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Historical Events In December - 26

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1916  On this day in history bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81  

1917  On December - 26 fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I  

1917  On this day in history 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron  

1917  Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes on this day in history.  

1917  Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71 on December - 26.  

1918  On December - 26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)  

1918  On this day in history bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65  

1919  Yanks & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth on this day in history.  

1920  Gote Carlid, composer on December - 26.  

1921  Steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show) on December - 26.  

1924  Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut on December - 26.  

1924  On December - 26 frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.  

1925  On this day in history turkey adopts Gregorian calendar  

1925  On December - 26 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans  

1925  Baron Baker, activist on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan  

1926  On this day in history earle Brown, composer  

1927  On December - 26 alan King, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me)  

1928  Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming on December - 26.  

1929  Régine, French singer and nightclub owner on this day in history.  

1930  Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run) on this day in history.  

1931  On December - 26 pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Broadway  

1931  George/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC on December - 26.  

1932  Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China on this day in history.  

1933  The Nissan Motor Company was organized in Tokyo under the name Dat Jidosha Seizo Co on December - 26.  

1933  On December - 26 uS forswears armed intervention in the Western Hemisphere  

1933  Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours on this day in history.  

1933  Lunatscharski, writer, dies on December - 26.  

1934  Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms on December - 26.  

1935  Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth" on this day in history.  

1936  Israel Philarmonic Orch forms on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47  

1938  Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out on this day in history.  

1939  On December - 26 earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey  

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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  On this day in history birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

1536  Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584) was born on December - 26.  

1542  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

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

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

1646  On this day in history birth of robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)  

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  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

1350  Death of Jean de Marigny, French bishop on this day in history.  

1458  On December - 26 death of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)  

1476  On December - 26 death of galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered  

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 December - 26.  

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

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