About September 26

September 26, 2020 is the 270th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 139 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 26

  • 715
    Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
  • 1212
    Golden Bull of Sicily is certified as an hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
  • 1580
    Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
  • 1687
    The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
  • 1777
    British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
  • 1789
    Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
  • 1810
    A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • 1872
    The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
  • 1907
    New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • 1908
    Ed Reulbach becomes the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 1923
    Gustav Stresemann resumes the Weimar Republic’s payment of reparations.
  • 1934
    Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: August Frank, a higher official of the SS concentration camp administration department, issues a memorandum containing a great deal of operational detail in how Jews should be “evacuated”.
  • 1944
    World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
  • 1950
    United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.
  • 1959
    Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
  • 1983
    Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
  • 1984
    The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
  • 2001
    Polish Wikipedia was started.
  • 2009
    Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

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