Historical Events In August - 26
Friday, 03 July 2020
0055 -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain on this day in history.
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 On August - 26 battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
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 On August - 26 battle of Crecy, between English and French forces
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 August - 26.
1346 Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on August - 26.
1349 Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.
1368 On this day in history engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies
1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered on August - 26.
1486 On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45
1498 On this day in history michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ .
1518 Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on August - 26.
1541 On this day in history turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma on this day in history.
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on this day in history.
1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) on this day in history.
1616 On August - 26 johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
1627 Thomas Bullis, composer on this day in history.
1629 On August - 26 cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1634 On this day in history battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola on August - 26.
1648 People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin on August - 26.
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on August - 26.
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 Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1687 On this day in history willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
1712 On August - 26 sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
1723 Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90 on August - 26.