On This Day in History for September 26 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 146 of 146

  • 1976 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1983 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
  • 1983 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
  • 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 supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • 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
  • 1985 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
  • 1986 Antonin Scalia, sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • 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)
  • 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 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 Nigerian Air Force Hercules C-130 crashes three minutes after take-off from Lagos, Nigeria, killing 163
  • 1992 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
  • 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.
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
  • 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.
  • 2002 The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.

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2007 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • 2008 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
  • 2009 Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
  • 2012 Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus
  • 2012 Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures
  • 2012 Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
  • 2014 World Health Organizations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 - with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest

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