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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 03 July 2020

1726  On this day in history karl Kohaut, composer  

1740  On August - 26 the birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon  

1740  On August - 26 joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)  

1743  Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen) on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history england, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty  

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  On August - 26 the first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.  

1788  On this day in history aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist  

1791  John Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat on August - 26.  

1794  On August - 26 french troops occupy Lock  

1811  Danville Leadbetter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1866 on August - 26.  

1813  Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks) on this day in history.  

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

1819  On August - 26 albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria  

1820  James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66) on August - 26.  

1823  On August - 26 wilhelm Troszel, composer  

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

1828  Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer on August - 26.  

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

1833  On August - 26 charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1835  Theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army) on August - 26.  

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

1842  Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie) on August - 26.  

1843  On this day in history charles Thurber patents a typewriter  

1843  On this day in history george August Lumbye, composer  

1846  W A Bartlett appointed first US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF) on this day in history.  

1846  On August - 26 felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres  

1847  Liberia becomes an independent republic on this day in history.  

1849  Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66 on August - 26.  

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

1858  First news dispatch by telegraph on August - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On this day in history birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

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

1596  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on August - 26.  

1627  On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on August - 26.  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on August - 26.  

1694  On August - 26 birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  On August - 26 ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  

1346  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1349  On August - 26 death of thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1368  On August - 26 engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1486  On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1518  Death of Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on this day in history.  

1551  On August - 26 death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  On this day in history death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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