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Historical Events In December - 26

Sunday, 07 August 2022

1878  On December - 26 first US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia  

1878  John Wanamaker installed electric lights in his department store in Philadelphia on December - 26.  

1878  On December - 26 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia  

1878  On December - 26 isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)  

1879  John Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres on this day in history.  

1879  Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer on December - 26.  

1879  Jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies on December - 26.  

1883  The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland on December - 26.  

1883  Carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950) on this day in history.  

1887  Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1890  King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company on this day in history.  

1890  Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86 on December - 26.  

1891  The birth of Henry Miller, US novellist on December - 26.  

1891  Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus) on this day in history.  

1892  Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala) on December - 26.  

1893  On December - 26 the birth of Mao Tse-tung, Chinese communist leader  

1893  On this day in history evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer  

1894  Antonio Molina, composer on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer  

1898  On December - 26 radium, the radioactive element, discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie  

1899  On this day in history mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed  

1901  On this day in history georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]  

1902  Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42) on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI)  

1904  On December - 26 alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)  

1908  In Sydney Australia Jack Johnson knocks out Canada's Tommy Burns to win the world heavyweight boxing crown; policestopped the fight in the 14th round; on this day in history.  

1908  On December - 26 jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title  

1908  On December - 26 jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion  

1908  On December - 26 ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)  

1910  On December - 26 lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner  

1914  On December - 26 richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)  

1915  On this day in history hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)  

1916  Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history helmut Eder, composer  

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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  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

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  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  On December - 26 death of pope Dionysius  

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

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

1476  On December - 26 death of galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered  

1530  On December - 26 zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

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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