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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 01 July 2022

1984  Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67 on August - 26.  

1984  Typhoon Ike in Philippines killing 1,474 people on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history ryan White, the 13-year-old AIDS patient barred from attending school in Kokomo, Indiana, begins attending middle school via computer.  

1985  On August - 26 pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76  

1986  On this day in history jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park  

1987  John Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies on August - 26.  

1988  Paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies on August - 26.  

1989  Trumbull Conn, is first US team since 1983 to win Little League WS on August - 26.  

1989  Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies on this day in history.  

1990  On August - 26 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida  

1991  On August - 26 royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0  

1992  On August - 26 bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies  

1993  Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1994  Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1995  On August - 26 david James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62  

1996  Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

2005  On August - 26 jean Michel Jarre's "Space of Freedom" concert in Gdansk, Poland commemorating the 25th anniversary of the creation of Solidarnosc ("Solidarity" trade union)  

2012  On August - 26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969  

2013  25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination on August - 26.  

2014  Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa on this day in history.  

2017  On August - 26 hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, National Hurricane Center warns of “multiday rainfall disaster”  

2017  Violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula, 120 admitted to hospital on this day in history.  

2017  Women's Ruby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks  

2018  Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979 on this day in history.  

2018  Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe on August - 26.  

2018  On this day in history danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'  

2018  On August - 26 gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine  

2018  Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation on August - 26.  

2018  Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest on August - 26.  

2018  Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England on this day in history.  

2018  Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick on this day in history.  

2019  On August - 26 indonesian President Joko Widodo proposes moving the country's sinking and over-crowded capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan)  

2020  On this day in history amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding US$200 billion, according to Forbes.  

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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  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on August - 26.  

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  On this day in history 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 August - 26.  

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 August - 26.  

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  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  On August - 26 death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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