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    What happened on September 26

    • September 26, 0046 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

    • September 26, 0715 Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compigne.

    • September 26, 1212 Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Pemyslid dynasty.

    • September 26, 1580 Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe

    • September 26, 1687 Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks & Venetians

    • September 26, 1687 "The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution."

    • September 26, 1687 The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed after an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who were besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.

    • September 26, 1783 "Fayette County, Pennsylvania created"

    • September 26, 1789 Jefferson appointed first Sec of State; John Jay first chief justice; Samuel Osgood first Postmaster & Edmund J Randolph first Attorney Genl

    • September 26, 1789 "Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General."

    • September 26, 1792 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.

    • September 26, 1810 A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

    • September 26, 1824 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives

    • September 26, 1835 "The opera ""Lucia di Lammermoor"" is produced (Naples)"

    • September 26, 1890 US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3. piece

    • September 26, 1898 "George Gershwin, composer born"

    • September 26, 1907 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.

    • September 26, 1907 New Zealand becomes a dominion

    • September 26, 1914 The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

    • September 26, 1917 Compulsory military service went into effect in Canada.

    • September 26, 1918 Meuse-Argonne offensive against Germany began during WW I

    • September 26, 1925 Country singer Marty Robbins born

    • September 26, 1925 "Italian sub ""Sebastiano Veniero"" lost off Sicily with 54 dead"

    • September 26, 1934 British liner Queen Mary is launched

    • September 26, 1934 Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.

    • September 26, 1937 "Street and Smith Publications launches a half-hour radio program featuring the announcer for its ""Detective Stories"" radio show, The Shadow, with Orson Welles in the title role."

    • September 26, 1943 "Operation Jaywick an Australian SOA (Special Operations Australia) unit, operating from the fishing vessel Krait, mines Japanese ships in Singapore harbour The operation sinks 37,000 tons of enemy shipping"

    • September 26, 1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series

    • September 26, 1950 "Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England"

    • September 26, 1950 Indonesia admitted to the United Nations.

    • September 26, 1950 UN troops in Korean War recaptured South Korean capital of Seoul

    • September 26, 1950 United Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.

    • September 26, 1954 "Japanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172."

    • September 26, 1954 "Typhoon strikes Kakodate Bay Japan, killing over 1,600"

    • September 26, 1955 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929

    • September 26, 1956 "Linda Hamilton, actress (Beauty and the Beast, Terminator) born"

    • September 26, 1957 Dag Hammarskjld re-elected secretary-general of the UN

    • September 26, 1957 "Musical ""West Side Story,"" opens on Broadway"

    • September 26, 1957 "West Side Story, by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins opens on Broadway."

    • September 26, 1958 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup 0

    • September 26, 1960 First of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

    • September 26, 1960 "In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy."

    • September 26, 1960 "Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)"

    • September 26, 1961 Bob Dylan makes his public debut.

    • September 26, 1962 "TV comedy series ""The Beverly Hillbillies"" premiers on CBS"

    • September 26, 1962 Yemen Arab Republic is proclaimed.

    • September 26, 1962 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)

    • September 26, 1966 """Staten Island,"" first icebreaker to enter SF bay"

    • September 26, 1966 The first Chevrolet Camaro appeared.

    • September 26, 1968 Hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS

    • September 26, 1969 "Beatles release ""Abbey Road"" album"

    • September 26, 1969 The Beatles album Abbey Road is released in the UK.

    • September 26, 1969 The Chicago Seven trial begins.

    • September 26, 1970 "The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km)."

    • September 26, 1972 American Museum of Immigration dedicated

    • September 26, 1973 Concorde flies from Washington DC to Paris in 3h33m

    • September 26, 1973 Steve Bernfeld born.

    • September 26, 1977 "Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate ""Skytrain"" service, London to NY"

    • September 26, 1978 "Railroad clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service"

    • September 26, 1979 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million

    • September 26, 1980 Andrew Crawford is born

    • September 26, 1980 "Cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending ""freedom flotilla"""

    • September 26, 1980 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth

    • September 26, 1980 "The Lonie Report in Victoria, Australia recommends rail line closures and freeway expansion."

    • September 26, 1981 Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

    • September 26, 1983 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)

    • September 26, 1983 "Australia II, the first non-American winner, wins the Americas Cup."

    • September 26, 1983 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10

    • September 26, 1983 Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.

    • September 26, 1984 Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997

    • September 26, 1984 Pres Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

    • September 26, 1984 United Kingdom agrees handover of Hong Kong.

    • September 26, 1986 Antonin Scalia becomes a Supreme Court Justice

    • September 26, 1986 "Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)"

    • September 26, 1986 William Rehnquist becomes Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

    • September 26, 1988 Ben Johnson is stripped of his gold medal in the 100 m sprint at the Seoul Olympics for failing a drug test.

    • September 26, 1988 Canada`s Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test

    • September 26, 1988 NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark

    • September 26, 1988 Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM

    • September 26, 1990 Motion Picture Assn of America creates new NC-17 rating

    • September 26, 1991 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins

    • September 26, 1997 "A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234."

    • September 26, 2000 "Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits."

    • September 26, 2000 "Express Samina, capsized after running aground near the isle of Paros. 82 people were killed."

    • September 26, 2002 "The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000."

    • September 26, 2002 "Thirty people are killed in a shooting by terrorists at a temple in Gandhinagar, India."

    • September 26, 2010 "Twelve people were killed and 19 severely injured when a Polish tour bus crashed near Berlin, Germany"







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