Historical Events In December - 26
Monday, 19 April 2021
1878 On this day in history first US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1878 On December - 26 john Wanamaker installed electric lights in his department store in Philadelphia.
1878 On December - 26 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1878 On December - 26 isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
1879 On this day in history john Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres
1879 On this day in history armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
1879 On this day in history jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies
1883 On this day in history the Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
1883 On December - 26 carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950)
1887 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40 on December - 26.
1890 On this day in history king Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company
1890 On this day in history heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86
1891 The birth of Henry Miller, US novellist on this day in history.
1891 Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus) on this day in history.
1892 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala) on December - 26.
1893 On December - 26 the birth of Mao Tse-tung, Chinese communist leader
1893 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer on December - 26.
1894 On December - 26 antonio Molina, composer
1897 On December - 26 willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
1898 Radium, the radioactive element, discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie on December - 26.
1899 Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed on this day in history.
1901 On December - 26 georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]
1902 Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42) on December - 26.
1902 Elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI) on this day in history.
1904 Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo) on this day in history.
1908 On December - 26 in Sydney Australia Jack Johnson knocks out Canada's Tommy Burns to win the world heavyweight boxing crown; policestopped the fight in the 14th round;
1908 Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title on December - 26.
1908 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion on this day in history.
1908 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on December - 26.
1910 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner on this day in history.
1914 On December - 26 richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
1915 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic) on December - 26.
1916 Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France on December - 26.
1916 On December - 26 helmut Eder, composer