sentenced to death in San Jose, Calif.
2000
Slobodan Milosevic conceded that his challenger, Vojislav Kostunica, had finished first in Yugoslavia's presidential election and declared a runoff- a move that prompted mass protests leading to Milosevic's ouster.

Notable Births

1898
Composer George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Notable Deaths

1998
Grammy-winning jazz singer Betty Carter died in New York at age 69.