Historical Events In December - 26
Thursday, 02 July 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 December - 26.
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 On this day in history john Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres
1879 On this day in history armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
1879 On December - 26 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 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 December - 26 henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus)
1892 On this day in history opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
1893 The birth of Mao Tse-tung, Chinese communist leader on December - 26.
1893 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history antonio Molina, composer
1897 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer on this day in history.
1898 On December - 26 radium, the radioactive element, discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie
1899 On December - 26 mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
1901 Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS] on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 December - 26.
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 On this day in history lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
1914 On this day in history richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
1915 On December - 26 hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
1916 Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France on this day in history.
1916 On December - 26 helmut Eder, composer