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The 26t o September is the 269t day o the year (270t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 96 days bidin.
- 1087 - William II o Ingland is crouned.
- 1345 - Friso-Hollandic Wars: The Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle o Warns.
- 1580 - Francis Drake completes his circumnavigation o the globe.
- 1789 - Thomas Jefferson acomes the first Unitit States Secretar o State.
- 1860 - Ecuador adopts its current banner.
- 1907 - New Zealand an Newfoundland acome Dominions o the Breetish Empire.
- 1933 - A hurricane hits Tampico, Mexico, killin 1,000 fowk.
- 1934 - The steamship "RMS Queen Mary" is launched.
- 1941 - Warld War II: Breetish passenger steamer "Avoceta" is torpedoed bi a German U-boat aff the Azores, killin 123 fowk.
- 1944 - Warld War II: Launch o Operation Market Garden.
- 1950 - NATO admits Wast Germany as a member.
- 1950 - Indonesie jyns the Unitit Naitions.
- 1954 - Japanese railwey ferry "Toya Maru" sinks durin a typhoon, killin 1,172 fowk.
- 1960 - Fidel Castro propales Cuba's support for the Soviet Union.
- 1960 - First telly debate atween candidates for Preses o the Unitit States: John F. Kennedy an Richard Nixon.
- 1962 - The Republic o Yemen is declarit.
- 1969 - The Beatles release thair Abbey Road album.
- 1973 - The Concorde aircraft crosses the Atlantic Ocean in record time.
- 1980 - A terrorist attack on the Munich Oktoberfest kills 13 fowk.
- 1984 - The Unitit Kinrick agrees tae the haundower o Hong Kong tae the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae on 1 Julie 1997.
- 1992 - A Nigerie troop transporter crashes shortly efter tak-aff frae Lagos, killin 163 sodgers.
- 1997 - An Airbus A-300 plane crashes in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesie, killin 234 fowk.
- 1997 - A major yirdquauk strikes central Italy.
- 2000 - The Ship "MS Samina" sinks aff Paros in the Aegean Sea, killin 80 fowk.
- 2001 - The Pols leid Wikipaedia is creatit.
- 2002 - An owerloadit ferry capsizes off The Gambie, killin 950 fowk.
- 2006 - Shinzo Abe acomes Prime meenister o Japan.
- 2007 - Yasuo Fukuda acomes Prime meenister o Japan.
- 2009 - Typhoon Ketsana strikes Sooth-East Asie, incluidin Vietnam an the Philippines, killin at least 700 fowk.
- 2014 - 43 male students are kidnapped in Iguala, Mexico.
- 2017 - Scots baund Runrig propales a farewell tour for the simmer o 2018.
- 2017 - It is propaled that the Republic o Ireland is tae hauld a referendum on abortion in 2018.
- 2017 - Saudi Arabie propales an end o the ban on weemen drivin.
- 2019 - New Sooth Wales acomes the last state in Australie tae legalise abortion.
- 2020 - US Preses Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett tae succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Coort o the Unitit States.
- 1849 - Ivan Pavlov, Roushie pheesiologist (d. 1936)
- 1870 - Christian X, Keeng o Denmark an Iceland (d. 1947)
- 1888 - T. S. Eliot, American-Inglis poet (d. 1965)
- 1889 - Martin Heidegger, German filosofer (d. 1976)
- 1897 - Pape Paul VI (d. 1978)
- 1898 - George Gershwin, American componer (d. 1937)
- 1914 - Jack LaLanne, American fitness instructor an actor (d. 2011)
- 1923 - Dev Anand, Indian film producer, director an actor (d. 2011)
- 1927 - Enzo Bearzot, Italian fitbawer an manager (d. 2010)
- 1932 - Donna Douglas, American actress (d. 2015)
- 1932 - Manmohan Singh, umwhile Prime meenister o Indie
- 1945 - Bobby Clark, Scots fitbawer
- 1948 - Dame Olivia Newton-John, Australian sangster an actress
- 1952 - George Wood, Scots fitbawer
- 1956 - Linda Hamilton, American actress
- 1960 - Stephen Kerr, Scots politeecian
- 1963 - Adam Hunter, Scots gowfer (d. 2011)
- 1965 - Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian businessman an politeecian, umwhile Preses o Ukraine
- 1972 - Beto O'Rourke, American politeecian
- 1976 - Michael Ballack, German fitbawer
- 1981 - Serena Williams, American profeesional tennis player an umwhile Warld No. 1.
- 1983 - Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese fitbawer
- 1987 - Kim Yo-jong, North Korean politeecian, sister o Kim Jong-un
- 1290 - Margaret, Maid o Norawa (b. 1283)
- 1820 - Daniel Boone, American pioneer (b. 1734)
- 1868 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (b. 1790)
- 1915 - Keir Hardie, Scots politeecian (b. 1856)
- 1945 - Béla Bartók, Hungarian componer (b. 1881)
- 1973 - Anna Magnani, Italian actress (b. 1908)
- 1978 - Manne Siegbahn, Swadish pheesicist (b. 1886)
- 1989 - Jimmy Delaney, Scots fitbawer (b. 1914)
- 1990 - Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist an jurnalist (b. 1907)
- 2008 - Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)
- 2010 - Gloria Stuart, American actress (b. 1910)
- 2019 - Jacques Chirac, Preses o Fraunce (b. 1932)
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