Once Upon A Time – Sept. 26 – 1901 – Great Britain Annexes The Ashanti Kingdom, Places It Under Governor Of Gold Coast (Ghana)

1580 Francis 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

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

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 Apple Records releases The Beatles 11th studio album “Abbey Road”, their final recordings as a quartet; tops the charts in 11 countries

TODAY IN SPORT

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

MORE FACTS

1960 Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivers a 4 hour and 29 minute long speech at the United Nations

1983 Soviet military officer Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1861 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

1919 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

1931 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld

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