26 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), 1774
  • Ivan Pavlov, 1849
  • T. S. Eliot, 1888
  • Pope Paul VI, 1897
  • George Gershwin, 1898
  • Jack LaLanne, 1914
  • Marty Robbins, 1925
  • Julie London, 1926
  • Patrick O'Neal, 1927
  • Bryan Ferry, 1945
  • Olivia Newton-John, 1948
  • Serena Williams, 1981

Died On This Day:

  • Daniel Boone, 1820
  • Levi Strauss, 1902
  • Bessie Smith killed, 1937
  • Bela Bartok, 1945
  • Hugh Lofting, 1947
  • George Santayana, 1952
  • Helen Kane, 1966
  • Anna Magnani, 1973
  • Alberto Moravia, 1990
  • Richard Mulligan, 2000
  • Robert Palmer, 2003
  • Paul Newman, 2008
  • Arthur Penn, 2010
  • Jacques Chirac, 2019

Today's Events:

  • 1580 - Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind returns to England after circumnavigating globe.
  • 1777 - British capture Philadelphia.
  • 1789 - George Washington appoints first U.S. Attorney General-Edmund Jennings Randolph.
  • 1815 - Emperors of Prussia and Austria form Holy Alliance.
  • 1871 - Process for making cement patented by inventor David Oliver Saylor of Allentown, PA.
  • 1887 - Gramophone patented by Emile Berliner in Washington D.C.
  • 1934 - Cunard Line's luxury liner Queen Mary launched.
  • 1955 - Extinction of Euler's Flycatcher; last two surviving birds killed in hurricane in Jamaica.
  • 1957 - 'West Side Story' premieres in New York.
  • 1959 - Typhoon Vera hits Japan near Honshu; 4,466 die.
  • 1960 - First presidential candidate television debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
  • 1968 - Theatre censorship ends in Britain; the US musical Hair opens tomorrow with nude characters.
  • 1971 - Hirohito becomes first Japanese emperor to travel outside own country; meets President Nixon in Alaska.
  • 1983 - Longest winning streak in sports history broken; America's Cup lost to Australian yachtsmen.
  • 1985 - Shamu, first killer whale born in captivity to survive, born at Sea World, Orlando Florida.
  • 2008 - Washington Mutual files for bankruptcy.
  • 2008 - Swiss pilot Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly solo across English Channel strapped to a single jet-propelled wing.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Cornelius
  • Cyprian and Justina
  • the Martyrs of North America
  • Colman
  • Nilus of Rossano

Holiday:

  • Dominion Day New Zealand (1907)
  • Independence Day in Yemen Arab Republic

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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