September 26 events in history

715 Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne
1087 William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100
1212 Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty
1345 Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns
1371 Serbian–Turkish wars: The forces of the Ottoman sultan Murad I's lieutenant Lala Şahin Pasha and the Serbian army under the command of Vukašin Mrnjavčević and Jovan Uglješa clash at the Battle of Maritsa
1493 Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Catholic Monarchs, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera
1580 Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth
1687 The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens
1687 The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution
1777 American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia
1786 Protestors shut down the court in Springfield, Massachusetts in a military standoff that begins Shays' Rebellion
1789 Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General
1792 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France
1810 A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne
1872 The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City
1907 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire
1908 The Norwegian football club SK Brann was founded
1910 Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and exiled
1914 The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act
1917 World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins
1918 World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins
1923 Gustav Stresemann resumes the Weimar Republic's payment of reparations
1933 As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don’t shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents
1933 Ten convicts escape from the Indiana State Prison with guns smuggled into the prison by bank robber John Dillinger
1934 Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched
1942 The Holocaust: August Frank, a higher official of the SS concentration camp administration department, issues a memorandum containing a great deal of operational detail in how Jews should be "evacuated"
1944 World War II: Operation Market Garden fails
1944 World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting
1950 United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces
1950 Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations
1954 Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172
1959 Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless
1960 In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy
1960 Fidel Castro announces Cuba's support for the U.S.S.R
1969 Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released
1970 The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (709.92 km2)
1971 The Freetown Christiania was founded
1973 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time
1980 At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people died and 211 were injured
1981 Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter
1983 Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike
1984 The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
1997 A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234
1997 An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse
2000 Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits
2000 The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers
2002 The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Le Joola capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000
2008 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel
2009 Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities