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This Day in History for September 26

This Day In History1772 – New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine.

1789 – Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice, and Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General.

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.

1895 – US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece.

1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce.

1933 – Sidney Kingsley’s “Men in White” premieres in NYC.

1950 – UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul.

1953 – Billy Hunter is last St. Louis Browns player to homer in a game.

1953 – US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)

1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929.

1960 – 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

1960 – Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivers a 4 hour and 29 minute long speech at the United Nations.

1962 – LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)

1966 – “Staten Island” 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco Bay.

1968 – St Louis Cards’ Bob Gibson’s 13th shutout ends with 1.12 ERA.

1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).

1984 – President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa.

1996 – Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands.

2016 – First US Presidential debate: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vs Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University.

2017 – Saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving – last country in the world to do so.

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