TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Sept. 26, 1789

Thomas Jef­fer­son was con­firmed by the Se­nate to be the first United States sec­re­tary of state; John Jay, the first chief jus­tice; Ed­mund Ran­dolph, the first at­tor­ney gen­eral. ALSO ON THIS DATE

1777

Bri­tish troops oc­cu­pied Philadel­phia dur­ing the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion.

1937

The ra­dio drama “The Shadow,” star­ring Or­son Welles, pre­miered on the Mu­tual Broad­cast­ing Sys­tem.

1957

The mu­si­cal play “West Side Story” opened on Broad­way.

1981

The twin-en­gine Boe­ing 767 made its of­fi­cial de­but in Everett, Wash­ing­ton.

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