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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 18 June 2021

1984  Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history typhoon Ike in Philippines killing 1,474 people  

1985  Ryan White, the 13-year-old AIDS patient barred from attending school in Kokomo, Indiana, begins attending middle school via computer on August - 26.  

1985  Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76 on August - 26.  

1986  Jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history john Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies  

1988  On August - 26 paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies  

1989  On this day in history trumbull Conn, is first US team since 1983 to win Little League WS  

1989  Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies on August - 26.  

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

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

1992  Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies on August - 26.  

1993  On this day in history rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61  

1994  On August - 26 tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54  

1995  David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1996  Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician, dies at 77 on August - 26.  

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

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

2013  On this day in history 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination  

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 August - 26.  

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

2017  On August - 26 half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks  

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

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

2018  On August - 26 danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'  

2018  Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine on this day in history.  

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

2018  On August - 26 australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest  

2018  On August - 26 boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England  

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

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

2020  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding US$200 billion, according to Forbes on August - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on August - 26.  

1540  King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on August - 26.  

1596  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

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

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

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

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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 this day in history.  

1349  On August - 26 death of thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1368  On August - 26 engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1486  Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on August - 26.  

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

1551  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on August - 26.  

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

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