September 26 is the 269th day of the Gregorian calendar (270th in leap years).
46 BC - Julius Caesar, following his oath at the Battle of Pharsalus, dedicated a temple to his legendary ancestor Venus.
1087 - William II becomes King of England.
1810 - The Swedish Parliament inaugurates French Grand Duke Jean Bernadotte (Karl XIV of Sweden) as Crown Prince of Sweden.
1815 - Russia, Austria, and Prussia form a sacred alliance.
1907 - New Zealand and Newfoundland become British Territories.
1921 - Japanese Occupation: About 5,000 Busan dockyard workers, general strike demanding a wage increase
1947 - Soviet Union proposes simultaneous withdrawal of US and Soviet troops from the Korean Peninsula
1949 - The Korean government promulgates the Court Organization Act.
1958 - Myanmar (formerly Burma) General Ne Win takes power in a military coup
In the United States, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon hold their first televised presidential debate.
Yemeni Arab Republic is proclaimed.
1962 - A large fire broke out in Fukue, Nagasaki Prefecture (now Koto City), Japan.
1983 - 1983 A case of misinterpretation of a nuclear weapon signal.
1984 - Great Britain and the People's Republic of China sign the Hong Kong Return Agreement.
2002 - The remains of five people from the disappearance of a Seongseo elementary school student in Waryongsan, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, are found 11 years later.
2003 - The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea rejected the motion to appoint Yoon Seong-sik as the chairman of the Board of Audit and Inspection.
2006 - Junichiro Koizumi resigns as Prime Minister of Japan.
2009 - Typhoon Kessana hits the Philippines, People's Republic of China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, killing 700 people.
year 2014 -
The mass kidnapping of Iguala took place.
There was an assault case of politician Kim Hyun-seok's deputy knight.
2016 - The ROK Navy's Lynx helicopter, which participated in the ROK-U.S. combined naval operation in the East Sea, crashed at sea.
1580 - The Golden Hind arrives at Plymouth, England, after Francis Drake's circumnavigation ends.
1895 - Seoul Maedong Elementary School opened
1957 - The musical West Side Story, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, premieres on Broadway.
1969 - Establishment of Ilgan Sports, a sports daily newspaper in Korea
1991 - Biosphere 2 experiments begin.
1993 - South Korea's Korean Star 2 satellite successfully launched from the Kuru space station in French Guiana in South America.
1998 - Director Jang Seon-woo's Petal Award at the 1st Bangkok International Film Festival
2000 - Broadcaster Hong Seok-cheon declared coming out
2001 - CJB JOY FM, a local radio program of SBS Power FM, opened in some areas of Sejong Special Self-Governing Province, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea. (FM 101.5 MHz)
Daehyung Lee achieved 50 stolen bases for the first time in the KBO league for 4 consecutive years.
Korea won the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
1791 – Theodor Géricault, French painter (d.
1849 – Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist (d.
1870 – Christian X, King of Denmark.
1877 – Alfred Cortot, French pianist (b.
1888 – T. S. Elliott, English poet and critic (b.
1889 – Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (b.
Kim Myung-sik, South Korean socialist activist
English footballer Jack Tressaden
1897 - 262 Pope Paul VI.
1898 – George Gershwin, American composer (d.
Kim Jae-jun, a South Korean religionist
American actor George Raft.
1904 – Mikola Bazan, Ukrainian writer (b.
1905 – Karl Lapan, Austrian football manager.
1926 – Julie London, an American singer and actress.
1927 – Kim Nam-jo, a South Korean poet (b.
Indian politician Manmohan Singh
Russian writer Vladimir Vojnovich.