ON THIS DAY: September 26, 2016

September 26th is


World Contraception Day *

Family and Community Day

U.N. International Day for Total
Elimination of Nuclear Weapons


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Australia – Queen’s Birthday

international Flags

Azerbaijan –
Constitutional Referendum Day

Canada – Toronto:
Canada Kids Festival

China – Qufu:
International Confucius Culture Festival

New Zealand – Canterbury South:
Provincial Anniversary Day

Yemen – The September Revolution


On This Day in HISTORY

46 BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix

1687 – The Parthenon is damaged by bombing from Venetian forces besieging Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens


1789 – Thomas Jefferson appointed as first U.S. Secretary of State; John Jay as first Supreme Court Chief Justice; Samuel Osgood as Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph as Attorney General

1810 – Former Marshal of France Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne

1898 – George Gershwin, American composer and pianist, is born

1907 – New Zealand and Newfoundland become dominions within the British Empire

1914 – The Federal Trade Commission Act establishes the FTC

1933 – ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly surrenders to the FBI, shouting “Don’t shoot, G-Men!” which becomes a nickname for FBI agents

1934 – The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched


1957 – West Side Story opens on Broadway

1960 – First televised presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy

1962 – Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is published


1969 – The Beatles release their last recorded album, Abbey Road

1973 – The Concorde makes its first non-stop transatlantic flight in record time

1990 – The Motion Picture Association of America announces the NC-17 rating

1997 – Part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi collapses during an earthquake

2000 – Anti-globalization protests by crowds of up to 20,000 protesters in Prague for the IMF/World Bank summits turn violent

2007 – International Planned Parenthood joins with other organizations worldwide to inaugurate World Contraception Day * so that ‘every pregnancy will be a planned one’




  • Origami Crane for International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  • International flags
  • The Parthenon
  • RMS Queen Mary is launched
  • Rachel Carson on science
  • World Contraception Day infographic


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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