Historical Events In October - 26
Thursday, 29 October 2020
0740 An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death on this day in history.
0899 Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies on this day in history.
1132 Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered on this day in history.
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 October - 26.
1387 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace on this day in history.
1407 On October - 26 mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow
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 Hans Buchner, composer on October - 26.
1492 On October - 26 columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1524 Spanish troops give Milan to France on this day in history.
1529 Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor on October - 26.
1534 Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht on October - 26.
1576 Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies on this day in history.
1607 On this day in history philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52
1608 On October - 26 juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
1640 On October - 26 pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
1645 On October - 26 aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)
1658 On October - 26 francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
1661 On this day in history johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies
1662 Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France on this day in history.
1664 On this day in history the British Marines are organized.
1667 Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa) on this day in history.
1673 Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11) on October - 26.
1674 On this day in history 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 October - 26.
1685 On this day in history domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist
1693 Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71 on October - 26.
1694 On this day in history johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
1706 Andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60 on October - 26.
1719 On October - 26 joaquin de Oxinaga, composer
1733 Antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74 on October - 26.