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Historical Events In August - 26

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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  Dane Skerl, composer on this day in history.  

1933  Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km) on August - 26.  

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 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  New York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers) on this day in history.  

1939  On August - 26 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)  

1940  On August - 26 rKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk  

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

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  On August - 26 japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II  

1945  On this day in history franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54  

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 this day in history oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50  

1949  On this day in history nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70  

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  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 this day in history kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting  

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 August - 26.  

1958  Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85 on August - 26.  

1960  On August - 26 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 this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

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

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on August - 26.  

1676  On August - 26 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  On this day in history birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 26.  

1349  On this day in history death of thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

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

1486  On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1518  On this day in history death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  On this day in history death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on August - 26.  

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