Browsing: September

A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 26th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 26, 46 BC, Roman Dictator Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to Venus Genetrix, a temple he promised the goddess while fighting the Battle of Pharsalus. On September 26, 1944, Operation Market Garden came to an end, failing to take all the objectives and suffering greater losses than the Germans, a fairly unusual occurrence at that point in the war. On…

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A Brief History On September 26, 1983, Australian 12-metre-class yacht, Australia II, finally won an America’s Cup yacht race, the first time in 132 years that the Cup was lost by an American sailboat representing the New York Yacht Club. Digging Deeper Australia II represented the Royal Perth Yacht Club in the prestigious sailing race, defeating the American entry, Liberty, to end the longest win streak in sporting history.  The race dates back to 1857 and is not held every year, with 37 races so far.  American teams have won 30 of those competitions. Some other sporting win streaks by…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 25th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 25, 1066, the Battle of Stamford Bridge signaled the end of the Viking invasions of England. On September 25, 1555, the peace treaty known as the Peace of Augsburg or alternately as the Augsburg Settlement was signed by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his opponents, known as the Schmalkaldic League. On September 25, 1911, the French battleship, Liberté,…

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A Brief History On September 25, 1555, the peace treaty known as the Peace of Augsburg or alternately as the Augsburg Settlement was signed by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his opponents, known as the Schmalkaldic League. Digging Deeper The signing took place in the German city of Augsburg, giving the treaty its name.  The Holy Roman Empire of the time consisted of a Catholic consortium of countries, including Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, and Burgundy, as well as portions of Italy. Opposing the Emperor was the Schmalkaldic League, an alliance of Lutheran princes within the empire that…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 24th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 24, 787, church leaders of the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church met at the Church of Hagia Sophia in Iznik, province of Nicaea ( province of Bursa in modern Turkey) in a conference known as the Second Council of Nicaea. On September 24, 1272, Prince Edward of England, leader of the Ninth Crusade, left Acre (Syria) for Sicily…

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