This Day in History – September 26

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This Day in History - September 26

Do you know that September 26 is celebrated as European Day of Languages? This day is essentially celebrated to promote awareness about the importance of language learning as well as protecting the heritage of European languages. Certain other major events took place on September 26. To know more about these important events of September 26, read through the blog. 

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on September 26

  • 1905 – Third Annus Mirabilis paper by Albert Einstein published
    Third of Annus Mirabilis papers by Albert Einstein was published that introduced the special theory of relativity.
  • 1914 – United States Federal Trade Commission established
    The United States Federal Trade Commission was established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
  • 1917 – Battle of Polygon Wood
    The Battle of Polygon Wood began in 1917
  • 1918 – World War I
    The Meuse Argonne Offensive began which lasted until the complete surrender of German forces.
  • 1934 – RMS Queen Mary Launched
    On September 26, the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary was launched
  • 1980 – Oktoberfest Terror Attack
    13 people died and 211 were injured in the Oktoberfest Terror Attack in Munich.
  • 1983 – Australia II Won the America’s Cup
    Australia II won the America’s Cup which marked the end of New York Yacht Club’s 132 year domination.
  • 1984 – Transfer of Sovereignty over Hong Kong
    The UK and China decided to transfer sovereignty over Hong Kong which was to take place in 1997.
  • 2008 – Yves Rosy, 1st person to fly a jet engine powered wing
    Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rosy became the 1st person to fly a jet engine powered wing across the English Channel
Credits : TED
  • 2009 – Typhoon Ketsana 
    Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand were hit by Typhoon Ketsana that caused around 700 fatalities.
Credits : French 24

Famous Birthdays

1888 – T S Eliot
T S Eliot was a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor.

1923 – Dev Anand
Dev Anand was an Indian film actor, writer, director, and producer. He was known for his commendable contributions to Hindi cinema, through a career that spanned over six decades.

1932 – Manmohan Singh
Dr. Manhmohan Singh is an Indian economist, academic, and politician. He served as the 13th prime minister of India from 2004 to 2014.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history, September 26. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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