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What are the important events that happened on September 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 26: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 26 is the 270th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 13, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,580,800 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 124 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,375 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 26 Historical Events

  • 1783
    The first battle of Shays’ Rebellion begins.
  • 1792
    Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 1872
    The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
  • 1914
    The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
  • 1950
    Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.

Who were born on September 26?

  • 1774
    Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (d. 1845)
  • 1792
    William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)
  • 1888
    J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964)
  • 1932
    Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident
  • 1958
    Darby Crash, American singer (The Germs) (d. 1980)

Who died on September 26?

  • 1951
    Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  • 1959
    Sir Leslie Morshead, Australian soldier (b. 1889)
  • 1973
    Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)
  • 1984
    Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1989
    Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer and composer (b. 1920)

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