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Historical Events In December - 26

Thursday, 21 October 2021

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  1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia on December - 26.  

1878  Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review) on this day in history.  

1879  John Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres on December - 26.  

1879  On December - 26 armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer  

1879  On December - 26 jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies  

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  On this day in history the birth of Henry Miller, US novellist  

1891  On this day in history henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus)  

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

1893  On this day in history the birth of Mao Tse-tung, Chinese communist leader  

1893  On December - 26 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  Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS] on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1908  On December - 26 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;  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1916  On this day in history joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France  

1916  On December - 26 helmut Eder, composer  

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

1536  On December - 26 birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  On December - 26 birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

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

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

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

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

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

1476  Death of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered on December - 26.  

1530  On this day in history zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

1574  On this day in history charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50  

1624  Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54 on this day in history.  

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