About September 26

September 26, 2021 is the 269th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 128 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 26

  • 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.
  • 1687
    The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1777
    British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
  • 1783
    The first battle of Shays’ Rebellion begins.
  • 1792
    Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 1908
    Ed Reulbach becomes the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
  • 1934
    Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
  • 1944
    World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
  • 1954
    Japanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Fidel Castro announces Cuba’s support for the U.S.S.R.
  • 1960
    In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
  • 1983
    Australia II wins the America’s Cup, ending the longest winning streak in sporting history.
  • 1997
    A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.
  • 1997
    An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
  • 2001
    Polish Wikipedia was started.
  • 2002
    The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of The Gambia killing more than 1,000.
  • 2009
    Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

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