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September 26th Major News Events

  1. 2007 Burma "Saffron Revolution"
  2. 1932 India Mahatma Gandhi
  3. 1960 Nixon / Kennedy TV Debate
  4. 1969 "Chicago Seven" Trial Begins
  5. 1969 The Beatles "Abbey Road Album"
  6. 1973 Concorde makes its first non stop crossing of the Atlantic in three hours 32 minutes

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26 Sept, 2007 Burma "Saffron Revolution"

2007 : Following the monks joining the protests in Burma tens thousands of ordinary men and women also take to the streets in the so called "Saffron Revolution" the ruling military Junta answer was to move against street protests by Buddhist Monks and others with riot police leaving over 1,000 protesters dead after firing indiscriminately into the crowds.

26 Sept, 1923 Bulgaria To Fight Communist Control

1923 : The Bulgarian Premier has declared Bulgaria will fight to the last breath against communist control and domination of our country.

26 Sept, 1932 India Mahatma Gandhi

1932 : Mahatma Gandhi broke his death fast after 6 days and 5 hrs after the British Government had approved most of the compromise plan on the privileges of Indian Untouchables in legislative elections.

Gandhi Public Domain Photo

26 Sept, 1936 Japan Takes Control of Shanghai

1936 : Japanese Marines are now in control of the Shanghai district of China, this follows the deaths of 4 Japanese citizens in Shanghai and Japan in a statement has stated "we must protect our citizens."

26 Sept, 1946 San Salvador General Strike

1946 : A general strike by workers, merchants and students demanding political change has bought the country to a standstill, currently the government in San Salvador has ignored all requests for change but may well soon need to.

From 1980's Page

Money and Inflation 1980's

To provide an estimate of inflation we have given a guide to the value of $100 US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in today's money

If you have $100 Converted from 1980 to 2021 it would be equivalent to $339.73 today

In 1980 a new house cost $68,714.00 and by 1989 was $120,00.00

In 1980 the average income per year was $19,170.00 and by 1989 was $27,210.00

In 1980 a gallon of gas was $1.19 and by 1989 was 97 cents

In 1980 the average cost of new car was $7,210.00 and by 1989 was $15,400.00

The Eighties see the collapse of traditional communism and the ending of the Cold War, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Apple begin to have an impact on all our lives as small Computers becomes cheaper and more wide spread including home and Business, Famine in Ethiopia causes major music stars to band together to raise money and awareness, and the early beginnings of mobile phones as technology gets cheaper and smaller.

26 Sept, 1949 Russia Demands Stop To Nuclear Weapons Research

1949 : The Russian demands for stopping all research into nuclear weapons and to destroy all existing Atom Bombs has been rejected by the British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin who has stated great Britain will continue it's research into Atom Bomb technology.

26 Sept, 1956 Jordan / Israel Clash

1956 : The bloody clash between Jordanian and Israeli forces leaving heavy casualties on both sides, this is the seventh such clash in a short period as the area becomes more unstable.

26 Sept, 1960 Nixon / Kennedy TV Debate

September 26th, 1960 : The first televised debate between presidential candidates for the 1960 election takes place in Chicago between U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee. The debate was watched by an estimated 80 million viewers or close to half the population of the United States. The debate was a success for Kennedy who was generally considered to have won the debate.

Nixon Kennedy Debate Public Domain Photo

26 Sept, 1962 U.S.A. James Meredith

1962 : African-American student James Meredith tried for the third time to register for classes at the University of Mississippi today but was turned away by Governor Paul Johnson in defiance of the US Justice Department. It is believed that federal troops will be sent to Mississippi to enforce the laws of the country in what is becoming a case of federal against state control.

James Meredith Public Domain Photo

26 Sept, 1962 U.S.A. "Beverly Hillbillies"

1962 : TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" about a hillbilly family transplanted to Beverly Hills, California after finding oil on their land premieres on CBS, it proved a big hit with TV watchers and became the top ranking network show on television for two seasons.

26 Sept, 1963 U.S.A. Tax Reforms

1963 : The most wide ranging tax reform cuts in history have been passed by the house and will become law by the spring, the cuts will cut income tax by an average of 10% for every working man and women in this country and would also provide additional tax relief for corporation tax. The Tax cuts are being used to bring the country out of the current recession cycle.

26 Sept, 1965 Beatles Get MBE's

September 26th, 1965 : Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appoints the four members of The Beatles Pop Group John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison " Members of the Order of the British Empire." The Beatles are given their MBEs at Buckingham Palace by the Queen on October 26th.

The Beatles 1968 Public Domain Photo

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26 Sept, 1969 "Chicago Seven" Trial Begins

1969 : The trial of the "Chicago Seven" begins they were accused of conspiring to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. They were antiwar activists who organized protest marches and rock concerts at the Democratic National Convention which turned into full scale rioting, complete with tear gas and police beatings. The defendants did whatever they could to disrupt the trial through such acts as reading poetry and chanting Hare Krishna.

Chicago Seven Poster Public Domain Photo

26 Sept, 1969 The Beatles "Abbey Road Album"

1969 : The Beatles release the "Abbey Road Album " in the UK (US Release date October 1st 1969). The album is the 11th official album released and below are some of the tracks included on the album:

Come Together


Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Octopus's Garden

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Here Comes the Sun


She Came In Through the Bathroom Window

Carry That Weight

The only other original album released by the Beatles was "Let It Be" on 8 May 1970 shortly after the Beatles announced they had broken up.

26 Sept, 1973 Transatlantic Air Travel Time Cut In Half

1973 : Concorde makes its first non stop crossing of the Atlantic in three hours 32 minutes flying at an average speed of 954 mph cutting the current time by half. Concorde began making commercial flights across the Atlantic between the US and Europe in 1979.

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26 Sept, 1980 Afghanistan Terrorist Attacks

September 26th, 1980 : Afghanistan's Marxist regime and it's Soviet defenders are improving security in Kabul in response to a new wave of terrorist attacks by Muslim anti-communist tribesman after a successful attack on a power station earlier this week by the rebels.

26 Sept, 1981 Rolling Stones Concert Sell Out

1981 : 90,000 Rolling Stones fans from all over the country have jammed the streets of Philadelphia for these 40 year old aging rockers sell out concert.

26 Sept, 1984 Hong Kong Agreement

1984 : Britain and China finalize a date for hand over of Hong Kong (July 1st 1997) ending more than 150 years of British rule in Hong Kong.

26 Sept, 1997 Italy Assisi's Medieval Basilica

1997 : Two earthquakes have ravaged the Assisi's Medieval Basilica bringing down much of the vaulted ceiling and the important frescoes by the artist Giotto, a number of deaths occurred during the earthquakes. Italy has some of the oldest and important architecture from ancient times throughout the country including Churches, Tombs, Palaces, Castles, Pompeii and whole towns which are significant world heritage sites.

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From 1959 Ladies Fashions Page

  • Dramatic Shape Dress 1959 Dramatic Shape Dress
    Price: $10.98

    Dramatic shaping molded in exquisitely embroidered cotton eyelet, lined with cotton. Bloused bodice, scooped from and back, flaunts novel back panel. Glittle buckle, threaded with rayon velveteen. Back pleat; back zip. Two-inch hem. Choose from navy or black.

  • Elongated Shirtwaist Dress 1959 Elongated Shirtwaist Dress
    Price: $7.98

    Sissy shirtwaist takes a flounce. Elongating line skips waist, coasts down to below-the-hip band where it shifts into shirred fullness. Lace edges tucks beside button tab closing to the flounce. Wamsutta combed cotton broadcloth. Comes in black or pastel yellow.

  • Empire Waist Dress 1959 Empire Waist Dress
    Price: $7.98

    The romantic new rise of the Empire line is this season's most youthful looking fashion. Beautifully interpreted here in cotton sateen that belies its wee price. Practically fashioned of crease-resistant combed cotton, mercerized and everglazed to retain its brand new luster. Grosgrain ribbon forms a high band around the back and under the bustline, bowed and streamered in front. The skirt, a graceful princess line is gored all around and has a two inch hem. Flattering scooped neckline is notched in front. Back zipper close. Choose from purple on bright green or bright orange on topaz.

1980s Toys Section

  • G.I. Joe Figure Pack From The 1980s

    G.I. Joe Figure Pack

    Manufacturer: Hasbro
    Price: $9.99

    Figures come with their own specialized weapons, accessories, and biographies. G.I. Joe Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades include Red Dog, Taurus, and Mercer.

Talking Alf From The 1980s

Talking Alf, the Storytelling Alien

Manufacturer: Coleco
Price: $69.99

America's favorite alien life form tells funny stories! Built-in cassette player inside figure plays Alf tape (included), plus any standard cassette. See his mouth move in sync with cassette, while his ears and eyebrows move intermittently. Has detailed facial and body features.

Pound Puppies From The 1980s

Pound Puppies

Manufacturer: Tonka
Price: $17.99 each

Huggable 16-in. puppy comes in carrier. Has collar, care sheet, and mail-in ownership certificate offer. Machine-washable polyester velour. Choose a puppy with long or short ears.

26 Sept, 2000 Greece Express Samina Ferry Sinks

September 26th, 2000 : The Greek night ferry "Express Samina" traveling between Piraeus and island of Naxos has sunk in heavy seas close to the Island of Paros in the Aegean Sea with the loss of at least 60 passengers including children.

26 Sept, 2002 Gambia Ferry Capsizes

2002 : The ferry Joola from Senegal capsizes off the coast of Gambia, with the loss of over 1,000 passengers making it one of the worst maritime disasters in history.

26 Sept, 2005 Army Pfc. Lynndie England

2005 : Army Pfc. Lynndie England was convicted by a military jury during her court martial for charges of conspiracy to maltreat prisoners and assault consummated by battery stemming from the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal. She was later sentenced to three years in prison. She is currently serving her sentence and when her sentence is complete will receive a dishonorable discharge.

26 Sept, 2006 Prison Reclaimed After 10 Years

2006 : Guatemalan security forces took control over a prison that was taken over by prisoners for ten years. The prisoners had turned the prison into a luxury compound complete with shops and pubs. They had weapons and ran drug operations from the prison.

26 Sept, 2007 Vietnam Bridge Collapses

September 26th, 2007 : A bridge being built over the Hau River in Can Tho, Vietnam collapsed and killed over fifty workers while under construction. Building the bridge was to cost an estimated 300 million dollars and funded by the Japanese.

26 Sept, 2008 1500's Portugese Shipwreck Found

2008 : A Portuguese shipwreck dating to the 1500’s was found at the site of a Namibian diamond mine. The ship had cargo from all over the world including elephant tusks and copper ingots. Archaeologists marked the discovery as one of the most important finds in Africa in recent history and began working to identify who the ship belonged to.

26 Sept, 2009 Switzerland Roman Polanski Detained

2009 : Movie director, Roman Polanski, was detained in Switzerland. The seventy-six year old director faces extradition after skipping bail in 1977 amidst charges of having sex with a minor.

26 Sept, 2011 Bolivian Defense Minister Resigns

2011 : Bolivia's defense minister, Cecilia Chacon resigned as a protest against the government's decision to use police forces to break up anti-road marchers. Her resignation came after the Bolivian government sent 500 police with tear gas after a group of indigenous people who had been marching to protest the construction of a road to be built through a rain forest preserve.

26 Sept, 2011 Dead Sea Scrolls

September 26th, 2011 : A joint project between Israel's national museum and Google publishes a number of the Dead Sea Scrolls. These Dead Sea Scrolls generally date between 150 BCE and 70 CE and were only discovered between 1947 and 1956 on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.

26 Sept, 2012 Uruguay Votes to Legalize Abortion

2012 : Uruguay's lower house of Congress voted 50 to 49 in favor of legalizing abortion in the first twelve weeks of a pregnancy. The law would need the approval of the Senate to become effective and President Jose Mujica stated he would approve the law if the Senate passed it.

26 Sept, 2013 Australia Indigenous Council Formed

September 26th, 2013 : Australia's new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has announced the formation of the Indigenous Advisory Council. The council was formed with the purpose of addressing issues that concern the Aboriginal communities in Australia with things like job creation and welfare reform. This is a step toward keeping his campaign promises in which he stated he wanted to make Aboriginal affairs a priority.

Born This Day In History September 26

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Winnie Mandela

Born: 26th September 1936 Bizana, South Africa

Known For : Ex-Wife of Nelson Mandela of South Africa and a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. She was a leading member of the anti apartheid movement during the white minority ruling government before and while her husband was in prison. Due to some of her speeches where she endorsed the practice of necklacing in the struggle to end apartheid, there are mixed emotions in both South Africa and worldwide.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Olivia Newton-John

Born: 26th September 1948 Cambridge, England

Known For : She is an accomplished singer with a number of hits including "You're The One That I Want" a duo with John Travolta, from her role as Sandy in the movie Grease alongside John Travolta (Danny Zuko), Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, and Eve Arden.