There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.
Monday September 26th
1655: Peter Stuyvesant defeats New Sweden.
1774: John Chapman (COMP 1774-1845) pioneer nurseryman Johnny Appleseed.
1777: British troops occupy Philadelphia.
1854: Edward Bausch (GILD 1854-1944) microscope designer.
1863: Arthur Davies (MISS 1862-1928) artist/member of The Eight who organized the 1913 Armory Show.
1869: Winsor McCay (MISS 1871-1934) comic strip artist/animator Little Nemo in Slumberland (1905–1914, 1924-1927) Gertie the Dinosaur (1911).
1887: Sir Barnes Wallis (LOST 1887-1979) English engineer who invented the bouncing bomb and earthquake bomb.
1898: George Gershwin (LOST 1898-1937) Broadway composer in collaboration with his older brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin.
1901: George Raft (GI 1901-1980) actor Scarface (1932), They Drive by Night (1940), I’m the Law (1953), Some Like It Hot (1959).
1909: International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union begins strike against the Triangle Shirtwaist Company.
1909: William France (GI 1909-1992) race car driver who founded NASCAR.
1914: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established.
1914: Jack LaLanne (GI 1914-2011) fitness expert.
1937: The Shadow premiers on radio staring Orson Welles.
1945: OSS officer Lieutenant Colonel A. Peter Dewey is killed by Viet Minh guerrillas, becoming the first American to die in the Vietnam War.
1948: Olivia Newton-John (BOOM 1948- ) singer/actress Grease (1978), Xanadu (1980).
1957: West Side Story opens on Broadway.
1958: Damn Yankees is released directed by George Abbott, starring Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston.
1960: First televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
1962: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-71) premiers on CBS.
1964: Gilligan’s Island (1964-67) premiers on CBS.
1969: The Beatles release Abbey Road.
1980: Resurrection is released directed by Daniel Petrie, starring Ellen Burstyn and Sam Shepard.
1982: Knight Rider (1982-86) premiers on NBC.
1983: The day the world doesn’t end. Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov prevents a nuclear war by realizing that a radar blip is not an American attack.
1984: United Kingdom agrees to return Hong Kong to China.
1986: William H. Rehnquist becomes Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1986-2005).
1986: Crocodile Dundee is released directed by Peter faiman, starring Paul Hogan.
1990: MPAA replaces X-rating with NC-17.
1991: Four men and four women enter Biosphere 2 (1991-93).
1994: Bill Clinton’s Universal Health Care Initiative fails in Congress.
1994: The O. J. Simpson murder trial begins.
2014: 43 male students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa are kidnapped in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.