Shimla, Sept. 26 Keekli Bureau
French politician Jacques Chirac, who served as president of France from 1995 to 2007, died at age 86.
American actor Paul Newman, whose striking good looks and compelling performances made him one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men, died in Westport, Connecticut.
The Beatles released Abbey Road, their last-recorded album (Let It Be, though mostly recorded earlier than Abbey Road, was released in 1970).
The American TV series The Beverly Hillbillies debuted on CBS, becoming one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1960s.
George Gershwin, one of the most significant and popular American composers, was born.
American frontiersman and hero Daniel Boone died in St. Charles, Missouri.
The Holy Alliance of Russia, Austria, and Prussia was formed, after the final defeat of Napoleon.
During the bombardment of the Acropolis by Venetian forces, part of the Parthenon was destroyed in a powder explosion.
After nearly three years at sea, English Admiral Francis Drake arrived in Plymouth Harbour, England, completing his circumnavigation of the world.