Historical Events In August - 26
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
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 On this day in history dane Skerl, composer
1933 On this day in history jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
1935 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks on this day in history.
1937 On August - 26 pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished
1937 On this day in history franco's troops conquer Santander
1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL on this day in history.
1938 British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine on August - 26.
1939 On August - 26 new York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers).
1939 On this day in history 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
1940 On this day in history rKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
1942 On August - 26 7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France
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 Japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II on this day in history.
1945 Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54 on August - 26.
1946 On this day in history george Orwell published "Animal Farm"
1947 On August - 26 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
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 On August - 26 canadian railways adopt the Uniform Code of Operating Rules for train operation purposes.
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 August - 26 kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 On August - 26 ford introduces the Edsel automobile.(Bad move)
1957 The USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on August - 26.
1957 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile on August - 26.
1958 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history 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