Historical Events In August - 26
Saturday, 27 February 2021
0055 -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain on August - 26.
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 Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks on this day in history.
1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II on this day in history.
1278 On this day in history ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle
1303 On this day in history ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.
1346 Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on this day in history.
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy on August - 26.
1346 Battle at CrÃ©cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle on this day in history.
1346 On August - 26 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 this day in history.
1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered on August - 26.
1486 Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on August - 26.
1498 On August - 26 michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ .
1518 Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on August - 26.
1541 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary on this day in history.
1545 On this day in history pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on this day in history.
1596 On this day in history frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
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 On this day in history battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 On August - 26 west India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1648 People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin on August - 26.
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on this day in history.
1661 Louis Couperin, composer, dies on this day in history.
1676 Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] on August - 26.
1683 On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
1687 On August - 26 willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
1712 Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80 on August - 26.
1723 On this day in history thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90