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Historical Events In August - 26

Thursday, 19 May 2022

1906  On this day in history albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)  

1907  Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)  

1909  Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs on this day in history.  

1909  Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39) on August - 26.  

1910  On August - 26 mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)  

1911  On August - 26 lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)  

1912  32nd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62) on August - 26.  

1913  33rd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61) on this day in history.  

1913  On August - 26 cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier  

1914  Germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg on August - 26.  

1914  -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia on this day in history.  

1915  German troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia on this day in history.  

1915  On August - 26 humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)  

1916  Sgt. Reginald Stanley JUDSON, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Bapaume, France on this day in history.  

1916  Phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0 on August - 26.  

1916  On this day in history allan Leslie Merson, historian  

1917  On this day in history jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)  

1918  On August - 26 lt. Charles S. Rutherford (5th Cdn. Infranty Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Monchy-le-Preux, France  

1918  On August - 26 w Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC  

1918  On this day in history louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)  

1919  Ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man) on this day in history.  

1920  On August - 26 19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted (about time!)  

1920  The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, granting women the right to vote on August - 26.  

1920  On this day in history uS Women given the right to vote  

1921  Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post) on this day in history.  

1921  Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1922  Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed on this day in history.  

1922  Lazar Nikolov, composer on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history (August 13 Old Style) The Catastrophe of Smyrna, known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks, occurs. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor.  

1927  On this day in history francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)  

1928  Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist on this day in history.  

1929  1st US roller coaster built on August - 26.  

1930  On this day in history hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record  

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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  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on this day in history.  

1687  On August - 26 birth of willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

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  Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on August - 26.  

1346  On August - 26 jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1368  On August - 26 engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1486  On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

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

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