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Historical Events In August - 26

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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  Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning) on August - 26.  

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 August - 26.  

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

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

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

1791  On August - 26 john Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat  

1794  French troops occupy Lock on August - 26.  

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

1813  On this day in history nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)  

1813  On this day in history daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63  

1819  Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria on August - 26.  

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  Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian on August - 26.  

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

1832  Henryk Klein, composer, dies at 96 on this day in history.  

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  Charles Thurber patents a typewriter on this day in history.  

1843  George August Lumbye, composer on August - 26.  

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

1846  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on August - 26.  

1540  King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on August - 26.  

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

1627  On this day in history birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on this day in history.  

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  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on August - 26.  

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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 this day in history.  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on August - 26.  

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

1518  On August - 26 death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on August - 26.  

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

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