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Daily Calendar for Monday, September 26, 2022

Born

  • Johnny Appleseed Chapman (farmer, folk legend)
  • Sir Louis-Olivier Taillon (8th premier of Quebec)
  • Ivan Pavlov (physiologist)
  • Arthur B. Davies (artist)
  • T.S. Eliot (poet)
  • George Gershwin (composer)
  • Jack LaLanne (fitness guru)
  • Olivia Newton-John (singer)
  • Melissa Sue Anderson (actress)
  • Serena Williams (tennis player)

Died

  • Daniel Boone (frontiersman)
  • Bessie Smith (singer)
  • Robert Palmer (singer)
  • Paul Newman (actor & businessman)

Events

  • Parthenon partially destroyed by Venetians, Athens, Greece
  • On the steps of the Salem, New Jersey courthouse, Colonel Robert Johnson bit into a tomato in order to prove wrong the long-lasting theory that tomatoes were poisonous
  • The Shriners, a fraternal and charitable organization, opened its first temple
  • Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy confronted each other in the first televised presidential debate
  • The Beverly Hillbillies debuted on television
  • N.Y. Giant Ali Haji-Sheikh kicked a 56-yard field goal
  • Australia won the America’s Cup. It was the first time in 132 years that the U.S. did not win
  • Prairie View A&M University football team snapped 80-game losing streak
  • 42.1-inch-long cucumber set world record

Weather

  • The temperature in San Diego, California, reached 111 degrees F
  • The temperature in Los Angeles, California, reached 109 degrees F
  • Death Valley, California, had an afternoon temperature of 104 degrees F

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