Historical Events In August - 26
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
0055 On this day in history -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain
0580 On August - 26 chinese invents toilet paper
1071 The Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor on August - 26.
1071 On this day in history battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.
1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II on this day in history.
1278 Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on this day in history.
1303 On this day in history ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.
1346 Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on August - 26.
1346 On August - 26 english longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy
1346 Battle at CrÃ©cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle on August - 26.
1346 On this day in history jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle
1349 On this day in history thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury
1368 Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on August - 26.
1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered on this day in history.
1486 On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45
1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ on this day in history.
1518 On this day in history giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara
1541 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary on August - 26.
1545 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma on August - 26.
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on August - 26.
1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) on August - 26.
1616 On August - 26 johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
1627 On August - 26 thomas Bullis, composer
1629 Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate on this day in history.
1634 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants on August - 26.
1641 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola on this day in history.
1648 On this day in history people's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on August - 26.
1661 On this day in history louis Couperin, composer, dies
1676 On August - 26 robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1683 On August - 26 christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) on August - 26.
1712 On August - 26 sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
1723 On August - 26 thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90