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Historical Events In December - 26

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1878  First US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia on this day in history.  

1878  John Wanamaker installed electric lights in his department store in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

1878  1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia on this day in history.  

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 December - 26.  

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 December - 26.  

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  Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer on December - 26.  

1894  On December - 26 antonio Molina, composer  

1897  On December - 26 willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer  

1898  Radium, the radioactive element, discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie on December - 26.  

1899  Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed on this day in history.  

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

1902  On December - 26 most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)  

1902  Elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI) on December - 26.  

1904  Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo) on this day in history.  

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  Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title on December - 26.  

1908  Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion on this day in history.  

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

1910  Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner on this day in history.  

1914  Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg) on December - 26.  

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

1916  Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France on December - 26.  

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 December - 26 birth of frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily  

1532  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on December - 26.  

1536  Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584) was born on December - 26.  

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on December - 26.  

1618  Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess was born on this day in history.  

1633  On December - 26 birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on December - 26.  

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on December - 26.  

0268  On December - 26 death of pope Dionysius  

1350  On December - 26 death of jean de Marigny, French bishop  

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

1476  On December - 26 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  Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50 on December - 26.  

1624  On December - 26 simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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