Historical Events In August - 26
Monday, 26 July 2021
1906 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine) on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
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 this day in history.
1909 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39) on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)
1911 On August - 26 lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
1912 On this day in history 32nd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62)
1913 33rd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61) on this day in history.
1913 On August - 26 cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
1914 On August - 26 germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg
1914 -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia on this day in history.
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 Phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0 on August - 26.
1916 Allan Leslie Merson, historian on August - 26.
1917 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie) on this day in history.
1918 On this day in history lt. Charles S. Rutherford (5th Cdn. Infranty Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Monchy-le-Preux, France
1918 W Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1918 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra) on this day in history.
1919 On this day in history ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man)
1920 19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted (about time!) on August - 26.
1920 On this day in history the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, granting women the right to vote.
1920 US Women given the right to vote on this day in history.
1921 On this day in history ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)
1921 Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies on August - 26.
1922 On August - 26 japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
1922 On this day in history lazar Nikolov, composer
1924 On this day in history (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.
1927 On this day in history francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
1928 Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist on August - 26.
1929 On this day in history 1st US roller coaster built
1930 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record on August - 26.