Historical Events In August - 26
Friday, 10 July 2020
1984 On this day in history julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67
1984 On this day in history typhoon Ike in Philippines killing 1,474 people
1985 Ryan White, the 13-year-old AIDS patient barred from attending school in Kokomo, Indiana, begins attending middle school via computer on this day in history.
1985 Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1986 On August - 26 jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park
1987 On this day in history john Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies
1988 On August - 26 paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies
1989 On this day in history trumbull Conn, is first US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1989 Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies on August - 26.
1990 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida on August - 26.
1991 On this day in history royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
1992 Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies on August - 26.
1993 On this day in history rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
1994 On this day in history tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54
1995 David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1996 On August - 26 alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician, dies at 77
2005 On August - 26 jean Michel Jarre's "Space of Freedom" concert in Gdansk, Poland commemorating the 25th anniversary of the creation of Solidarnosc ("Solidarity" trade union)
2012 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969 on this day in history.
2013 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination on this day in history.
2014 Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa on August - 26.
2017 On August - 26 hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, National Hurricane Center warns of â€śmultiday rainfall disasterâ€ť
2017 Violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula, 120 admitted to hospital on August - 26.
2017 On August - 26 women's Ruby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
2017 On August - 26 half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks
2018 Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979 on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe
2018 Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences' on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine
2018 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation on this day in history.
2018 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest on this day in history.
2018 Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England on August - 26.
2018 On this day in history archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
2019 Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposes moving the country's sinking and over-crowded capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan) on this day in history.