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Historical Events In August - 26

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

1906  Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine) on August - 26.  

1907  On August - 26 houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec  

1908  On August - 26 bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)  

1909  On this day in history frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs  

1909  On this day in history eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39)  

1910  Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1915  On August - 26 german troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia  

1915  Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint) on this day in history.  

1916  On August - 26 sgt. Reginald Stanley JUDSON, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Bapaume, France  

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

1916  Allan Leslie Merson, historian on this day in history.  

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

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

1918  W Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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 August - 26.  

1920  19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted (about time!) on this day in history.  

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

1920  US Women given the right to vote on this day in history.  

1921  Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post) on August - 26.  

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

1922  On this day in history japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed  

1922  On this day in history lazar Nikolov, composer  

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  Francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods) on August - 26.  

1928  Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist on August - 26.  

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

1930  Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record on August - 26.  

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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 August - 26.  

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

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on August - 26.  

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 August - 26.  

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

1346  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on August - 26.  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.  

1368  On this day in history engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1486  On this day in history 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  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on this day in history.  

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on August - 26.  

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