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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.  

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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 December - 26.  

1532  On December - 26 birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

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 this day in history.  

1618  On December - 26 birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

1633  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on December - 26.  

1646  On December - 26 birth of robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1530  On December - 26 zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

1574  On this day in history charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50  

1624  On this day in history simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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