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  • Opis, Babylon (Present-Day Baghdad, Iraq)
    Saturday Sep 26, 0539

    Babylon

    Battle of Opis

    Opis, Babylon (Present-Day Baghdad, Iraq)
    Saturday Sep 26, 0539

    Cyrus invaded Babylon. Nabonidus sent his son Belshazzar to head off the huge Persian army but the Babylonian forces were overwhelmed at the Battle of Opis.




  • Basel, Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Sep 26, 1212

    Holy Roman Empire

    Golden Bull of Sicily

    Basel, Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Sep 26, 1212

    The Kingdom of Bohemia was a significant regional power during the Middle Ages. In 1212, King Ottokar I (bearing the title "king" since 1198) extracted a Golden Bull of Sicily (a formal edict) from the emperor Frederick II, confirming the royal title for Ottokar and his descendants and the Duchy of Bohemia was raised to a kingdom. Bohemian kings would be exempt from all future obligations to the Holy Roman Empire except for participation in the imperial councils. Charles IV set Prague to be the seat of the Holy Roman Emperor.




  • France
    Thursday Sep 26, 1918

    Harry S. Truman

    Meuse-Argonne Offensive

    France
    Thursday Sep 26, 1918

    Truman's unit joined in a massive prearranged assault barrage on September 26, 1918, at the opening of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.




  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 1921

    Anna May Wong

    Wong received her first screen credit for Bits of Life

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 1921

    In 1921, Wong received her first screen credit for Bits of Life, the first anthology film, in which she played the wife of Lon Chaney's character, Toy Ling, in a segment entitled "Hop".




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Sep 26, 1940

    The palace of Westminster England

    One bomb fell into Old Palace Yard

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Sep 26, 1940

    During the Second World War, the Palace of Westminster was hit by bombs on fourteen separate occasions. One bomb fell into Old Palace Yard on 26 September 1940 and severely damaged the south wall of St Stephen's Porch and the west front.




  • Port Moresby, Territory of Papua
    Saturday Sep 26, 1942

    World War II

    Japanese withdrew from Port Moresby

    Port Moresby, Territory of Papua
    Saturday Sep 26, 1942

    With its capacity for aggressive action greatly diminished as a result of the Midway battle, Japan chose to focus on a belated attempt to capture Port Moresby by an overland campaign in the Territory of Papua. Kokoda Track campaign Begun on 21 July 1942, when Japanese forces landed and established beachheads near Gona and Buna on 21 July 1942. The Japanese advanced to within sight of Port Moresby but withdrew on 26 September. They had outrun their supply line and had been ordered to withdraw in consequence of reverses suffered at Guadalcanal.




  • Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem corridor, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 26, 1944

    World War II

    Operation Market Garden

    Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem corridor, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 26, 1944

    An attempt to advance into northern Germany spearheaded by a major airborne operation in the Netherlands failed. Operation Market Garden was a failed military operation fought in the Netherlands from 17 to 25 September 1944.


  • Palestine
    Sunday Sep 26, 1948

    David Ben-Gurion

    David put his argument to the Cabinet to attack Latrun again

    Palestine
    Sunday Sep 26, 1948

    On 26 September, David Ben-Gurion put his argument to the Cabinet to attack Latrun again and conquer the whole or a large part of West Bank.


  • Bezirk Dresden, East Germany (now Saxony, Germany)
    Sunday Sep 26, 1976

    Michael Ballack

    Born

    Bezirk Dresden, East Germany (now Saxony, Germany)
    Sunday Sep 26, 1976

    He was born in Görlitz, a town in Bezirk Dresden, East Germany (now Saxony, Germany), which straddles the Polish border.


  • Abadan, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Saturday Sep 26, 1981

    Iran–Iraq War

    Ending The Iraqi Siege of Abadan

    Abadan, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Saturday Sep 26, 1981

    By late 1981 , Iran returned to the offensive and launched a new operation (Operation Samen-ol-A'emeh (The Eighth Imam)), ending the Iraqi Siege of Abadan on 27–29 September 1981.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 26, 1995

    Bosnian War

    An agreement of further basic principles for a peace accord

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 26, 1995

    Twelve days later, on 26 September, an agreement of further basic principles for a peace accord was reached in New York City between the foreign ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and the FRY.


  • Mountainous terrain, Medan, North Sumatra
    Friday Sep 26, 1997

    Plane Accidents

    Garuda Indonesia Flight 152

    Mountainous terrain, Medan, North Sumatra
    Friday Sep 26, 1997

    Airbus A300B4-220, Garuda Indonesia Flight 152, which departed from Jakarta, Indonesia, and was preparing to land at Medan, North Sumatra, crashed into mountainous terrain, killing 222 passengers and 12 crew members. The causes included turning left instead of right as instructed by the ATC and descending below the assigned altitude of 2,000 feet due to pilot error.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Monday Sep 26, 2005

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    The Spanish High Court Sentenced Abu Dahdah

    Madrid, Spain
    Monday Sep 26, 2005

    On September 26, 2005, the Spanish high court sentenced Abu Dahdah to 27 years in prison for conspiracy on the 9/11 attacks and being a member of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. At the same time, another 17 al-Qaeda members were sentenced to penalties of between six and eleven years.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 26, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Washington Mutual went bankrupt after a bank run

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 26, 2008

    September 26, 2008: Washington Mutual went bankrupt after a bank run.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 26, 2009

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook opened to everyone at Least 13 years old

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 26, 2009

    On September 26, 2006, Facebook opened to everyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

    Justin Trudeau

    Trudeau would launch his leadership bid the following week

    Canada
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

    On September 26, 2012, multiple media outlets started reporting that Trudeau would launch his leadership bid the following week.


  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 2016

    Donald Trump

    First Presidential debate (2016)

    Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 2016

    On September 26, 2016, Trump and Clinton faced off in their first presidential debate, which was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.


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