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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  

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

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

1618  On this day in history birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

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

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1660  On December - 26 birth of peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised  


Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  On December - 26 dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

1350  Death of Jean de Marigny, French bishop on December - 26.  

1458  On this day in history death of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)  

1476  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1624  Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54 on December - 26.  

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