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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 14 May 2021

1726  On this day in history karl Kohaut, composer  

1740  The birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)  

1743  Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen) on August - 26.  

1745  England, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty on this day in history.  

1745  Francois Guichard, composer on August - 26.  

1748  The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August - 26.  

1749  On this day in history johann Ernst Rembt, composer  

1770  On August - 26 domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42  

1778  The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia on August - 26.  

1788  Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist on August - 26.  

1791  On this day in history john Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat  

1794  On this day in history french troops occupy Lock  

1811  On this day in history danville Leadbetter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1866  

1813  Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks) on August - 26.  

1813  Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1819  Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history james Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)  

1823  On this day in history wilhelm Troszel, composer  

1825  On this day in history jacobus J Backer, German sea historian  

1828  On this day in history erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer  

1832  Henryk Klein, composer, dies at 96 on August - 26.  

1833  Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on August - 26.  

1835  Theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

1839  On this day in history the ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.  

1842  On this day in history heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)  

1843  Charles Thurber patents a typewriter on this day in history.  

1843  On this day in history george August Lumbye, composer  

1846  W A Bartlett appointed first US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF) on August - 26.  

1846  Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres on August - 26.  

1847  On this day in history liberia becomes an independent republic.  

1849  On August - 26 jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66  

1850  On August - 26 charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)  

1858  On August - 26 first news dispatch by telegraph.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on this day in history.  

1540  King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

1596  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on this day in history.  

1676  On August - 26 birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]  

1687  On this day in history birth of willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

1694  Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on August - 26.  

1726  On this day in history birth of karl Kohaut, composer  


Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on August - 26.  

1346  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on August - 26.  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.  

1486  Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1518  On this day in history death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  On this day in history death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  On August - 26 death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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