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Historical Events In December - 26

Sunday, 29 November 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 this day in history.  

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

1879  On December - 26 armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer  

1879  On this day in history 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 December - 26.  

1890  Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1891  On December - 26 the birth of Henry Miller, US novellist  

1891  Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus) on December - 26.  

1892  On this day in history opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)  

1893  On this day in history 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  Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer on December - 26.  

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

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 December - 26.  

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

1902  On December - 26 elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI)  

1904  On this day in history 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  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  Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on December - 26.  

1910  Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner on December - 26.  

1914  On this day in history richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1532  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history 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 December - 26.  

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  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

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

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

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

1530  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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