Historical Events In August - 26
Monday, 06 July 2020
0055 -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain on August - 26.
0580 On August - 26 chinese invents toilet paper
1071 The Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor on this day in history.
1071 Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks on this day in history.
1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II on August - 26.
1278 On August - 26 ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle
1303 On this day in history ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.
1346 On this day in history battle of Crecy, between English and French forces
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy on this day in history.
1346 Battle at CrÃ©cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle on this day in history.
1346 Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on this day in history.
1349 Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.
1368 Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.
1466 On this day in history a conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
1486 Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on August - 26.
1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ on this day in history.
1518 On this day in history giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara
1541 On August - 26 turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma on August - 26.
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on this day in history.
1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) on this day in history.
1616 Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66 on August - 26.
1627 On August - 26 thomas Bullis, composer
1629 On August - 26 cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1634 On this day in history battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 On August - 26 west India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1648 People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin on this day in history.
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on August - 26.
1661 On August - 26 louis Couperin, composer, dies
1676 Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] on August - 26.
1683 On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) on August - 26.
1712 On this day in history sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
1723 Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90 on August - 26.