26 September 2022: This day in history

1580: Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind

1687: Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon

1687: City council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution

1815: Russia, Prussia and Austria sign the Holy Alliance

1901: Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)

1918: Beginning of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, more than 1 million American soldiers in the largest and most costly offensive of WWI


Source: Onthisday.com

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