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