Historical Events In August - 26
Sunday, 03 July 2022
0055 On this day in history -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain
0580 On this day in history chinese invents toilet paper
1071 On this day in history the Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor
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 August - 26 ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle
1303 Ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh on this day in history.
1346 Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on this day in history.
1346 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1346 On this day in history jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle
1349 Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.
1368 On August - 26 engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies
1466 On August - 26 a conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
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 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 On August - 26 battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels
1596 On August - 26 frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1616 Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66 on this day in history.
1627 On this day in history thomas Bullis, composer
1629 On August - 26 cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
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 On this day in history sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter
1661 Louis Couperin, composer, dies on this day in history.
1676 On this day in history robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1683 Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76 on August - 26.
1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) on August - 26.
1712 On this day in history sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
1723 Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90 on August - 26.