Historical Events for 26th September 2018

1687 – The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
1810 – A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
1887 – Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
1933 – Sidney Kingsley’s “Men in White” premieres in NYC
1948 – Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
1954 – Typhoon hits Japan – 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
1957 – Dag Hammarskjöld re-elected secretary-general of UN
1962 – LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
1978 – NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
2004 – Ed Whitlock becomes 1st person over 70 to complete a marathon in under 3 hours (2:54:48) at Toronto Marathon

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