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Historical Events In August - 26

Saturday, 08 May 2021

1930  On this day in history joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)  

1930  Lon Chaney, actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1931  Dane Skerl, composer on this day in history.  

1933  On August - 26 jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)  

1935  CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks on August - 26.  

1937  Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished on August - 26.  

1937  Franco's troops conquer Santander on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL  

1938  British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine on August - 26.  

1939  On this day in history new York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers).  

1939  1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY) on August - 26.  

1940  On August - 26 rKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk  

1942  On August - 26 7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France  

1942  On August - 26 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France  

1944  On this day in history bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed  

1945  On August - 26 japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II  

1945  Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1946  On August - 26 george Orwell published "Animal Farm"  

1947  1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat) on August - 26.  

1948  Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50 on August - 26.  

1949  Nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70 on August - 26.  

1950  On this day in history 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)  

1951  Canadian railways adopt the Uniform Code of Operating Rules for train operation purposes on August - 26.  

1951  Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart on this day in history.  

1952  Fluoridation of SF water begins on August - 26.  

1955  1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup) on this day in history.  

1956  KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1957  Ford introduces the Edsel automobile.(Bad move) on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history the USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.  

1957  On this day in history uSSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile  

1958  On August - 26 ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85  

1960  Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto  

1962  On August - 26 mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open  

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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 August - 26.  

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 this day in history birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on August - 26.  

1694  On August - 26 birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on August - 26.  

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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  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on August - 26.  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on August - 26.  

1486  On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1518  On August - 26 death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on August - 26.  

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

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