September 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1580 - Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
- 1907 - New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
- 1960 - In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
- 1973 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
- 2008 - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
- Famous Birthdays: Johnny Appleseed (American environmentalist), T. S. Eliot (American-born British writer and poet, Nobel laureate), Mark Haddon (English author), Olivia Newton-John (English-born Australian singer and actress), George Gershwin (American composer)
For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.