Historical Events In August - 26
Saturday, 18 January 2020
0055 On August - 26 -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 On this day in history battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.
1278 On this day in history 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 August - 26.
1346 On August - 26 battle of Crecy, between English and French forces
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy on this day in history.
1346 On August - 26 battle at CrÃ©cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle
1346 On August - 26 jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle
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 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 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ on August - 26.
1518 Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on this day in history.
1541 On this day in history turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 On August - 26 pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 On this day in history battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels
1596 On this day in history frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1616 On this day in history johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
1627 Thomas Bullis, composer on August - 26.
1629 Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate on August - 26.
1634 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants on this day in history.
1641 On August - 26 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 On August - 26 sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter
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 Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76 on August - 26.
1687 On August - 26 willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
1712 On August - 26 sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
1723 Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90 on this day in history.