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Day History: September-26

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46 - [[Julius Caesar]] -dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus (mythology)|Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

715 - [[Ragenfrid]] -defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.

1087 - [[William II of England|William II]] -is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.

1212 - [[Golden Bull of Sicily]] -is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.

1345 - [[Friso-Hollandic Wars]] -Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.

1371 - [[History of the Serbian–Turkish wars|Serbian–Turkish wars]] -The forces of the Ottoman Empire|Ottoman sultan Murad I's lieutenant Lala Şahin Pasha and the Serbian army under the command of Vukašin Mrnjavčević and Jovan Uglješa clash at the Battle of Maritsa.

1493 - [[Pope Alexander VI]] -issues the papal bull ''Dudum siquidem'' to the Catholic Monarchs, extending the grant of new lands he made them in ''Inter caetera''

1580 - [[Sir]] -Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

1687 - [[Parthenon]] -in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Republic of Venice|Venetian forces led by Francesco Morosini|Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.

1687 - [[Amsterdam]] -votes to support William III of England|William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

1777 - [[American Revolution]] -British troops Philadelphia campaign|occupy Philadelphia.

1786 - [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] -in a military standoff that begins Shays' Rebellion.

1789 - [[Thomas Jefferson]] -is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first United States Supreme Court/Chief Justice|Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.

1792 - [[Maximilien Robespierre]] -of wanting a dictatorship for France.

1810 - [[Swedish Act of Succession|Act of Succession]] -is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Charles XIV of Sweden|Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

1872 - [[Shriners]] -Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.

1907 - [[Dominion of Newfoundland|Newfoundland]] -each become dominions within the British Empire.

1908 - [[SK Brann]] -was founded.

1910 - [[Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai]] -is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and exiled.

1914 - [[Federal Trade Commission]] -(FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

1917 - [[World War I]] -The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.

1918 - [[Meuse-Argonne Offensive]] -the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.

1923 - [[Gustav Stresemann]] -resumes the Weimar Republic's payment of reparations.

1933 - [[Machine Gun Kelly]] -surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don’t shoot, G-Man (slang)|G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

1933 - [[Indiana State Prison]] -with guns smuggled into the prison by bank robber John Dillinger

1934 - [[Steamship]] -{{RMS|Queen Mary}} is launched.

1942 - [[The Holocaust]] -August Frank, a higher official of the SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt|SS concentration camp administration department, issues August Frank memorandum|a memorandum containing a great deal of operational detail in how Jews should be "evacuated".

1944 - [[World War II]] -Operation Market Garden fails.

1944 - [[Gothic Line#Central Front (5th Army)|central front]] -of the Gothic Line#Battle|Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.

1950 - [[United Nations]] -troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.

1950 - [[Indonesia]] -is admitted to the United Nations.

1954 - [[train ferry|rail ferry]] -''Tōya Maru'' sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.

1959 - [[Typhoon Vera]] -the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.

1960 - [[Television|televised]] -United States presidential election debates|debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1960 - [[Fidel Castro]] -announces Cuba's support for the U.S.S.R.

1969 - [[Abbey Road]] -the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

1970 - [[Laguna Fire]] -starts in San Diego County, California, burning {{convert|175,425|acre|km2}}.

1971 - [[Freetown Christiania]] -was founded.

1973 - [[Concorde]] -makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

1975 - [[The Rocky Horror Picture Show]] -', the longest-running release in film history, opens at the USA Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles, California

1980 - [[Oktoberfest terror attack]] -in Munich 13 people died and 211 were injured.

1981 - [[Baseball]] -Nolan Ryan sets a Major League Baseball|Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

1983 - [[1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident|Soviet nuclear false alarm incident]] -military officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.

1984 - null 984-T-e United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong

1997 - [[Garuda Indonesia]] -Airbus A300 Garuda Indonesia Flight 152|crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.

1997 - [[1997 Umbria and Marche earthquake|earthquake]] -strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi|Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

2000 - [[Anti-globalization]] -protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.

2000 - [[Paros]] -in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.

2002 - [[Senegal]] -se ferry {{MV|Le Joola}} capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.

2008 - [[Yves Rossy]] -becomes first person to fly a Jet pack#Yves Rossy's jet wingpack|jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

2009 - [[Typhoon Ketsana]] -hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

2009 - [[Linda Norgrove]] -and three Afghan colleagues were kidnapped by members of the Taliban in the Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan.

2014 - [[2014_Iguala_mass_kidnapping|Ayotzinapa]] -mass kidnapping

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