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On This Day, Sept. 26: Australia wins America’s Cup, breaks longest winning streak in sports

1 of 4 | On September 26, 1983, the yacht Australia II, pictured in the WA Maritime Museum, won the America’s Cup from the United States, ending the longest winning streak in sports — 132 years. File Photo by CTBOLT/Wikimedia
Sept. 26 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia. Advertisement
In 1934, Britain’s Queen Mary bestowed her name on Cunard-White Star Line’s newest ocean liner in a christening ceremony in Scotland.
In 1950, U.N. troops took the South Korean capital of Seoul from North Korean forces.
In 1960, the first televised presidential debate aired from a Chicago TV studio. It featured candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
In 1983, the yacht Australia II won the America’s Cup from the United States, ending the longest winning streak in sports — 132 years.
File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
In 1984, China and Britain initialed an accord to return Hong Kong to Chinese control when Britain’s lease expired in 1997.
In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America, under pressure from filmmakers, adopted the

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