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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on August - 26.  

1540  King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on this day in history.  

1627  On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on August - 26.  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on this day in history.  

1694  On this day in history birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

1726  On August - 26 birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  On August - 26 ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  

1346  On August - 26 jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

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

1368  On August - 26 engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1486  Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1518  On this day in history death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  On August - 26 death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  On this day in history death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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