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Historical Events In December - 26

Friday, 04 December 2020

1916  On December - 26 bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81  

1917  Fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I on December - 26.  

1917  On December - 26 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 December - 26.  

1917  Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1918  1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW) on this day in history.  

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 December - 26.  

1920  On this day in history gote Carlid, composer  

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

1924  On December - 26 judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut  

1924  On this day in history frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.  

1925  Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar on December - 26.  

1925  1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans on this day in history.  

1925  Baron Baker, activist on this day in history.  

1926  Prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan on December - 26.  

1926  Earle Brown, composer on December - 26.  

1927  Alan King, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me) on this day in history.  

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

1929  On December - 26 régine, French singer and nightclub owner  

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

1931  On this day in history 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 December - 26.  

1933  The Nissan Motor Company was organized in Tokyo under the name Dat Jidosha Seizo Co on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history uS forswears armed intervention in the Western Hemisphere  

1933  Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours on December - 26.  

1933  Lunatscharski, writer, dies on December - 26.  

1934  Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms on this day in history.  

1935  Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth" on December - 26.  

1936  Israel Philarmonic Orch forms on December - 26.  

1937  Ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1938  Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out on December - 26.  

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  On this day in history birth of frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily  

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

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

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on December - 26.  

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

1633  On December - 26 birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

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

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on December - 26.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  On this day in history dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  On this day in history death of pope Dionysius  

1350  On December - 26 death of jean de Marigny, French bishop  

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 December - 26.  

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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