15 - So What Happened In September, 1926?

posted Sep 26, 2015, 12:15 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Sep 26, 2015, 12:15 PM ]
Apparently something important happened in September of 1926 but what?

These are several things that occurred during the week leading up to the 26th. Which item do you think might have been the reason that 1,150 newspapers were sold in town on that day?
  • September 20 - The North Side Gang attempted to assassinate Al Capone, spraying his headquarters in Cicero, Illinois with over a thousand rounds of machine gun fire in broad daylight as Capone was eating there. Capone escaped harm.
  • September 21 - The Miami hurricane began to dissipate as it entered Louisiana. All told the hurricane killed at least 373 people, wounded over 6,000, and did the equivalent of about $90 billion damage in modern dollars.
  • September 23 - Gene Tunney defeated Jack Dempsey by unanimous decision to win the world heavyweight boxing championship in Philadelphia.
  • September 24 - The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the National League pennant with a 6-4 win over the New York Giants.
  • September 24 - The Pabst Mine Disaster occurred at the Pabst Iron Mine in Ironwood, Michigan. 3 miners were killed and 43 were trapped when an elevator fell down the shaft, which was then sealed by a rock fall.