On This Day

Historical Events on September 26 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 218 of 218

  • 2002 Overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000
  • 2004 Ed Whitlock becomes 1st person over 70 to complete a marathon in under 3 hours (2:54:48) at Toronto Marathon

Film release premierFilm Premier

2006 Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio

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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.
  • 2010 TV Period drama "Downton Abbey" premieres in the UK created by Julian Fellowes, starring Hugh Bonnevillle and an ensemble cast
  • 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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2016 First US Presidential debate: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vs Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving - last country in the world to do so
  • 2017 Fights break out in Uganda's parliament during debate to raise presidential age limit
  • 2017 World's second-largest gem-quality diamond, the "Lesedi La Rona", sells for $53m
  • 2019 US Income inequality widest for over 50 years, worst in California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and New York, according to new census figures
  • 2019 WHO announces 800,000 children in DR Congo will be vaccinated in nine days in worlds's largest measles epidemic that has taken over 3,500 lives
  • 2019 Abortion is decriminalized in New South Wales, the last remaining Australian state to do so