Historical Events In August - 26
Saturday, 19 October 2019
0055 On August - 26 -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain
0580 Chinese invents toilet paper on this day in history.
1071 On this day in history the Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor
1071 On this day in history battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.
1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II on August - 26.
1278 Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on August - 26.
1303 Ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh on this day in history.
1346 Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on this day in history.
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy on August - 26.
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 August - 26.
1349 On August - 26 thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury
1368 Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.
1466 On August - 26 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 On this day in history michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ .
1518 On August - 26 giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara
1541 On August - 26 turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 On August - 26 pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on August - 26.
1596 On August - 26 frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1616 On August - 26 johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
1627 Thomas Bullis, composer on August - 26.
1629 On this day in history 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 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola on August - 26.
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 Louis Couperin, composer, dies on this day in history.
1676 Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] on this day in history.
1683 Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) on this day in history.
1712 On this day in history sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
1723 On August - 26 thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90