September 26

This Day in History

2008

"Jetman" Flies Over the English Channel

Soon after 1 PM on 26 September 2008, spectators gathered near the White Cliffs of Dover overlooking the English Channel, witnessed history as Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, flew overhead with … (more...)

1985

First Killer Whale Born in Captivity

Following a mating session in Sea World San Diego and a 17-month gestation period, on this day in history, killer whales Katina and Winston gave birth to 300-plus pound baby Kalina in Orlando, the … (more...)

1580

Drake Circumnavigates the Globe

English seaman Francis Drake returns to Plymouth in the Golden Hind, becoming the first British navigator to sail the earth. In 1577, Drake set off from England on a mission to raid Spanish holdings … (more...)