eso ha pasado un 26 Septiembre

1580 : Drake ended his world tour

On September 26, 1580, the English navigator Francis Drake completed his world tour in Plymouth, on board his ship the Golden Hind. He had left on December 13th, 1577 with five ships. He had left two of them in South America before crossing the Strait of Magellan, where a ship was destroyed and where another had to return to England. He went up the west coast of the Americas to the current state of Washington. During the trip, he captured a Spanish ship full of treasures. He crossed the Pacific, Cape Horn in South Africa before returning to England with his treasure and valuable information on the world's oceans.

1918 : Beginning of the Meuse-Argonne offensive

On September 26, 1918, 37 French and American divisions, comprising more than one million men, began the Meuse-Argonne offensive led by General Pershing. The advance was slow due to stiff resistance by the Germans. After a pause in the attack between September 30 and October 3, the offensive continued on October 4. The Germans resisted another month before final retreat and Armistice.

1957 : West Side Story opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway

On September 26, 1957, was the Premiere of the West Side Story musical on a Broadway stage. Leonard Bernstein's play is the story of Romeo and Juliet transposed to the West Side of New York and tells the story of an impossible love between an American of Polish origin and a young Puerto Rican. The play was adapted to film in 1961 starring Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood in a movie that won 10 Academy Awards.

2002 : A Senegalese ferry capsizes off the Gambian coast

September 26, 2002, a Senegalese ferry carrying 1,035 passengers, the Joola, was caught in a storm and capsized off the coast of Gambia. Only 64 people could be saved. The ship had a capacity of only 800 people but was recently manufactured and had been revised shortly before.

Cita del día : 26 Septiembre

Leonard Bernstein
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

Cumpleaños : 26 Septiembre

Théodore Géricault, Pintor francés (1791)
Ivan Pavlov, Fisiólogo ruso, Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina (1849)
Alfred Cortot, Pianista suizo (1877)
Archibald Hill, Fisiólogo inglés, Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina (1886)
T. S. Eliot, Poeta inglés, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1888)
George Gershwin, Compositor estadounidense (1898)
George Raft, Actor americano (1901)
Achille Compagnoni, Alpinista italiano (1914)
Julie London, Actriz y cantante americana (1926)
Manmohan Singh, Político indio (1932)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Política sudáfricana (1936)
Jerry Weintraub, Productor americano (1937)
Bryan Ferry, Músico inglés (Roxy Music) (1945)
Philippe Lavil, Cantante francés (1947)
Olivia Newton-John, Actriz y cantante inglesa (1948)
Linda Hamilton, Actriz americana (1956)
Melissa Sue Anderson, Actriz americana (1962)
Nicki French, Cantante inglesa (1964)
Anthony Kavanagh, Comediante canadiense (1969)
Gary Hall, Jr., Nadador estadounidense (1974)
Serena Williams, Jugadora de tenis americana (1981)
M. Pokora, Cantante francés (1985)
Kiira Korpi, Patinadora finlandesa (1988)

Nos han dejado un 26 Septiembre

Taichang, Emperador de China (1620)
Daniel Boone, Explorador estadounidense (1820)
August Möbius, Matemático alemán (1868)
Levi Strauss, Inmigrante alemán a los Estados Unidos, fundador de Levi Strauss & Co (1902)
Béla Bartók, Compositor húngaro (1945)
Anna Magnani, Actriz italiana (1973)
Leopold Ružička, Químico croato, premio Nobel (1976)
Manne Siegbahn, Físico sueco, Premio Nobel (1978)
Tino Rossi, Cantante francés (1983)
Alberto Moravia, Escritor italiano (1990)
Robert Palmer, Cantante inglés (2003)
Paul Newman, Acyor y director de cine estadounidense (2008)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed