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    What happened on August 26

    • August 26, 0055 BC - Julius Caesar invades Britain.

    • August 26, 0055 -BC- Roman forces under Julius C?sar invade Britain

    • August 26, 1071 Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert.

    • August 26, 1071 The Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor

    • August 26, 1278 Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Drnkrut in Moravia.

    • August 26, 1303 Ala ud din Khilji won Chittor.

    • August 26, 1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr?cy

    • August 26, 1346 Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crcy.

    • August 26, 1466 "A conjure against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered."

    • August 26, 1498 Michelangelo commissioned to carve the Piet.

    • August 26, 1526 Ottoman Empire defeated Hungarian Kingdom in the battle of Mohcs.

    • August 26, 1629 "Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate"

    • August 26, 1748 "The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

    • August 26, 1768 HM Bark Endeavour expedition under Captain James Cook sets sail from England.

    • August 26, 1778 "The first ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain of Slovenia."

    • August 26, 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by Constituent Assembly at Palace of Versailles.

    • August 26, 1791 John Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat

    • August 26, 1818 The first Illinois Constitution was signed in Kaskaskia.

    • August 26, 1839 The ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.

    • August 26, 1846 W A Bartlett appointed first US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)

    • August 26, 1847 Liberia becomes an independent republic.

    • August 26, 1858 First news dispatch by telegraph.

    • August 26, 1873 "The first US public kindergarten is authorized in St. Louis, MO."

    • August 26, 1874 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee

    • August 26, 1881 First train into Winnipeg over the Red River Bridge.

    • August 26, 1883 Eruption of Mount Krakatoa.

    • August 26, 1883 "Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000"

    • August 26, 1883 "The Indonesian island of Krakatoa explodes, spewing volcanic ash and debris 50 miles into the air and killing 36,000 people many from tidal waves over 100 feet high."

    • August 26, 1907 Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec

    • August 26, 1914 Germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg

    • August 26, 1914 "World War I: Germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg, a decisive engagement which resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian 2nd Army."

    • August 26, 1914 World War I: The British Expeditionary Force briefly checks the German advance at Le Cateau.

    • August 26, 1914 "World War I: The German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days."

    • August 26, 1916 "Sgt. Reginald Stanley JUDSON, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Bapaume, France"

    • August 26, 1918 "Lt. Charles S. Rutherford (5th Cdn. Infranty Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Monchy-le-Preux, France"

    • August 26, 1920 19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted (about time!)

    • August 26, 1920 19th amendment to U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.

    • August 26, 1920 "The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, granting women the right to vote."

    • August 26, 1922 Turkish Army started the last attack on Greeks in the Turkish War of Independence.

    • August 26, 1924 "(August 13 with the Old Style calendar) Catastrophe of Smyrna, known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks, occurs. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor in systematic ethnic cleansing. One of the first of the 20th Century."

    • August 26, 1928 "May Donoghue drinks a bottle of ginger beer at a cafe in Paisley, Scotland and finds the remains of a snail in the bottle. She launches a civil action against the drink manufacturer which becomes one of the famous cases in English Common Law; that of Donoghue v. Stevenson."

    • August 26, 1937 Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished

    • August 26, 1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL

    • August 26, 1939 New York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers).

    • August 26, 1939 "The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York."

    • August 26, 1940 "Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Flix bou, France's first black colonial governor."

    • August 26, 1942 "7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France"

    • August 26, 1942 "Holocaust in Chortkiv, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei starts driving Jews out of houses, splits in groups of 120, packs them in freight cars and deports 2000 Jews to Belzec death camp. 500 of sick and children murdered on the spot."

    • August 26, 1944 World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.

    • August 26, 1951 Canadian railways adopt the Uniform Code of Operating Rules for train operation purposes.

    • August 26, 1952 Fluoridation of SF water begins

    • August 26, 1957 Ford introduces the Edsel automobile.(Bad move)

    • August 26, 1957 The USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

    • August 26, 1957 "The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM - a ""super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago,"" according to the Soviet news agency, TASS."

    • August 26, 1957 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile

    • August 26, 1961 Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto

    • August 26, 1964 "LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ"

    • August 26, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe

    • August 26, 1968 "The Beatles' ""Hey Jude"" is released (in a shortened version) as a single in the United States under the Apple Records label, to spend nine weeks as number one, a record for any Beatles single."

    • August 26, 1968 "The Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago, Illinois."

    • August 26, 1969 "Canada's Prime Minister decriminalizes sodomy by saying: ""the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation"""

    • August 26, 1970 Guitar guru Jimi Hendrix opens his Electric Ladyland recording studio in New York City.

    • August 26, 1970 "The third annual Isle of Wight rock festival, which would feature the last UK performance from Jimi Hendrix, opens in Great Britain."

    • August 26, 1972 "Games of the XX Olympiad open in Munich, Germany."

    • August 26, 1972 "Opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany."

    • August 26, 1972 "Summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany"

    • August 26, 1973 David Eisenhower last sports column

    • August 26, 1973 U of Tx (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing

    • August 26, 1974 Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies in Hawaii at age 72.

    • August 26, 1974 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3

    • August 26, 1976 Raymond Barre becomes Prime Minister of France.

    • August 26, 1977 Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec

    • August 26, 1978 Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I

    • August 26, 1978 "John Paul I (formerly Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice) is elected Pope of the Roman Catholic church, following the death of Paul VI."

    • August 26, 1978 "Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elevated to the Papacy."

    • August 26, 1978 Sigmund Jhn becomes first German cosmonaut on board of the Soyuz 31 spacecraft.

    • August 26, 1978 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6

    • August 26, 1980 "John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada."

    • August 26, 1981 Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission

    • August 26, 1982 NASA launches Telesat-F

    • August 26, 1983 "Flooding destroys most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain."

    • August 26, 1985 "Ryan White, the 13-year-old AIDS patient barred from attending school in Kokomo, Indiana, begins attending middle school via computer."

    • August 26, 1987 "President Ronald Wilson Reagan proclaims September 11, 1987 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day."

    • August 26, 1988 Merhan Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

    • August 26, 1989 "Trumbull Conn, is first US team since 1983 to win Little League WS"

    • August 26, 1990 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida

    • August 26, 1991 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0

    • August 26, 1995 "The International Rugby Board lifts all restrictions on payments relating to the game of Rugby Union, thus bringing the game's amateur age to an end."

    • August 26, 1997 Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.

    • August 26, 1999 Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.

    • August 26, 2002 "Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa."

    • August 26, 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher ric Gagn converts his first of a record 84 consecutive successful save opportunities.

    • August 26, 2003 Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

    • August 26, 2009 French police uncover a large cache of weapons and explosives belonging to terrorist group ETA. (

    • August 26, 2009 Japan's exports fall by 36.5% as demand falls.

    • August 26, 2009 Lithuania launches an inquiry into allegations that it hosted a secret CIA prison for al-Qaeda suspects.

    • August 26, 2009 "North and South Korea resume talks on allowing families divided since the Korean War to begin meeting again, for the first time in two years."

    • August 26, 2009 The government of Moldova announces that it will stand down before the opening of parliament on 28 August.

    • August 26, 2009 The Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei says he has no evidence that opposition protests were backed by foreign countries.

    • August 26, 2009 "U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving Kennedy brother, dies at age 77, after battling brain cancer."

    • August 26, 2009 Zimbabwe denies reports that President Robert Mugabe suffered a health scare.







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