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Historical Events In August - 26

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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 August - 26.  

1745  England, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty on August - 26.  

1745  Francois Guichard, composer on this day in history.  

1748  The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this day in history.  

1749  On August - 26 johann Ernst Rembt, composer  

1770  Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history the first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.  

1788  Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist on this day in history.  

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

1794  On this day in history french troops occupy Lock  

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

1813  On August - 26 nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)  

1813  Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63 on August - 26.  

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

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

1823  Wilhelm Troszel, composer on this day in history.  

1825  On August - 26 jacobus J Backer, German sea historian  

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

1832  On this day in history henryk Klein, composer, dies at 96  

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

1835  On August - 26 theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1839  The ship Amistad is captured off Long Island on August - 26.  

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

1843  On August - 26 charles Thurber patents a typewriter  

1843  On August - 26 george August Lumbye, composer  

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

1846  Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres on this day in history.  

1847  Liberia becomes an independent republic on August - 26.  

1849  On this day in history jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66  

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

1858  First news dispatch by telegraph on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On August - 26 birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

1540  On August - 26 birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

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

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

1676  On this day in history 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 August - 26 birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  On this day in history 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  Death of 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  

1486  On August - 26 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  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on August - 26.  

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

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