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Historical Events In August - 26

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1930  Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust) on August - 26.  

1930  On this day in history lon Chaney, actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47  

1931  On August - 26 dane Skerl, composer  

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

1935  CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1940  RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk on August - 26.  

1942  On this day in history 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 August - 26 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1950  39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1) on August - 26.  

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

1956  KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting on August - 26.  

1957  On August - 26 ford introduces the Edsel automobile.(Bad move)  

1957  On August - 26 the USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.  

1957  On August - 26 uSSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile  

1958  On this day in history ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85  

1960  Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81 on August - 26.  

1961  Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto on this day in history.  

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  On August - 26 birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

1540  On August - 26 birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on this day in history.  

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

1694  Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on August - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 26.  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.  

1486  On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

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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