Historical Events In August - 26
Friday, 10 July 2020
1906 On August - 26 albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
1907 Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec on August - 26.
1908 On August - 26 bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
1909 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs on August - 26.
1909 On this day in history eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39)
1910 Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979) on August - 26.
1911 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits) on August - 26.
1912 32nd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62) on this day in history.
1913 33rd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61) on August - 26.
1913 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier on this day in history.
1914 Germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg on August - 26.
1914 On August - 26 -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia
1915 On this day in history german troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia
1915 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint) on August - 26.
1916 On August - 26 sgt. Reginald Stanley JUDSON, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Bapaume, France
1916 On this day in history phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0
1916 Allan Leslie Merson, historian on this day in history.
1917 On August - 26 jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
1918 Lt. Charles S. Rutherford (5th Cdn. Infranty Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Monchy-le-Preux, France on this day in history.
1918 W Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC on August - 26.
1918 On this day in history louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
1919 Ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man) on August - 26.
1920 On this day in history 19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted (about time!)
1920 On this day in history the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, granting women the right to vote.
1920 On this day in history uS Women given the right to vote
1921 On August - 26 ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)
1921 On August - 26 ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
1922 On this day in history japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
1922 Lazar Nikolov, composer on August - 26.
1924 (August 13 Old Style) The Catastrophe of Smyrna, known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks, occurs. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor on this day in history.
1927 On this day in history francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
1928 On August - 26 peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist
1929 1st US roller coaster built on this day in history.
1930 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record on August - 26.