Daily Almanac: September 26, 2023

7:37 a.m.
7:40 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:
78 °F
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Today is…:
• Johnny Appleseed Day
• National Dumpling Day
• The Last of Us Day

What Happened On This Day:
1959 Typhoon Vera hits Japan. The category five typhoon is thought to be the strongest typhoon to impact the island country in recorded history. The resulting rain, landslides, and damage caused the deaths of about 5000 people in Japan.
• 1914 Establishment of Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an independent government agency in the US, responsible for consumer and market protection was established by the Federal Trade Commission Act on this day.
• 1786 Protestors shut down the court in Springfield, Massachusetts starting the Shay’s Rebellion. Named after the rebellion’s leader Daniel Shays, the revolt began as a response to an economic crisis where people who owed debt were imprisoned. After a bloody conflict, the Shaysites were crushed by the government. This was the first armed internal conflict in post-revolutionary America.

Births On This Day:

• 1897 Pope Paul VI

• 1888 T. S. Eliot

American/English publisher, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths On This Day:

• 2008 Paul Newman

American actor, director, race car driver, businessman, co-founded Newman’s Own

• 1820 Daniel Boone

American explorer