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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining September 26. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is September 26 so important!

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Top 10 September 26 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On September 26 1986, Ronald Reagan vetoed The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act - a legislation enacted by the US congress to impose sanctions against South Africa and stop Apartheid

  2. Bessie Smith's first record was titled Cemetery Blues was released on September 26, 1923. Both sides of the record became hit songs. Columbia Records nicknamed Bessie Smith Queen of the Blues but the press began calling her the Empress of the Blues.

  3. Bessie Smith and Richard Morgan were in a car accident on September 26, 1937. She died as a result of her injuries. Over 7,000 mourners attended her funeral.

  4. September 26 (26/9) is the 269th day of the year.

  5. On September 26, 1987, a Romanian fighter pilot defected to the US embassy in Turkey without a map, evading radar by flying 430 MPH at an altitude of less than 500 ft.

  6. N 26 September 1983, during one of the tensest moments of the Cold War, a malfunction in the Soviet Nuclear Early Warning system nearly led to WW3, and that essentially only one man, Stanislav Petrov saw the bug for what it was and thus saved hundreds of millions of lives

  7. On September 26, 1815, George Wilson was arrested for walking. He’d been trying to walk 1,000 miles for a long-distance walking feat, but was arrested around Blackheath at the 751st mile because “tens of thousands of idle and disorderly persons” had shown up to watch him.