Historical Events In October - 26
Tuesday, 06 June 2023
0740 On this day in history an earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.
0899 Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies on October - 26.
1132 On October - 26 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 On this day in history comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
1387 On this day in history amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1407 On this day in history mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow
1440 Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged on this day in history.
1466 On this day in history desiderius Erasmus, Holland, scholar/author (In Praise of Folly)
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 On this day in history charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1576 On this day in history frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies
1607 On October - 26 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 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 On October - 26 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 October - 26 the British Marines are organized.
1667 Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa) on this day in history.
1673 On October - 26 dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
1674 Prince Willem III occupies Grave on October - 26.
1678 On October - 26 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 this day in history.
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 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer on this day in history.
1733 On October - 26 antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74
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