Historical Events In December - 26
Saturday, 10 April 2021
1878 On December - 26 first US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1878 On this day in history john Wanamaker installed electric lights in his department store in Philadelphia.
1878 On this day in history 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1878 Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review) on this day in history.
1879 On this day in history john Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres
1879 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer on December - 26.
1879 Jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies on December - 26.
1883 On this day in history 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 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40 on December - 26.
1890 On December - 26 king Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company
1890 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history the birth of Henry Miller, US novellist
1891 Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus) on December - 26.
1892 On December - 26 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 Antonio Molina, composer on this day in history.
1897 On this day in history willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
1898 Radium, the radioactive element, discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie on this day in history.
1899 On December - 26 mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
1901 On this day in history georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]
1902 On this day in history most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)
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 December - 26.
1908 On December - 26 jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title
1908 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion on December - 26.
1908 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on December - 26.
1910 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner on December - 26.
1914 Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg) on December - 26.
1915 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic) on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France
1916 Helmut Eder, composer on December - 26.