Historical Events In August - 26
Friday, 10 July 2020
1930 On August - 26 joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
1930 On August - 26 lon Chaney, actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47
1931 On this day in history dane Skerl, composer
1933 On August - 26 jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
1935 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks on August - 26.
1937 Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished on this day in history.
1937 On this day in history franco's troops conquer Santander
1938 On August - 26 montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL
1938 British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine on this day in history.
1939 New York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers) on August - 26.
1939 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY) on this day in history.
1940 On August - 26 rKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
1942 On this day in history 7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France
1942 On August - 26 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France
1944 On this day in history bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed
1945 On this day in history japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II
1945 On this day in history franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54
1946 George Orwell published "Animal Farm" on this day in history.
1947 On August - 26 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
1948 Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50 on August - 26.
1949 Nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70 on August - 26.
1950 On August - 26 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
1951 On this day in history canadian railways adopt the Uniform Code of Operating Rules for train operation purposes.
1951 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart on this day in history.
1952 Fluoridation of SF water begins on August - 26.
1955 On August - 26 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1956 On this day in history kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 Ford introduces the Edsel automobile.(Bad move) on August - 26.
1957 The USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on August - 26.
1957 On August - 26 uSSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
1958 On this day in history ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85
1960 Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1961 Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto on this day in history.
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open on this day in history.