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.