Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 26, 2023


  • 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) –


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


  • 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–


  • 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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