August 26 Events

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August 26th, 2003 (August 26 2003)EventColumbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
August 26th, 2002 (August 26 2002)EventEarth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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, 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, 1988 (August 26 1988)EventMerhan Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
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, 1983 (August 26 1983)EventFlooding destroys most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
August 26th, 1980 (August 26 1980)EventJohn Birges plants a bomb at Harvey s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
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, 1977 (August 26 1977)EventCharter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
August 26th, 1968 (August 26 1968)EventThe Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago, Illinois.
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, 1944 (August 26 1944)EventWorld War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
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, 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, 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, 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, 1922 (August 26 1922)EventTurkish Army started the last attack on Greeks in the Turkish War of Independence.
August 26th, 1920 (August 26 1920)Event19th amendment to U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.
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, 1883 (August 26 1883)EventEruption of Mount Krakatoa.
August 26th, 1862 (August 26 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.
August 26th, 1858 (August 26 1858)EventFirst news dispatch by telegraph.
August 26th, 1839 (August 26 1839)EventThe ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.
August 26th, 1818 (August 26 1818)EventThe first Illinois Constitution was signed in Kaskaskia.
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, 1778 (August 26 1778)EventThe first ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain of Slovenia.
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, 1498 (August 26 1498)EventMichelangelo commissioned to carve the Pieta.
August 26th, 1466 (August 26 1466)EventA conjure against Piero di Cosimo de Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
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, 1071 (August 26 1071)EventBattle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert.

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