Historical Events In August - 26
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
1930 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust) on this day in history.
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 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km) on August - 26.
1935 On August - 26 cCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
1937 On this day in history pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished
1937 Franco's troops conquer Santander on August - 26.
1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL on this day in history.
1938 British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine on August - 26.
1939 New York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers) on this day in history.
1939 On August - 26 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
1940 On August - 26 rKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
1942 7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France on August - 26.
1942 On this day in history 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 On this day in history franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54
1946 George Orwell published "Animal Farm" on this day in history.
1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat) on August - 26.
1948 On this day in history oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
1949 On this day in history nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70
1950 On August - 26 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 this day in history.
1951 On this day in history jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1952 Fluoridation of SF water begins on this day in history.
1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup) on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 Ford introduces the Edsel automobile.(Bad move) on this day in history.
1957 The USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on this day in history.
1957 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile on August - 26.
1958 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85 on August - 26.
1960 On August - 26 mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
1961 Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto on August - 26.
1962 On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open