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.