Historical Events In December - 26
Sunday, 29 November 2020
1878 On this day in history first US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1878 John Wanamaker installed electric lights in his department store in Philadelphia on this day in history.
1878 On December - 26 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1878 On this day in history isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
1879 John Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres on December - 26.
1879 On December - 26 armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
1879 On this day in history jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies
1883 On December - 26 the Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
1883 Carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950) on December - 26.
1887 On December - 26 jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40
1890 King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company on December - 26.
1890 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1891 On December - 26 the birth of Henry Miller, US novellist
1891 Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus) on December - 26.
1892 On this day in history opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
1893 On this day in history the birth of Mao Tse-tung, Chinese communist leader
1893 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer on December - 26.
1894 On December - 26 antonio Molina, composer
1897 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer on December - 26.
1898 Radium, the radioactive element, discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie on December - 26.
1899 On this day in history mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
1901 Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS] on December - 26.
1902 On December - 26 most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)
1902 On December - 26 elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI)
1904 On this day in history 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 December - 26.
1908 On this day in history 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 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on December - 26.
1910 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner on December - 26.
1914 On this day in history richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
1915 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic) on this day in history.
1916 Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France on December - 26.
1916 On December - 26 helmut Eder, composer