Historical Events for 26th September 2019

1655 – Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
1789 – 4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office
1904 – Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
1925 – Italian sub “Sebastiano Veniero” lost off Sicily with 54 dead
1944 – World War II: Battle of Arnhem ends in Allied failure as German forces link up on both sides of the Lower Rhine river and mop up last British resistance
1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
1966 – “Staten Island” 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco Bay
1977 – Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate “Skytrain” service, London to NY
1984 – Britain and China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1999 – Ryder Cup Golf, The Country Club, Brookline: US wins 14½-13½ after trailing 10-6 going into the singles; win first 6 matches to set up victory; poor American crowd and team behaviour heavily criticised

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