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