September 26 Events

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September 26th, 2046 (September 26 2046)EventJulius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.Julius Caesar Quotes
September 26th, 2002 (September 26 2002)EventThe overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.
September 26th, 2000 (September 26 2000)EventAnti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
September 26th, 2000 (September 26 2000)EventM/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
September 26th, 1997 (September 26 1997)EventA Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.
September 26th, 1997 (September 26 1997)EventAn earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
September 26th, 1984 (September 26 1984)EventUnited Kingdom agrees to handover of Hong Kong
September 26th, 1983 (September 26 1983)EventSoviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.
September 26th, 1983 (September 26 1983)EventAustralia II, the first non-American winner, wins the Americas Cup.
September 26th, 1981 (September 26 1981)EventBaseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
September 26th, 1973 (September 26 1973)EventConcorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
September 26th, 1970 (September 26 1970)EventThe Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km?).
September 26th, 1962 (September 26 1962)EventYemen Arab Republic is proclaimed.
September 26th, 1960 (September 26 1960)EventIn Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.John F. Kennedy Quotes
September 26th, 1960 (September 26 1960)EventFidel Castro announces Cuba s support for the U.S.S.R.Fidel Castro Quotes
September 26th, 1954 (September 26 1954)EventJapanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.
September 26th, 1950 (September 26 1950)EventUnited Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.
September 26th, 1950 (September 26 1950)EventIndonesia admitted to the United Nations.
September 26th, 1944 (September 26 1944)EventWorld War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
September 26th, 1944 (September 26 1944)EventWorld War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops controlled the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
September 26th, 1937 (September 26 1937)EventStreet 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.Orson Welles Quotes
September 26th, 1934 (September 26 1934)EventSteamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
September 26th, 1918 (September 26 1918)EventWorld War I: Battle of Meuse.
September 26th, 1914 (September 26 1914)EventThe US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
September 26th, 1908 (September 26 1908)EventEd Reulbach became the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
September 26th, 1907 (September 26 1907)EventNew Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
September 26th, 1872 (September 26 1872)EventThe first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
September 26th, 1810 (September 26 1810)EventA new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
September 26th, 1792 (September 26 1792)EventMarc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.Maximilien Robespierre Quotes
September 26th, 1789 (September 26 1789)EventThomas 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.Thomas Jefferson Quotes
September 26th, 1783 (September 26 1783)EventFayette County, Pennsylvania created
September 26th, 1777 (September 26 1777)EventBritish troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
September 26th, 1687 (September 26 1687)EventThe 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.Roy Turk Quotes
September 26th, 1687 (September 26 1687)EventThe city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
September 26th, 1580 (September 26 1580)EventSir Francis Drake circumnavigates the globe.
September 26th, 1212 (September 26 1212)EventGolden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Premyslid dynasty.
September 26th, 0715 (September 26 0715)EventRagenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiegne.

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