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Wednesday, September 26. 2001, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Typhoon Ketsana begins to cause record amounts of rainfall in Manila, Philippines, leading to the declaration of a state of calamity in 25 provinces.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

United States District Court judge Ann Aiken rules that two sections of the USA PATRIOT Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause. //edition.cnn.com/2007/US/law/09/26/patriot.act.ap/index.html?eref=rss_us (AP via CNN)
The India national cricket team starts a victory parade in Mumbai after winning the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7013585.stm (BBC)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Zambian archbishop Emmanuel Milingo is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/5381888.stm (BBC)

Monday, September 26, 2005

U.S. Army Reservist Lynndie England is convicted by a military jury on 6 of 7 counts, in connection with the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Iraq – Constitution: Secretary of State Colin Powell, responding to a rapid timetable self-rule demands from France (and others), states the United States would set a deadline of six months for Iraqi leaders working under the coalition occupation to produce a new constitution. The constitution would clear the way for elections and the installation of a new leadership next year. //www.iht.com/articles/111463.html//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3141490.stm
Iraq – Terrorism: Mortar rounds hit killing at least seven civilian Iraqis in the town square of Baquba. At least 20 civilian were wounded. Also, Akila al-Hashemi, a member of Iraq's Governing Council, was buried in Najaf a day after she died from wounds inflicted by an unidentified gunmen. //www.iht.com/articles/111548.html

Thursday, September 26, 2002

The Congress of the United States passes a joint resolution, which authorizes the President to use the United States Armed Forces as he deems necessary and appropriate, against Iraq.
The Senegalese passenger ferry "Joola" capsizes in a storm off the coast of Gambia 1,863 are killed.
The Beltway sniper attacks begin with 5 shootings in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Tuesday, September 26, 1995

The trial against former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who is accused of Mafia connections, begins.

Tuesday, September 26, 1989

Vietnam announces that it has withdrawn the last of its troops from the State of Cambodia, ending an 11-year occupation.

Wednesday, September 26, 1984

The United Kingdom and the People\'s Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.
The United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.

Monday, September 26, 1983

The Australian yacht "Australia II" wins the America\'s Cup, the first successful challenge to the New York Yacht Club's 132-year defence of the sailing trophy.
The "Soyuz T-10a" mission ends in a successful pad abort at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, when a pad fire occurs at the base of the Soyuz U rocket during the launch countdown. the escape tower system, attached to the top of the capsule containing the crew and Soyuz spacecraft fired immediately pulling the crew safe from the vehicle, a few seconds before the rocket explodes, destroying the launch complex.

Sunday, September 26, 1982

Thermals take Australian parachutist Rich Collins up to during a jump he almost blacks out due to lack of oxygen. He releases his main parachute to fall to lower altitude and lands by his reserve parachute.

Friday, September 26, 1980

The Mariel Boatlift officially ends.

Saturday, September 26, 1970

The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, burning .

Wednesday, September 26, 1962

Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" is released, giving rise to the modern environmentalist movement.
Civil war erupts in Yemen.
A flash flood in Barcelona, Spain, kills more than 440 people.

Monday, September 26, 1960

The leading candidates for President of the United States, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, made the first televised debate.

Thursday, September 26, 1957

West Side Story has its first appearance on Broadway and runs for 732 performances.

Sunday, September 26, 1954

The Japanese ferry "Toya Maru" sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait. More than 1,100 people are killed.

Saturday, September 26, 1953

The first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held (the first planning session was held August 17).
Rationing of cane sugar ends in the UK.
October – The UNIVAC 1103 is the first commercial computer to use random access memory.

Wednesday, September 26, 1951

September 28 ndash A blue sun is seen over Europe: the effect is due to ash coming from the Canadian forest fires 4 months previously.

Tuesday, September 26, 1950

Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.

Tuesday, September 26, 1944

On the middle front of the Gothic Line, Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after 10 days of fighting.
Operation Market Garden ends in an Allied withdrawal.
September ndash Start of Dutch famine (Hongerwinter) in the occupied northern part of the Netherlands.

Thursday, September 26, 1940

WWII: The United States imposes a total embargo on all scrap metal shipments to Japan.

Monday, September 26, 1938

In a vitriolic speech at Berlin's Sportpalast, Hitler defies the world and implies war with Czechoslovakia will begin at any time.

Sunday, September 26, 1937

Street and Smith Publications launches a half-hour radio program, "The Shadow", with Orson Welles in the title role.

Tuesday, September 26, 1933

A tornado destroys the town of Tico, Mexico.

Wednesday, September 26, 1923

In Bavaria, Gustav Ritter von Kahr declares independence from Berlin.

Saturday, September 26, 1914

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Thursday, September 26, 1907

October ndash A committee of the Delegation for the Adoption of an International Auxiliary Language, made up of academics including Otto Jespersen, Wilhelm Ostwald and Roland Eotvos meet in Paris to select a language for international use. The committee ultimately decides to reform Esperanto.
New Zealand and Newfoundland become dominions.

Monday, September 26, 1904

New ZealanddolphinPelorus Jack is individually protected by Order in Council under the Sea Fisheries Act.

Monday, September 26, 1881

Godalming in England becomes the first town to have its streets illuminated by electric light (hydroelectrically generated).

Thursday, September 26, 1872

First case reports in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, of the Great Epizootic of 1872 (equine influenza, or the horse flu) which will substantially disrupt life in North America by mid-December.
The Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College begins its first academic session (the university is later renamed Virginia Tech).
The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
Women\'s suffrage: In defiance of the law, American suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time (on November 18 she is served an arrest warrant and in the subsequent trial she is fined $100 ndash she never pays the fine).

Wednesday, September 26, 1810

A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

Friday, September 26, 1777

American Revolution ndash British troops occupy Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War.

Sunday, September 26, 1655

Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft. Casimir and defeats the New Sweden (Delaware) colony.

Friday, September 16, 1580 (Julianian calendar)

The Billy Mitchell volcano on the island of Bougainville undergoes a catastrophic eruption (VEI 6).
The first session of the Jewish "Vaad" (Council of Four Lands) is held in Lublin, Poland 70 delegates of Jewish local "qahals" meet to discuss taxation and other issues important to Jewish communities.
Francis Drake completes the second circumnavigation of globe.ref name=Pocket On This Day
Jesuit missionaries arrive at the court of Akbar, Ruler of the Moghul Empire.

Sunday, September 18, 1345 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Warns: The Frisians defeat the forces of Holland under William IV, Count of Hainaut, in the midst of the Friso-Hollandic Wars.

Tuesday, September 18, 1302 (Julianian calendar)

The Fall of Ruad, the last Crusader stronghold in the Levant.

Sunday, September 19, 1143 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Celestine II succeeds Pope Innocent II as the 165th pope.

Sunday, September 22, 715 (Julianian calendar)

Empress Gemmei of Japan is succeeded by Empress Genshō.
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