Historical Events In August - 26
Friday, 10 July 2020
1860 Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71 on August - 26.
1863 On August - 26 battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)
1863 John Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies on this day in history.
1865 On August - 26 johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73
1869 On this day in history henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54
1870 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7] on August - 26.
1873 On August - 26 the first US public kindergarten is authorized in St. Louis, MO.
1873 1st free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri on this day in history.
1873 Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube) on this day in history.
1873 On August - 26 carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57
1874 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee on this day in history.
1875 The birth of John Buchan, Scottish author on August - 26.
1875 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme) on August - 26.
1880 On August - 26 guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
1882 James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925) on August - 26.
1883 Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000 on this day in history.
1883 The Indonesian island of Krakatoa explodes, spewing volcanic ash and debris 50 miles into the air and killing 36,000 people many from tidal waves over 100 feet high on August - 26.
1883 -27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000 on August - 26.
1884 On August - 26 earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
1885 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will) on August - 26.
1887 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer on August - 26.
1890 On August - 26 tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
1891 On August - 26 emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
1894 On this day in history social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
1894 PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok on August - 26.
1895 On August - 26 electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam
1896 Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople on this day in history.
1896 On August - 26 richard Hammond, composer
1898 On this day in history peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector
1899 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter on this day in history.
1901 On August - 26 gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game on this day in history.
1903 On August - 26 jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
1904 On this day in history christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)