Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 26

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This is a list of selected September 26 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1810 – The Riksdag of the Estates adopted a new Act of Succession to regulate the right of members of the House of Bernadotte to accede to the Swedish throne. refimprove
1907Newfoundland and New Zealand became dominions within the British Empire. Newfoundland has unreferenced section
1914 – The Federal Trade Commission, an independent agency of the United States government to promote consumer protection, was established. unreferenced section
1918World War I: The Meuse–Argonne offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, began. refimprove section
1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrendered to the FBI, he supposedly shouted out, "Don't shoot, G-Men ['government men']!", which became a nickname for FBI agents. refimprove section, date not cited
1934 – The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, now a museum ship in Long Beach, California, was launched in Clydebank, Scotland. unreferenced section
1957West Side Story, a musical written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim and based loosely on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, made its debut on Broadway. expansion, refimprove section, one section has many CN tags
1960 – More than 70 million people watched U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon in the first-ever televised U.S. presidential election debate. needs more footnotes
2002MV Le Joola, a Senegalese government-owned ferry, capsized off the coast of The Gambia, resulting in the deaths of at least 1,863 people. refimprove
2009Typhoon Ketsana struck the Philippines, the most devastating typhoon ever to hit Manila, before moving on to affect Southeast Asia. unreferenced section


September 26: National Flag Day in Ecuador (1860)

Ruins of the Parthenon (painting by Pierre Peytier)
Ruins of the Parthenon

Richard Grenville-Temple (b. 1711) · Wendy Saddington (b. 1949) · Ramang (d. 1987)

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