On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1901

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, American actor (Too Young To Go Steady), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1961)
  • George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
1901 Highlights

About September 26, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra