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