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

  • 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.
  • 1783
    The first battle of Shays’ Rebellion begins.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    Ed Reulbach becomes the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 1914
    The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
  • 1934
    Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
  • 1950
    Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The Freetown Christiania was founded.
  • 1981
    Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
  • 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.
  • 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) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • 2001
    Polish Wikipedia was started.
  • 2008
    Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

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