Historical Events In October - 26
Monday, 18 January 2021
0740 An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death on October - 26.
0899 Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies on October - 26.
1132 On this day in history floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered
1235 Andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies on October - 26.
1366 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
1387 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace on this day in history.
1407 Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow on October - 26.
1440 Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged on October - 26.
1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, scholar/author (In Praise of Folly) on this day in history.
1483 On this day in history hans Buchner, composer
1492 On October - 26 columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1524 On this day in history spanish troops give Milan to France
1529 On this day in history thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1534 Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht on this day in history.
1576 Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies on this day in history.
1607 On October - 26 philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52
1608 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies on this day in history.
1640 On October - 26 pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
1645 On this day in history aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)
1658 Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies on this day in history.
1661 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies on this day in history.
1662 On October - 26 charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1664 The British Marines are organized on October - 26.
1667 On October - 26 aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1673 On this day in history dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
1674 On October - 26 prince Willem III occupies Grave
1678 On October - 26 john Jenkins, composer, dies
1682 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York on this day in history.
1685 On this day in history domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist
1693 Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1694 On October - 26 johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
1706 On October - 26 andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
1719 On this day in history joaquin de Oxinaga, composer
1733 On this day in history antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74