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September 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 26

September 26th is also known as Human Resource Professional Day and Johnny Appleseed Day.

Welcome to the 269th day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and now have only 96 days until we reach the new year.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate this day as we spend a few moments learning about some of the important historical events that happened on September 26th throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1949, the iconic Hollywood sign was changed to how we know it today? It initially said “Hollywoodland,” but the “land” was removed during renovations.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 26th in history!

What Events Happened On September 26 In History?

2019

The World Health Organization announced that they would give measles vaccinations to 800,000 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

OTD in 2019: The World Health Organization announced that they would give measles vaccinations to 800
This announcement was made after reports showed that 3,500 people were dying each year from the disease.
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2017

Epic Games released the video game Fortnite Battle Royale.

2017

Saudi Arabia became the last country in the world to lift a ban on women driving cars.

2004

Ed Whitlock became the world’s first person over the age of 70 to run a marathon in under 3 hours.

He completed the 26.2 miles in just 2 hours, 54 minutes, and 48 seconds at the Toronto Marathon.
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1997

The Umbria and Marche earthquake occurred in Italy, killing 11 people and injuring 100.

1983

Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov narrowly escaped the Soyuz T-10 spacecraft explosion.

1973

Concorde made its first nonstop trip across the Atlantic from Washington, D.C. to Paris, France, in a record-breaking time of 3 hours and 32 minutes.

1949

The iconic Hollywoodland sign was changed to just Hollywood as we know it today.

OTD in 1949: The iconic Hollywoodland sign was changed to just Hollywood as we know it today.
1890

The gold dollar and three-dollar coins were abolished by the US Congress.

1687

The famous Parthenon building in Athens, Greece, was damaged due to an attack by the Venetian army attempting to remove Turks who turned the building into a mosque.

OTD in 1687: The famous Parthenon building in Athens
1580

Sir Frances Drake completed his famous circumnavigation of the world when he sailed into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind.

1087

William II, the third son of William the Conquer, was crowned King of England.

September 26 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on September 26th shares the same zodiac sign, Libra.

For those of you born in September, you have the Sapphire birthstone. Sapphires are associated with royalty and romance. They’re said to symbolize fidelity and the soul.

If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around January 3 in the same year.

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Christina Milian? See what other famous people were born on this day.

Famous People Born On September 26

Christina Milian

Christina Milian

American Actress
Birthday: September 26, 1981
Age: 40 years old
Born In: New Jersey, USA
Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John

British-Australian Singer
Birthday: September 26, 1948
Age: 73 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom

Special Holidays On September 26th

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

September 26: Human Resource Professional Day

Human Resource Professional Day

September 26: National Johnny Appleseed Day

National Johnny Appleseed Day

Did you know that on this day, September 26th 1949, the iconic Hollywood sign was changed to how we know it today?