Today in History - September 26th

  • 1777 – British troops occupy Philadelphia during the American Revolution
  • 1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed America's first secretary of state and John Jay the first chief justice
  • 1914 –The Federal Trade Commission is established
  • 1950 – United Nations troops recapture  the South Korean capital of Seoul from the North Koreans
  • 1957 –The musical "West Side Story" opens on Broadway
  • 1969 – The album "Abbey Road" by the Beatles is released
  • 1990 –The Motion Picture Association of America announces it had created a new rating, NC-17, designed to bar moviegoers under age 17 from certain films without the commercial stigma of the old X rating
  • 2005 – International weapons inspectors backed by Protestant and Catholic clergymen announces the Irish Republican Army's full disarmament
  • 2006 – President George W. Bush order release of a declassified version of a government intelligence report that said the war in Iraq had become a "cause celebre" for Islamic extremists
  • 2006 – Former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow is sentenced by a federal judge in Houston to six years in prison for his role in the fallen energy company's bankruptcy

Famous and Historical Birthdays - Say Happy Birthday to . . .

  • Olivia Newton-John (Actress/Singer)
  • James Keane (Actor)
  • Christina Milian (Singer)