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Historical Events In August - 26

Monday, 14 June 2021

1860  On this day in history friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71  

1863  Battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs) on August - 26.  

1863  John Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies on August - 26.  

1865  Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1869  On August - 26 henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54  

1870  On this day in history aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]  

1873  The first US public kindergarten is authorized in St. Louis, MO on August - 26.  

1873  1st free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri on August - 26.  

1873  On this day in history lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)  

1873  Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57 on August - 26.  

1874  On August - 26 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee  

1875  The birth of John Buchan, Scottish author on August - 26.  

1875  On this day in history john Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)  

1880  On August - 26 guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)  

1882  James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925) on this day in history.  

1883  Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000 on this day in history.  

1883  On August - 26 the Indonesian island of Krakatoa explodes, spewing volcanic ash and debris 50 miles into the air and killing 36,000 people many from tidal waves over 100 feet high.  

1883  -27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000 on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)  

1885  On this day in history jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)  

1887  On August - 26 luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer  

1890  Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's) on this day in history.  

1891  Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author on August - 26.  

1894  Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms on this day in history.  

1894  On August - 26 pPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok  

1895  Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam on August - 26.  

1896  On this day in history armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople  

1896  On August - 26 richard Hammond, composer  

1898  Peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector on this day in history.  

1899  Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter on this day in history.  

1901  On August - 26 gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff  

1903  On this day in history phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game  

1903  Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)  

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

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

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

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

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

1694  Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 August - 26.  

1349  On this day in history 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 August - 26 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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