AMERICAN REVOLUTION Congress elects agents to negotiate treaty with France, 1776
AUTOMOTIVE First day of work at the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, 1928
CIVIL WAR Rebels begin attack against Fort Davidson, Missouri, 1864
COLD WAR Anti-censorship law approved by Soviet legislature, 1989
DISASTER Ferry sinks off Gambian coast, 2002
GENERAL INTEREST Drake circumnavigates the globe, 1580
HOLLYWOOD The Brady Bunch premieres, 1969
LITERARY T.S. Eliot is born, 1888
MUSIC West Side Story premieres on Broadway,1957
OLD WEST The famous frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri,1820
PRESIDENTIAL Kennedy and Nixon square off in a televised presidential debate, 1960
SPORTS Four 20-game winners,1971
VIETNAM WAR First American soldier killed in Vietnam, 1945
WORLD WAR I Meuse-Argonne offensive opens, 1918
WORLD WAR II Allies slaughtered by Germans in Arnhem,1944
This Day in Wisconsin History
1918 – UW-Madison War Casualty
Today is Johnny Appleseed Day
The almanac UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
And Now From The UPI News Desk ;
Finger found in trout traced to owner SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 25 (UPI) — A Washington state man said Tuesday he got back one of the four fingers he lost in a wakeboarding accident when the digit was found in a lake trout.
Cat saves couple from gas leak JOHNSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 25 (UPI) — An Ohio couple credited their cat, Tiger, with saving their lives when their furnace leaked toxic carbon monoxide into their home.
Manual transmission stymied N.J. carjacker NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 25 (UPI) — A New Jersey man who carjacked a Porsche only to realize he couldn’t make his getaway because it had a stick shift has pleaded guilty.
Dog nurses abandoned kitten JORDAN, Minn., Sept. 25 (UPI) — A Minnesota woman said her 4-year-old Pekingese adopted a newborn kitten found by her grandson and began producing milk for the tiny feline.
Batman streaker strikes Ravens game BALTIMORE, Sept. 25 (UPI) — Police said a man arrested after running through a Baltimore Ravens game in Batman shorts and a cape was the same man who streaked at a Baltimore Orioles game.
Giant golf ball stolen from roadside CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) — Police in Chicago said a 3-foot molded plastic golf ball was stolen from a North Michigan Avenue exhibit promoting the Ryder Cup golf tournament.
‘Cute’ gator concerns Ga. neighbors LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 25 (UPI) — People in a Georgia neighborhood said a “cute” 3-foot-long alligator has been living in a lake for about two years, but they’re concerned it might grow too big.
Police: Man stole car for hospital trip DELTONA, Fla., Sept. 25 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a suspected carjacker who allegedly threatened to shoot the vehicle’s owner was trying to get his pregnant girlfriend to a hospital.
Burger King mascot invades McDonald’s ROME, Ga., Sept. 25 (UPI) — Police in Georgia said a man dressed as Burger King’s mascot entered a McDonald’s restaurant and handed out free food.
Deputies: Suspect had squirrel in shirt FLEMING ISLAND, Fla., Sept. 25 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a drunken driving suspect told deputies he was being eaten by the squirrel inside his shirt.
Pythons seen wandering Rome street ROME, Sept. 25 (UPI) — Police in Rome said they have captured one of two pythons seen slithering down a street near an exotic pet store Tuesday morning.
Italian land artist makes Obama message VERONA, Italy, Sept. 25 (UPI) — An Italian land artist said he took his tractor out onto his field to create a message in support of U.S. President Barack Obama.
158.2-carat diamond unearthed in Russia NYURBA, Russia, Sept. 25 (UPI) — A Russian diamond mining company said it has unearthed a rare 158.2-carat diamond worth more than $1.5 million.