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Historical Events In December - 26

Friday, 14 May 2021

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

1831  Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma," premieres in Milan on December - 26.  

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

1837  On December - 26 adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila  

1837  Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87 on December - 26.  

1845  Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer on December - 26.  

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

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

1855  On this day in history arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer  

1859  On this day in history johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist  

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

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

1861  On this day in history 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 December - 26.  

1862  On December - 26 -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, VA  

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

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

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

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

1866  Samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49 on December - 26.  

1869  Harry Redman, composer on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history 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  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  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 December - 26.  

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

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

1660  On December - 26 birth of peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised  

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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  Death of Pope Dionysius on this day in history.  

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

1458  Death of Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393) on December - 26.  

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 December - 26.  

1574  On this day in history 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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