26th September about

26 september 1988 journey

1988 – Anggana Bunawan’s Birthday!
2006 – Japan elects Shinzo Abe as new Prime Minister of Japan
1997 – Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 56th HR of 1997
1996 – San Francisco Giant Bobby Bond is 2nd player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases
1996 – Space Shuttle STS-79 (Atlantis 17), lands
1995 – “George” magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr
1995 – Earliest 1st-class cricket in Australia season (Qld vs. Western Prov)
1995 – Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
1994 – Estonia government of Laar flees
1993 – 30th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
1993 – Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
1993 – Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
1993 – Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1993 – Seattle’s Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
1992 – Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
1992 – Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die
1992 – Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
1992 – Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
1992 – 1st time a positional player pitches for New York Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
1991 – 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
1990 – Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
1989 – Last Vietnamese soldier leaves Cambodia
1989 – MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
1989 – Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet and U.S. chemical weapons
1988 – Canada’s Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
1988 – New York City’s Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
1988 – Polish Communist Party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
1988 – U.S. space shuttle STS-26 launched
1987 – Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
1986 – RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin’ Hell)
1986 – William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1986 – Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam’s bad dream (erases all of last season)
1985 – Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
1984 – 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1984 – Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
1984 – Britain and China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 – Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
1984 – Phila’s Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd
1984 – President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1983 – Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 – Australia II wins America’s Cup yacht race (1st non-U.S. winner)
1983 – Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
1983 – Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
1983 – Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1983 – St. Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
1982 – “Doll’s Life” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 5 performances
1982 – Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1981 – Houston Astro Nolan Ryan 5th no-hitter beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0
1981 – U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 – Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
1980 – Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending “freedom flotilla”
1980 – Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
1979 – 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1979 – U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 – RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
1978 – NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
1977 – Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
1977 – Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate “Skytrain” service, London to NY
1976 – China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 – Denver’s Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
1976 – Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
1976 – Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
1975 – Phillies and New York Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
1974 – U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 – Concorde flies from Washington D.C. to Paris in 3h 33m
1973 – Turkey’s state of siege ends (after 2 years)
1973 – Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
1972 – American Museum of Immigration dedicated
1972 – Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
1971 – Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
1971 – Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1971 – WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 – Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1969 – Beatles release “Abbey Road” album
1969 – Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
1969 – U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1968 – 1st broadcast of “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS-TV
1968 – Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
1968 – St. Louis Cardinals’ Bob Gibson’s 13th shutout, ends with 1.12 ERA
1968 – Theatre censorship ends in Britain
1967 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Violin concert, premieres in Moscow
1966 – “Staten Island,” 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco bay
1965 – 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1965 – Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
1965 – Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire
1964 – Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
1963 – 1st edition of New York City Review of Books
1962 – Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
1962 – TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS
1962 – Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
1961 – “From the Second City” opens at Royale Theater New York City for 87 performances
1961 – Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth’s record
1960 – 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place (Chicago)
1960 – Longest speech in United Nations history (4 hours, 29 minutes, by Fidel Castro)
1960 – Ted Williams last at bat is his 521st HR (off Jack Fisher)
1959 – Japan hit by typhoon Vera; about 5,000 die
1959 – Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
1959 – San Francisco Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1958 – Columbia (U.S.) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America’s Cup
1958 – U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 – “West Side Story” opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 734 performances
1957 – Bernstein and Sondheim’s musical “West Side Story,” premieres in New York City
1957 – Dag Hammarskjold re-elected Secretary-General of UN
1957 – Musical “West Side Story,” opens on Broadway
1957 – U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
1954 – Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
1954 – KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 – KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 – Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
1954 – Typhoon hits Japan – 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
1954 – WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 – WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 – A’s defeats Yankees 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
1954 – Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd and Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
1953 – Billy Hunter is last St. Louis Browns player to homer in a game
1953 – KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, California (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 – Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
1953 – U.S. and Spain sign defense treaty (4 U.S. bases in Spain)
1952 – Yankees clinch 4th straight and 19th AL pennant, beating A’s 5-2
1951 – Professor Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
1950 – Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
1950 – Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
1950 – Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
1950 – U.N. troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
1948 – Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
1947 – Happy Chandler announces Ford and Gillette to sponsor World Series
1946 – 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
1945 – All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
1944 – British and Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
1944 – Soviet forces occupy Estonia
1941 – Nazi’s slaughter about 34,000 Jews of Kiev
1940 – Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed
1940 – Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
1939 – German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
1938 – Hitler issues ultimatum to Czechoslovakian government, demanding Sudenten Land
1934 – British liner Queen Mary is launched
1933 – Sidney Kingsley’s “Men in White,” premieres in New York City
1931 – Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld
1929 – John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
1927 – St. James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St. New York City
1926 – JB Fagan’s “And So to Bed,” premieres in London
1926 – Shortest double header, Yankees lose 6-1 in 72 minutes and lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yankees had already clinched pennant
1925 – 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill
1925 – Italian sub “Sebastiano Veniero” lost off Sicily with 54 dead
1923 – Stresemann Government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
1921 – Yankee Ruth hits home runs 57 and 58 to beat Indians 8-7
1919 – U.S. President Wilson hit by a heart attack
1918 – Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I
1917 – British assault on Menin-street, France
1916 – Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
1914 – Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
1908 – Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader
1907 – New Zealand declares independence from U.K.
1906 – Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
1904 – Charles Kleins “Music Master,” premieres in New York City
1904 – Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
1904 – GB Shaw’s “How He Lied to Her Husband,” premieres in New York City
1901 – Boer General Botha captures Fort Itala in Natal
1901 – Great Britain annexes Gold Coast (Ghana)
1898 – Victor Herbert/Harry Smith’ musical premieres in New York City
1895 – Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
1892 – 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa’s band (NJ)
1892 – Diamond Match Co patented book matches
1890 – U.S. stops minting $1 and $3 gold coin and 3 cent piece
1887 – Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
1884 – Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
1876 – 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
1874 – 1st Grand International Rifle match held
1861 – 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
1835 – Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di Lammermoor,” premieres in Naples
1831 – Robert Montgomery Bird’s “Gladiator,” premieres in New York City
1824 – Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives
1815 – Russia, Prussia and Austria sign Holy Alliance
1789 – Jefferson appointed 1st Secretary of State; John Jay 1st chief justice;
1786 – England and France sign trade agreement
1777 – British troops occupy Philadelphia during American Revolution
1772 – New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
1771 – Denis Diderot’s “Le Fils Naturel,” premieres in Paris
1733 – France, Spain and Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
1687 – Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks and Venetians
1680 – Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
1655 – Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft. Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
1629 – Sweden and Poland signs Peace of Altmark
1580 – Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England
1404 – Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
1396 – Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders
1371 – Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey