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Historical Events In December - 26

Monday, 01 March 2021

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

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

1836  On December - 26 hans Georg Nageli, composer, dies at 63  

1837  Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila on December - 26.  

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

1845  Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer on December - 26.  

1848  First gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to San Francisco on December - 26.  

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

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

1849  Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe) on December - 26.  

1852  On December - 26 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On December - 26 first US navy hospital ship enters service  

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

1862  On this day in history alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]  

1862  On this day in history 38 Santee Sioux indians, hanged in Mankato  

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

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  On December - 26 harry Redman, composer  

1870  On December - 26 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  4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18") on December - 26.  

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

1874  Norman Angell, [Lane], English cowboy/journalist (Nobel 1933) on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history socialist Labor Party of North America holds first national convention  

1877  Socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st natl convention on December - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  On this day in history birth of frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily  

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 this day in history.  

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

1618  On December - 26 birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

1633  On this day in history birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

1646  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of pope Dionysius  

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

1458  On December - 26 death of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1624  On this day in history simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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