September 26

The U.S. Naval Academy’s dairy farm at Annapolis allowed Maryland kids to rent a cow, 1997. For $1 a month, a young would-be farmer could groom and train one of the academy’s cattle and take it to the state fair.

Test of the supersonic Concorde passenger plane on a Washington D.C. to Paris route, 1973. The Concorde made the journey in three hours and 32 minutes, approximately half the time required by a conventional jetliner. The Concorde began regular service to the east coast in 1975. Service ended in 2003: the Concorde had never been a solidly profitable venture.

John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon had the first televised debate in a U.S. presidential campaign, 1960.

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt allowed only Britain and nations in the Western Hemisphere to receive American steel and iron exports, 1940. The action was a serious blow to Japan, which had relied on importing American steel and iron.

The United States government made plans to purge Communists from government positions, 1939, in response to the German-Russian alliance.

The ocean liner Queen Mary was launched, 1934. It found a home in Long Beach, CA in 1967 where it remains on display.

Congress directed the U.S. Mint to stop making one and three-dollar gold coins and three-cent nickels, 1890.

John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman was born, 1774. Chapman was so devoted to doing good that even the Indian tribes most hostile to settlers treated him as a brother.

An Ohio pioneer gave this report of life on the frontier in the 1830’s:
We obtained our fruit trees from John Chapman. When I first saw him he was floating down the Blanchard river in a canoe, loaded with apple trees, distributing them among the early settlers along the Blanchard, Auglaize, and Maumee rivers. He would supply trees to all, regardless of their ability to pay for them. His nursery was near the headwaters of the Blanchard. Loading a canoe, he would descend the river, supplying all who were in need of fruit-trees. He thus devoted his time and means for the benefit of his fellow man. -- Brockman Brower

Natural man has only two primal passions: to get and to beget. -- Sir William Osler

If my mother knew I did this for a living, she'd kill me. She thinks I'm selling dope. -- Henny Youngman

Proverbs 14:20-21 (American Standard Version)

   The poor is hated even by his own neighbor; But the rich has many friends. 
   He that despises his neighbor sins; But he that has pity on the poor, happy is he.

Quotes About the Importance of Prayer: The neglect of prayer is a grand hindrance to holiness. We have not, because we ask not. Oh, how meek and gentle, how lowly in heart, how full of love both to God and to man, might you have been at this day, if you had only asked! If you had continued instant in prayer! Ask, that you may thoroughly experience and perfectly practice the whole of that religion that our Lord has so beautifully described in the Sermon on the Mount. -- John Wesley

73 Average High Temperature in Boise

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