What Happened on September 26th

Historical Events

  • 1580 Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind
  • 1687 Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon
  • 1687 The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1815 Russia, Prussia & Austria sign the Holy Alliance
  • 1983 Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
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Did You Know?

Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

On September 26, 1960

Famous Weddings

  • 1861 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA
  • 1919 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany
  • 1931 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld
  • 1933 Director Victor Fleming (44) weds Lucile Rosson
  • 1986 Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector in a civil ceremony in Italy
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