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Famous Events For August 26 – Today In History

August 26: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 26 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 26, 1278 – Rudolf vanquishes Ottokar II at the war of Marshfield
2. August 26, 1303 – Chhattisgarh seized by Ala din Khilji
3. August 26, 1346 – use of field guns for the first time at the war of Crecy, south of Calais in northern France between Edward III English and Philip VI where the latter was vanquished
4. August 26, 1466 – detection of a plot against Piero di Medici in Florence, arranged by Luca Pitti
5. August 26, 1498 – Sculptor and Painter, Michelangelo, was assigned the task of carving the Pieta

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6. August 26, 1545 – Pierluigi Farnese was designated Duke of Parma by his father Pope Paul III
7. August 26, 1629 – the investors of shares in Massachusetts Bay Company consent to relocate as per the Cambridge Agreement
8. August 26, 1634 – the combined forces of Ferdinand II and Spain vanquish Sweden and German protestants at the War at Noerdlinger Bavarian
9. August 26, 1641 – Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola was seized by West India Company
10. August 26, 1648 – public rebellion against Anna of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin
11. August 26, 1652 – the army of the British nation led by General-at-Sea George Ayscue confronted a group of Dutch Republic commanded by Vice Commodore Michiel de Ruyter and were vanquished at the War of Plymouth

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18th Century – What Happened on August 26 – The 1700s

12. August 26, 1745 – truce among Britain, Prussia, and Hannover signed
13. August 26, 1748 – the currency of Luthern in North America, the government of Pennsylvania started in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14. August 26, 1778 – Mt Triglav the highest in Slovenia scaled for the first time
15. August 26, 1791 – US copyright for steamboat approved to John Fitch
16. August 26, 1794 – Lock seized by French army

19th Century – August 26 This Day That Year – The 1800s

17. August 26, 1843 – copyrights for typewriter given to Charles Thurber
18. August 26, 1846 – the debut of “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn
19. August 26, 1846 – appointment of W.A. Bartlett as 1st US Mayor of Yerba Buena

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20. August 26, 1858 – first news communication by wireless
21. August 26, 1863 – War of Rocky Gap WV
22. August 26, 1873 – Susan Blow commenced in a US free nursery in Carondelet, a village of St. Louis. Missouri
23. August 26, 1874 – execution of 16 blacks in Tennessee
24. August 26, 1894 – inauguration of the Netherlands Social Democratic Workers Party (SDAP)
25. August 26, 1895 – power generated at Niagara Falls by using an Electric generator for the first time
26. August 26, 1896 – Rebellion organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation to attack the Ottoman Bank in Constantinople to protest the killing of Armenians ordered by Sultan Abdul-Hamid II
27. August 26, 1896 – Robert Wrenn vanquishes Fred Hovey (7-5,3-6,1-6,6-1) at the 16th US Men’s National Championship

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 26 – 1900

28. August 26, 1903 – In a contest between Laurence Doherty and William Larned at the 23rd US Men’s National Championship, Laurence Doherty was victorious (8-0, 6-3, 10-8)
29. August 26, 1907 – in a matter of 57 seconds, Harry Houdini flees from Aquatic Park
30. August 26, 1909 – in a day, Middlesex vanquishes Glouces by an inning and 31
31. August 26, 1912 – at the 32nd US Men’s National Championship, Maurice Mc Loughlin was victorious against Wallace F Johnson
32. August 26, 1913 – at the 33rd US Men’s National Champi0onship, Maurice McLoughlin vanquishes Norris Williams (6-4, 5-7,6-3,6-1)
33. August 26, 1914 – Russian army and Austrian army clash at Galicia
34. August 26, 1914 – WWI – The 8th German army vanquishes the Russian army at the War of Tannenberg

35. August 26, 1915 – German defense forces invade Brest-Litovsk, Russia
36. August 26, 1916 – Yanks defeat Browns 10-6,
37. August 26, 1918 – Debut of “Lightening” by W. Smith and F Bacon in NYC
38. August 26, 1920 – a run of 100 in 35 minutes achieved by Percy Fender (Surrey Vs Northants)
39. August 26, 1922 – Niitaka, a Japanese vessel crashes against rocks due to a storm at Kamchatka killing 284 persons
40. August 26, 1924 – the Greeks and other non-Turks were evacuated from Asia Minor by Ottoman defense forces and is known as The Catastrophe of Smyrna and known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks
41. August 26, 1929 – US constructs its first roller coaster
42. August 26, 1930 – Chuck Klein’s NL was best broken by Hack Wilson when he achieved his 44th HR
43. August 26, 1933 – Jan van Houten creates a world-best bicycle time (44,588km)
44. August 26, 1935 – Civilian Conservation Corps inaugurated in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metro parks

45. August 26, 1937 – Santander seized by Franco army
46. August 26, 1937 – siphoning work completed to facilitate construction of Treasure Island in SF Bay
47. August 26, 1938 – Palestine was the place of clash between British managers and Arabians
48. August 26, 1939 –the 1st major confederation baseball match between Reds and Bkln Dodgers was transmitted on Television
49. August 26, 1939 – self-governing position given to Croatia
50. August 26, 1940 – France’s first black governor, Felix Eboue permits the French settlement, Chad, to join the Allies
51. August 26, 1942 – detention of 7000 Jews in Vichy- France
52. August 26, 1942 – Milne Bay, New Guinea seized by the Japanese army
53. August 26, 1942 – French Jews transported to nazi-Germany
54. August 26, 1944 – recalling of troops and neutralization of the German army declared by Bulgaria
55. August 26, Seine River, east of Paris cruised by the US 12th Army Force

56. August 26, 1945 – at the end of WWII, Japanese envoys travel by USS Missouri to advise on the terms of Japan’s admission of defeat
57. August 26, 1947 – Don Bankhead was the first black baseball pitcher
58. August 26, 1950 – In the 39th Davis Cup, Australia vanquishes USA in New York
59. August 26, 1951 – working of artificial heart shown by Jongbloed in Paris
60. August 26, 1951 – The first performance of “An American in Paris” with songs by George Gershwin and guided by Vincente Minnelli and with actors Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in London. This was the best picture in 1952
61. August 26, 1952 – fluorine treatment of SF water commences
62. August 26, 1955 – NBC TV color transmission of the Davis Cup
63. August 26, 1956 – inauguration of KREY television channel 10 in Montrose
64. August 26, 1956 – LPGA Denver Golf Open achieved by Marlene Bauer
65. August 26, 1957 – successful test of the global air-to-air missile by the USSR
66. August 26, 1959 – Morris Mini-Minor intended to accommodate 4 passengers designed by Alec Issigonis and presented by British Motor Corporation. It was only 10 ft long
67. August 26, 1961 – Inauguration of Hall of Fame for Intercontinental Hockey

68. August 26, 1962 – LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open achieved by Mickey Wright
69. August 26, 1963 – England, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy was beaten by WI 8n 2-1 series
70. August 26, 1964 – Luigi Longo installed as the Chairman of the Italian Communist Party
71. August 26, 1964 – Lyndon B Johnson was the Presidential hopeful of the Democratic party meeting in Atlantic City, NJ
72. August 26, 1966 – the inauguration of the transmission of KLOC channel 42 in Charlotte
73. August 26, 1967 – discussion meeting between Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful
74. August 26, 1967 – stopping of shelling of North Vietnam by the US insisted by the Dutch
75. August 26, 1967 – Golden Lion awarded to “Belle de Jour” guided by Luis Bunuel at the 28th Venice Film Festival
76. August 26, 1970 – Robert Porter steps down as Minister of Home Affairs from North Ireland Parliament
77. August 26, 1971 – Indonesia welcomes Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard
78. August 26, 1971 – travel plans for the journey from Bronx to NJ in 1975 made known by the NY Giant football group
79. August 26, 1972 -Inauguration of 20th Olympic Play at Munich German FR
80. August 26, 1972 – Manager Harry Walker was discharged and Leo Durocher was appointed manager of the Astros

81. August 26, 1973 – LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open achieved by Sandra Palmer
82. August 26, 1973 – The first school qualified to offer belly dancing was the University of Texas (Arlington)
83. August 26, 1973 – Mary Boitano, aged 10 years was the 1st female to achieve a 6.8 mile Dipsea Race in the Marin Region CA amongst 1500 contenders
84. August 26, 1974 – Portugal grants independence to Guinee-Bissau
85. August 26, 1974 – two cosmonauts sent to space through Soyuz 31
86. August 26, 1977 – formation of Surinamese Writers Association 77 by Frank Martinus
87. August 26, 1978 – Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice was installed as Pope John Paul I
88. August 26, 1979 – LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic achieved by Beth Daniel
89. August 26, 1980 – a mine was planted by John Birges in Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada
90. August 26, 1981 – Voyager 2 transmits pictures of Titan, Saturn’s moon
91. August 26, 1982 – launching of Telesat-F by NASA
92. August 26, 1983 – Bilbao, a town in Spain devastated by deluge
93. August 26, 1984 – women’s world record discus throw of 74.55 m was achieved by Zdena Silvaha (Cz)
94. August 26, 1984 – 3k women record (8:22.82) achieved by Tatyana Kazankina of USSAR in Leningrad
95. August 26, 1985 – Golden Lion awarded to “Scans toit ni loi” guided by Agnes Varda at the 42nd Venice Film Festival
96. August 26, 1985 – The French Government refutes any information on the assault on the vessel “Rainbow Warrior”
97. August 26, 1986 – Stuttgart female marathon was achieved by Rosa Mota (2:28:38)
98. August 26, 1988 – arrival of Mehran Karimi Nasseri at Charles de Gaulle International Airport
99. August 26, 1989 – the first US team since 1983, Trumbull, Conn to achieve the Little League WS
100. August 26, 1990 – LPGA Northgate Golf Classic achieved by Beth Daniel
101. August 26, 1992 – “Anna Karenina” completes 46 performances at Circle in Sq. Theatre NYC
102. August 26, 1995 – In a match between Gloucestershire Vs Glamorgan, Andrew Symonds achieves 20 sixes for Gloucestershire
103. August 26, 1995 – Lara achieves 7th Test Cricket Century at the Oval
104. August 26,1996 – US President Bill Clinton authorizes well-being improvement into Law, a major change in the welfare procedure
105. August 26, 1996 – “The 7th Heaven” with actress Jessica Biel debuts on the WB
106. August 26, 1997 – hundreds murdered in Algeria known as the Beni-Ali massacre
107. August 26, 1999 – 400 meters world best achieved by Michael Johnson at 43.18seconds

21st Century – August 26 This Day In History – The 2000s

108. August 26, 2002 – Inauguration of Earth Summit 2002 at Johannesburg, South Africa
109. August 26, 2003 – final information on the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy was made known by the Columbia Accident Investigation Team
110. August 26, 2008 – Independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, accepted by Russia singly
111. August 26, 2011 – EASA and FAA grants certificate to 787 Dreamliner, Boeing’s new amalgamated aircraft
112. August 26, 2012 – an unknown organization kills 17 villagers in the district Kajaki of Afghanistan
113. August 26, 2012 – The occurrence of epidemic Legionella in Quebec City Canada leaves 8 killed and 104 infected
114. August 26, 2012 – the youngest LPGA Tour event achiever was Lydia Ko, 15 years ago, a New Zealand golfer, and the first unprofessional achiever since 1969
115. August 26, 2013 – In the entrance examination to the University of Liberia, 25000 aspirants did not qualify
116. August 26, 2014 – The outbreak of Ebola was notified to WHO by the Democratic Republic of Congo and later amended that it was a different type than the one affecting Africa
117. August 26, 2014 – no war agreement signed between Israel and Hamas
118. August 26, 2015 – Alison Parker, TV reporter, and cameraman Adam Ward are fired alive on TV by their former friend in Monet, Virginia

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