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.