Today in History - September 26

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1328        Sep 26, Taqi ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah (b.1263), a Sunni Islamic scholar born in Harran, located in what is now Turkey, died. He lived in Damascus during the troubled times of the Mongol invasions. As a member of the school founded by Ibn Hanbal, he sought the return of Islam to its sources: the Qur'an and the Sunnah. He had adopted the notion of takfir, denouncing as apostates Muslims whom he deemed wayward, a crime punishable by death.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Taymiyyah)(Econ, 7/14/07, p.30)(Econ, 7/25/15, p.69) (http://tinyurl.com/pfxhrq3)

1342        Sep 26, John I, ruler of Poland, died.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1396        Sep 26, Sultan Bajezid I beheaded several hundred crusaders.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1580        Sep 26, Francis Drake returned to Plymouth, England, at the end of his voyage to circumvent the globe. Drake was knighted and awarded a prize of 10 thousand pounds. His crew of 63 split a purse of 8 thousand pounds.
    (TL-MB, p.23)(HN, 9/26/99)(ON, 7/03, p.8)

1669        Sep 26, The island of Crete fell to the Ottoman Turks after 465 years as a colony of Venice.
    (WSJ, 7/21/08, p.A11)

1687        Sep 26, The Venetian army attacked the Acropolis in Athens while trying to eject Turks. Marauding Venetians sent a mortar through a gable window of the Parthenon and ignited a Turkish store of gunpowder. This damaged the northern colonnade of the Parthenon. The Parthenon was destroyed in the war between Turks and Venetians.
    (SFEC, 6/6/99, p.A26)(MC, 9/26/01)

1729        Sep 26, Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher, critic, Bible translator, was born. [see Sep 6]
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1763        Sep 26, English poet John Byrom (b.1692) died. The words "Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee" made their first appearance in print in "one of the most celebrated and most frequently quoted epigrams," satirizing the disagreements between George Frideric Handel and Giovanni Battista Bononcini, written by John Byrom. A nursery rhyme published in 1805 included the characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee as did Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" (1871).  
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tweedledum_and_Tweedledee)

1772        Sep 26, New Jersey passed a bill requiring a license to practice medicine.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1774        Sep 26, John Chapman (d.1845), later known as Johnny Appleseed, was born in Massachusetts.  A pioneer agriculturalist of early America, Chapman began his trek in 1797, collecting apple seedlings from western Pennsylvania and establishing apple nurseries around the early American frontier. Chapman was a Swedenborgian missionary, a land speculator and an eccentric dresser (he hated shoes and seldom wore them. He planted orchards across western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana from seed.
    (www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=94)(T&L, 10/1980, p.42)(ON, 4/09, p.10)

1777        Sep 26, The British army launched a major offensive during the American Revolution, capturing Philadelphia. [see Sep 25]
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_campaign)(AP, 9/26/97)   

1783        Sep 26, Jane Taylor, children's writer, was born. She was best known as the author of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1786        Sep 26, France and Britain signed a trade agreement in London.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1789        Sep 26, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State; John Jay the first chief justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood the first Postmaster-General; and Edmund Jennings Randolph the first Attorney General.
    (AP, 9/26/97)

1791        Sep 26, J.L.A. Theodore Gericault, French painter, was born.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1815        Sep 26, Russia, Prussia and Austria signed a Holy Alliance. "Justice, charity and peace" were to be the precepts that guided the Holy Alliance as envisioned by Czar Alexander I of Russia. The alliance of Russia, Austria and Prussia was formed after the downfall of Napoleon and later all European rulers signed the agreement except the prince regent of Great Britain, the pope and the sultan of Turkey. With no specific aims beyond mutual assistance, the provisions of the Holy Alliance were so vague that it had little effect on European diplomacy. Metternich quietly replaced the entire alliance by the purely political alliance of 20 November, 1815, between Austria, Prussia, Russia and England.
    (www.newadvent.org/cathen/07398a.htm)(HNQ, 7/7/98)

1820        Sep 26, The legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone died quietly at the Defiance, Mo., home of his son Nathan, at age 85.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1826        Sep 26, The Persian cavalry was routed by the Russians at the Battle of Ganja in the Russian Caucasus.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1835        Sep 26, Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor," premiered in Naples.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1864        Sep 26, General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men assaulted a Federal garrison near Pulaski, Tennessee.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1887        Sep 26, Barnes Wallis, British aeronautical engineer, was born. He invented the "Bouncing Bombs" that destroyed German dams during World War II.
    (HN, 9/26/99)
     
1888        Sep 26, T.S. Eliot (d.1976), American-Anglo poet, critic, and dramatist, was born. His poetry included "The Waste Land" and "Ash Wednesday." "Those who say they give the public what it wants begin by underestimating public taste and end by debauching it."
    (AP, 3/28/99)(HN, 9/26/99)

1889        Sep 26, Martin Heidegger, existentialist philosopher and writer, was born in Germany. He wrote "Being and Time," and criticized the tyranny of modern technology over man.
    (WUD, 1994, p.657)(WSJ, 8/28/97, p.A12)(MC, 9/26/01)

1891        Sep 26, Charles Munch (d.1968), Alsatian conductor (French Legion D'Honeur), was born in Strasbourg.
    (WUD, 1994 p.941)(MC, 9/26/01)

1892        Sep 26, John Philip Sousa and his newly formed band performed publicly for the first time, at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, N.J.
    (AP, 9/26/07)
1892        Sep 26, The Diamond Match Co. patented book matches. [see Sep 27]
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1897        Sep 26, Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini), the 262nd pope of the Roman Catholic Church, was born.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1898        Sep 26, George Gershwin, American composer, was born as Jacob Gershvin in Brooklyn, N.Y. He wrote many popular songs for musicals, along with his brother Ira, and is best known for "I Got Rhythm" and "Rhapsody in Blue." His work included "An American in Paris." As Gershwin was putting together his famous "Rhapsody in Blue" in 1924, jazz was gaining widespread popularity. But Gershwin sought to do something new: "Jazz, they said, had to be in strict time. It had to cling to dance rhythms. I resolved to kill that misconception with one sturdy blow." Audiences loved it. He and his brother Ira collaborated in 1934 to create "Porgy and Bess," an opera that explored African-American culture. Many of its songs have become ingrained in American popular culture. Just a few years later, when he was only 38, Gershwin died of a brain tumor.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, DB p.37)(AP, 9/26/98)(HNPD, 9/26/99)

1901        Sep 26, Leon Czolgosz, who murdered President William McKinley, was sentenced to death.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1902        Sep 26, Umberto "Albert" Anastasia, US gangster (fond of being shaved), was born.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1904        Sep 26, GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1904        Sep 26, Lafcadio Hearn (b.1850), Greece-born, Irish-American travel writer, died in Japan. He moved to Japan in 1890 and is especially well-known for his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as “Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things" (1904). In 2009 Christopher Benfey edited “Lafcadio Hearn: American Writings."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafcadio_Hearn)

1907        Sep 26, Anthony F. Blunt, British historian and spy for USSR, was born.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1907        Sep 26, New Zealand went from being a colony to a dominion within the British Empire.
    (AP, 9/26/07)

1908        Sep 26, An ad for the Edison Phonograph appeared in "The Saturday Evening Post". The phonograph offered buyers free records by both the Democratic and Republican US presidential candidates.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1913        Sep 26, Ernst Schnabel, German sailor and dramatist (Anne Frank), was born.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1913        Sep 26, The first boat was raised in the locks of the Panama Canal.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1914        Sep 26, Jack LaLanne, fitness guru, was born.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1914        Sep 26, The Federal Trade Commission was established to regulate interstate commerce and foster competition by preventing monopolies in business.
    (AP, 9/26/97)(HN, 9/26/99)

1916        Sep 26, A Bishop spoke against Catholics joining trade unions
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1918        Sep 26, The Meuse-Argonne offensive against the Germans began during World War I.
    (AP, 9/26/08)
1918        Sep 26, German Ace Ernst Udet shot down two Allied planes, bringing his total for the war up to 62.
    (HN, 9/26/00)

1922        Sep 26, Thomas Watson (b.1856) Populist Georgia state politician, attorney, newspaper editor, died in Washington, DC.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_E._Watson)(Econ, 12/7/13, p.34)

1923        Sep 26, Sir Aubrey Herbert (b.1880), Englishman, died. He worked for Albania’s independence and was twice offered the throne of Albania. He authored the WW 1 journal “Mons, Anzac & Kut."
    (www.ku.edu/carrie/texts/world_war_I/Mons/mons.htm)(Econ, 12/18/04, p.16)

1925        Sep 26, The Italian submarine "Sebastiano Veniero" was lost off Sicily with 54 dead.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1930        Sep 26, Fritz Wunderlich, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), was born in Kusel, Germany.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1934        Sep 26, The British liner Queen Mary was launched. [see May 27, 1936]
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1937        Sep 26, Bessie Smith, known as the ‘Empress of the Blues,’ died in a car crash on Highway 61 near Clarksdale, Mississippi.
    (HN, 9/26/00)(HT, 5/97, p.40)

1938        Sep 26, Hitler issued his ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudetenland.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1940        Sep 26, During the London Blitz, the underground Cabinet War Room suffered a hit when a bomb exploded on the Clive Steps.
    (HN, 9/26/99)
1940        Sep 26, W.H. Davies (b.1871), a Welsh poet, died in England. He had lived the life of a hobo in America and authored “Autobiography of a Supertramp" (1908).
    (Econ, 8/31/13, p.14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._H._Davies)
1940        Sep 26, Japanese troops attacked French Indochina (Vietnam).
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1941        Sep 26, The U.S. Army established the Military Police Corps.
    (HN, 9/26/01)

1943        Sep 26, The Germans placed an extortion on the Jews of Rome with an order to produce 50 kg of gold within 2 days or face massive deportations. Pope Pius XII offered to loan the Jewish community 15 kg of gold with interest and with repayment due within 4 years after the war. Rome’s Jews and citizens came up with sufficient gold to make the Pope’s offer needless.
    (WSJ, 5/8/97, p.A23)

1945        Sep 26, Bryan Ferry, singer in group Roxy Music and solo, was born.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1945        Sep 26, Bela Bartok (b.1881), Hungarian pianist and composer, died at age 64.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9la_Bart%C3%B3k)

1948        Sep 26, Olivia Newton-John singer and actress, was born. (You're the One that I Want, If Not for You, Let Me Be There, I Honestly Love You, Have You Never Been Mellow, Please Mr. Please, Physical, Magic; actress: Grease, Xanadu, Two of a Kind).
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1949        Sep 26, Jane Smiley, novelist, was born. Her work included "A Thousand Acres, Moo."
    (HN, 9/26/00)

1950        Sep 26, The California state legislature passed a bill requiring state employees to sign a loyalty oath.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.F2)
1950        Sep 26, General Douglas MacArthur's American X Corps, fresh from the Inchon landing, linked up with the U.S. Eighth Army after its breakout from the Pusan Perimeter. United Nations troops recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul from the North Koreans. [see Sep 27]
    (AP, 9/26/97)(HN, 9/26/99)
1950        Sep 26, Because of forest fire in British Columbia a blue moon appeared in England.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1950        Sep 26, Indonesia was admitted to the UN.
    (www.gimonca.com/sejarah/sejarah09.shtml)

1951        Sep 26, Prof. Youngblood demonstrated an artificial heart in Paris.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1952        Sep 26, George Santayana (88), US philosopher and poet (Last Puritan), died in Italy. He was a student and professor at Harvard but left the US in 1912. His work includes: "The Life of Reason" and "Realms of Being;" a novel "The Last Puritan;" and autobiography "Persons and Places." In 2000 Irving Singer authored "George Santayana: Literary Philosopher."
    (WSJ, 11/7/00, p.A24)(AP, 9/26/06)

1953        Sep 26, US and Spain signed a defense treaty with 4 US bases to be set in Spain.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1953        Sep 26, Polish government fired and imprisoned Cardinal Wyszynski.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1954        Sep 26, Ronald Reagan made his 1st appearance as host of the "General Electric Theater," and continued on for 8 years.
    (SSFC, 6/6/04, A14)
1954        Sep 26, A typhoon hit Japan. 5 ferryboats sank killing about 1,600. The Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sank in the Strait of Tsugaru and 1172 died.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1955        Sep 26, The New York Stock Exchange suffered $44 million loss, the heaviest one-day loss since 1929 following word that Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower had suffered a heart attack.
    (AP, 9/26/03)

1956        Sep 26, Linda Hamilton actress, was born. (Terminator series, Beauty and the Beast, Children of the Corn).
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1956        Sep 26, Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), died at 78.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1957        Sep 26, The musical "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins opened on Broadway and ran for 732 performances. The loose adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" produced several hit songs, including "Maria" and "Tonight". The story was by Arthur Laurents.
    (AP, 9/26/97)(www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=2639)
1957        Sep 26, Dag Hammarskjold was re-elected secretary-general of UN.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1959        Sep 26, Vera, Japan, was hit by a typhoon; about 5,000 died. [see Sep 17,27]
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1960        Sep 26, Ted Williams hit his 521st HR off Jack Fisher for his last time at bat.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1960        Sep 26, The first televised debate between presidential candidates Vice Pres. Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago. Diplomat Henry Cabot Lodge was Nixon’s vice-presidential nominee.
    (SFEM, 4/28/96, p.12)(SFC, 5/7/96, p.A-6)(AP, 9/26/97)
1960        Sep 26, Fidel Castro made the longest speech in UN history, 4 hrs, 29 mins.
    (WSJ, 8/5/06, p.A9)

1961        Sep 26, Roger Maris hit HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record.
    (MC, 9/26/01)
1961        Sep 26, Nineteen-year-old Bob Dylan made his New York singing debut at Gerde’s Folk City. [see April 11, Sep 11]
    (HN, 9/26/00)

1962        Sep 26, The cult film "Carnival of Souls" premiered in Lawrence, Kan., where parts of it had been filmed.
    (AP, 9/26/02)
1962        Sep 26, TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premiered on CBS. The Beverly Hillbillies, produced by Paul Henning (1912-2005), became the top ranking network show on television for two seasons with rankings of 36 and 39.1%. The show ran to 1971.
    (WSJ, 4/24/95, p.R-5)(WSJ, 5/26/98, p.B1)(SFC, 3/26/05, p.B5)
1962        Sep 26, In North Yemen a group of military officers led by Col. Adbullah al-Sallal and supported by Egypt overthrew the Imam and established a republic. Zaydi Imam al-Badr had been in power for only a week having succeeded his father who had presided over a feudal kingdom where 80 per cent of the population lived as peasants and which was controlled through bribery, an arbitrary and coercive tax system and a policy of divide and rule. The Zaydis had founded a dynasty known as the imamate in northern Yemen that ruled for some 1,000 years. This coup was led by Colonel Abdullah al-Sallal and a pro-Nasser, Arab nationalist group within the Yemeni military, which proclaimed the Yemen Arab Republic.   
    (http://markcurtis.wordpress.com/2007/02/13/the-covert-war-in-yemen-1962-70/)(AP, 10/4/14)

1963        Sep 26, Lee Harvey Oswald traveled on a Continental Trailways bus to Mexico.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1964        Sep 26, "Gilligan’s Island," a TV tale of 7 castaways, began its 98-show run on CBS.  The show was created by Sherwood Schwartz (1916-2011).
    (SFC, 5/5/03, p.B4)(SFC, 7/13/11, p.C4)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilligan%27s_Island)

1965        Sep 26, Queen Elizabeth decorated the Beatles with the Order of the British Empire.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1967        Sep 26, Hanoi rejected a U.S. peace proposal.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1968        Sep 26, Hawaii Five-O premiered on CBS TV and continued to 1980. It starred Jack Lord (d.1998 at 77) and was the longest running police show in TV history. Its theme song was "Walk Don’t Run" by the Ventures. Lord (born as John Joseph Patrick Ryan) was a painter off TV and his canvasses sold privately for top dollar.
    (SFC, 7/11/96, p.D4)(SFC, 1/22/98, p.D3)
1968        Sep 26, In Portugal Prof. Marcello Caetano replaced Antonio Salazar as Prime Minister.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1687)

1969        Sep 26, The family comedy series "The Brady Bunch" premiered on ABC-TV and continued to 1974. The show was created by Sherwood Schwartz (1916-2011). Ann B. Davis (1926-2014) played housekeeper Alice Nelson.
    (AP, 9/26/99)(SFC, 7/13/11, p.C4)(SFC, 6/2/14, p.C3)
1969        Sep 26, The Beatles last album, "Abbey Road," was released in the United Kingdom. The last hit LP for the "fab four" zoomed quickly to the #1 spot on the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks.
    (www.johnlennon.com/html/history.aspx)(HN, 9/26/99)(Beat. For., 1995, p. 58)

1972        Sep 26, Richard M. Nixon met with Emperor Hirohito in Anchorage, Alaska, the first-ever meeting of a U.S. President and a Japanese Monarch.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1973        Sep 26, The US federal Rehabilitation Act with Section 504 was passed concerning nondiscrimination and affirmative action. It took effect in May 1977.
    (www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/Documents/ycr/REHABACT.HTM)
1973        Sep 26, Concorde flew from Washington DC to Paris in 3hr. 33m.
    (www.concordesst.com/02.html)
1973        Sep 26, Anna Magnani (b.1908), Academy Award winning Italian actress, died in Rome.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Magnani)

1974        Sep 26, The NYT published a front page article on the impact of the chlorofluorocarbon, used in aerosols, on the ozone.
    (www.ciesin.org/docs/011-464/011-464.html)

1975        Sep 26, Herman G. Fisher (b.1898), co-founder of the Fisher-Price toy company (1930), died. In 1930 he got together with Irving Price and Helen Schelle to establish a toy company under the name of Fisher-Price.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Fisher)

1977        Sep 26, Sir Freddie Laker began his cut-rate "Skytrain" service from London to NY. Laker airways collapsed into bankruptcy in 1982.
    (SSFC, 2/12/06, p.B8)(www.cnn.com/almanac/9709/26/)
1977        Sep 26, Israel announced a cease-fire on Lebanese border.
    (HN, 9/26/99)

1978        Sep 26, NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley ruled that women sportswriters cannot be banned from NYC sports locker rooms.
    (http://openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/1978-9/1978-09-27-CBS-17.html)
1978        Sep 26, British unions, fed up with wage restraints, launched their “winter of discontent," to the humiliation of James Callaghan’s government.
    (http://web.onetel.net.uk/~davewalton/archive/local/winterofdiscontent.html)(SSFC, 3/27/05, p.A21)(Econ, 9/15/07, p.69)

1979        Sep 26, The body of a young woman was found in Blackie’s Pasture in Tiburon, Ca., She had been stabbed over 40 times with an ice pick and burned. In 2007 DNA evidence identified her as Tammy Vincent (17). She had testified this year against several people arrested during a raid in SeaTac, Wash., of 2 establishments believed to be prostitution fronts.
    (SFC, 10/2/07, p.B2)

1980        Sep 26, "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, was released in the US.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0080634/releaseinfo)
1980        Sep 26, The Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor, ending the freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April. By this time the danzon, "Cuba’s national dance," had all but disappeared.
    (AP, 9/26/97)(SFC, 12/13/97, p.A14)
1980        Sep 26, A bomb attack at the Oktoberfest in Munich killed 13 people.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest)

1981        Sep 26, The twin-engine Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, Wash.
    (AP, 9/26/97)

1983        Sep 26, The Liberty of the New York Yacht Club lost the America Cup to the Australia II, owned by businessman Alan Bond. In 1851 the Schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America’s Cup. For 132 years the New York Yacht Club had defeated all challengers to retain the prestigious America’s Cup, the record for the longest winning streak in sports history.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_America%27s_Cup)(AP, 8/22/97)(SFEC, 10/1/00, p.T4)
1983        Sep 26, The Soviet Union's early warning system wrongly signaled the launch of a US Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile. Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov (44), in charge of the system, decided the alarm was false and did not launch a retaliatory strike. Because of military secrecy and international policy, Petrov's actions were kept secret until 1998. In 2004 the San-Francisco-based Association of World Citizens presented Petrov a World Citizen Award.
    (AP, 5/22/04)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov)
1983        Sep 26, Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov were saved by their escape system when the rocket that was to carry their Soyuz T-10-1 mission into space caught fire on the launchpad.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_disaster)

1985        Sep 26, Shamu, the killer whale, was born in Orlando, Florida. She was the first killer whale born in captivity to survive.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamu)

1986        Sep 26, William Hubbs Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as its 103rd member. Rehnquist would serve as Chief Justice until September 3, 2005 when he died from thyroid cancer.
    (AP, 9/26/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Rehnquist#Declining_health_and_death)

1987        Sep 26, In his Saturday radio address, President Reagan said he was reluctantly signing legislation restoring the automatic deficit-reducing provisions of the Gramm-Rudman Act.
    (AP, 9/26/97)
1987        Sep 26, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuted on TV.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0094030/)

1988        Sep 26, In a farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Reagan saw "a moment for hope" for peace in the world, citing a new U.S.-Soviet treaty to sharply reduce nuclear arms due during the following year.
    (AP, 9/26/98)

1989        Sep 26, In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze accepted President Bush's call for deep cuts in US and Soviet chemical weapon stockpiles. Shevardnadze called for the total destruction of Soviet and US chemical weapons.
    (AP, 9/26/99)(www.fas.org/nuke/control/bwc/chron.htm)
1989        Sep 26, The last Vietnamese soldiers left Cambodia. Vietnam withdrew the last of 26,000 troops.
    (SFC, 6/14/97, p.A15)(PC, 1992 ed, p.1113)

1990        Sep 26, The Motion Picture Association of America announced it had created a new rating, "NC-17," designed to bar moviegoers under the age of 17 from certain films without the commercial stigma of the old "X" rating.
    (AP, 9/26/00)
1990        Sep 26, Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), died at 82.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1991        Sep 26, AIDS patient Kimberly Bergalis pleaded with Congress to enact mandatory AIDS testing for health care workers.
    (AP, 9/26/01)
1991        Sep 26, In Oracle, Arizona, 4 men and 4 women began a two-year self-sufficiency stay inside a $150 million, sealed-off structure on 3.15 acres known as Biosphere 2.
    (AP, 9/26/97)(Wired, 2/98, p.172)(SSFC, 2/20/05, p.F5)

1992        Sep 26, A Nigerian military transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 163 people aboard.
    (AP, 9/26/97)
1992        Sep 26, South African President F.W. de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela held their first meeting in three months, during which they agreed on the urgent need for an interim government.
    (AP, 9/26/97)

1993        Sep 26, Eight people emerged from the glass dome of Biosphere Two in the Arizona desert after being sealed inside for two years in an experiment dogged by setbacks and controversy. In 2006 Jane Poynter, one of the participants, authored “The Human Experiment, Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2."
    (SFC, 11/25/96, p.A3)(AP, 9/26/98)(SFC, 10/10/06, p.C2)

1994        Sep 26, Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, President Clinton announced he had lifted most U.S. sanctions against Haiti and urged other nations to follow suit.
    (AP, 9/26/99)
1994        Sep 26, US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell declared health care reform dead for the session.
    (AP, 9/26/99)
1994        Sep 26, Jury selection began in Los Angeles for the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.
    (AP, 9/26/99)

1995        Sep 26, The prosecution began its closing argument in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.
    (AP, 9/26/00)
1995        Sep 26, Bosnia’s warring factions agreed on guidelines for elections and a future government.
    (AP, 9/26/00)
1995        Sep 26, A bond trader at Japan’s Daiwa Bank was charged with doctoring records to hide $1.1 billion in losses.
    (AP, 9/26/00)

1996        Sep 26, President Clinton signed a bill ensuring two-day hospital stays for new mothers and their babies.
    (AP, 9/26/97)
1996        Sep 26, ValuJet received federal permission to fly again three months after it was grounded following a deadly crash.
    (AP, 9/26/97)
1996        Sep 26, Richard Allen Davis, the killer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, was formally sentenced to death in San Jose, Calif. It was his criminal record which resulted in California's "Three strike law" for repeat offenders. He is currently on death row in San Quentin State Prison, California.
    (AP, 9/26/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allen_Davis)
1996        Sep 26, Astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to Earth in the shuttle Atlantis after 188 days aboard the Russian Mir space station, the longest time for any American man or woman.
    (SFC, 9/26/96, p.A20)(AP, 9/26/97)   
1996        Sep 26, Patricia Billings, amateur sculptor and med tech, demonstrated her fire-proof material GeoBond. It was made of gypsum, cement, and a secret off-the-shelf ingredient that in combination would not burn even under flames over 2,000 degrees.
    (WSJ, 9/26/96, p.A1)
1996        Sep 26, The New England Journal of Medicine reported new research that would provide a simple test for mad cow disease based on a protein specific to the disease.
    (SFC, 9/26/96, p.A11)
1996        Sep 26, A total lunar eclipse, the last before the year 2000, was scheduled.
    (SFC, 9/24/96, p.A18)
1996        Sep 26, The US announced the return to Haiti of documents confiscated 2 years ago from the Haitian army and pro-military party.
    (SFC, 9/27/96, p.A13)
1996        Sep 26, Former Pres. Najibullah (1986-1990) and his brother, former security chief Shahpur Ahmedzi, were executed and hung when the Taliban fighters moved into Kabul. They had been in hiding since being overthrown 4 years ago. Officials hoped that the former king, Zahir Shah, would return to lead the country.
    (SFC, 9/27/96, p.A12)
1996        Sep 26, In Armenia tanks were called in after 59 people were injured in protests over the re-election of the president.
    (SFC, 9/27/96, p.A12)
1996        Sep 26, In Italy the foreign minister announced that the country would no longer make land mines that are used against people.
    (SFC, 9/27/96, p.A16)   

1997        Sep 26, Gap Inc. dressed the NY stock exchange in khakis fashion, the first casual dress day in exchange history.
    (SFEC, 8/29/99, p.C1)
1997        Sep 26, US and Russia signed a package of arms control agreements that extended parts of START II to 2007. Systems were still required to be disabled by 2003. Other accords modified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972 with Belarus, Kazakstan, the Ukraine and Russia to allow flexibility for the development of short range systems.
    (SFC, 9/27/97, p.A10)
1997        Sep 26, In Algeria militants attacked the village of El Hadj and killed 15 people.
    (SFC, 9/30/97, p.A12)
1997        Sep 26, In Bosnia political broadcasts began in Banja Luka under an agreement by rival factions to share the airwaves on alternate days.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, p.A26)
1997        Sep 26, A German court convicted Nikola Jorgic, a Bosnian Serb, for leading a death squad that killed 22 Muslims in Grapska during the war.
    (SFC, 9/27/97, p.A12)
1997        Sep 26, An Indonesian Garuda Air A-300 crashed while approaching Medan Airport in north Sumatra and all 234 passengers were killed. Low visibility from the areas fires were thought to have contributed the tragedy.
    (SFC, 9/27/97, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/29/97, p.A1)(AP, 9/26/98)
1997        Sep 26, In Italy Bob Dylan performed at religious congress in Bologna before a crowd 200,000 and Pope John Paul II.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, p.A3)
1997        Sep 26, Two earthquakes hit central Italy east of Umbria and at least 11 people were killed. The basilica of Assisi, St. Mary of the Angels, built on the site where St. Francis died, was severely damaged. 4 people were killed while assessing damage from the first quake. An estimated 100,000 buildings in the Umbria and Marche regions were damaged.
    (SFC, 9/27/97, p.A1)(SFEC, 8/1/99, p.A18)
1997        Sep 26, In Sicily a court convicted 24 mobsters for the 1992 bombing of the top anti-mafia prosecutor. Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the reputed "boss of bosses" was among those convicted for having plotted the assassination of Giovanni Falcone.
    (SFC, 9/27/97, p.A12)

1998        Sep 26, The nation's first march on cancer took place on the National Mall in Washington.
    (AP, 9/26/99)
1998        Sep 26, Betty Carter, Grammy-winning jazz singer, died of pancreatic cancer in New York at age 69.
    (SFC, 9/28/98, p.D3) (AP, 9/26/99)   
1998        Sep 26, From Zimbabwe it was reported that timber companies were poisoning hundreds of baboons causing them to die a slow painful death over 7-10 days.
    (SFC, 9/26/98, p.A5)
1998        Sep 26, In Kosovo the Yugoslav army and Serbian police shot and killed 15 women, children and elderly of the Deliaj clan in Gornji Obrinje. Three men were burned to death and 3 more villagers were killed in nearby Donji Obrinje.
    (SFC, 9/30/98, p.A1)

1999        Sep 26, America won its first Ryder Cup since 1993 after trailing the European team 10-to-6 going into the final round. To the anger of the Europeans, US players, along with caddies, officials and wives, stormed the green to congratulate Justin Leonard for a 45-foot putt that all but won the tournament for the Americans.
    (AP, 9/26/00)
1999        Sep 26, The 182-nation IMF put in place a new debt-relief initiative to help the world's poorest nations. In a joint meeting with the World Bank coordinated relief was planned to erase up to $100 million in debt.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Afghanistan the Taliban bombed Taloqan for a 2nd day and 11 people, most of them children were killed.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Ecuador Pres. Jamil Mahuad announced that only interest on bonds not guaranteed by the US Treasury would be paid. A $98 million payment interest payment on its Brady bonds was due the next day.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.C16)
1999        Sep 26, In Egypt a weekend referendum for Pres. Mubarek (71) gave him 94% support with a 79% turnout. Opposition groups boycotted the vote and called for democracy and the lifting of the state of emergency in force since 1981.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.C16)
1999        Sep 26, In India separatist guerrillas of the National Liberation Front of Tripura ambushed and killed 8 soldiers in the northeastern Dhalai district of Tripura.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Mexico 63 people were killed in a series of explosions in the city of Celaya, 120 miles northwest of Mexico City. Powder from fireworks was blamed. Three government officials were later arrested for abetting illegal sales of fireworks and officials seized some 14 tons of gunpowder. 6 government officials and 7 business owners were later arrested in connection with the explosion.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A16)(SFC, 9/30/99, p.D14)(SFC, 10/13/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 26, In Serbia some 45,000 people marched against Pres. Milosevic in Belgrade.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Taiwan 2 brothers, Sun Chi-kwang (20) and Sun Chi-feng (26), were pulled from wreckage after being trapped for 5 1/2 days.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 26, In Turkey 11 leftist inmates were killed and a simmering prison uprising erupted as dozens of guards were seized across the country.
    (WSJ, 9/28/99, p.A1)

2000        Sep 26, At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. softball team completed a stunning comeback by edging Japan 2-to-1 in extra innings to win its second straight gold medal.
    (AP, 9/26/01)
2000        Sep 26, The annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF officials officially opened in Prague with delegates from 182 nations. Protestors numbered far less than the expected 20,000. An estimated 6,000 protestors battled police with homemade gasoline bombs and cobblestones from the streets.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A11)(SFC, 9/27/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 26, Actor Richard Mulligan died at age 67.
    (AP, 9/26/01)
2000        Sep 26, A Greek ferry, the Express Samina, with 510 passengers sank near the Aegean Sea island of Paros. At least 75 people were killed. The captain and 4 crew members were arrested following the collision of the ship with a well-known rock marked by a visible light. Survivors said crew members were watching a soccer match on tv. The ship was operated by Minoan Flying Dolphins.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A18)(SFC, 9/28/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/30/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 26, In the Philippines the Supreme Court announced an 18-month sentence for Tommy Suharto for corruption.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A15)
2000        Sep 26, Philippine Abu Sayyaf rebels claimed to have escaped from Jolo Island.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A15)
2000        Sep 26, The Yugoslav government under Slobodan Milosevic conceded loss in the presidential elections but called for a runoff saying Kostunica won only 48% vs. 40% for Milosevic. The move that prompted mass protests leading to Milosevic's ouster.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A1)(AP, 9/26/01)

2001        Sep 26, Pres. Bush met with US Sikh and Muslim leaders and declared that discrimination against such groups would not be tolerated.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 26, US authorities arrested 9 men suspected of fraudulently obtaining licenses to carry hazardous materials.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 26, In Cincinnati, Ohio, Stephen Roach, a white police officer, was acquitted of all charges in the April shooting of Timothy Thomas (19). The acquittal sparked more unrest.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)(WSJ, 9/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 26, In Vacaville, California, FBI agents arrested Bryan Douglas Rosenquist (39) and Michelle Elaine Serrao (41) for embezzling almost $12 million from BofA.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A13)
2001        Sep 26, Enron Pres. Kenneth Lay urged his employees to buy Enron stock. Lay sold shares from 2000-2001 for a gain of $146 million. Enron filed for bankruptcy on Dec 2.
    (SFC, 1/19/02, p.A1)
2001        Sep 26, In Afghanistan protesters turned a Taliban march into an attack on the mothballed US Embassy in Kabul.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 26, In Algeria suspected Islamic militants killed 22 people in Larbaa. 12 of the dead were killed while celebrating a wedding.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.D6)
2001        Sep 26, During a visit to Armenia, Pope John Paul the Second paid his respects to the vast number of Armenians who perished under Ottoman rule.
    (AP, 9/26/02)
2001         Sep 26, Israel’s Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat met for peace talks at the urging of the United States. They pledged a new drive for peace and agreed to resume cooperation between their security forces as Palestinian gunmen and Israeli troops exchanged gunfire. Gaza fighting left a Palestinian youth dead.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.C2)(SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)(WSJ, 9/27/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/26/02)
2001        Sep 26-27, In Northern Ireland riots took place on north Belfast’s Crumlin road. 46 police officers were wounded by gasoline bombs, rocks and fire-crackers. The Ulster Defense Association (UDA) was blamed.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 26, Russian military officers met with colleagues from 9 former Soviet republics to discuss joint action against terrorists.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 26, Spain detained 6 Algerians with alleged links to Osama bin Laden and a group planning attacks on US targets in Europe.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 26, Sudan began rounding up extremists that have used the country as an operating base.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 26, Typhoon Lekima hit Taiwan causing mudslides and power losses. 2 fishermen drowned and 1 was missing.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)
2001        Sep 26, Turkey approved constitutional reforms that eased restrictions on broadcasting and publishing in the Kurdish language.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)

2002        Sep 26, WorldCom former controller David Myers pleaded guilty to securities fraud, saying he was told by "senior management" to falsify records in what became the largest corporate accounting scandal in US history. Myers was later sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
    (AP, 9/26/07)
2002        Sep 26, Gap Inc, 6 other US firms and 23 local manufacturers settled a class-action lawsuit over alleged sweatshop abuses on Saipan. The deal created a $20 million fund for back wages and a monitoring system.
    (SFC, 9/27/02, p.A1)
2002        Sep 26, In Norfolk, Nebraska, 3 men shot and killed 4 bank employees and a customer at a US Bank branch. Jose Sandoval, Jorge Galindo and Erick Fernando Vela were arrested after a few hours 75 miles away. A 4th suspect was arrested later. 3 were convicted of first-degree murder while a fourth pleaded guilty.
    (SFC, 9/27/02, p.A4)(AP, 9/26/07)
2002        Sep 26, US immigration officials seized Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, after his name popped up on a watch list at JFK. US officials refused to allow legal council or a phone call. The CIA questioned him and then handed him over to Syrian intelligence where he was held and tortured for 10 months before being released. The case came to be called an instance of "torture by proxy." In 2006 a Canadian government report said the US "very likely" sent the software engineer to Syria, where he was tortured, based on the false accusation by Canadian authorities that he was suspected of links to al-Qaida.
    (SSFC, 1/4/04, p.D1)(AP, 9/19/06)
2002        Sep 26, A new edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary was published and contained such new words as: Jedi, Klingons, Grinches, gearheads, bunny-huggers and bunny-boilers.
    (AP, 9/26/02)
2002        Sep 26, In Colombia prosecutors accused 71 police officers, including a former top anti-drug official, of taking more than $2 million in U.S. aid.
    (AP, 9/26/02)
2002        Sep 26, In Guyana gunmen opened fire at a bar popular with some ruling party members, killing three people and injuring seven others, including the country's chief prosecutor who was involved in a high-profile treason trial.
    (AP, 9/26/02) 
2002        Sep 26, Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles into Gaza City, killing two Palestinians in an escalation of violence. The attack was bid to kill Hamas bomb maker Mohammed Deif.
    (AP, 9/26/02)(WSJ, 9/27/02, p.A1)
2002        Sep 26, Zerah Warhaftig (96), a signer of Israel's declaration of independence and a rescuer of Jewish refugees during World War II, died.
    (AP, 9/27/02)
2002        Sep 26, In Mexico Martha Sahagun de Fox launched a conference of first ladies of the Americas with a promise to forge creative answers to the problem of child poverty.
    (AP, 9/26/02)
2002        Sep 26, NATO planned to issue invitations in November to Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Expansion would commit the current 19 members to defend the borders of the new members.
    (SFC, 9/26/02, p.A1)
2002        Sep 26, In Pakistan a passenger train derailed as it crossed a weakened bridge in the southwest, killing 16 people and injuring 70 others.
    (AP, 9/26/02)
2002        Sep 26, A Russian military helicopter was shot down in the Russian republic of Ingushetia near the border with Chechnya, killing two crewmen. At least 14 Russian servicemen were killed in fierce fighting with rebels.
    (AP, 9/26/02)(SFC, 9/27/02, p.A10)
2002        Sep 25-2002 Sep 26, Over 800 passengers and crew were believed to have perished when the Senegal’s crowded MS Joola, a state-run ferry, heaved to its side shortly before midnight in a fierce storm off the coast of Gambia. The toll was later raised to 1,863 dead. The ship had been pushed into service while still needing vital repairs. The ferry was licensed to carry 550 people but had 1,927 passengers on board, of whom only 64 survived.
    (WSJ, 9/30/02, p.A1)(SFC, 3/24/06, p.A12)(Econ, 2/24/07, p.58)(AFP, 3/19/12)
2002        Sep 26, In Venezuela thousands took to the streets of Caracas to protest a decree giving the government the authority to ban protests in several areas.
    (AP, 9/26/02)

2003        Sep 26, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin opened a two-day summit at Camp David.
    (AP, 9/26/04)
2003        Sep 26, The US government issued a recall for Segway scooters, citing instances in which riders fell off when the batteries ran low.
    (AP, 9/26/04)
2003        Sep 26, US troops fired on two cars at a checkpoint in Fallujah, killing four Iraqis and injuring five others. Over 4 days Sheikh Mishkhen al Jumaili lost 9 relatives including his son.
    (AP, 9/27/03)(SFC, 10/6/03, p.A1)
2003        Sep 26, Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore demanded the elimination of U.S. export subsidies on cotton.
    (AP, 9/27/03)
2003        Sep 26, In Cuba Brazil's Pres. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed business accords with Castro that included an agreement to renegotiate Havana's $40 million debt with Brazil.
    (AP, 9/27/03)
2003        Sep 26, Robert Palmer (54), a rock singer known for his sharp suits and hits including "Addicted to Love," died in Paris of a heart attack.
    (AP, 9/26/03)
2003        Sep 26, German authorities reported that they have broken up 38 child-pornography rings with links to tens of thousands of suspects around the world, including the US.
    (AP, 9/27/03)
2003        Sep 26, A Palestinian gunman killed 2 people including a baby girl in an Israeli settlement outside Hebron.
    (SFC, 9/27/03, p.A8)
2003        Sep 26, In Ivory Coast gunmen broke into a bank and sparked a night-long street battle that left over 20 people dead. French troops rushed in the next day to try to impose order.
    (AP, 9/27/03)
2003        Sep 26, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan (85), head of Pakistan's main opposition alliance and one of its greatest democracy advocates, died.
    (AP, 9/27/03)
2003        Sep 26, In Singapore Vignes Mourthi (23), found guilty of drug trafficking last year after his arrest in September 2001 for smuggling 27 grams (0.98 ounces) of heroin and Moorthi Angappan, convicted of helping him, were hanged. Over the past four years, 88 people have been hanged, mostly for drug offenses. The government says the death penalty effectively deters drug addiction.
    (AP, 9/26/03)

2004        Sep 26, Hurricane Jeanne blasted ashore in Florida with drenching rains and 120 mph wind. At least 1.5 million people were without power. An estimated 6 people were killed.
    (AP, 9/26/04)(WSJ, 9/27/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 26, Gordon Brown, Britain’s chancellor of the Exchequer, repeated his proposal that the IMF should revalue its gold reserves and use proceeds to cancel some Third World debt.
    (SSFC, 9/26/04, p.A12)
2004        Sep 26, Colombia's army killed at least 13 right-wing fighters during sustained combat with a renegade paramilitary group that has refused to participate in government peace talks.
    (AP, 9/27/04)
2004        Sep 26, Haitians surrounded by the destruction of Tropical Storm Jeanne prayed for the 1,500 dead during church services and gave thanks their lives were spared, while the UN rushed more peacekeepers in to stem looting in the ravaged city of Gonaives. Tropical Storm Jeanne wiped out 7% of Haiti’s GDP.
    (AP, 9/27/04)(Econ, 2/14/09, p.45)
2004        Sep 26, Suicide attackers detonated a pair of car bombs outside an Iraqi National Guard compound west of the capital, wounding American and Iraqi forces. A rocket hit a busy Baghdad neighborhood, killing at least one person and wounding eight.
    (AP, 9/26/04)
2004        Sep 26, In Pakistan Amjad Hussain Farooqi, accused in two attempts on the life of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in December 2003, died in a four-hour shootout at a house in the southern town of Nawabshah. He was also wanted for his alleged role in the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
    (AP, 9/27/04)
2004        Sep 26, In Saudi Arabia French national Laurent Barbot, a technical assistant for French electronics group Thales, was shot and killed in Jeddah. Chadian militants Isa Barkaj and Isaac Shakila were later convicted of shooting. Both were executed in 2015.
    (AP, 9/26/04)    (AP, 8/20/15)
2004        Sep 26, Ezzedin Sheikh Khalil, a senior Hamas operative, was killed in a car bombing outside his house in Damascus, the first such killing of a leader of the Islamic militant group in Syria. The hit was claimed by Israeli security officials.
    (AP, 9/27/04)(Econ, 10/2/04, p.47)
2004        Sep 26, Turkey’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve penal code reforms aimed at boosting its chances of starting membership talks with the European Union.
    (AP, 9/26/04)

2005        Sep 26, Cindy Sheehan (48), the California mother of a soldier killed in Iraq, was arrested along with a number of others for demonstrating against the war in Iraq in front of the White House without a permit. 40 people were arrested for demonstrating at the Pentagon.
    (SFC, 9/27/05, p.A2)
2005        Sep 26, A military court in Texas convicted Pfc. Lynndie England (22) on 6 of 7 counts of conspiracy and maltreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. England was found guilty of one count of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating detainees and one count of committing an indecent act. She was acquitted on a second conspiracy count. She was the next day sentenced to 3 years in prison.
    (SFC, 9/27/05, p.A1)(AP, 9/28/05)
2005        Sep 26, In Mineola, NY, ex-Roslyn schools chief Frank Tassone (58) admitted he stole millions of dollars in taxpayer money to finance everything from his breakfast bagel to European jaunts on the Concorde. Records showed that Tassone and a former school official withdrew the district's money from ATMs almost every day between February 2001 and October 2002, with Tassone taking out a monthly average of $21,747. As part of a plea bargain Tassone will spend four to 12 years in prison and pay back an estimated $2 million.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, A judge in El Paso, Texas, cited conventions against sending a person to a country where he could face torture. Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban militant, was wanted in Venezuela for a 1976 airliner bombing. President Hugo Chavez said the decision by a US immigration judge in the case of Posada protects a terrorist and shows the "cynicism of the empire," a term he uses for President Bush's government.
    (AP, 9/28/05)
2005        Sep 26, Dr. Milan Henzl, Czech-born obstetrician and gynecologist, died in Palo Alto, Ca. As a research scientist at Syntex he developed the anti-fungal drug butoconazole (Femstat) for yeast infections and nafarelin (Synarel) for endometriosis.
    (SFC, 10/6/05, p.B7)
2005        Sep 26, Leo Sternbach (97), Austrian-born chemist and inventor of valium, died in North Carolina. He had created an entirely new class of tranquilizers named benzodiazepines, which were safer and more effective than previous treatments such as barbiturates, opiates, alcohol and herbs. His other breakthroughs included the sleeping pills Dalmane and Mogadon, Klonopin for epileptic seizures and Arfonad, for limiting bleeding during brain surgery.
    (http://anxiety-panic.com/history/h-1960.htm)(SFC, 10/1/05, p.B4)
2005        Sep 26, A drug policy group said Afghanistan could reduce its destabilizing heroin trade by licensing an opium crop to produce medical morphine for export, but the UN dismissed the idea as unlikely to work and the government called it premature.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, In Afghanistan 2 US troops were killed in separate militant attacks.
    (AP, 9/27/05)
2005        Sep 26, Archaeologists in northern Austria reported finding the remains of two newborns dating back 27,000 years while excavating a hillside near Krems. The newborns were buried beneath mammoth bones and with a string of 31 beads, suggesting that the internment involved some sort of ritual.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, China's navy commissioned the first in a new class of domestically designed and built warships. The missile frigate Wenzhou, named after a port city in eastern China, entered service at a ceremony attended by East China Fleet commander Zhao Guojun.
    (AP, 9/27/05)
2005        Sep 26, Typhoon Damrey slammed into southern China's resort island of Hainan, killing at least two people, collapsing houses and sweeping away rice, rubber and banana crops.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, Dubai launched its Dubai Int’l. Financial Exchange (DIFX). Its 1st securities were certificates linked to the world’s main stock market indices and issued by Deutsche Bank, one of its founding members.
    (Econ, 10/1/05, p.71)
2005        Sep 26, The death of a 27-year-old woman took Indonesia's death toll from bird flu to six as the government announced that 400,000 tablets of donated medicine to fight the virus would soon arrive in the country.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, The US military freed 500 Iraqi detainees from Abu Ghraib prison, a goodwill gesture requested by the Iraqi government ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, An al-Qaeda leader in the northern city of Mosul surrendered to the Iraqi military. Abu Nasser, another al-Qaeda leader, died along with several others in a raid on the group's headquarters in Karabila. A US Marine was killed by a roadside bomb in the town of Khaldiyah, west of Baghdad.
    (AP, 9/27/05)
2005        Sep 26, A US Marine commander said insurgents loyal to al-Zarqawi had taken over at least 5 Iraqi towns on the border with Syria, ordering residents to leave of face death.
    (SFC, 9/27/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 26, Roadside bombs killed three US soldiers in two separate attacks. A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint guarding several government ministries, killing at least six people and wounding 13. Elsewhere five teachers and their driver who were shot to death in a classroom by suspected insurgents disguised as policemen.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, The Canadian general who supervised the tortuous process said the Irish Republican Army has given up its entire arsenal of weapons.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, Israeli aircraft attacked suspected weapons factories throughout the Gaza Strip, pushing forward an offensive against Palestinian militants despite a pledge by a top Hamas leader to halt rocket fire against Israel.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi was cleared of charges of false bookkeeping in a case involving funding for the former Socialist party.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, Japan's Cabinet approved legislation to privatize the country's trillion-dollar postal service, pushing ahead with its plan to create the world's largest financial institution.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26-2005 Sep 27, Intense rains throughout southern Mexico and parts of Central America caused rivers to overflow, killing at least 3 people and forcing thousands to flee their homes.
    (AP, 9/28/05)
2005        Sep 26, Dutch bank ABN Amro said it had signed a contract with Banca Popolare Italiana and its allies to buy their 39.37 percent stake in Banca Antonveneta for a total outlay of 3.2 billion euros (3.85 billion dollars).
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, In Peru Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman, whose messianic communist vision inspired a rebellion that left almost 70,000 people dead, went on trial again with his attorney predicting he'll receive the same life sentence that was thrown out two years ago.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, Spain’s high court convicted 18 Muslim immigrants of terrorism-related charges. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, a suspected al-Qaida cell leader, was sentenced to 27 years in prison. He was convicted of conspiring to commit murder in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks in the US, concluding Europe's biggest trial of alleged members of the terrorist group. Among those convicted was an Al-Jazeera TV correspondent, who had interviewed bin Laden. He was sentenced to 7 years.
    (Reuters, 9/26/05)(SFC, 9/27/05, p.A3)
2005        Sep 26, The UN high commissioner for human rights said at least 400 and as many as 500 people were killed in political violence in Togo since the Feb 5 death of Pres. Gnassingbe Eyadema, and security forces were mostly to blame.
    (AP, 9/27/05)
2005        Sep 26, In Tashkent 3 defendants accused of launching a revolt to bring Islamic rule to Uzbekistan told a court they trained at military camps in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, backing the government's claim of a conspiracy that included foreign fighters and funding.
    (AP, 9/26/05)
2005        Sep 26, Hugo de los Reyes Chavez, father of Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chavez and governor of Barinas state, ordered the seizure of a plant owned by the country's largest food company, the latest move in the federal government's land reform program.
    (AP, 9/26/05)

2006        Sep 26, President Bush ordered release of a declassified version of a government intelligence report that said the war in Iraq had become a "cause celebre" for Islamic extremists.
    (AP, 9/26/07)
2006        Sep 26, Former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow was sentenced by a federal judge in Houston to six years in prison for his role in the fallen energy company's bankruptcy.
    (AP, 9/26/07)
2006        Sep 26, In Florida, brothers Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (67) and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (62), who headed the Colombia’s Cali cocaine cartel, were sentenced to 30 years in prison. They agreed to forfeit $2.1 billion worth of assets linked to the drug trade as part of their plea agreement. In exchange half a dozen of their relatives would not face prosecution.
    (SFC, 9/27/06, p.A12)
2006        Sep 26, EMI Classics released a CD of Paul McCartney’s four-movement oratorio “Ecce cor meum." This was his 3rd large-scale choral work.
    (WSJ, 9/21/06, p.D6)
2006        Sep 26, Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corp., announced a $41 million computerized atlas of the 20,000 genes in the brain of a mouse. The atlas was made available online at www.brainatlas.org.
    (SFC, 9/27/06, p.A9)(Econ, 9/30/06, p.91)
2006        Sep 26, Researchers reported that Earth’s temperature has climbed to a 12,000-year high and that it has been warming at a rate of .36° Fahrenheit per decade for the last 30 years.
    (SFC, 9/26/06, p.A5)
2006        Sep 26, Iva Toguri D’Aquino, (nee Iva Ikuko Toguri, 1916-2006), a Japanese-American convicted in 1949 for being wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose," died in Chicago. [see Sep 5, 1945]
    (SFC, 9/28/06, p.A18)(Econ, 10/7/06, p.93)
2006        Sep 26, In Afghanistan a suicide bomber struck outside the compound of a southern governor, killing 18 people, including several Muslim pilgrims seeking paperwork to travel to Mecca. A bomb in Kabul killed an Italian soldier and a child.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, In Brazil officials said Rio will spend $1 million to map two sprawling shantytowns as the first step toward granting land titles to residents who otherwise have no property rights in the sprawling slums.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, In Chile thousands of public school teachers held a generally peaceful march in Santiago to demand higher pay.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, The European Commission recommended that Bulgaria and Romania join the EU next year, but under some of the harshest terms ever faced by new members.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, Iraqi security forces arrested another leader of the 1920 Revolution Brigades, a group accused of numerous attacks on US forces. A series of bomb explosions killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens in and around Baghdad, where police also found 23 tortured bodies, apparently victims of sectarian death squads.
    (AP, 9/26/06)(AP, 9/27/06)(WSJ, 9/27/06, p.A1)
2006        Sep 26, In Japan nationalist Shinzo Abe, a proponent of a robust alliance with the US and a more assertive military, easily won election in parliament to become the country’s youngest postwar prime minister. Abe faced a government debt equivalent to 170% of GDP. Junichiro Koizumi formally stepped down as prime minister. His achievements included changing the way politics was carried out, advancing big economic reforms, and extending Japan’s role in foreign affairs.
    (AP, 9/26/06)(Econ, 9/16/06, p.14)(Econ, 9/23/06, p.44)
2006        Sep 26, Officials said a cow in northern Japan is suspected of having the country's 29th case of mad cow disease.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, Palestinian militants fired at least two rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, wounding at least one person.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, Russia and Iran signed a deal in Moscow whereby Russia will ship fuel to a controversial atomic power plant it is building in Iran by March.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, In Turkey 56 Kurdish mayors stood trial, accused in a freedom-of-speech case on charges of helping terrorists by arguing to keep a Kurdish TV station on the air.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, The UN and Sudan discussed the deployment of UN military advisers to reinforce African Union peacekeepers in Darfur, in a possible compromise in their standoff over the war-torn region.
    (Reuters, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, The Vatican said it has excommunicated Zambia’s Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, for defying the Holy See by installing four married men as bishops. The prelate had already angered the Vatican by getting married in 2001.
    (AP, 9/26/06)
2006        Sep 26, A former chief of environmental protection in the US Virgin Islands pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the islands' government of more than $1 million. Hollis Griffin (43) acknowledged engaging in a five-year bribery scheme that paid up to $350,000 in kickbacks to at least four government officials in exchange for consulting contracts worth $1.4 million.
    (AP, 9/26/06)

2007        Sep 26, The United Auto Workers union and General Motors Corp reached a tentative contract, ending a national strike by 73,000 workers with a groundbreaking deal that includes a health-care trust fund. The Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) will be administered by the union and take on some $51 billion in health-care liabilities.
    (AP, 9/26/07)(Econ, 9/29/07, p.67)
2007        Sep 26, A judge declared a mistrial in Phil Spector's murder trial because the jury was deadlocked 10-2 in favor of convicting the music producer of killing actress Lana Clarkson.
    (AP, 9/26/08)
2007        Sep 26, Chevron Corp. Announced a $15 billion stock 3-year stock buyback program.
    (SFC, 9/27/07, p.C3)
2007        Sep 26, A new study by doctors of Kaiser Permanente said even moderate drinking increases the risk of breast cancer for women.
    (SFC, 9/27/07, p.A1)
2007        Sep 26, Barry Bonds went 0 for 3 in his last baseball game with the SF Giants.
    (SFC, 9/27/07, p.A1)
2007        Sep 26, Abu Dhabi signed a $1 billion deal with Warner Brothers to jointly produce big budget films and video games.
    (Econ, 10/6/07, p.76)(http://tinyurl.com/37xosj)
2007        Sep 26, In southern Afghanistan two battles that began the previous day killed more than 165 Taliban fighters and a US-led coalition soldier. Two foreign Red Cross workers who aided in freeing a group of South Korean hostages last month have been abducted in Afghanistan as they were trying to help secure the release of a German captive.
    (AP, 9/26/07)(AP, 9/27/07)
2007        Sep 26, Canadian police charged the two co-founders of now-defunct Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc with 12 counts of fraud, money laundering, and possession of property obtained by crime, the result of a lengthy international investigation.
    (Reuters, 9/26/07)
2007        Sep 26, The EU accused the US of trying to weaken aircraft maker Airbus and causing 27 billion dollars (19 billion euros) in losses by paying subsidies to US rival Boeing.
    (AFP, 9/26/07)
2007        Sep 26, The French government unveiled its 2008 budget with a deficit forecast at €41.7 billion ($58.8 billion).
    (Econ, 9/29/07, p.53)
2007        Sep 26, Iraq's PM al-Maliki in NYC said national reconciliation was the key to ending the daily barrage of violence in his country. He called on world leaders to help bring bickering factions together but offered few political solutions of his own. A wave of bombings and shootings swept Iraq, killing more than 50 people. A suicide truck bomber struck a Sunni tribal leader's house near the Syrian border, killing at least five people in the latest attack by suspected Sunni extremists on provincial officials and tribal figures. A parked car bomb exploded near a group of black market gasoline vendors in Shurqat, killing five people and wounding seven. At least eight people were killed and 10 wounded in scattered violence in Baqouba, while the bullet-riddled bodies of a Shiite man and three sons also were found left on a street in an eastern section of the city. Northeast of Baghdad a policeman was killed and two others injured in Khan Bani Saad, and a civilian was killed and one wounded by random gunfire in Khalis.
    (AP, 9/26/07)(AP, 9/27/07)
2007        Sep 26, In Indian Kashmir 4 suspected Muslim militants were killed as they crossed into southern Poonch and northern Kupwara districts from the Pakistani-zone of the divided state. Government troops also shot dead two "wanted" commanders of the pro-Pakistan rebel group Hizbul Mujahedin in southern Doda district.
    (AFP, 9/26/07)
2007        Sep 26, An Israeli missile strike targeted a jeep carrying members of the Army of Islam. Five passengers were killed, the Army of Islam said. The Israeli military said the jeep was carrying rockets ready for use. In northern Gaza, Israeli tanks and bulldozers briefly entered the town of Beit Hanoun, following rocket fire from the area. At one point, a tank shell was fired toward a group of people between two houses, killing four and wounding 25.
    (AP, 9/27/07)
2007        Sep 26, In Myanmar at least four people including three Buddhist monks were killed as security forces used weapons and tear gas to crush protests that have erupted nationwide against the military junta.
    (AFP, 9/26/07)
2007        Sep 26, Transparency International's 2007 index ranked Myanmar and Somalia as the most corrupt nations. Both received the lowest score of 1.4 out of 10. Denmark, Finland and New Zealand were ranked the least corrupt, each scoring 9.4.
    (AP, 9/26/07)
2007        Sep 26, The Nepali Congress party, the Maoists' main partner in last November's peace deal, endorsed a republican agenda, ending a traditional position of support for some kind of royal role in the impoverished Himalayan nation.
    (AFP, 9/27/07)
2007        Sep 26, Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema (b.1917), the Dutch World War II resistance hero better known as the "Soldier of Orange," died at his home in Hawaii. His fame in the Netherlands leaped after he published his book, "Soldaat van Oranje" (Soldier of Orange) in 1971. He became known outside the country after the book was made into a film of the same name by director Paul Verhoeven in 1977, starring Rutger Hauer in the title role.
    (AP, 9/29/07)(SFC, 10/9/07, p.B4)
2007        Sep 26, Dr. Judith Asuni (60), A US aid worker, was arrested in the oil-rich Niger Delta along with German nationals Florian Orpitz (35), and Andy Lehmann (26), and one Nigerian, Danjuma Saidu. Asuni was said to have facilitated the Germans' visit to Nigeria and helped them enter the petroleum installation to film. Asuni was granted bail on Oct 23.
    (AFP, 10/7/07)(AP, 10/23/07)
2007        Sep 26, Russia unveiled its regional 95-seat Superjet-100, a government-backed effort to re-energize the country's ailing aviation industry and get into a market now dominated by Bombardier and Embraer.
    (AP, 9/26/07)
2007        Sep 26, Officials said Turkey and Iraq have agreed to sign a counterterrorism deal cracking down on separatist Kurdish rebels holed up in bases in northern Iraq.
    (AP, 9/26/07)
2007        Sep 26, In southern Vietnam a section of a bridge under construction collapsed, killing at least 52 workers and injuring 97 others. The bridge was being built across the Hau River, a branch of the Mekong River, in the southern city of Can Tho.
    (AP, 9/26/07)

2008        Sep 26, Barack Obama and John McCain shared a stage in their first of three presidential debates. It primarily focused on foreign policy.
    (AP, 9/27/08)
2008        Sep 26, The Utah legislature adjourned after addressing a $354 million budget deficit in a 2-day special session, primarily through a three percent across-the-board cut in state agency spending, while preserving a $500 million reserve fund to address a potential future shortfall.
    (www.statescape.com/SessionUpdates/SessionUpdates.asp)
2008        Sep 26, Marian McQuade (b.1917), lobbyist for the elderly and National Grandparents Day, died. Her efforts led Pres. Carter to designate the holiday in 1979. She got West Virginia to be the first state to create a Grandparents Day in 1974.
    (WSJ, 10/4/08, p.A12)
2008        Sep 26, Paul Newman (b.1925), the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money," died after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn.
    (AP, 9/27/08)
2008        Sep 26, In Afghanistan a suicide bomber targeting a militia commander killed five people, and wounded seven others in eastern Khost province. Three policemen were killed in Ghazni province when militants linked to Taliban attacked their patrol. Troops backed by gunship helicopters killed five Taliban-linked militants in Ghazni province. Taliban militants released 118 Afghan laborers.
    (AP, 9/26/08)(AFP, 9/27/08)
2008        Sep 26, Yves Rossy of Switzerland leapt from a plane and into the record books, crossing the English channel in 13 minutes on a homemade jet-propelled wing.
    (AP, 9/26/08)
2008        Sep 26, In eastern Indonesia a packed ferry caught fire and sank between two coastal villages in the Maluku islands, killing at least eight people.
    (AP, 9/27/08)
2008        Sep 26, Pakistan said that its troops had killed 1,000 Islamist militants in a month-long offensive in the Bajaur region in which 27 soldiers died. Five top Al-Qaeda and Taliban commanders were among those killed. Police raided a militant hideout in Karachi, triggering a shootout during which three suicide bombers blew themselves up. The body of a man held in handcuffs was found in the rubble. The prisoner in the rubble was identified as a wealthy supplier of fuel and goods to US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. A bomb blast caused a train to derail in eastern Punjab province, killing 6 people including 3 children.
    (AP, 9/26/08)(AFP, 9/26/08)
2008        Sep 26, In the Philippines three soldiers were killed after they tripped landmines planted near a New People's Army camp outside Lingig township in Surigao del Sur province. Informants reported that eight guerrillas had been killed since Sep 24 when army soldiers overran a rebel camp.
    (AP, 9/26/08)
2008        Sep 26, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced plans to create an upgraded nuclear deterrence system for Russia by 2020, including a space defense system and new nuclear submarines.
    (AP, 9/26/08)
2008        Sep 26, Somali pirates hijacked the Liberian-flagged oil tanker MV Genius, a Greek-owned ship with 19 crew. The MV Genius was ransomed and released on Nov 21.
    (AP, 11/22/08)
2008        Sep 26, In Sri Lanka at least 52 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in heavy fighting between troops and the guerrillas just outside the insurgents' northern capital. Fighting along the northern region of Weli Oya and Jaffna left eight rebels and two soldiers dead.
    (AFP, 9/27/08)
2008        Sep 26, Turkmenistan's highest legislative body unanimously approved a new constitution that increased the president's powers but also broadened the role of parliament.
    (AP, 9/26/08)

2009        Sep 26, In Afghanistan an airstrike by international forces in Wardak province, bordering Kabul, killed three Afghan civilians. 7 Taliban militants were killed in a gunbattle with police in Kunduz province. 3 Afghan civilians died when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in western Farah province. Two US service members died in the south, one from a roadside bomb explosion and the other from an insurgent attack. 3 French soldiers were killed in a violent storm in northeastern Kapisa province when one was struck by lightning and two others were carried off by a flooding river. A 4th French soldier was killed when an armored vehicle fell into a ravine.
    (AP, 9/27/09)
2009        Sep 26, The Australian town of Bundanoon pulled all bottled water from its shelves and replaced it with refillable bottles in what is believed to be a world-first ban.
    (AFP, 9/26/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Belgium two burglary suspects were killed after the excessive explosives they were using to break into a bank's safe blew up the whole building.
    (AP, 9/28/09)
2009        Sep 26, China reported that medical tests have shown at least 121 children living near a battery plant in eastern Fujian province are suffering from lead poisoning, the latest in a recent string of such cases that have affected hundreds. The government has ordered the Huaqiang Battery Plant to shut about 10 days ago after local villagers approached the authorities with test results showing lead poisoning in some children.
    (AP, 9/27/09)
2009        Sep 26, Greek socialist opposition leader George Papandreou (57), who is widely expected to win the national election next weekend, said fighting endemic corruption and creating a stimulus package are essential if Greece is to emerge from a deep financial crisis.
    (AP, 9/27/09)
2009        Sep 26, Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's nuclear chief, said his country will allow the UN nuclear agency to inspect its newly revealed, still unfinished uranium enrichment facility.
    (AP, 9/26/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Iran, one day before the sale of Telecommunication Co. of Iran (TCI), the Pishgaman Kavir Yazd Cooperative Co. received a letter from the Iranian Privatization Organization (IPO) stating that it wasn't qualified to participate in the bid process.
    (Reuters, 12/24/13)
2009        Sep 26, In northern Iraq a US military drone crashed, hitting a regional office of Iraq's largest Sunni political party in Mosul, an area that remains an insurgent stronghold.  At least six suspected insurgents were killed in a raid by Iraqi police about 50 miles (85km) northwest of Kirkuk. Gunmen killed an off-duty policeman during a drive-by shooting in central Mosul.
    (AP, 9/27/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Morocco Akhbar Al Youm published a caricature of a member of the royal family, Prince Moulay Ismail, cousin of King Mohammed VI. On Dec 29 an appeal court in Casablanca upheld a four-year suspended jail term for the chief editor of Akhbar Al Youm, Taoufiq Bouachrine, and cartoonist Khalid Gueddar.
    (AFP, 12/29/09)
2009        Sep 26, In North Korea 97 older South Koreans reunited with 228 North Korean relatives at the Diamond Mountain resort. This was the first reunion in nearly two years.
    (SSFC, 9/27/09, p.A4)
2009        Sep 26, In northwestern Pakistan 2 suicide car bombs killed 22 people and wounded about 150 others in separate attacks in Bannu and Peshawar, just days after the Taliban warned suicide strikes were coming if the military pressed forward with an offensive. A third bomb injured 4 in the region.
    (AP, 9/26/09)(AP, 9/27/09)
2009        Sep 26, In the northern Philippines nearly a month's worth of rain fell in six hours as Tropical Storm Ketsana slammed ashore, stranding thousands on rooftops in the capital's worst flooding in more than 42 years.
    (AP, 9/26/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Rwanda at least four people were killed and 52 injured when an unidentified man lobbed a grenade into a crowd at a village market. Police suspect it was an act of sabotage to sow terror in rural districts.
    (AFP, 9/27/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Spain "City of Life and Death," Chinese director Lu Chuan's account of the Japanese occupation of Nanjing in 1937, won top honors at the San Sebastian film festival.
    (AFP, 9/26/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Sri Lanka soldiers fired on a group of war refugees trying to flee a camp in the north of the island, wounding two.
    (AP, 9/27/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Switzerland director Roman Polanski (76) was taken into custody on a 31-year-old US arrest warrant, where he traveled to receive an award at the Zurich Film Festival for his lifetime work as a director. Polanski fled the United States in 1978, a year after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
    (AP, 9/27/09)(SFC, 9/30/09, p.A4)
2009        Sep 26, Turkey's navy commandos aboard a frigate captured seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia's coast.
    (AP, 9/26/09)
2009        Sep 26, Pope Benedict XVI criticized the communist era's fierce religious persecution as he began a three-day pilgrimage to the Czech Republic, and urged the heavily secular nation to rediscover its Christian roots.
    (AP, 9/26/09)
2009        Sep 26, In Venezuela some 30 African and South American leaders met for a 2-day summit on Margarita Island seeking to build on their alliances.
    (AP, 9/26/09)

2010        Sep 26, San Francisco held its 27th annual Folsom Street Fair, a celebration of fetishes and aggressive sexuality.
    (SFC, 9/27/10, p.C1)
2010        Sep 26, It was reported that the Hilmar Cheese company in Merced County is the likely culprit in ruining at least 18 wells in and around Hilmar. Partially treated effluent from the 27-acre plant has been discharged onto land around the plant for years.
    (SSFC, 9/26/10, p.A1)
2010        Sep 26, Gloria Stuart (b.1910), film star, died. The 1930s Hollywood leading lady years later became the oldest Academy Award acting nominee for her role as the spunky survivor in "Titanic." In her youth, Stuart was a blond beauty who starred in B pictures as well as some higher-profile ones such as "The Invisible Man," Busby Berkeley's "Gold Diggers of 1935" and two Shirley Temple movies, "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." Her 1999 autobiography was titled “Gloria Stuart: I Just Kept Hoping."
    (AP, 9/28/10)(SFC, 9/28/10, p.C4)
2010        Sep 26, Afghanistan's election commission ordered a recount of votes in some areas for recent parliamentary elections, raising further concerns of misconduct and fraud during the Sep 18 polls. NATO said 2 of its service members were killed in a bomb blast in the south. A female British aid worker and 3 Afghan colleagues were kidnapped in the country's northeastern Kunar province. NATO forces said one Afghan civilian was killed by a coalition service member in Laghman's Alishing district.
    (AP, 9/26/10)(AP, 9/28/10)
2010        Sep 26, Australian climate change activists closed down operations at the world's largest coal port after entering its three terminals and attaching themselves to loaders.
    (Reuters, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 26, British businessman James Heselden (62), who last year bought the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter, died in an accident on one of the vehicles in the River Wharfe near Boston Spa. He had made a fortune through his firm Hesco Bastion which developed a system replacing sand bags to protect troops.
    (AP, 9/27/10)
2010        Sep 26, Chinese authorities said five people have been sickened with pneumonic plague in Tibet and that the deadly disease has killed one of them.
    (AP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 26, A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Europe and the US set sail from Cyprus bound for Gaza, in a bid to run Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory.
    (AFP, 9/27/10)
2010        Sep 26, In the Dominican Republic a Dominican foreman fatally shot a Haitian worker during an argument over pay, touching off racial clashes at a construction site that killed a Dominican worker and injured another.
    (AP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 26, In Germany a Polish tour bus crashed on its way home from a Spanish holiday, killing 13 people. 32 remained hospitalized the next day.
    (AP, 9/27/10)
2010        Sep 26, Iranian officials said the malicious Stuxnet computer worm has hit 30,000 industrial computers, but denied the Islamic republic's first nuclear plant at Bushehr was among those infected. The malware has infected as many as 45,000 computer systems around the world. 60% of the infected computers were in Iran, 18% in Indonesia, and less than 2% in the US. Two computer servers in Malaysia and Denmark, which controlled the malware, have been shut down.
    (AFP, 9/26/10)(http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_computer_attacks)(SFC, 9/27/10, p.A4)
2010        Sep 26, Iran media said elite Revolutionary Guards said they had killed the "main elements" behind the Sep 22 bomb attack in the Mahabad. Gen. Abdolrasoul Mahmoudabadi of the elite Revolutionary Guards said the "terrorists" were killed the previous day in a clash "beyond the border" and that his forces were still in pursuit of two men who escaped the ambush.
    (Reuters, 9/26/10)(AP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 26, Iraq inaugurated the first in a fleet of new US-built patrol boats, part of efforts to boost its naval capacity and secure key oil platforms ahead of an American withdrawal at the end of next year. A car packed with explosives blew up near the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, killing 4 policemen in the latest sign that insurgents could be trying to win back old strongholds. Attacks elsewhere in the country killed at least 4 others.
    (AFP, 9/26/10)(AP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 26, With a midnight deadline looming, Israel's PM Netanyahu called on West Bank settlers to "show restraint" following the end of a government-ordered construction slowdown. Settler leaders rejected Netanyahu's call, however, and vowed to proceed with a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony later in the day at Revava, a settlement deep inside the West Bank, marking the end of the construction restrictions.
    (AP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 26, Kashmiri separatist leaders rejected India's offer to release hundreds of young detainees and review the massive deployment of security forces in the Himalayan territory to defuse deadly civil unrest.
    (AP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 26, In Pakistan 2 US drone strikes targeting vehicles killed 7 militants in North Waziristan, the rugged tribal region near the Afghan border.
    (AFP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 25, A Russian Soyuz space capsule landed in Kazakhstan returning 3 astronauts from a 6-month mission to the Int’l. Space Station.
    (SSFC, 9/26/10, p.A5)
2010        Sep 26, The Saudi Gazette quoted Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz as saying: "Saudi Arabia is tackling terrorism with all its might and authorities have so far been successful in foiling 230 of 240 terrorist attempts." The number covers the period from 2003 to the present.
    (AFP, 9/27/10)
2010        Sep 26, In Spain the Basque separatist group ETA said it is willing to declare a permanent cease-fire, verified by international observers, in a bid to settle the troubled region's long-running conflict with the Spanish government.
    (AP, 9/26/10) 
2010        Sep 26, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez was seeking to hold on to his dominant control of congress in elections that put his popularity to a critical test. Chavez's allies won a strong majority in Venezuela's congress, but lost the two-thirds majority needed to carry out major changes on their own.
    (AP, 9/26/10)(AP, 9/27/10)

2011        Sep 26, The US Congress finessed a dispute over disaster aid and advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown only days away.
    (AP, 9/27/11)
2011        Sep 26, The US Postal Service abandoned a long-standing rule that stamps cannot feature people still living and asked the public for suggestions.
    (SFC, 9/27/11, p.A8)
2011        Sep 26, In Nevada Arthur Gerald Jones (73), a former Chicago commodities trader arrested in July, pleaded guilty to fraud. He had disappeared over three decades ago from Highland Park, Illinois, and was discovered living in Las Vegas under the assumed name of Joseph Richard Sandelli.
    (Reuters, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, In Argentina an explosion wrecked two homes, a business and several cars, killing a woman and injuring nine people on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. A search turned up a canister of natural gas with a poor connection to a pizza oven.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, Australia opened frontline combat roles to women for the first time in its history under a new policy allowing all military positions to be filled on merit rather than gender.
    (AFP, 9/27/11)
2011        Sep 26, Bolivia's defense minister, Celicia Chacon, resigned in protest over a crackdown in Indians protesting an Amazon highway they say will cause damage to their lands. President Evo Morales says the 190-mile (300-km) highway is essential for Bolivia's economy. It is to connect Brazil with Pacific ports in Chile and Peru. President Evo Morale late in the day suspended construction of the planned Amazon highway.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, A new British law, the Prisoners' Earnings Act, went into effect. Inmates earning more than £20 ($31, €23) a week after deductions will see 40% deducted from what remains.
    (AFP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, Cambodian officials said nearly 100 people have died in recent flooding with 100,000 families affected and some 100,000 acres of rice fields inundated.
    (SFC, 9/27/11, p.A2)
2011        Sep 26, In China 2 Tibetan monks, Lobsang Kalsang and Lobsang Konchok (believed to be 18 or 19 years old), set themselves on fire at the Kirti Monastery in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist practices, as the Chinese government reiterated it will choose the next Dalai Lama. Both were rescued by police, suffered slight burns and were in stable condition.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, In the Dominican Rep. Roman Buchenauer (31), a German man, killed his Venezuelan wife, Rosmery Rivas (29), a young daughter (9) and three family pets and then hanged himself in an upscale residence in the tourist city of Sosua.
    (AP, 9/29/11)
2011        Sep 26, Indian officials said monsoon rains have destroyed mud huts and flooded wide swaths of the north and east, killing at least 48 people in recent days and leaving hundreds of thousands marooned by raging waters.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, In northern Iraq roadside bomb killed 3 people in Kirkuk. Gunmen in Baghdad assassinated a senior finance ministry official and wounded a senior judge. Army Brig. Gen. Talib Balaasim was killed in a drive-by shooting in western Baghdad. On May 15, 2012, bodyguards of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi testified that al-Hashemi told them to kill Balaasim and paid $3,000 for the job.
    (AP, 9/26/11)(SFC, 9/27/11, p.A2)(AP, 5/16/12)
2011        Sep 26, Undercover Israeli police officers arrested Ahmed Abu Atoun, a Hamas lawmaker who had been hiding in the Red Cross' office in east Jerusalem for the past year. Lawmaker Mohammed Abu Teir was taken into custody earlier this month after venturing out of the compound.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, Israel's national museum and the international web giant Google led a project, that put five Dead Sea scrolls online today. The scrolls include the biblical Book of Isaiah.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, Italian oil giant ENI said it has resumed oil production in Libya more than six months after civil unrest brought oil and gas output in the country to a near standstill.
    (AFP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, In Indian-controlled Kashmir fierce fighting erupted between rebels and government forces. 4 days of fighting left at least 9 people dead.
    (AP, 9/28/11)(AFP, 9/29/11)
2011        Sep 26, Kuwaiti telecoms giant Zain, currently negotiating to sell its operations in Saudi Arabia, said it will challenge a court ruling that annulled the election of its board of directors, adding that the verdict will have no impact on its operations. A lower court a day earlier scrapped an April election for Zain's board, saying it was legally flawed.
    (AFP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, Hundreds of Libyan civilians fled Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte to escape growing shortages of food and medicine and escalating fears that their homes will be struck during fighting between revolutionary forces and regime loyalists.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, Myanmar democracy activists freshly tested the new government's avowed tolerance for dissent by gathering peacefully at a central landmark in the country's biggest city in honor of giant protests four years ago.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell said it has shut in 25,000 barrels per day of crude in a southern Nigerian oil field due to spills caused by sabotage and theft.
    (AFP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, In Northern Ireland a failed car bomb, planted on a road junction in Londonderry, snarled traffic until it was removed the next day. Police arrested three suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents.
    (AP, 9/27/11)
2011        Sep 26, Philippine authorities evacuated more than 100,000 people, closed schools and grounded flights as Typhoon Nesat, one of the biggest typhoons of the year, bore down on the Southeast Asian country.
    (AFP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, In Portugal George Wright (68), named as one of the hijackers of a Delta flight in 1972, was taken into custody by local police. The US government sought his extradition for escaping from a New Jersey jail after being convicted of murder. Wright was convicted of the 1962 murder of gas station owner Walter Patterson, a decorated World War II veteran shot during a robbery at his business in Wall, New Jersey. In November a Lisbon court denied the US request for his extradition.
    (AP, 9/28/11)(AP, 11/17/11)
2011        Sep 26, Russia’s influential finance minister, Alexei Kudrin, was forced out after a television confrontation with Pres. Dmitri Medvedev.
    (SFC, 9/27/11, p.A2)
2011        Sep 26, Spain's PM Zapatero dissolved Parliament, setting the stage for a Nov. 20 general election that is likely to focus on an economy saddled with 21 percent unemployment, anemic growth and gloomy future prospects.
    (AP, 9/26/11)
2011        Sep 26, In Sudan police fired tear gas and used batons to break up a protest in Khartoum against the punitive rise in food prices, witnesses said, with protesters burning tires and demanding cheaper food.
    (AFP, 9/27/11)
2011        Sep 26, In Yemen anti-government tribesmen overran an army base housing an elite unit north Sanaa, capturing 30 soldiers and dealing a blow to the prestige of the powerful Republican Guards led by the son of the country's embattled president.
    (AP, 9/26/11)

2012        Sep 26, US defense officials said Fort Bragg, NC, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair faces possible courts martial on charges that include forced sex with several female subordinates and fraudulent claims on a government charge card. In 2014 Sinclair (51) pleaded guilty to less serious counts of misconduct in a deal that included the dropping of sexual assault charges.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.A7)(SFC, 3/6/14, p.A8)(SFC, 3/18/14, p.A7)
2012        Sep 26, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning the use of dogs for hunting bears and bobcats.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.C1)
2012        Sep 26, The Univ. of California agreed to $1 million legal settlement with students pepper sprayed by police during a protest last November. 21 students will receive about $30,000 each and a written apology from the university chancellor.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.C3)
2012        Sep 26, In Oregon hog farmer Terry Vance Garner (69) never returned after he set out to feed his animals on his farm in Coos County. A family member found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed.
    (AP, 10/1/12)
2012        Sep 26, In eastern Afghanistan a suicide attack on a NATO patrol killed two service members in the U.S.-led coalition in Logar province.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri (54) won a delay in his extradition from Britain to the United States, days after he lost an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
    (Reuters, 9/27/12)
2012        Sep 26, Germany's top administrative court ruled that Catholics who opt out of paying religious taxes must automatically leave the church as well. Germany's bishops announced last week that believers who refuse to pay the tax are committing a "grave lapse" and as a result won't be able to receive the sacrament, become godparents or have a religious funeral.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, Greek police clashed with hooded rioters hurling petrol bombs as tens of thousands took to the streets of Athens in a general strike in Greece's biggest anti-austerity protest in more than a year.
    (Reuters, 9/26/12)(Economist, 9/29/12, p.57)
2012        Sep 26, Guinea officials said two-thirds of the country's foreign debt is going to be canceled. The move came after Guinea qualified for heavily indebted poor country status, meaning that more than $2.4 billion of its debt now will be cancelled.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, In western India 17 bus passengers died when their vehicle plunged into the Purna river in Maharashtra state.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.A2)
2012        Sep 26, In Indonesia a passenger ferry collided with a ship believed to be carrying liquefied natural gas and sank west of Sumatra island, killing at least eight people.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, Mexican troops clashed with an armed group near a church in the southern town of Tepecoacuilco de Trujano, leaving 11 people dead, including a soldier and one woman.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, Mexicans took to the streets to protest a new law aimed at modernizing rules in the workplace and making the country’s powerful, corrupt unions more accountable.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.A2)
2012        Sep 26, Saudi Arabian authorities were reported holding 908 female Nigerian pilgrims heading to Mecca over a rule requiring them to travel with a husband or male companion.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.A2)
2012        Sep 26, South Africa’s AngloGold Ashanti said that it has halted all its operations in the country in response to persistent strikes. It provided 32 percent of the multinational's gold production.
    (AP, 9/26/12)(Economist, 9/29/12, p.53)
2012        Sep 26, In Madrid thousands of angry protesters again swarmed as close as they could get night to Parliament, watched by a heavy contingent of riot police. There was no fresh violence. They demanded the release of people detained the previous evening and new elections to oust PM Mariano Rajoy and his conservative government, which has imposed cutbacks and tax hikes, deepening the gloom in a country struggling with recession and unemployment of nearly 25 percent.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan reached nine agreements but did not work out the issues surrounding the contested Abyei region or the demarcation of their shared border. South Sudan President Salva Kiir said the two countries would sign a "protocol of collaboration" on Sep 27.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, In Syria two massive explosions targeting the regime's military command center were set off by two suicide car bombers killing four people. An Iranian correspondent was killed while covering the blasts in Damascus.
    (AP, 9/26/12)
2012        Sep 26, A Turkish court issued an order allowing authorities in the country to block Internet access to the "Innocence of Muslims," an anti-Islam movie that has sparked violent protests across the Muslim world.
    (AP, 9/26/12)

2013        Sep 26, The US and its international partners emerged from a meeting at UN headquarters with Iran declaring that a "window of opportunity has opened" to peacefully settle their nuclear standoff. Both sides agreed to fast-track negotiations and hold a substantive round of talks on Oct. 15-16 in Geneva.
    (AP, 9/27/13)
2013        Sep 26, Sarah Fulton, a lawyer for the rights watchdog Redress, said Mustafa al-Hawsawi, currently being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was secretly brought to Lithuania in March 2004 and held there until September 2006. Activists urged authorities to re-open an investigation into possible rendition in the Baltic state.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, An Afghan man wearing the uniform of the country's security forces turned his weapon on NATO troops in Paktia province, killing a US service member of the international coalition.
    (AP, 9/26/13)(SFC, 9/27/13, p.A2)
2013        Sep 26, Interpol issued an arrest notice on behalf of Kenyan authorities for Samantha Lewthwaite (29), a Muslim convert and fugitive Briton whom news media have dubbed the "white widow." Her first husband was one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 attack on the London transit system that killed 52 commuters. She was wanted by Kenyan authorities over alleged involvement in a plot to bomb holiday resorts.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, In China the teenage son of two celebrity singers for the Chinese military was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison, in a case the public closely watched for signs of leniency because of his family ties.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, The Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court stripped citizenship from thousands of people born to migrants who came illegally, a category that overwhelmingly includes Haitians brought in to work on farms. The court retroactively stripped the citizenship of people born after 1929 to parents without Dominican ancestry.
    (AP, 9/26/13)(SSFC, 12/1/13, p.A22)
2013        Sep 26, Dubai said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Sonangol to build a crude oil refinery aimed at meeting rising domestic demand.
    (AFP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, In Kenya al-Shabab fighters attacked the border town of Mandera, killing two police officers, injuring three others and destroying 11 vehicles.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, In India militants dressed in army uniforms attacked police and soldiers near the border with Pakistan, killing 9 people, including 3 militants, and triggering calls for talks at the UN between the prime ministers of the rival nations to be called off.
    (Reuters, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, The Indian army said it had killed at least a dozen militants from a group of 30 it said had crossed over from Pakistan into northern Kashmir.
    (Reuters, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, In Iraq bombings hit two markets in Baghdad province, killing at least 23 people, while gunmen shot dead 5 members of one family south of the capital. A magnetic "sticky bomb" on a car killed a policeman and wounded two civilians in the northern city of Mosul. A similar device killed an employee of a local television station and wounded a second in Baquba. In Kirkuk a bomb killed a man and wounded his brother, while 2 alleged Al-Qaeda militants were shot dead by gunmen west of the city.
    (AFP, 9/26/13)(SFC, 9/27/13, p.A2)
2013        Sep 26, Charles Taylor lost his appeal against a war crimes conviction at The Hague. Judges confirmed a 50-year jail term against the former Liberian president for encouraging rebels in Sierra Leone to mutilate, rape and murder victims in a decade-long civil war.
    (Reuters, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, In Lithuania the 10th edition of the Vilnius Intl. Theater Festival opened.
    (SSFC, 9/8/13, p.N3)
2013        Sep 26, Nepal recalled its ambassador to Qatar after she compared the Middle Eastern emirate to an "open jail" for thousands of Nepali migrants who face abuse from employers there.
    (AFP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, In northeastern Nigeria Islamic militants armed with automatic rifles and explosives killed a pastor and his son and torched a church. The attackers also killed the village head at Dorawa, Yobe state.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, Norwegian oil group Statoil said it had made a big oil find off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada with 300 million to 600 million barrels of recoverable crude.
    (AFP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, Pakistan's first online platform for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, said it has been shut by Pakistan's telecoms authority. It had opened in July, a move hailed as a step forward for the long-silent community.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, In Pakistan the death toll from the Sep 24 earthquake climbed to 355 as survivors complained that aid was not reaching far-flung areas.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, A Russian court ordered two Greenpeace activists to be detained for two months over a protest on an Arctic oil platform, as the Netherlands called for the activists' immediate release and threatened legal action against Moscow.
    (AFP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting outpost to six.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, Sudanese authorities deployed troops around vital installations and gas stations in Khartoum as rioting continued over gas price hikes with 30 people left dead since Sep 23.
    (SFC, 9/27/13, p.A2)
2013        Sep 26, In Sudan’s Darfur region fighting resumed in the southwest between Arab tribes reportedly leaving 51 people dead and 65 injured in the Umm Dukhun area.
    (AP, 9/28/13)
2013        Sep 26, In Syria an Iraqi woman was killed when a mortar round slammed into Iraq's consulate in Damascus.
    (AP, 9/26/13)
2013        Sep 26, Tunisian rapper Klay BBJ was jailed for six months for songs judged insulting by the authorities, a verdict his supporters slammed as a sign of the Islamist-led government's growing intolerance. On Oct 17 Klay BBJ was acquitted by an appeals court.
    (AFP, 9/26/13)(AFP, 10/17/13)

014        Sep 26, In Arizona the Navajo Nation held a signing ceremony for a $554 milion settlement of a 2006 lawsuit over federal government mismanagement of tribal resources.
    (SFC, 9/26/14, p.A6)
2014        Sep 26, In Illinois Brian Howard (36), an FAA contract employee, set fire at the Aurora air traffic control center bringing Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare airports to a halt with over 2,000 flights cancelled. On May 28, 2015, Howard pleaded guilty to setting the fire during a failed suicide attempt.
    (SFC, 9/27/14, p.A7)(SFC, 9/29/14, p.A6)(SFC, 5/29/15, p.A9)
2014        Sep 26, John Mack Carter (86), former editor of McCalls, Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping (1975-1994) magazines, died in Bronxville, NY.
    (SSFC, 9/28/14, p.C12)
2014        Sep 26, In Oklahoma 4 women’s softball players from North Texas Central College were killed when an 18-wheel truck crashed into the side of their team bus.
    (SSFC, 9/28/14, p.A15)
2014        Sep 26, Intel said it will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.5 million euros) in aid to fight the Ebola epidemic after the governments of the worst-hit countries in west Africa said they were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be backed up with cash.
    (AFP, 9/27/14)
2014        Sep 26, Latin American and European countries united to push a resolution on ending violence against homosexuals through the UN Human Rights Council, despite strong opposition from Islamic and African states.
    (Reuters, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, Afghan officials said Taliban fighters have stormed Ajrestan, a strategic district in Ghazni province and were on the verge of capturing it. The attack by an estimated 700 Taliban fighters began about five days ago and early reports were that more than 100 people had been killed.
    (Reuters, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, Australia and Cambodia signed an agreement for asylum-seekers, who are refused residency in Australia and currently held in Nauru, to instead be resettled to Cambodia criticized for its deteriorating human rights record.
    (AP, 9/26/14)(Econ, 10/4/14, p.48)
2014        Sep 26, China's top anti-graft body said Gao Jianyun, a senior internet regulator, has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party on graft charges.
    (Reuters, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, In China a man fatally stabbed four students as they were walking to their elementary school in Lingshan County, Guanxi province. Police searched for 56-year-old suspect who attacked the children from a motorcycle. 6 schoolchildren died and 25 were injured in a stampede at the Mingtong Primary School in the southern city of Kunming.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, Cuba notified Ontario-based Tokmakjian Group that its president, Cy Tokmakjian (74) has been sentenced to 15 years in Cuban prison on corruption-related charge. Tokmakjian Group said the charges against its president were concocted as an excuse to seize the automotive firm's $100 million in assets in Cuba.
    (AP, 9/27/14)
2014        Sep 26, Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt said her government would send four operational planes and three reserve jets along with 250 pilots and support staff in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The deployment will last for 12 months.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, European Union leaders said a major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, The head of Interpol, based in Lyon, France, said an international database of foreign would-be jihadis joining extremists in Iraq and Syria that started 18 months ago with little fanfare, and just three countries participating, has expanded to include 33 countries and 1,300 names.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, In Guinea-Bissau at least 22 people were killed when a vehicle taking them to a funeral struck a landmine.
    (Reuters, 9/27/14)
2014        Sep 26, Indonesia's outgoing parliament voted to scrap direct elections for local officials and return to the electoral system in place under dictator Suharto, triggering anger at what many regarded as a grave setback to democracy at the hands of an entrenched political elite.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, Indonesian authorities arrested Hans Peter Naumann (48), a German man, for allegedly trying to smuggle 239 (8.4 ounce) of cocaine onto Indonesia's resort island of Bali, some of it hidden inside his stomach.
    (AP, 9/27/14)
2014        Sep 26, Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey, pushing back Kurdish forces and sending at least two shells into Turkish territory.
    (Reuters, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, Morocco and Spain said a cross-border cell in the Spanish enclave of Melilla and the neighboring Moroccan city of Nador to recruit jihadis to fight for the Islamic State group has been dismantled.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, In Serbia 3 Gypsy children died in a fire in a small wooden shack that has been their home on the outskirts of Belgrade.
    (AP, 9/26/14)
2014        Sep 26, Somali al Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery.
    (Reuters, 9/27/14)
2014        Sep 26, Human Rights Watch said in a report that torture of political prisoners is widespread in ex-Soviet Uzbekistan, a Central Asian country courted by the West as a transit point for forces fighting in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 9/26/14)

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