Daniel Boone – Today In Southern History

26 September 1820 

On this date in 1820…

Daniel Boone died at the age of 85 in Osage Creek Missouri. His remains were later re-interred in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Other Years:

1789 – Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s first Secretary of State and Edmund Jennings Randolph (both from Virginia) was appointed the first Attorney General under the U.S. Constitution.
1888 – Poet, dramatist, and Nobel Prize winner, T. S. Eliot was born in  St Louis Missouri.

1933 – Gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrendered to the FBI outside Memphis, Tennessee. Kelly shouted out, “Don’t shoot, G-Men!”, which became a nickname for FBI agents. 
1962 – “The Beverly Hillbillies” premiered on CBS-TV.
1980 – The Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor to end the boatlift of Cuban “refugees” that began the previous April. 
1981 – Nolan Ryan of Texas set a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

1985 – Shamu, the first killer whale to survive being born in captivity, was born at Sea World in Orlando, Florida.
1991 – The two-year Biosphere 2 experiment began in Oracle Arizona.
1993 – The eight people who had stayed in “Biosphere II” emerged to end the experiment,

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