26 September 2012

Timeline September 26 & 27

September 26
1580  Sir Francis Drake finished his circumnavigation of the Earth.
1777  British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution.
1789  Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of the state and John Jay the first chief justice.
1898  George Gershwin, composer of operatic music and Broadway musicals, was born in Brooklyn, NY.
1973  Concorde made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

September 27
1389  Cosimo de Medici, Florentine ruler, was born. Died Aug. 1, 1464.
1722  Samuel Adams, American revolutionary leader, was born.
1779  John Adams was named to negotiate the Revolutionary War's peace terms with Britain.
1825  The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.
1972  Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, was born.

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