On this day
The Great Plague of London hit its peak.
In 1665, September 26th was the height of the Great Plague of London. 7,165 people had died in the week leading unto today, and it's thought over 10,000 people passed away total. Sadly, as we all know too well, it wouldn't be the last contagious disease to rock London or even the world!
The 1923 Commonwealth Conference took place.
In 1923, the Commonwealth Conference took place in London, England – and, during the conference, the UK came to agree that Dominions in the British Empire should have the right to make treaties with foreign powers. It was a step forward away from the Empirical rule of old.
The world was introduced to Tintin!
In 1946, the first edition of The Adventures of Tintin was published by Hergé in Le Journal de Tintin! The character's stories have gone on to delight generations of children and even made it to the big screen – the mystery-busting journalist is easily one of the most recognizable Belgian icons of all time.
Special Days Falling on September 26thSeptember 26th is one of the most important dates of the year for various people around the world! Let’s take a look at why.
Dominion Status Day
Every September 26th is Dominion Status Day in New Zealand! It commemorates the day when New Zealand was declared a dominion in the British Empire. It was a moment that helped lead to the nation’s independence in 1945 – so, as you can imagine, it’s a pretty important day for people across the nation.
European Day of Languages
European Day of Languages encourages the learning of new and protecting linguistic heritage! Although it is a relatively small continent, Europe is filled with old languages and fascinating linguistic standards. So, take the time today to learn a little more about some of Europe’s oldest and most fascinating languages – and maybe try and pick up a few new phrases in your spare time, if you can!
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
September 26th is also International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. We all know of the mass destruction, pain, and long-lasting effects nuclear weapons have on our planet. That is why it is so important to remember that pain and destruction to prevent the weapons from ever being used again! Today is the perfect day to refresh your memory as to what these weapons have done since their creation.