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Historical Events In December - 26

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1916  Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1917  Fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I on this day in history.  

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

1917  On December - 26 rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes  

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

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

1918  On December - 26 bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65  

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

1920  On this day in history gote Carlid, composer  

1921  Steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show) on this day in history.  

1924  Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut on this day in history.  

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

1925  On December - 26 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 December - 26.  

1926  On December - 26 prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan  

1926  On December - 26 earle Brown, composer  

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

1928  On this day in history johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming  

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  Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Broadway on December - 26.  

1931  On December - 26 george/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC  

1932  Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China on December - 26.  

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

1933  US forswears armed intervention in the Western Hemisphere on this day in history.  

1933  On December - 26 bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours  

1933  Lunatscharski, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1935  On this day in history stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"  

1936  Israel Philarmonic Orch forms on this day in history.  

1937  On December - 26 ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47  

1938  On December - 26 bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out  

1939  Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

1633  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised  


Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  On December - 26 dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

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  Death of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered on December - 26.  

1530  On this day in history zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

1574  Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

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