About September 26

September 26, 2024 is the 270th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

What Happened On September 26

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1792
    Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 1872
    The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
  • 1970
    The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acre.
  • 1971
    The Freetown Christiania was founded.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • 2001
    Polish Wikipedia was started.

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