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This Day in History for September 26

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1772 – New Jersey passes a bill requiring a license to practice medicine.

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

1892 – 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa’s band (NJ).

1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce.

1934 – British liner Queen Mary is launched.

1947 – Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series.

1952 – Yankees clinch 4th straight & 19th American League pennant, beating A’s 5-2.

1954 – Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop.

1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929.

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

1961 – Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth’s record.

1962 – TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS.

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

1979 – 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million.

1988 – NYC’s Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark.

1992 – Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

2012 – Japanese automakers suspend operations in China.

2014 – World Health Organizations estimate that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 – with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest.

2019 – WHO announces 800,000 children in DR Congo will be vaccinated in nine days in world’s largest measles epidemic that has taken over 3,500 lives.

2019 – US income inequality widest for over 50 years, worst in California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and New York, according to new census.