Historical Events In December - 26
Thursday, 21 October 2021
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 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia on December - 26.
1878 Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review) on this day in history.
1879 John Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres on December - 26.
1879 On December - 26 armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
1879 On December - 26 jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies
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 On this day in history the birth of Henry Miller, US novellist
1891 On this day in history henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus)
1892 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala) on December - 26.
1893 On this day in history the birth of Mao Tse-tung, Chinese communist leader
1893 On December - 26 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 Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS] on this day in history.
1902 Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42) on this day in history.
1902 Elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI) on December - 26.
1904 On December - 26 alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
1908 On December - 26 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;
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 On this day in history ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
1910 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner on this day in history.
1914 Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg) on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
1916 On this day in history joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France
1916 On December - 26 helmut Eder, composer