What happend on 26.09 in history

2005
The shock elimination of favoured to win, Teresa Bergman, on New Zealand Idol.
2002
Five people are shot dead in a botched bank robbery in Norfolk, Nebraska, United States.
2002
Thirty people are killed in a gun attack at a temple in Gandhinagar, India
2001
Star Trek: Enterprise begins airing in the US.
2001
Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) police turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
1997
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
1997
A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234
1996
Nintendo 64 went on sale in the United States.
1991
Biosphere 2 opens.
1988
Ben Johnson is stripped of his gold medal in the 100 m sprint at the Seoul Olympics for failing a drug test.
1984
United Kingdom agrees handover of Hong Kong.
1983
Australia II, the first non-American winner, wins the Americas Cup.
1983
Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.
1981
Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
1973
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
1970
The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
1969
The Beatles album Abbey Road is released in the UK.
1969
The Chicago Seven trial begins.
1962
Premiere of The Beverly Hillbillies on CBS.
1962
Yemen Arab Republic is proclaimed
1961
Bob Dylan makes his public debut.
1960
In Chicago, Illinois, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
1957
Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story opens on Broadway
1950
United Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.
1944
World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
1934
Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
1918
World War I: Battle of Meuse.
1914
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
1907
New Zealand and Newfoundland each becomes a dominion of the British Empire.
1810
A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
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.
1777
British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
1687
The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed after an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who were besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
1580
Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the globe.
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