September 26: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 26, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 269th day of the Gregorian calendar is September 26th. The Parthenon in Athens was partially damaged during the Morean War, while British troops captured Philadelphia during the American Revolution. The Concorde set a new record by flying nonstop across the Atlantic.

The 26th of September falls under the sign of Libra. Winnie Mandela, Serena Williams, and Lilly Singh all have famous birthdays. It’s National Family Day today.


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:

(September 26, 2019)
Jacques Chirac, a French politician who served as president of France from 1995 to 2007, passed away at the age of 86.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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