Historical Events In October - 26
Monday, 10 August 2020
0740 On October - 26 an earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.
0899 On October - 26 alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies
1132 On October - 26 floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered
1235 On October - 26 andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies
1366 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth on October - 26.
1387 On this day in history amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1407 Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow on October - 26.
1440 On October - 26 gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged
1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, scholar/author (In Praise of Folly) on this day in history.
1483 On October - 26 hans Buchner, composer
1492 On October - 26 columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1524 On October - 26 spanish troops give Milan to France
1529 Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.
1534 Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht on October - 26.
1576 On October - 26 frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies
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 this day in history pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
1645 On October - 26 aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)
1658 On this day in history francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
1661 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies on this day in history.
1662 Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France on this day in history.
1664 The British Marines are organized on October - 26.
1667 On October - 26 aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1673 On October - 26 dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
1674 Prince Willem III occupies Grave on this day in history.
1678 On this day in history john Jenkins, composer, dies
1682 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York on October - 26.
1685 Domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist on October - 26.
1693 On October - 26 coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71
1694 Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist on this day in history.
1706 On October - 26 andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
1719 On October - 26 joaquin de Oxinaga, composer
1733 Antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.