Lost and Found – September 26th Edition

What to remember about September 26th…

  • 1774  Pioneer nurseryman and American legend John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman is born in Leominster, Massachusetts
  • 1789  John Jay is appointed the 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1820  Legendary American Pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone dies at home in bed near Defiance, Missouri (b. 1734)
  • 1898  American composer and musician George Gershwin is born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1944  Allied Operation Market Garden fails to capture Danish bridges over the Rheine River; only 3 in 10 escape
  • 1945  U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dewey is the 1st American soldier to be killed by Ho Chi Minh’s troops in Vietnam
  • 1960  1st televised presidential debate in U.S. is held in Chicago between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy
  • 2008  American actor, director, and businessman Paul Newman dies of cancer (b. 1925)
  • 2008  Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes 1st person to fly a jet engine powered wing across English Channel; flight takes 9 minutes and reaches 186mph

Johnny Appleseed Chapman grave

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