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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1930  On August - 26 lon Chaney, actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47  

1931  Dane Skerl, composer on August - 26.  

1933  Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1938  On August - 26 montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL  

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

1940  RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk on this day in history.  

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

1942  7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France on this day in history.  

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

1945  On this day in history 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 August - 26.  

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 August - 26 oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50  

1949  Nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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  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 August - 26.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1958  Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

1961  Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto on August - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  

1346  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.  

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  Death of Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on this day in history.  

1551  On August - 26 death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  On this day in history death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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