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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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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  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 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  Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

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