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Historical Events In August - 26

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1860  On August - 26 friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71  

1863  Battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs) on this day in history.  

1863  On August - 26 john Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies  

1865  Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73 on August - 26.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 26.  

1873  On August - 26 carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57  

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

1875  On August - 26 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 August - 26.  

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 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 August - 26.  

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

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

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  On August - 26 emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author  

1894  On August - 26 social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms  

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 this day in history.  

1896  Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople on August - 26.  

1896  On this day in history richard Hammond, composer  

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

1899  On August - 26 rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter  

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

1903  Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game on this day in history.  

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  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on August - 26.  

1540  On August - 26 birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]  

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

1694  On this day in history birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on August - 26.  

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  On this day in history jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

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

1368  On this day in history 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  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on August - 26.  

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