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

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

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

18921st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

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

1938Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land

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

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

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

1963Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

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

1973Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

1976Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1984President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

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

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

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 26, 46 BC
Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus. 
Sep 26, 715
Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne. 
Sep 26, 1212
Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Přemyslid dynasty. 
Sep 26, 1371
Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey 
Sep 26, 1396
Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders 
Sep 26, 1404
Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established 
Sep 26, 1580
Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind 
Sep 26, 1629
Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark 
Sep 26, 1655
Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware 
Sep 26, 1680
Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal 
Sep 26, 1687
Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, the Parthenon is subsequently damaged in the war. 
Sep 26, 1687
The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution. 
Sep 26, 1733
France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant 
Sep 26, 1771
Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris 
Sep 26, 1772
New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine 
Sep 26, 1783
Fayette County, Pennsylvania created 
Sep 26, 1786
Britain & France sign trade agreement 
Sep 26, 1789
4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office 
Sep 26, 1789
Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Sec of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice; 
Sep 26, 1789
Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General 
Sep 26, 1792
Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France. 
Sep 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. 
Sep 26, 1815
Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance 
Sep 26, 1824
Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives 
Sep 26, 1831
Robert Montgomery Bird's "Gladiator" premieres in NYC 
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