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Historical Events In December - 26

Friday, 18 September 2020

1762  Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer on this day in history.  

1770  Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba) on December - 26.  

1771  Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus) on this day in history.  

1773  Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia on December - 26.  

1776  Battle of Trenton-major British defeat on this day in history.  

1776  On this day in history johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle  

1778  On this day in history juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist  

1791  In the British parlimentLondon England, British PM William Pitt passes the Constitutional Act, dividing Quebec along the Ottawa River, into Upper and Lower Canada, on December - 26.  

1792  The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris on December - 26.  

1792  On this day in history charles Babbage, English inventor (calculating machine)  

1793  On December - 26 battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.  

1793  Franz Hunten, composer on this day in history.  

1797  Hans Skramstad, composer on December - 26.  

1797  On December - 26 john Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72  

1799  On this day in history george Washington is eulogized by Colonel Henry Lee as "1st in war, first in peace & first in the hearts of his countrymen"  

1799  George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen" on December - 26.  

1805  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history the Treaty of Pressburg December 26 ends hostilities between France and Austria  

1805  France & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg on December - 26.  

1805  On this day in history joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer  

1808  On this day in history albert Grisar, composer  

1809  English invasionary troop leaves Vlissingen on this day in history.  

1809  William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1883 on December - 26.  

1811  A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable on December - 26.  

1812  Wilhelm Volkmar, composer on this day in history.  

1813  Zamose, Modlin, Torgau surrenders to allied armies on December - 26.  

1815  On December - 26 israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1862  

1820  On December - 26 gustavus Adolphus Smith, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1885  

1822  On this day in history dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)  

1824  On this day in history augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1914  

1825  On December - 26 erie Canal opens  

1826  On December - 26 franz Coenen, composer  

1827  Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1830  On December - 26 gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena," premieres in Milan  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  On December - 26 birth of frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily  

1532  On this day in history birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

1536  Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584) was born on December - 26.  

1542  On December - 26 birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

1618  Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess was born on this day in history.  

1633  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on December - 26.  

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on December - 26.  

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  On December - 26 dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  On this day in history death of pope Dionysius  

1350  Death of Jean de Marigny, French bishop on December - 26.  

1458  On this day in history death of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)  

1476  On this day in history death of galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered  

1530  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1574  Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1624  Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54 on this day in history.  

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