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What Happened on September 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.
2010 The Philippine Bar exam bombing occurred near the De La Salle University in Taft Avenue, Manila injuring 47 people.
2009 Typhoon Ketsana hits the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
2008 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
2005 The PBS Kids Channel is shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout.
2002 The overcrowded Senegalese ferry, MV Le Joola, capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.
2000 Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
2000 The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
1997 A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan airport, killing 234.
1997 An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
1984 The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.
1983 Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
1983 Australia II wins the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.
1981 Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
1980 At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people die and 211 are injured.
1973 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
1969 Abbey Road, the last recorded album by the Beatles, is released.
1960 In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
1959 Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
1954 The Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan, killing 1,172.
1953 Rationing of sugar in the United Kingdom ends
1950 Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.
1942 Holocaust: Senior SS official August Frank issues a memorandum detailing how Jews should be "evacuated".
1936 Spanish Civil War: Lluis Companys reshuffles the Generalitat de Catalunya, with the marxist POUM and anarcho-syndicalist CNT joining the government.
1934 The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.
1933 As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.
1923 The German government accepts the occupation of the Ruhr.
1918 World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive began which would last until the total surrender of German forces.
1917 World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
1914 The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
1910 Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.
1907 Four months after the 1907 Imperial Conference, New Zealand and Newfoundland are promoted from colonies to dominions within the British Empire.
1905 Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.
1810 A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates, and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
1799 War of the 2nd Coalition: French troops defeat Austro-Russian forces, leading to the collapse of Suvorov's campaign.
1789 George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson the first United States Secretary of State.
1777 American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.
1688 The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
1687 Morean War: The Parthenon in Athens, used as a gunpowder depot by the Ottoman garrison, is partially destroyed after being bombarded during the Siege of the Acropolis by Venetian forces.
1580 Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth in Plymouth, England.
1493 Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Spanish, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera.
1423 Hundred Years' War: A French army defeats the English at the Battle of La Brossinière.
1371 Serbian–Turkish wars: Ottoman Turks fought against a Serbian army at the Battle of Maritsa.
1345 Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.
1212 The Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
1087 William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.
715 Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
46 Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to Venus Genetrix, fulfilling a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus.
Famous People Born on September 26

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Year Name
1843 Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (d. 1912)
1924 Jean Hoerni, Swiss physicist, inventor and businessman (d. 1997)
1711 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)
1961 Marianne Mikko, Estonian journalist and politician
1963 Joe Nemechek, American race car driver
1945 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer (d. 2022)
1959 Trevor Dodds, Namibian golfer
1869 Komitas, Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)
1979 Simon Kirch, German sprinter
1954 Cesar Rosas, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Famous People Deaths On September 26

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Date Name
1922 Charles Wade, Australian politician, 17th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1863)
2011 Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)
1978 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
1345 William II, Count of Hainaut
1820 Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)
1959 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1899)
1972 Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)
2000 Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
1995 Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
1290 Margaret, Maid of Norway Queen of Scotland (b. 1283)