Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 26, 2005
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
Tuesday, September 26, 1995
The trial against former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti
, who is accused of Mafia
Tuesday, September 26, 1989
announces that it has withdrawn the last of its troops from the State of Cambodia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.
Monday, September 26, 1983
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
s 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
Wednesday, September 26, 1962
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
Sunday, September 26, 1954
Saturday, September 26, 1953
The first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held (the first planning session was held August 17).
Wednesday, September 26, 1951
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
Tuesday, September 26, 1944
On the middle front
of the Gothic Line
, Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after 10 days of fighting.
September ndash Start of Dutch famine
(Hongerwinter) in the occupied northern part of the Netherlands.
Thursday, September 26, 1940
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
Tuesday, September 26, 1933
A tornado destroys the town of Tico, Mexico.
Wednesday, September 26, 1923
Saturday, September 26, 1914
Thursday, September 26, 1907
Monday, September 26, 1904
Monday, September 26, 1881
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.
: 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
Friday, September 26, 1777
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).
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)
Sunday, September 22, 715 (Julianian calendar)