Today In History – September 26

Important Events

1580 Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind

1687 Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon

1687 City council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution

1815 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign the Holy Alliance

1901 Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)

1918 Beginning of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, more than 1 million American soldiers in the largest and most costly offensive of WWI

Today in Film & TV

1968 “Oliver!” directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)

Today in Music

1969 The Beatles release “Abbey Road” album

Today in Sports

1983 Australia II wins America’s Cup yacht race – 1st non-US winner

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