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.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 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.
  • 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

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1771 Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 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

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1789 Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice;

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1789 Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General
  • 1792 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 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
  • 1867 8th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf 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

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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 WW I: Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of the war
  • 1918 WW I: Battle of Meuse.
  • 1921 Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
  • 1923 Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
  • 1923 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers

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1925 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 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

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1938 Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
  • 1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton for second time
  • 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

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1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1955 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
  • 1957 Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater 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)

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1960 Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1961 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances

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1961 Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 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

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1963 Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn

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1964 "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 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
  • 1968 "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)
  • 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)

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1973 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1973 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. 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

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1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 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 performances

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1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

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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
  • 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

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1984 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US 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

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1992 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1992 Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die

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1992 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 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

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1995 "George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
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

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1996 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds