What Happened on September 26, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
  • Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), born in Portland, Oregon
  • George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)