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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 10 July 2020

1860  Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71 on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1863  On August - 26 battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1863  John Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1865  On August - 26 johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1869  On this day in history henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1870  Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7] on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1873  On August - 26 the first US public kindergarten is authorized in St. Louis, MO.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1873  Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1873  On August - 26 carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1874  16 blacks lynched in Tennessee on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1875  The birth of John Buchan, Scottish author on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1875  John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme) on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1880  On August - 26 guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1882  James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925) on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1883  Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1883  -27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000 on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1884  On August - 26 earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1885  Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will) on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1887  Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1890  On August - 26 tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1891  On August - 26 emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1894  On this day in history social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1894  PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  On August - 26 electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1896  Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1896  On August - 26 richard Hammond, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1898  On this day in history peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1901  On August - 26 gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1903  Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1903  On August - 26 jimmy Rushing, US blues singer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1904  On this day in history christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

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1469  On this day in history birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1540  On August - 26 birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1596  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1627  On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1676  On August - 26 birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1694  On this day in history birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1726  On this day in history birth of karl Kohaut, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1278  On August - 26 ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1346  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1349  On this day in history death of thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on August - 26.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1486  On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1518  On this day in history death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1551  On this day in history death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  On this day in history death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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