Historical Events on 26th September

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46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
715 - Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
1212 - Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Přemyslid dynasty.
1371 - Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey
1396 - Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders
1404 - Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
1580 - Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind
1629 - Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark
1655 - Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
1680 - Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
1687 - Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon damaged in war between Turks & Venetians
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius CaesarRoman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar 1687 - The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
1733 - France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
1771 - Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel," premieres in Paris
1772 - New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
1783 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania created
1786 - Britain & France sign trade agreement
1789 - 4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office
1789 - Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Sec of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice;
1789 - Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General
1792 - Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
US President Thomas JeffersonUS President Thomas Jefferson 1810 - A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
1815 - Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance
1824 - Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
1831 - Robert Montgomery Bird's "Gladiator," premieres in NYC
1835 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor," premieres in Naples
1861 - 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
1872 - The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
1874 - 1st Grand International Rifle match held
1876 - 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
1884 - Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
1887 - Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
1890 - US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece
Composer John Philip SousaComposer John Philip Sousa 1892 - 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)
1895 - Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
1898 - Victor Herbert/Harry Smith' musical premieres in NYC
1901 - Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
1901 - Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
1904 - Charles Kleins "Music Master," premieres in NYC
1904 - Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
1904 - GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband," premieres in NYC
1906 - Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
1907 - New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
1908 - Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader
1914 - Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
1914 - Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
1916 - Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
1917 - British assault on Menin-street, France
1918 - Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I
1918 - World War I: Battle of Meuse.
1919 - US President Wilson hit by a heart attack
1921 - Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
1923 - Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1925 - 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill
1925 - Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
1926 - JB Fagan's "And So to Bed," premieres in London
1926 - Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant
1927 - St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC
1929 - John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
1933 - Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White," premieres in NYC
1934 - British liner Queen Mary is launched
1938 - Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1939 - German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
1940 - Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed
1940 - Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
1941 - Nazi's slaughter about 34,000 Jews of Kiev
1944 - British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
1944 - Soviet forces occupy Estonia
1945 - All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
1946 - 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
1947 - Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
1948 - Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
1950 - Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
1950 - Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
1950 - UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
1951 - Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
1952 - Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
1953 - Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game
1953 - KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
1953 - US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)
1954 - Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
1954 - KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
1954 - Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
1954 - WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Phila
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 1954 - Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
1955 - NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
1957 - "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 perfs
1957 - Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in NYC
1957 - Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN
1957 - Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway
1957 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1958 - Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
1959 - SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
1959 - Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing
1960 - 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)
Cuban President Fidel CastroCuban President Fidel Castro 1960 - Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)
1961 - "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
1961 - Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
1962 - LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
1962 - TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
1962 - Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
1963 - 1st edition of NYC Review of Books
1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey OswaldEx-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald 1964 - Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
1965 - 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1965 - Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
1965 - Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire
1966 - "Staten Island," 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
1967 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Violin concert, premieres in Moscow
1968 - 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
1968 - Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
1968 - St Louis Cards' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout, ends with 1.12 ERA
1968 - Theatre censorship ends in Britain
1969 - Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
1969 - Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
1969 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1970 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1970 - The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
1971 - Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
1971 - Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1971 - WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - American Museum of Immigration dedicated
1972 - Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
1973 - Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1973 - Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
1973 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington DC to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).
1974 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
1976 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1976 - Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
1976 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
1976 - Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
1977 - Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
1977 - Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
1978 - RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
1978 - NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
1979 - 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
1980 - Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
1980 - Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
1981 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1982 - "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983 - Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 - Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)
1983 - Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
1983 - Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
1983 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1983 - St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
1983 - Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging missile attack from the US an error.
1984 - 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1984 - Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
1984 - Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 - Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
1984 - Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1984 - President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1985 - Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
1986 - Antonin Scalia, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1986 - RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
1986 - William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1986 - Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)
1987 - Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
1988 - Canada`s Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
1988 - NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
1988 - Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
1988 - US space shuttle STS-26 launched
1989 - Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia
1989 - MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
1989 - Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons
1990 - Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
1991 - 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
1992 - Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
1992 - Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne BarrComedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr 1992 - Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 - Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
1992 - 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
1993 - 30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
1993 - Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
1993 - Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
1993 - Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1993 - Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
1994 - Estonia government of Laar flees
1994 - Switzerland bans racist propaganda
Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr. 1995 - "George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr
1995 - Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
1995 - Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
1996 - SF Giant Bobby Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
1997 - Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
1997 - An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
2000 - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
2000 - M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.

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