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Historical Events In December - 26

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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 December - 26 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  On this day in history salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer  

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

1848  On this day in history william & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia  

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 December - 26.  

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 December - 26.  

1854  Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo on this day in history.  

1855  Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer on December - 26.  

1859  On December - 26 johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist  

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

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

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

1861  On December - 26 philip St George Cocke, Confederate brig-gen, commits suicide at 52  

1862  On December - 26 first US navy hospital ship enters service  

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

1865  On this day in history james H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator  

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

1869  Harry Redman, composer on this day in history.  

1870  On December - 26 the 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.  

1871  On this day in history 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.  

1872  On this day in history 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")  

1873  Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels) on December - 26.  

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

1877  On December - 26 socialist Labor Party of North America holds first national convention  

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  On December - 26 dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

1350  Death of Jean de Marigny, French bishop on this day in history.  

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

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  On December - 26 simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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