September 26 History

September is the ninth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, September was the seventh month of the year. It became the ninth month when January and February were added to the calendar.

September was originally September mensis, the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 153 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. September 26 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, September has 30 days. September starts on the same day of the week as December every year.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in India and world History on September 26. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 26 September:

  • 1087: William II, third son of William I ascended the throne of England. He remained the emperor until 1100.
  • 1087: William II, William of the Conqueror, was crowned King of England.
  • 1580: British sailor Francis Drake traveled all over the world by sea and returned home to England.
  • 1687: The Parthenon in Athens was partially destroyed during an armed conflict between Francesco Morosini and the Venetians under the Ottoman force.
  • 1733: France, Spain and Sardinia sign the anti-German agreement.
  • 1772: Passed bill in New Jersey, under which a license would be required to practice medicine.
  • 1786: Eden Agreement: A commercial treaty was signed between the states of Great Britain and France.
  • 1815: Russia, Prussia and Austria sign the Holy Alliance.
  • 1820: Famous Indian social reformer, educationist and freedom fighter Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was born. He was one of the pillars of the Renaissance of Bengal. He was given the title of Vidyasagar due to his high scholarly scholarship.
  • 1872: First temple built in New York City.
  • 1872: First Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
  • 1874: First Grand International Rifle Match was held.
  • 1901: The body of the first president of America, Abraham Lincoln, is buried in concrete several feet thick.
  • 1907: New Zealand declares its independence.
  • 1907: New Zealand and Newfoundland become states.
  • 1923: Bollywood actor Devanand was born in Punjab (Pakistan).
  • 1932: Manmohan Singh, the 13th Prime Minister of the country, was born in a village in the Punjab province of undivided India.
  • 1932: Mahatma Gandhi agrees to break his fast after 6 days and 5 o’clock. This is after the British government approved the compromise scheme on the privileges of Indian untouchables, “Shudras” in legislative elections.
  • 1933: Gangster machine gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, shouting hesitantly, ‘Don’t shoot, G-Men (‘ government man ‘)!’, A nickname for FBI agents.
  • 1936: Japanese Marines are now in control of China’s Shanghai District. Subsequently, 4 Japanese civilians died in Shanghai. Japan has said in a statement, “We must protect our citizens.”
  • 1942: Holocaust-Nazi official August Frank issued a memorandum stating how to ‘pacify’ the Jews.
  • 1950: Donesia joined the United Nations.
  • 1953: Chinese ration is abolished in Britain.
  • 1959: The most powerful storm in Japan’s history, ‘Vera’, killed 4580 people and left 1.6 million people homeless.
  • 1959: Japan was hit by Typhoon Vera, which had the strongest and deadliest record of making a landslide on the US, with $ 600 million in damages and more than 4,000 deaths.
  • 1960: Northern Yemen’s monarchy ended. On this day, the army commander Abdullah Sallal brought an end to the monarchical governance by a military revolt, after which democracy was established.
  • 1968: The Beatles completed a recording of John Lennon’s song ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’ by the band members as one of the few true ‘Beatles’ on the album The Beatles.
  • 1973: The Supersonic Concorde passenger airplane completed the Atlantic journey in a record time of just 3 hours 32 minutes.
  • 1980: A terrorist attack in the city of Octoberfest killed 13 people and injured 211.
  • 1980: Marxist rule of Afghanistan and its protectors are security reforms in Kabul. This is in response to a new wave of terrorist attacks led by the anti-Moslem anti-communist tribe. The militant group also carried out a successful attack on a power station by the rebels earlier this week.
  • 1983: Racing Yacht Australia II, captained by John Bertrand, is America’s Cup, the end of the 132-year Defense Trophy of the New York Yacht Club.
  • 1983: Soviet Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov made nuclear war possible by certifying it intentionally, otherwise appearing as an imminent attack by the United States in the form of false alarms.
  • 1990: Italian novelist Alberto Moravia died. He was born in Rome, Italy, in the year 1907.
  • 2007: 62 workers died due to the demolition of an under-construction bridge in southern Shahar Cantho, Vietnam.
  • 2007: Chlorine deficiency for water sanitation in Iraq leads to cholera outbreak. This contagious disease has spread and has now reached Baghdad.
  • 2008: Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossi became the first person in the wing powered by a jet engine across the English Channel.
  • 2009: The Spanish government officially reveals a plan to liberalize the country’s law concerning abortion.
  • 2010: The US Department of Defense confesses to purchasing approximately 10,000 copies of a memoir by US Army Reserve Officer Anthony Shaffer, later destroying all of them in an attempt to destroy secret information.
  • 2010: Scottish aid personnel Linda Norgrove and three Afghan allies are abducted by Taliban members in Afghanistan’s Kunar province.
  • 2011: 300 students gathered at the University of Auckland building to protest against increasing student tuition fees.
  • 2012: Trade unions in Greece call for a general strike to protest the continuation of austerity measures.
  • 2013: An agreement is reached between the US and Russia to prepare a UN Security Council resolution to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria.
  • 2014: As the Ebola epidemic spreads, the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested an Ebola vaccine dose from GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo); The company offered the vaccine to WHO in March, but the offer was rejected because human trials of the vaccine had not yet been performed.

The Most Important Historical events of September Month

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