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Sep
25
Fri
First American Newspaper Published – Anniversary
Sep 25 all-day

On 25 September 1690 the first edition (and only edition) of Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestic was published at Boston, Massachusetts. Read more…

Image: Public Domain via Wikipedia.org

First Woman Supreme Court Justice – Anniversary
Sep 25 all-day

Sept 25, 1981. Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first woman associate justice on the US Supreme Court on this date. She had been nominated by President Ronald Reagan in July 1981, and she retired from the court in 2006.

Image: Public Domain, U.S. Library of Congress

Greenwich Mean Time Begins – Anniversary
Sep 25 all-day

Sept 25, 1676. (Old Style date.) Two very accurate clocks were set in motion at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. Greenwich Mean Time (now known as Universal Time) became the standard for England; in1884 it became the standard for the world. Read more…

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Sep
26
Sat
First Televised Presidential Debate – Anniversary
Sep 26 all-day

Photo of John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon taken prior to their first debate at WBBM-TV in Chicago in 1960.

Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debated on live television on 26 September 1960 broadcast from Chicago, Illinois. Read more…

Image: Associated Press photo in the Public Domain via Wikipedia.org

Sep
30
Wed
Meredith Enrolls at Ole Miss – Anniversary
Sep 30 all-day

Rioting broke out when James Meredith became the first African American to enroll in the all-white University of Mississippi. President Kennedy sent US troops to the area to force compliance with the law. Three people died in the fighting and 50 were injured. On June 6, 1966, Meredith was shot while participating in a civil rights march at Mississippi. On June 25, Meredith, barely recovered, rejoined the marchers near Jackson, MS.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Sep
25
Sat
First American Newspaper Published – Anniversary
Sep 25 all-day

On 25 September 1690 the first edition (and only edition) of Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestic was published at Boston, Massachusetts. Read more…

Image: Public Domain via Wikipedia.org

First Woman Supreme Court Justice – Anniversary
Sep 25 all-day

Sept 25, 1981. Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first woman associate justice on the US Supreme Court on this date. She had been nominated by President Ronald Reagan in July 1981, and she retired from the court in 2006.

Image: Public Domain, U.S. Library of Congress

Greenwich Mean Time Begins – Anniversary
Sep 25 all-day

Sept 25, 1676. (Old Style date.) Two very accurate clocks were set in motion at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. Greenwich Mean Time (now known as Universal Time) became the standard for England; in1884 it became the standard for the world. Read more…

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Sep
26
Sun
First Televised Presidential Debate – Anniversary
Sep 26 all-day

Photo of John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon taken prior to their first debate at WBBM-TV in Chicago in 1960.

Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debated on live television on 26 September 1960 broadcast from Chicago, Illinois. Read more…

Image: Associated Press photo in the Public Domain via Wikipedia.org

Sep
30
Thu
Meredith Enrolls at Ole Miss – Anniversary
Sep 30 all-day

Rioting broke out when James Meredith became the first African American to enroll in the all-white University of Mississippi. President Kennedy sent US troops to the area to force compliance with the law. Three people died in the fighting and 50 were injured. On June 6, 1966, Meredith was shot while participating in a civil rights march at Mississippi. On June 25, Meredith, barely recovered, rejoined the marchers near Jackson, MS.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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