26th September

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2002 Senagalese Ferry capsizes A Senagalese Ferry capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000 people.
1997 Earthquakes in Italy kill 10 Two earthquakes measuring approximately 5.6 on the Richter scale hit central Italy killing 10 and damaging many buildings.
1983 America defeated in the Americas Cup The Australians defeat the Americans in the Americas Cup ending 132 successive years of American wins.
1973 Concorde sets transatlantic record Concorde makes a record non-stop flight from Washington to Paris.
1969 Beatles release the album Abbey Road The Beatles release the album "Abbey Road".
1898 George Gershwin is born George Gershwin is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1897 Pope Paul VI is born Pope Paul VI is born in Concesio, Italy.
1888 Thomas Stearns Eliot is born Poet Thomas Stearns Eliot is born in St Louis, Missouri
1580 World circumnavigated Sir Francis Drake returns to Plymouth in the Golden Hind having circumnavigated the world.

 

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On This Day - 26th September