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Historical Events In August - 26

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1860  Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1865  On August - 26 johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73  

1869  Henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54 on August - 26.  

1870  Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7] on August - 26.  

1873  On this day in history the first US public kindergarten is authorized in St. Louis, MO.  

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

1873  On August - 26 lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)  

1873  On this day in history carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57  

1874  16 blacks lynched in Tennessee on August - 26.  

1875  On this day in history the birth of John Buchan, Scottish author  

1875  John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme) on August - 26.  

1880  Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola) on this day in history.  

1882  On August - 26 james Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)  

1883  On August - 26 krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000  

1883  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 on August - 26.  

1883  On August - 26 -27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000  

1884  Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series) on this day in history.  

1885  Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will) on this day in history.  

1887  Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer on this day in history.  

1890  On August - 26 tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)  

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

1894  Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms on August - 26.  

1894  On this day in history 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 this day in history richard Hammond, composer  

1898  On this day in history peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector  

1899  On this day in history rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter  

1901  Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff on August - 26.  

1903  On August - 26 phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game  

1903  On this day in history jimmy Rushing, US blues singer  

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

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

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 August - 26.  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 August - 26.  

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

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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