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August 26th, 2007 (August 26 2007)DeathGaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician (born in 1928)
August 26th, 2007 (August 26 2007)DeathRamon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (born in 1935) Martial Quotes
August 26th, 2006 (August 26 2006)DeathRainer Barzel, German politician (born in 1924)
August 26th, 2006 (August 26 2006)DeathClyde Walcott, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (born in 1926)
August 26th, 2005 (August 26 2005)DeathDenis D Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (born in 1960)
August 26th, 2005 (August 26 2005)DeathRobert Denning, American interior designer (born in 1927)
August 26th, 2004 (August 26 2004)DeathLaura Branigan, American singer (born in 1957)
August 26th, 2003 (August 26 2003)EventColumbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
August 26th, 2003 (August 26 2003)DeathJim Wacker, American football coach (born in 1937)
August 26th, 2002 (August 26 2002)EventEarth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.
August 26th, 2001 (August 26 2001)DeathLouis Muhlstock, Canadian painter (born in 1904)
August 26th, 2000 (August 26 2000)DeathAkbar Adibi, Iranian scientist (born in 1939)
August 26th, 1999 (August 26 1999)EventMichael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.Michael Johns Quotes
August 26th, 1998 (August 26 1998)DeathFrederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1918)
August 26th, 1997 (August 26 1997)EventBeni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
August 26th, 1996 (August 26 1996)EventBill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policyBill Clinton Quotes
August 26th, 1993 (August 26 1993)BirthKeke Palmer, American actress
August 26th, 1992 (August 26 1992)DeathArthur Leigh Allen, American suspected murderer (born in 1933)
August 26th, 1992 (August 26 1992)DeathBob de Moor, Belgian comics artist (born in 1925)
August 26th, 1990 (August 26 1990)BirthLil Chris, British singer
August 26th, 1990 (August 26 1990)DeathMinoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (born in 1913)
August 26th, 1989 (August 26 1989)DeathIrving Stone, American author (born in 1903)
August 26th, 1988 (August 26 1988)EventMerhan Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
August 26th, 1988 (August 26 1988)BirthDanielle Savre, American actress
August 26th, 1988 (August 26 1988)BirthPrincess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
August 26th, 1988 (August 26 1988)BirthEvan Ross, American actor
August 26th, 1988 (August 26 1988)DeathCarlos Paiao, Portuguese singer (born in 1957)
August 26th, 1987 (August 26 1987)EventPresident Ronald Wilson Reagan proclaims September 11, 1987 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day.Ronald Reagan Quotes
August 26th, 1987 (August 26 1987)DeathGeorg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1897)
August 26th, 1986 (August 26 1986)BirthCassie Ventura, American singer
August 26th, 1986 (August 26 1986)DeathTed Knight, American actor (born in 1923)
August 26th, 1983 (August 26 1983)EventFlooding destroys most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
August 26th, 1983 (August 26 1983)BirthFelix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
August 26th, 1981 (August 26 1981)BirthJesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
August 26th, 1981 (August 26 1981)BirthPetey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
August 26th, 1981 (August 26 1981)DeathRoger Nash Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (born in 1884)
August 26th, 1981 (August 26 1981)DeathLee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (born in 1914)
August 26th, 1980 (August 26 1980)EventJohn Birges plants a bomb at Harvey s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
August 26th, 1980 (August 26 1980)BirthMacaulay Culkin, American actor
August 26th, 1980 (August 26 1980)BirthBrendan Harris, American baseball player
August 26th, 1980 (August 26 1980)BirthChris Pine, American actor
August 26th, 1980 (August 26 1980)DeathRosa Albach-Retty, German actress (born in 1874)
August 26th, 1980 (August 26 1980)DeathTex Avery, American cartoonist (born in 1908)
August 26th, 1979 (August 26 1979)BirthJamal Lewis, American football player
August 26th, 1979 (August 26 1979)BirthCristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
August 26th, 1979 (August 26 1979)BirthRuben Pazos, Spanish footballer
August 26th, 1979 (August 26 1979)DeathMika Waltari, Finnish author (born in 1908)
August 26th, 1978 (August 26 1978)EventPapal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elevated to the Papacy.
August 26th, 1978 (August 26 1978)EventSigmund Jahn becomes first German cosmonaut on board of the Soyuz 31 spacecraft.
August 26th, 1978 (August 26 1978)BirthRaja Kashif, Pakistani singer
August 26th, 1978 (August 26 1978)DeathCharles Boyer, French actor (born in 1899)
August 26th, 1978 (August 26 1978)DeathJose Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (born in 1916)
August 26th, 1977 (August 26 1977)EventCharter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
August 26th, 1977 (August 26 1977)BirthSaeko Chiba, Japanese seiyuu
August 26th, 1977 (August 26 1977)BirthMorris Peterson, American basketball player
August 26th, 1976 (August 26 1976)BirthAmaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
August 26th, 1976 (August 26 1976)BirthZemfira, Russian singer
August 26th, 1976 (August 26 1976)DeathLotte Lehmann, German soprano (born in 1888)
August 26th, 1975 (August 26 1975)BirthMorgan Ensberg, American baseball player
August 26th, 1974 (August 26 1974)DeathCharles Lindbergh, American aviator (born in 1902)
August 26th, 1971 (August 26 1971)BirthThalia, Mexican singer
August 26th, 1970 (August 26 1970)BirthOlimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
August 26th, 1968 (August 26 1968)EventThe Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago, Illinois.
August 26th, 1968 (August 26 1968)DeathKay Francis, American actress (born in 1899)
August 26th, 1967 (August 26 1967)BirthKelly Madison, porn star
August 26th, 1966 (August 26 1966)BirthJacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
August 26th, 1966 (August 26 1966)BirthShirley Manson, Scottish singer
August 26th, 1965 (August 26 1965)BirthChris Burke, American actor
August 26th, 1965 (August 26 1965)BirthBobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (died in 2000)
August 26th, 1965 (August 26 1965)BirthJon Hensley, American actor
August 26th, 1962 (August 26 1962)BirthBob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
August 26th, 1961 (August 26 1961)BirthJeff Parrett, American baseball player
August 26th, 1960 (August 26 1960)BirthBranford Marsalis, American saxophonist and bandleader
August 26th, 1960 (August 26 1960)BirthNancy Martinez, Canadian-born singer
August 26th, 1958 (August 26 1958)DeathRalph Vaughan Williams, English composer (born in 1872)Ralph Vaughan Williams Quotes
August 26th, 1957 (August 26 1957)EventThe USSR announces the successful test of ana "super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago," according to the Soviet news agency, ITAR-TASS.
August 26th, 1957 (August 26 1957)BirthDr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer
August 26th, 1957 (August 26 1957)BirthRick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete
August 26th, 1956 (August 26 1956)BirthMark Mangino, American football coach
August 26th, 1956 (August 26 1956)DeathAlfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (born in 1881)
August 26th, 1954 (August 26 1954)BirthEfren Reyes, Filipino pool player
August 26th, 1953 (August 26 1953)BirthPat Sharkey, Irish footballer
August 26th, 1952 (August 26 1952)BirthBryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player
August 26th, 1952 (August 26 1952)BirthMichael Jeter, American actor (died in 2003)
August 26th, 1952 (August 26 1952)BirthWill Shortz, American crossword editor
August 26th, 1950 (August 26 1950)BirthBenjamin Hendrickson, American actor (died in 2006)
August 26th, 1947 (August 26 1947)BirthEmiliano Diez, Cuban actor
August 26th, 1946 (August 26 1946)BirthValerie Simpson, American singer
August 26th, 1946 (August 26 1946)BirthMark Snow, American composer
August 26th, 1946 (August 26 1946)BirthZhou Ji, Education Minister of the People s Republic of China
August 26th, 1946 (August 26 1946)BirthChantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress
August 26th, 1946 (August 26 1946)DeathJeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (born in 1887)
August 26th, 1945 (August 26 1945)BirthTom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security
August 26th, 1945 (August 26 1945)DeathFranz Werfel, Austrian writer (born in 1890)
August 26th, 1944 (August 26 1944)EventWorld War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
August 26th, 1944 (August 26 1944)BirthPrince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
August 26th, 1944 (August 26 1944)BirthStephen Greif, English actor
August 26th, 1944 (August 26 1944)BirthMaureen Tucker, American musician (The Velvet Underground)
August 26th, 1944 (August 26 1944)DeathAdam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (born in 1909)
August 26th, 1942 (August 26 1942)EventHolocaust 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 26th, 1942 (August 26 1942)BirthVic Dana, American singer
August 26th, 1942 (August 26 1942)BirthDennis Turner, British politician
August 26th, 1941 (August 26 1941)BirthBarbet Schroeder, Swiss film director
August 26th, 1941 (August 26 1941)BirthAkiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
August 26th, 1941 (August 26 1941)BirthChris Curtis, English singer and drummer (The Searchers) (died in 2005)
August 26th, 1940 (August 26 1940)EventChad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Felix Eboue, France s first black colonial governor.
August 26th, 1940 (August 26 1940)BirthDon LaFontaine, American voice actor
August 26th, 1939 (August 26 1939)EventThe first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York.
August 26th, 1936 (August 26 1936)BirthYvette Vickers, American actress
August 26th, 1935 (August 26 1935)BirthGeraldine Ferraro, U.S. Vice Presidential candidate
August 26th, 1934 (August 26 1934)BirthTom Heinsohn, American basketball player and commentator
August 26th, 1930 (August 26 1930)DeathLon Chaney, Sr., American actor (born in 1883)
August 26th, 1928 (August 26 1928)BirthPeter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist
August 26th, 1928 (August 26 1928)BirthNaim Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
August 26th, 1927 (August 26 1927)BirthB. V. Doshi, Indian architect
August 26th, 1925 (August 26 1925)BirthJack Hirshleifer, American economist (died in 2005)
August 26th, 1925 (August 26 1925)BirthAlain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (died in 1999)
August 26th, 1924 (August 26 1924)Event(August 13 Old Style) 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 cases of ethic cleansing in the 20th Century.
August 26th, 1924 (August 26 1924)BirthAlex Kellner, baseball player (died in 1996)
August 26th, 1923 (August 26 1923)BirthWolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist
August 26th, 1922 (August 26 1922)EventTurkish Army started the last attack on Greeks in the Turkish War of Independence.
August 26th, 1922 (August 26 1922)BirthIrving R. Levine, American journalist
August 26th, 1921 (August 26 1921)BirthBenjamin Bradlee, American journalist
August 26th, 1920 (August 26 1920)Event19th amendment to U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.
August 26th, 1920 (August 26 1920)BirthBrant Parker, American cartoonist (died in 2007)
August 26th, 1915 (August 26 1915)DeathJohn Bunny American comedian (born in 1863)
August 26th, 1914 (August 26 1914)EventWorld 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 26th, 1914 (August 26 1914)EventWorld War I: The British Expeditionary Force briefly checks the German advance at Le Cateau.
August 26th, 1914 (August 26 1914)EventWorld War I: The German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days.
August 26th, 1914 (August 26 1914)BirthJulio Cortazar, Argentine writer (died in 1984)Julio Cortazar Quotes
August 26th, 1910 (August 26 1910)BirthMother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun, Nobel laureate (died in 1997)
August 26th, 1910 (August 26 1910)DeathWilliam James, American psychologist and philosopher (born in 1842)William James Quotes
August 26th, 1909 (August 26 1909)BirthJim Davis, American actor (died in 1981)
August 26th, 1909 (August 26 1909)BirthGene Moore, baseball player (died in 1978)
August 26th, 1908 (August 26 1908)BirthW. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (died in 1967)
August 26th, 1908 (August 26 1908)BirthAubrey Schenck, film producer (died in 1999)
August 26th, 1908 (August 26 1908)DeathTony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (born in 1837)
August 26th, 1906 (August 26 1906)BirthAlbert Sabin, American polio researcher (died in 1993)
August 26th, 1904 (August 26 1904)BirthChristopher Isherwood, English-born writer (died in 1986)Christopher Isherwood Quotes
August 26th, 1901 (August 26 1901)BirthMaxwell Taylor, American general (died in 1987)
August 26th, 1901 (August 26 1901)BirthChen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (died in 1972)
August 26th, 1900 (August 26 1900)BirthHellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (died in 1980)
August 26th, 1899 (August 26 1899)BirthRufino Tamayo, Mexican painter (died in 1991)
August 26th, 1898 (August 26 1898)BirthPeggy Guggenheim, American art collector (died in 1979)
August 26th, 1897 (August 26 1897)BirthYoon Boseon, President of South Korea (died in 1990)
August 26th, 1896 (August 26 1896)BirthIvan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (died in 1990)
August 26th, 1894 (August 26 1894)BirthSparky Adams, Baseball player (died in 1989)
August 26th, 1885 (August 26 1885)BirthJules Romains, French author (died in 1972)
August 26th, 1883 (August 26 1883)EventEruption of Mount Krakatoa.
August 26th, 1882 (August 26 1882)BirthJames Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1964)
August 26th, 1880 (August 26 1880)BirthGuillaume Apollinaire, French poet and art critic (died in 1918)Guillaume Apollinaire Quotes
August 26th, 1875 (August 26 1875)BirthJohn Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish novelist, Governor General of Canada (died in 1940)John Scott Quotes
August 26th, 1874 (August 26 1874)BirthZona Gale, American novelist (died in 1938)
August 26th, 1873 (August 26 1873)BirthLee DeForest, American inventor (died in 1961)
August 26th, 1865 (August 26 1865)DeathJohann Franz Encke, German astronomer (born in 1791)
August 26th, 1862 (August 26 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.
August 26th, 1862 (August 26 1862)BirthHerbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (died in 1926)William Booth Quotes
August 26th, 1858 (August 26 1858)EventFirst news dispatch by telegraph.
August 26th, 1850 (August 26 1850)BirthCharles Robert Richet, French physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1935)
August 26th, 1850 (August 26 1850)DeathLouis-Philippe of France (born in 1773)
August 26th, 1845 (August 26 1845)BirthMary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (died in 1888)
August 26th, 1839 (August 26 1839)EventThe ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.
August 26th, 1826 (August 26 1826)BirthPrincess Alexandra of Bavaria (died in 1875)
August 26th, 1818 (August 26 1818)EventThe first Illinois Constitution was signed in Kaskaskia.
August 26th, 1792 (August 26 1792)BirthManuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (died in 1857)
August 26th, 1789 (August 26 1789)EventDeclaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by Constituent Assembly at Palace of Versailles.
August 26th, 1789 (August 26 1789)BirthAbbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (died in 1833)
August 26th, 1785 (August 26 1785)DeathGeorge Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, British soldier and politician (born in 1716)
August 26th, 1778 (August 26 1778)EventThe first ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain of Slovenia.
August 26th, 1775 (August 26 1775)BirthWilliam Joseph Behr, German writer (died in 1851)
August 26th, 1768 (August 26 1768)EventHM Bark Endeavour expedition under Captain James Cook sets sail from England.
August 26th, 1748 (August 26 1748)EventThe first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
August 26th, 1743 (August 26 1743)BirthAntoine Lavoisier, French chemist (died in 1794)
August 26th, 1740 (August 26 1740)BirthJoseph Montgolfier, French inventor (died in 1810)
August 26th, 1736 (August 26 1736)BirthJean-Baptiste L. Rome de l Isle, French chemist (died in 1790)
August 26th, 1728 (August 26 1728)BirthJohann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (died in 1777)
August 26th, 1723 (August 26 1723)DeathAnton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch scientist (born in 1632)
August 26th, 1714 (August 26 1714)DeathEdward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (born in 1632)
August 26th, 1694 (August 26 1694)BirthElisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (died in 1755)
August 26th, 1676 (August 26 1676)BirthRobert Walpole, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1745)
August 26th, 1666 (August 26 1666)DeathFrans Hals, Dutch painter (born in circa 1580)
August 26th, 1595 (August 26 1595)DeathAntonio, Prior of Crato, claimant to the throne of Portugal (born in 1531)
August 26th, 1572 (August 26 1572)DeathPetrus Ramus, French philosopher (born in 1515) Philo Quotes
August 26th, 1551 (August 26 1551)DeathMargareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (born in 1516)
August 26th, 1540 (August 26 1540)BirthKing Magnus of Livonia (died in 1583)
August 26th, 1498 (August 26 1498)EventMichelangelo commissioned to carve the Pieta.
August 26th, 1469 (August 26 1469)BirthFerdinand II of Naples (died in 1496)
August 26th, 1466 (August 26 1466)EventA conjure against Piero di Cosimo de Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
August 26th, 1349 (August 26 1349)DeathThomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury
August 26th, 1346 (August 26 1346)EventHundred Years War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crecy.
August 26th, 1303 (August 26 1303)EventAla ud din Khilji won Chittor.
August 26th, 1278 (August 26 1278)EventLadislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Durnkrut in Moravia.
August 26th, 1278 (August 26 1278)DeathKing Otakar II of Bohemia
August 26th, 1071 (August 26 1071)EventBattle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert.

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