Historical Events In August - 26
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1860 Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1863 On August - 26 battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)
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 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 On August - 26 the first US public kindergarten is authorized in St. Louis, MO.
1873 On this day in history 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 Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1874 On August - 26 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee
1875 On this day in history the birth of John Buchan, Scottish author
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 August - 26.
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 this day in history.
1883 On this day in history -27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000
1884 Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series) on August - 26.
1885 On August - 26 jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
1887 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer on August - 26.
1890 On this day in history tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
1891 On August - 26 emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
1894 Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms on this day in history.
1894 PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok on August - 26.
1895 Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam on this day in history.
1896 Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople on August - 26.
1896 Richard Hammond, composer on this day in history.
1898 On this day in history peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector
1899 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter on August - 26.
1901 Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff on August - 26.
1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game on this day in history.
1903 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer on this day in history.
1904 Christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin) on this day in history.