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Historical Events In December - 26

Monday, 23 May 2022

1831  On December - 26 the opera "Norma" is produced (Milan)  

1831  On this day in history vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma," premieres in Milan  

1836  On this day in history hans Georg Nageli, composer, dies at 63  

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

1837  On this day in history martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87  

1845  Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history first gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to San Francisco  

1848  William & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history 1st gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to SF  

1849  On December - 26 samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe)  

1852  On this day in history 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.  

1854  Wood-pulp paper first exhibited, Buffalo on this day in history.  

1854  Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo on December - 26.  

1855  On this day in history arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer  

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 December - 26.  

1860  On this day in history maiden voyage of 1st steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt)  

1861  On December - 26 friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)  

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  -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, VA on this day in history.  

1862  On December - 26 alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]  

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

1865  On this day in history james H Mason (Mass) patents first US coffee percolator  

1865  James H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator on December - 26.  

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

1869  Harry Redman, composer on December - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1873  Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels) on this day in history.  

1874  On this day in history norman Angell, [Lane], English cowboy/journalist (Nobel 1933)  

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

1877  On December - 26 socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st natl convention  

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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  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on December - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1646  On this day in history birth of robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)  

1660  On this day in history birth of peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised  

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 this day in history.  

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

1458  Death of Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393) on this day in history.  

1476  Death of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered on December - 26.  

1530  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47 on December - 26.  

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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