26 September

26 September

September 26 is the 269th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 96 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 26th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 26th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Johnny Appleseed Day
  • National Love Note Day
  • Lumberjack Day
  • World Contraception Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 26

1959: Typhoon Vera hits Japan

The category five typhoon is thought to be the strongest typhoon to impact the island country in recorded history. The resulting rain, landslides, and damage caused the deaths of about 5000 people in Japan.

1917: Battle of Polygon Wood begins

Fought during World War I between the British and Australian troops and German army near Ypres in Belgium, the battle ended in an Allied victory.

1914: Establishment of Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an independent government agency in the US, responsible for consumer and market protection was established by the Federal Trade Commission Act on this day.

1810: Swedish Act of Succession is passed

The Swedish Act of Succession, also known as the 1810 Act of Succession was adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates. This act is part of the Swedish Constitution and regulates the succession of the Swedish Royal family.

1786: Protestors shut down the court in Springfield, Massachusetts starting the Shay’s Rebellion

Named after the rebellion’s leader Daniel Shays, the revolt began as a response to an economic crisis where people who owed debt were imprisoned. After a bloody conflict, the Shaysites were crushed by the government. This was the first armed internal conflict in post-revolutionary America.

1954: The Tōya Maru (洞爺丸) was a Japanese train ferry which sank in a Typhoon on 26 September 1954 and 1154 people died.

The Tōya Maru (洞爺丸) was a Japanese train ferry which sank in a Typhoon on 26 September 1954 and 1154 people died.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 26

1981: Serena Williams, American tennis player

1943: Ian Chappell, Australian cricketer

1897: Pope Paul VI

1889: Martin Heidegger, German philosopher

1888: T. S. Eliot, American/English publisher, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 26

2008: Paul Newman, American actor, director, race car driver, businessman, co-founded Newman’s Own

2003: Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter, guitarist

1959: Leslie Morshead, Australian soldier, businessman, educator

1945: Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist, composer

1820: Daniel Boone, American explorer


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