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Historical Events In December - 26

Friday, 03 July 2020

1831  On this day in history the opera "Norma" is produced (Milan)  

1831  On December - 26 vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma," premieres in Milan  

1836  Hans Georg Nageli, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1837  On this day in history adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila  

1837  Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1845  On this day in history salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer  

1848  First gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to San Francisco on this day in history.  

1848  William & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia on December - 26.  

1848  On December - 26 1st gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to SF  

1849  Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe) on this day in history.  

1852  New Brunswick-built ship Marco Polo arrives backin Liverpool England from Melbourne, Australia in 140 days, a trip that sually took 240 days; declared the fastest ship in the world; 1883 wrecked when grounded in a gale off Cavendish, PEI on December - 26.  

1854  On this day in history wood-pulp paper first exhibited, Buffalo  

1854  On December - 26 wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo  

1855  Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer on this day in history.  

1859  Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist on this day in history.  

1860  Maiden voyage of first steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt) on this day in history.  

1860  On December - 26 maiden voyage of 1st steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt)  

1861  Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory) on December - 26.  

1861  Philip St George Cocke, Confederate brig-gen, commits suicide at 52 on December - 26.  

1862  First US navy hospital ship enters service on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, VA  

1862  Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS] on December - 26.  

1862  On December - 26 38 Santee Sioux indians, hanged in Mankato  

1865  On December - 26 james H Mason (Mass) patents first US coffee percolator  

1865  James H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator on this day in history.  

1866  On December - 26 samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49  

1869  On December - 26 harry Redman, composer  

1870  On this day in history the 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.  

1871  Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years on December - 26.  

1872  On December - 26 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")  

1873  On December - 26 hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)  

1874  Norman Angell, [Lane], English cowboy/journalist (Nobel 1933) on December - 26.  

1877  Socialist Labor Party of North America holds first national convention on this day in history.  

1877  Socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st natl convention on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  Frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily was born on December - 26.  

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

1536  On this day in history birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on December - 26.  

1618  On this day in history birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

1633  On December - 26 birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

1646  On December - 26 birth of robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)  

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on December - 26.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on December - 26.  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

1350  On this day in history death of jean de Marigny, French bishop  

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

1476  Death of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered on this day in history.  

1530  On December - 26 zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

1574  On December - 26 charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50  

1624  Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54 on December - 26.  

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