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, the Parthenon is subsequently damaged in the war.
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's 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 - Nazis 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 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1958 - Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) 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
1964 - "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS
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
Actor Bob DenverActor Bob Denver 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).
1970 - A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area
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
1971 - MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government
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
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 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
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1982 - "Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC
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
Actor David HasselhoffActor David Hasselhoff 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
1984 - President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
Tennis Legend Jimmy ConnorsTennis Legend Jimmy Connors 1992 - Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
1992 - Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die
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
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne BarrComedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr 1993 - Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
1994 - Estonia government of Laar flees
1994 - Switzerland bans racist propaganda
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

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