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History Events on September 26

Australia II
Australia II wins the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.


Francis Drake
Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.


Yves Rossy
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.


MV Le Joola
The overcrowded Senegalese ferry, MV Le Joola, capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.


Second Battle of Seoul
Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.


The Holocaust
Holocaust: Senior SS official August Frank issues a memorandum detailing how Jews should be "evacuated".


Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai
Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.


Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.


Garuda Indonesia Flight 152
A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan airport, killing 234.


RMS Queen Mary
The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.


Battle of Warns
Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.


Battle of Maritsa
Serbian-Turkish wars: Ottoman Turks fought against a Serbian army at the Battle of Maritsa.


MS Express Samina
The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.


George Washington
George Washington appoints the first cabinet of the United States government.


Occupation of the Ruhr
The German government accepts the occupation of the Ruhr.


Golden Bull of Sicily
The Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the P?emyslid dynasty.


Rationing in the United Kingdom
Rationing of sugar in the United Kingdom ends


William II of England
William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.


Stanislav Petrov
Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.


Typhoon Ketsana
Typhoon Ketsana hits the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.


Philadelphia campaign
American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.


Battle of Polygon Wood
World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.


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


Glorious Revolution
The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.


Dudum siquidem
Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Spanish, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera.


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


Second Battle of Zurich
War of the 2nd Coalition: Franco-Swiss troops defeat Austro-Russian forces, leading to the collapse of Suvorov's campaign.


Temple of Venus Genetrix
Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to Venus Genetrix, fulfilling a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus.


Typhoon Vera
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.


Annus Mirabilis papers
Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.


Machine Gun Kelly
As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.


1997 Umbria and Marche earthquake
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.


T?ya Maru
The Japanese rail ferry T?ya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan, killing 1,172.


A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.
The PBS Kids Channel is shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout.
The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.
At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people die and 211 are injured.
Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.
In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive began which would last until the total surrender of German forces.
The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Four months after the 1907 Imperial Conference, New Zealand and Newfoundland are promoted from colonies to dominions within the British Empire.
A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates, and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
Morean War: The Parthenon in Athens, used as a gunpowder depot by the Ottoman garrison, is partially destroyed after being bombarded during the Siege of the Acropolis by Venetian forces.
Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.