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Notable Historical Events on September 26th

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1992Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

1963Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

1938Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land

1771Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

46 BCJulius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

1964"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

1954Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

1961Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record

19258th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill

1789Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Sec of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice;

1984President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

2006Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City

1995"George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr

1982"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1976Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf

1992Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

1960Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

1973Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

September 26th Historical Events
Date Event
46
Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus. 
BC
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715
Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne. 
1212
Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Přemyslid dynasty. 
1371
Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey 
1396
Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders 
1404
Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established 
1580
Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind 
1629
Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark 
1655
Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware 
1680
Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal 
1687
Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, the Parthenon is subsequently damaged in the war. 
1687
The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution. 
1733
France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant 
1771
Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris 
1772
New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine 
1783
Fayette County, Pennsylvania created 
1786
Britain & France sign trade agreement 
1789
4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office 
1789
Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Sec of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice; 
1789
Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General 
1792
Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France. 
1810
A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne. 
1815
Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance 
1824
Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives 
1831
Robert Montgomery Bird's "Gladiator" premieres in NYC 
1835
Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" premieres in Naples 
1861
2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club 
1872
The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City. 
1874
1st Grand International Rifle match held 
1876
1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux) 
1884
Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed 
1887
Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone 
1890
US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece 
1892
1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ) 
1895
Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea 
1898
Victor Herbert/Harry Smith's musical premieres in NYC 
1901
Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal 
1901
Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana) 
1904
Charles Kleins "Music Master" premieres in NYC 
1904
Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada 
1904
GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband" premieres in NYC 
1906
Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game 
1907
New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire. 
1908
Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader 
1914
Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce 
1914
Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels 
1916
Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions 
1917
British assault on Menin-street, France 
1918
Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I 
1918
World War I: Battle of Meuse. 
1919
US President Wilson hit by a heart attack 
1921
Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7 
1923
Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied 
1925
8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill 
1925
Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead 
1926
JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London 
1926
Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant 
1927
St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC 
1929
John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria 
1933
Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White" premieres in NYC 
1934
British liner Queen Mary is launched 
1938
Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land 
1939
German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed) 
1940
Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed 
1940
Japanese troops attack French Indo-China 
1941
Nazis slaughter about 34,000 Jews of Kiev 
1944
British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem) 
1944
Soviet forces occupy Estonia 
1945
All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid 
1946
1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993 
1947
Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series 
1948
Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914 
1950
Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England 
1950
Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year 
1950
UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul 
1951
Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris 
1952
Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2 
1953
Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game 
1953
KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski 
1953
US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain) 
1954
Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die 
1954
KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1954
Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open 
1954
Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600 
1954
WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Phila 
1954
Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop 
1955
NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929 
1957
"West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 perfs 
1957
Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres in NYC 
1957
Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN 
1957
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1958
Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1959
Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty 
1959
SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0 
1959
Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing 
1960
1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago) 
1960
Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro
1961
"From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances 
1961
Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record 
1962
LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104) 
1962
TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS 
1962
Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day) 
1963
1st edition of NYC Review of Books 
1963
Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico 
1964
Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn 
1964
"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS 
1965
11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie 
1965
Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1 
1965
Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire 
1966
"Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay 
1967
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow 
1968
1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV 
1968
Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal 
1968
St Louis Cards' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout ends with 1.12 ERA 
1968
Theatre censorship ends in Britain 
1969
Beatles release "Abbey Road" album 
1969
Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia 
1969
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1970
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
1970
The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²). 
1970
A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area 
1971
Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season 
1971
Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
1971
WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1971
MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government 
1972
American Museum of Immigration dedicated 
1972
Norway rejects membership in European Common Market 
1973
Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years) 
1973
Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors 
1973
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington DC to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m). 
1974
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1975
Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM 
1976
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1976
Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland 
1976
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf 
1976
Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title 
1977
Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27 
1977
Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY 
1978
RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service 
1978
NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms 
1979
1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million 
1979
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1980
Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed 
1980
Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla" 
1980
Soyuz 38 returns to Earth 
1981
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1982
"Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 perfs 
1982
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
1982
"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC 
1983
Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks NY Giant record 56 yard field goal 
1983
Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner) 
1983
Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10 
1983
Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns 
1983
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic 
1983
St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0 
1983
Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging missile attack from the US an error. 
1984
5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium 
1984
Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit 
1984
Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997 
1984
Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University 
1984
Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd 
1984
President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa 
1985
Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya 
1986
Antonin Scalia, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 
1986
RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell) 
1986
William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court 
1986
Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season) 
1987
Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games 
1988
Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test 
1988
NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark 
1988
Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM 
1988
US space shuttle STS-26 launched 
1989
Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia 
1989
MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes 
1989
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons 
1990
Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating 
1991
2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins 
1992
Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3 
1992
Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die 
1992
Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 
1992
Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle 
1992
1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates 
1993
30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England 
1993
Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning 
1993
Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4 
1993
Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
1993
Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club 
1994
Estonia government of Laar flees 
1994
Switzerland bans racist propaganda 
1995
"George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr 
1995
Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov) 
1995
Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1 
1996
SF Giant Bobby Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases 
1996
Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands 
1997
Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997 
1997
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse. 
2000
Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits. 
2000
M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers. 
2002
The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000. 
2006
Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City 
2007
Shinzo Abe formally ends his term as Prime Minister of Japan. 
2008
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel. 
2009
Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities. 
2012
Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus 
2012
Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures 
2012
Japanese automakers suspend operations in China 
2017
Jennifer Lopez donates $1M to Puerto Rico relief 
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