September 26: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


Happy Birthday! (September 26, 1897)
Pope Paul VI. photo source:


(September 26, 1959)
Typhoon Vera, the most powerful typhoon ever to hit Japan, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and displacing over 1.6 million more. photo source:

(September 26, 1960)
This day in 1960, the first of a series of historic television debates between US presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon (seen by around 85 to 120 million viewers) was broadcast. photo source:

(September 26, 1984)
The United Kingdom and China agree on a 1997 deadline for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong. photo source:

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