Historical Events In August - 26
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1906 On August - 26 albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
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 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs on August - 26.
1909 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39) on this day in history.
1910 Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979) on this day in history.
1911 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits) on this day in history.
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 August - 26.
1914 On this day in history -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia
1915 On this day in history german troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia
1915 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint) on this day in history.
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 Allan Leslie Merson, historian on August - 26.
1917 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie) on this day in history.
1918 Lt. Charles S. Rutherford (5th Cdn. Infranty Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Monchy-le-Preux, France on this day in history.
1918 On August - 26 w Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC
1918 On August - 26 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1920 On August - 26 uS Women given the right to vote
1921 Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post) on this day in history.
1921 On August - 26 ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
1922 Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed on August - 26.
1922 On August - 26 lazar Nikolov, composer
1924 (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 on August - 26.
1927 On this day in history francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
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 this day in history.