September 26 Events in History - September 26 Birthdays - September 26 Deaths



2014 As the Ebola epidemic spreads, the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested Ebola vaccine doses from GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo); the company offered the vaccine to WHO in March, but the offer was rejected because the vaccine had not been tested on humans
2014 Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, announce the birth of their first child, Charlotte, making grandparents of former U.S. presidential couple Bill and Hillary Clinton
2013 U.S. accountant Paul Konigsberg is charged for complicity in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme that fell apart in 2008
2013 An agreement is made between the U.S. and Russia to draw up a UN Security Council resolution to eliminiate chemical weapons in Syria
2012 In Greece, trade unions call a general strike as they continue their protest against austerity measures
2012 Japanese automakers announce plans to cut output in China; they announce plans to suspend operations in the country until after National Day
2011 The ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe causes European and Asian stock markets to open lower
2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, dies while undergoing treatments for cancer
2010 Thirty Kurds are killed when the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution crosses the border into Iraq
2010 Georgia changes its second language to English; Russian was originally its second language
2009 Two mass graves relating to Columbia's long fight with the Farc, were found in northwest and south Columbia
2006 Japan elects Shinzo Abe as new Prime Minister of Japan
1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 56th home run of 1997
1996 San Francisco Giant Bobby Bond is 2nd player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases
1996 Space Shuttle STS-79 (Atlantis 17), lands
1995 "George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr
1995 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Australia season (Qld vs. Western Prov)
1995 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
1994 Estonia government of Laar flees
1993 30th Ryder Cup: U.S. 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
1992 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
1992 Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die
1992 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
1992 1st time a positional player pitches for New York Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
1991 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
1990 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
1989 Last Vietnamese soldier leaves Cambodia
1989 MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
1989 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet and U.S. chemical weapons
1988 Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
1988 New York City's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
1988 Polish Communist Party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
1988 U.S. space shuttle STS-26 launched
1987 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
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)
1985 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
1984 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1984 Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
1984 Britain and 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
1984 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-U.S. winner)
1983 Cosmonauts Titov and 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
1982 "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 5 performances
1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1981 Houston Astro Nolan Ryan 5th no-hitter beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0
1981 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
1980 Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
1980 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
1979 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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
1977 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
1977 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
1976 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
1975 Phillies and New York Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Concorde flies from Washington D.C. to Paris in 3h 33m
1973 Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2 years)
1973 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
1972 American Museum of Immigration dedicated
1972 Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
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
1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1969 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
1969 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
1969 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1968 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
1968 Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
1968 St. Louis Cardinals' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout, ends with 1.12 ERA
1968 Theatre censorship ends in Britain
1967 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert, premieres in Moscow
1966 "Staten Island," 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco bay
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 British Empire
1964 Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
1963 1st edition of New York City Review of Books
1962 Los Angeles 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)
1961 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 87 performances
1961 Roger Maris hits home run number 60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
1960 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place (Chicago)
1960 Fidel Castro gives a very long speech at the United Nations, 4 hours, 29 minutes
1960 Ted Williams last at bat is his 521st home run off Jack Fisher
1959 Japan hit by typhoon Vera; about 5,000 die
1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
1959 San Francisco Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1958 Columbia (U.S.) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 734 performances
1957 Bernstein and Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in New York City
1957 Dag Hammarskjold re-elected Secretary-General of UN
1957 Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1955 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
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 Yankees 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd and Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
1953 Billy Hunter is last St. Louis Browns player to homer in a game
1953 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, California (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
1953 U.S. and Spain sign defense treaty (4 U.S. bases in Spain)
1952 Yankees clinch 4th straight and 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
1951 Professor Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
1950 Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
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 U.N. troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
1948 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford and Gillette to sponsor World Series
1946 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
1945 All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
1944 British and Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
1944 Soviet forces occupy Estonia
1941 Nazi's slaughter about 34,000 Jews of Kiev
1940 Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed
1940 Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
1939 German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
1938 Hitler issues ultimatum to Czechoslovakian government, demanding Sudenten Land
1934 British liner Queen Mary is launched
1933 Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White," premieres in New York City
1931 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld
1929 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
1927 St. James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St. New York City
1926 JB Fagan's "And So to Bed," premieres in London
1926 Shortest double header, Yankees lose 6-1 in 72 minutes and lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yankees had already clinched pennant
1925 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill
1925 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
1923 Stresemann Government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
1921 Yankee Ruth hits home runs 57 and 58 to beat Indians 8-7
1919 U.S. President Wilson hit by a heart attack
1918 Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I
1917 British assault on Menin-street, France
1916 Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
1914 Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
1914 Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
1908 Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader
1907 New Zealand declares independence from U.K.
1906 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
1904 Charles Kleins "Music Master," premieres in New York City
1904 Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
1904 GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband," premieres in New York City
1901 Great Britain annexes Gold Coast (Ghana)
1898 Victor Herbert/Harry Smith' musical premieres in New York City
1895 Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
1892 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band, New Jersey
1892 Diamond Match Co patented book matches
1890 U.S. stops minting $1 and $3 gold coin and 3 cent piece
1887 Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
1884 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
1876 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
1874 1st Grand International Rifle match held
1861 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
1835 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor," premieres in Naples
1831 Robert Montgomery Bird's "Gladiator," premieres in New York City
1824 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives
1815 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign Holy Alliance
1789 Jefferson appointed 1st Secretary of State; John Jay 1st chief justice;
1786 England and France sign trade agreement
1777 British troops occupy Philadelphia during American Revolution
1772 New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
1771 Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel," premieres in Paris
1733 France, Spain and Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
1687 Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks and Venetians
1680 Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
1655 Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft. Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
1629 Sweden and Poland signs Peace of Altmark
1580 Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England
1404 Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
1396 Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders
1371 Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey











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