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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 22 January 2021

1906  On August - 26 albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)  

1907  Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec on August - 26.  

1908  Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933) on August - 26.  

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

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

1910  On this day in history mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)  

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

1912  On this day in history 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 August - 26.  

1913  Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier on this day in history.  

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  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 August - 26.  

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

1918  W Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC on August - 26.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1922  Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed on August - 26.  

1922  Lazar Nikolov, composer on August - 26.  

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  On this day in history peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist  

1929  On August - 26 1st US roller coaster built  

1930  Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On August - 26 birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

1540  On this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  On this day in history birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  On August - 26 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  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.  

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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 August - 26.  

1349  On this day in history death of thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.  

1486  On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

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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