Historical Events In August - 26
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
1930 On this day in history 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 Dane Skerl, composer on this day in history.
1933 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km) on this day in history.
1935 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks on August - 26.
1937 On this day in history pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished
1937 Franco's troops conquer Santander on this day in history.
1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL on this day in history.
1938 On August - 26 british leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine
1939 On this day in history new York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers).
1939 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY) on August - 26.
1940 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk on August - 26.
1942 7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France on August - 26.
1942 On this day in history 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 August - 26 japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II
1945 Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54 on August - 26.
1946 George Orwell published "Animal Farm" on this day in history.
1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat) on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
1949 On this day in history nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70
1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1) on August - 26.
1951 On August - 26 canadian railways adopt the Uniform Code of Operating Rules for train operation purposes.
1951 On August - 26 jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1952 On August - 26 fluoridation of SF water begins
1955 On August - 26 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1956 On August - 26 kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 On this day in history ford introduces the Edsel automobile.(Bad move)
1957 The USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on this day in history.
1957 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile on August - 26.
1958 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
1961 On August - 26 official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open on this day in history.