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On September 26th, 1960, the first televised
debate between presidential candidates Richard
M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago.
On this date:
In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia
during the American Revolution.
In 1789, Thomas
Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary
In 1898, American
composer George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn,
In 1914, the
Federal Trade Commission was established.
In 1950, United
Nations troops recaptured the South Korean
capital of Seoul (sohl) from the North Koreans.
In 1957, the
musical "West Side Story" opened on
In 1969, the
family comedy series "The Brady Bunch"
premiered on ABC TV.
In 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
In 1991, four men
and four women began a two-year stay inside a
sealed-off structure in Oracle, Arizona, called
In 1997, an
Indonesian Airbus A-300 crashed while approaching
Medan Airport in north Sumatra, killing all 234
Ten years ago: The
Motion Picture Association of America announced
it had created a new rating, "NC-17,"
designed to bar moviegoers under the age of 17
from certain films without the commercial stigma
of the old "X" rating.
Five years ago:
Bosnia's warring factions agreed on guidelines
for elections and a future government. The
prosecution began its closing argument in the
murder trial of O.J. Simpson. A bond trader at
Japan's Daiwa Bank was charged with doctoring
records to hide $1.1 billion in losses.
One year ago:
America won its first Ryder Cup since 1993 after
trailing the European team 10-to-6 going into the
final round. (To the anger of the Europeans, US
players, along with caddies, officials and wives,
stormed the green to congratulate Justin Leonard
for a 45-foot putt that all but won the
tournament for the Americans.)
"As in the physical
world, so in the spiritual world, pain does not
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand-born author