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Historical Events In December - 26

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1916  Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81 on December - 26.  

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 December - 26.  

1917  On this day in history louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71  

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  On December - 26 yanks & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth  

1920  Gote Carlid, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1925  Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar on December - 26.  

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

1925  Baron Baker, activist on this day in history.  

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

1926  On December - 26 earle Brown, composer  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

1933  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1936  On December - 26 israel Philarmonic Orch forms  

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

1938  On this day in history bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out  

1939  On this day in history 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  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on this day in history.  

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

1542  On December - 26 birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

1618  Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess was born on December - 26.  

1633  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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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  Death of Pope Dionysius on this day in history.  

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 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  Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54 on this day in history.  

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