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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  

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

1627  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

1726  On this day in history birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  On August - 26 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 this day in history.  

1368  On this day in history engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

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 August - 26.  

1551  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on this day in history.  

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

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