Historical Events In August - 26
Wednesday, 07 June 2023
0055 On this day in history -BC- Roman forces under Julius C�sar invade Britain
0580 Chinese invents toilet paper on August - 26.
1071 On this day in history the Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor
1071 Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks on this day in history.
1278 On August - 26 battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
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 Crécy-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 Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.
1368 Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on August - 26.
1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered on this day in history.
1486 On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45
1498 On August - 26 michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.
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 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma on August - 26.
1549 On August - 26 battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels
1596 On August - 26 frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1616 Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66 on August - 26.
1627 On this day in history thomas Bullis, composer
1629 Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate on this day in history.
1634 On August - 26 battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 On this day in history west India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1648 On this day in history people's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on this day in history.
1661 Louis Couperin, composer, dies on August - 26.
1676 On this day in history robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1683 On August - 26 christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
1687 On August - 26 willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
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