Today in History

What happened on the 26th of September in history?

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  • 1542
    Cabrillo discovers California
  • 1687
    Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks & Venetians
  • 1777
    British troops occupied Philadelphia in the American Revolution
  • 1789
    Jefferson appointed 1st Sec of State; John Jay 1st chief justice; Samuel Osgood 1st Postmaster & Edmund J Randolph 1st Attorney Genl
  • 1820
    Frontiersman Daniel Boone died in Missouri at the age of 85
  • 1824
    Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
  • 1896
    John Philip Sousa led band's 1st performance in Plainfield NJ
  • 1914
    Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
  • 1918
    Meuse-Argonne offensive against the Germans began during WWI
  • 1926
    Shortest double header Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to the Browns Yanks already clinched pennant
  • 1950
    UN troops in Korean War recaptured South Korean capital of Seoul
  • 1952
    Yanks clinch pennant #19
  • 1957
    Musical West Side Story opened on Broadway
  • 1960
    1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place in Chicago
  • 1961
    Roger Maris hits # 60 off Jack Fisher
  • 1962
    Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
  • 1962
    TV comedy The Beverly Hillbillies premiered on CBS
  • 1966
    Japan launches its 1st satellite in to space
  • 1966
    The Staten Island is 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • 1969
    Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
  • 1973
    Anna Magnani dies at age 64
  • 1977
    Sir Freddie Laker began cut-rate `Skytrain' service London to NY
  • 1980
    Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
  • 1983
    Australia II won the America's Cup yacht race
  • 1983
    Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10