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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  

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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 this day in history.  

1540  On August - 26 birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  On this day in history 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  On August - 26 birth of willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

1694  Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on this day in history.  

1726  On this day in history birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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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 August - 26.  

1346  On this day in history 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 August - 26.  

1518  On this day in history 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  On August - 26 death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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