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
British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution.
The radio drama “The Shadow,” starring Orson Welles, premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
The musical play “West Side Story” opened on Broadway.
The twin-engine Boeing 767 made its official debut in Everett, Washington.