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Yemen: Revolution Day
(Celebration of the overthrow of the monarchy of Imam Muhammad al-Badr on 09/26/1962)
Yemen Wikipedia
1774 Jonathan Chapman ("Johnny Appleseed"; Born in Massachusetts) Johnny Appleseed
1795 Alexander Twilight (First African-American to Graduate From College) Vermont Political and Social Leaders Education African-American Politicla and Social Leaders Historic Firsts African American Registry
1897 Pope Paul VI (Italian Pope Born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes New York Times
1934 Winnie Mandela (South African-born of Nelson Mandela) South Africa
1946 Christine Todd Whitman (New York City-born Political Leader) New York Political & Social Leaders
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1820 Daniel Boone (Pennsylvania-born Pioneer) Daniel Boone
1900 George Franklin Drew (New Hampshire-born 12th Governor of Florida: 1877-1881) New Hampshire Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
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1580 Francis Drake Returns to Plymouth, England Completing Circumnavigation of the World Francis Drake Naval History World History Library of Congress
1736 Carlos Benites Franquis de Lugo Begins Tenure as Interim Governor of Spanish Texas Texas Political and Social Leaders Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1777 British Troops Occupy Philadelphia Philadelphia American Revolution Library of Congress
1778 The Continental Congress Names General Benjamin Lincoln Commander of the Southern Department of the U.S. Continental Army The Continental Congress American Revolution University of Georgia
1789 Senate Confirms John Jay's Appointment as First Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court John Jay U.S. Congress U.S. Supreme Court Historic Firsts Supreme Court Historical Society
Senate Confirms Thomas Jefferson's Appointment as First U.S. Secretary of State U.S. Congress Thomas Jefferson Historic Firsts Library of Congress
Washington Appoints Samuel Osgood First U.S. Postmaster General Masachusetts Political and Social Leaders President Washington Historic Firsts National Postal Museum
Washington Appoints Edmund Jennings Randolph's First U.S. Attorney General Virginia Political and Social Leaders President Washington Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts U.S. Department of Justice
1810 The Territory Between the Perdido River in West Florida and the Mississippi River Is Declared an Independent Republic Florida Alabama Mississippi Louisiana U.S. History Florida Historical Society
1833 Indian Tribes Cede to the Government Land Around Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Native American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 Dakota Release 269 White Captives in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota Minnesota Dakota Indians POW/MIA Minnesota Historical Society
1864 Confederates Attack Yankee Garrison at Pilot Knob, MO Missouri American Civil War Battles History Channel
1867 President Taft Issues Executive Order 1248, Allocating Land on Alaska's Hawkins Island for Coast Defense Fortifications Alaska President William Howard Taft Alaska State Historical Association
1901 Leon Czolgosz Sentenced to Death for McKinley's Murder Assassination of President McKinley The American Presidency University of Buffalo
1907 New Zealand Is Declared an Independent Dominion of the United Kingdom New Zealand United Kingdom Wikipedia
1913 The First Boat Is Raised in Panamá Canal Locks Panamá Canal Naval History Historic Firsts PBS
1914 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Created U.S. Federal Trade Commission New York Times
1944 Germans Devastate Allies at Arnhem Netherlands Nazi Germany World War II History Channel BBC
1945 Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, Is First U.S. Soldier Killed in Vietnam Vietnam War Death Historic Firsts History Channel
1956 President Eisenhower Suffers a Heart Attack President Dwight Eisenhower Health Care Heart Disease/Heart Attacks History Channel
1960 60 Million Americans Watch First Nationally Televised Nixon & Kennedy Debate Televised John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon The American Presidency Nixon-Kennedy Debates Television
1962 The Yemen Monarchy of Imam Muhammad al-Badr Is Overthrown Yemen U.S. Army
1971 Richard Nixon Meets Japan's Emperor Hirohito in Alaska Alaska Richard Nixon Japan City of Anchorage
1984 British Agree to Transfer Hong Kong to Chinese by 1997 Great Britain China World History BBC
1986 Warren Burger Retires As Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
William Rehnquist Sworn In As Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
Antonin Scalia Sworn In As Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1989 Soviet Legislature Approves Anti-Censorship Law Soviet Union Fall of Soviet Communism History Channel
1996 Shannon Lucid Sets 188-day Endurance Record for U.S. & Women Astronauts Shannon Lucid Women NASA
1997 Two Earthquakes Kill 10 People, Severely Damage Art Treasures in Central Italy Italy Earthquakes Art Death BBC
2002 State-run Senegalese Ferry Capsizes in the Atlantic, 1,800+ People Die Senegal Naval History Death New York Times

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