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Historical Events In December - 26

Friday, 05 March 2021

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

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

1771  On this day in history heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)  

1773  On this day in history expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia  

1776  On December - 26 battle of Trenton-major British defeat  

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  On this day in history in the British parlimentLondon England, British PM William Pitt passes the Constitutional Act, dividing Quebec along the Ottawa River, into Upper and Lower Canada,  

1792  The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris on this day in history.  

1792  Charles Babbage, English inventor (calculating machine) on this day in history.  

1793  Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians on this day in history.  

1793  Franz Hunten, composer on December - 26.  

1797  Hans Skramstad, composer on this day in history.  

1797  John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72 on December - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1805  On December - 26 pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia  

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

1805  On this day in history france & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg  

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

1808  Albert Grisar, composer on December - 26.  

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

1809  On December - 26 william Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1883  

1811  On December - 26 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.  

1812  On December - 26 wilhelm Volkmar, composer  

1813  Zamose, Modlin, Torgau surrenders to allied armies on this day in history.  

1815  Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 on December - 26.  

1820  On this day in history gustavus Adolphus Smith, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1885  

1822  Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle) on December - 26.  

1824  On December - 26 augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1914  

1825  Erie Canal opens on December - 26.  

1826  Franz Coenen, composer on this day in history.  

1827  On December - 26 jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81  

1830  Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena," premieres in Milan on this day in history.  

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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 December - 26 birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

1536  On December - 26 birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

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

1633  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 26 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  On December - 26 zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

1574  Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50 on December - 26.  

1624  On this day in history simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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