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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

1863  On this day in history battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)  

1863  On this day in history john Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies  

1865  On this day in history johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73  

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

1873  Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube) on this day in history.  

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

1874  16 blacks lynched in Tennessee on this day in history.  

1875  The birth of John Buchan, Scottish author on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history james Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)  

1883  Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000 on August - 26.  

1883  On this day in history 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 August - 26 earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)  

1885  On August - 26 jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)  

1887  On August - 26 luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer  

1890  On this day in history 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  PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok on this day in history.  

1895  On August - 26 electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam  

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

1896  On this day in history richard Hammond, composer  

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

1899  On this day in history rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter  

1901  Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff on this day in history.  

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

1903  Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer on August - 26.  

1904  On August - 26 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  On this day in history 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 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  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 August - 26 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  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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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