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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.

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

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Théodore Géricault, Pittore francese (1791)
Ivan Pavlov, Fisiologo russo, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1849)
Alfred Cortot, Pianista svizzero (1877)
Archibald Hill, Fisiologo inglese, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1886)
T. S. Eliot, Poeta inglese, Premio Nobel per la Letteratura (1888)
George Gershwin, Compositore americano (1898)
George Raft, Attore americano (1901)
Achille Compagnoni, Alpinista italiano (1914)
Julie London, Attrice e cantante americana (1926)
Manmohan Singh, Uomo politico indiano (1932)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Politica sudafricana (1936)
Jerry Weintraub, Produttore americano (1937)
Bryan Ferry, Musicista inglese (Roxy Music) (1945)
Philippe Lavil, Cantante francese (1947)
Olivia Newton-John, Attrice e cantante inglese (1948)
Linda Hamilton, Attrice americana (1956)
Melissa Sue Anderson, Attrice americana (1962)
Nicki French, Cantante inglese (1964)
Anthony Kavanagh, Comico canadese (1969)
Gary Hall, Jr., Nuotatore americano (1974)
Serena Williams, Tennista americana (1981)
M. Pokora, Cantante francese (1985)
Kiira Korpi, Pattinatrice finlandese (1988)

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Taichang, Imperatore della Cina (1620)
Daniel Boone, Esploratore americano (1820)
August Möbius, Matematico tedesco (1868)
Levi Strauss, Immigrato tedesco negli Stati Uniti, fondatore della Levi Strauss & Co (1902)
Béla Bartók, Compositore ungherese (1945)
Anna Magnani, Attrice italiana (1973)
Leopold Ružička, Chimico croato, premio Nobel (1976)
Manne Siegbahn, Fisico svedese, premio Nobel (1978)
Tino Rossi, Cantante francese (1983)
Alberto Moravia, Scrittore italiano (1990)
Robert Palmer, Cantante inglese (2003)
Paul Newman, Attore e regista americano (2008)
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