On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello, and welcome to your weekend. Every Saturday we take a “scroll down memory lane” and quick peek at the events that have happened on this day through the calendar pages.

It’s just an easy way for you to take a look back while looking ahead to your own day. Enjoy!

Today is Saturday, September 26th, the 270th day of the year.  There are 96 days until the end of the year.

On this day:


In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s first Secretary of State. 

In 1902, denim jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss died at the age of 73. 

In 1941, the Military Police Corps is established by the U.S. army.

In 1948, Bob Hope made his television debut on Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town.”

In 1957, the musical “West Side Story” opened on Broadway in New York.

In 1960, the first televised presidential debate took place between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

In 1961, the then 19-year-old Bob Dylan sings in New York for the first time at Gerde’s Folk City.

In 1969, the “Brady Bunch” debuted on ABC. 

In 1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road. This is their last album.

In 1986, William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States.  Antonin Scalia was sworn in as the 103rd member of the Supreme Court. 

In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America announced the new NC-17 rating. 

In 2007, the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector ended in a mistrial after five months. Spector was later tried again and convicted for the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson, who died of a gunshot wound in Spector’s Los Angeles-area mansion. 

In 2008, the first presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain was held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.  The senators traded barbs over the war in Iraq, the economic crisis and foreign policy. 

In 2015, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg addressed the United Nations calling for universal Internet access.   In his speech, Zuckerberg pledged that his social media outfit would be doing what it could to bring Internet access to refugee camps.

In 2019, new census data shows the U.S. income inequality gap is the worst in California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Florida and New York.

And those are a few moments from 9.26’s in the past that lead us here. Here’s hoping you that whatever moments mark the way for your Saturday 2020, that this one is a good moment in time.

Thanks for stopping by!

-The 715 Newsroom

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