Historical Events In August - 26
Thursday, 01 October 2020
1906 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine) on August - 26.
1907 On this day in history houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
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 On August - 26 eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39)
1910 On this day in history mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)
1911 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits) on August - 26.
1912 On this day in history 32nd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62)
1913 On August - 26 33rd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61)
1913 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier on August - 26.
1914 On this day in history germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg
1914 On this day in history -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia
1915 German troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia on this day in history.
1915 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint) on August - 26.
1916 On this day in history sgt. Reginald Stanley JUDSON, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Bapaume, France
1916 On August - 26 phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0
1916 On this day in history allan Leslie Merson, historian
1917 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie) on August - 26.
1918 On this day in history lt. Charles S. Rutherford (5th Cdn. Infranty Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Monchy-le-Preux, France
1918 On this day in history w Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC
1918 On this day in history louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
1919 On August - 26 ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man)
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 this day in history uS Women given the right to vote
1921 Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post) on this day in history.
1921 On this day in history ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
1922 On August - 26 japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
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 this day in history.
1927 Francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods) on August - 26.
1928 Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist on this day in history.
1929 1st US roller coaster built on August - 26.
1930 On August - 26 hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record