This Day In History
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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in 1788

Seal of Georgia
Seal of Georgia
Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It declared its secession from the Union on January 21, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870.
Georgia, United States

in 1791

Blockhouse at Big Bottom
Blockhouse at Big Bottom
Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War The Big Bottom massacre occurred on January 2, 1791, near present-day Stockport now in Morgan County, Ohio, United States. Delaware and Wyandot Indians surprised a new settlement at the edge of the flood plain, or "bottom" land of the Muskingum River; they stormed the blockhouse and killed eleven men, one woman, and two children. Three settlers were captured while four others escaped into the woods.
Big Bottom massacre, Northwest Indian War

in 1959

Luna 1, the first...
Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the U.S.S.R. Luna 1 (E-1 series), first known as First Cosmic Ship, then known as Mechta (Dream) was the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and the first of the Luna program of Soviet automatic interplanetary stations successfully launched in the direction of the Moon.
space, Luna 1, moon





Births

in 1880
Vasily Degtyaryov

Vasily Alekseyevich Degtyaryov was a Russian weapons designer, Major General of the Engineering and Artillery Service, Doctor of Technical Sciences (1940), and Hero of Socialist Labor (1940; he received the second such award in the history just two weeks later than Joseph Stalin himself). He became a CPSU member in 1941.
in 1967
Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere (born Althea Rae Janairo) is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer, perhaps most widely known for her role as Cassandra Wong in the feature films “Wayne's World” and “Wayne's World 2”, Queen Tyr'ahnee in “Duck Dodgers”, and as Sydney Fox in the TV series “Relic Hunter”.

Deaths

in 1557
Pontormo

Jacopo Carucci, usually known as Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Pontormo or simply Pontormo, was an Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist from the Florentine school. His work represents a profound stylistic shift from the calm perspectival regularity that characterized the art of the Florentine Renaissance. He is famous for his use of twining poses, coupled with ambiguous perspective; his figures often seem to float in an uncertain environment, unhampered by the forces of gravity.
in 1685
Harbottle Grimston

Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Baronet was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1640 and 1669 and was Speaker in 1660. During the English Civil War he remained a Parliamentarian but was sympathetic to the Royalists.
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