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Historical Events In August - 26

Monday, 23 May 2022

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer on August - 26.  

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

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

1743  On August - 26 antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)  

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

1745  Francois Guichard, composer on this day in history.  

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

1749  Johann Ernst Rembt, composer on this day in history.  

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

1778  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1794  French troops occupy Lock on this day in history.  

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  On August - 26 daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63  

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  Wilhelm Troszel, composer on this day in history.  

1825  Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian on this day in history.  

1828  Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer on this day in history.  

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

1833  Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

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  On this day in history charles Thurber patents a typewriter  

1843  George August Lumbye, composer on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history w A Bartlett appointed first US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)  

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

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

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

1850  On this day in history 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  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on August - 26.  

1540  On this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on this day in history.  

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on August - 26.  

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

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on August - 26.  

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  On this day in history jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

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  Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on August - 26.  

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

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

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

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