August 26 in History – What happened on 26 August in Past

26 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 26, the day number in a year is 238 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 239. August 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 26 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1071Byzantine–Seljuq Wars-Seljuk Turks led by Alp Arslancaptured Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV at the Battle of Manzikert.
1303Alauddin Khilji captured Chittorgarh.
1346Hundred Years' War-English forces established the militarysupremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbowand armoured knights at the Battle of Crécy.
1676The first Prime Minister of Britain, Robert Walpole, was born.
1743The famous French chemist Anthony Levaizier was born. He is called the father of modern chemistry. He discovered oxygen.
1748The first Lutheran denomination in North America, thePennsylvania Ministerium, was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1748The First Lutheran Sect of North America, Pennsylvania Minister, was established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1767The construction of the Tynes Palace began in New Bern, North Carolina.
1768HMS Endeavour departed Plymouth, England, marking the start of the first voyage of explorer James Cook.
1789French Revolution-The Declaration of the Rights of Man and ofthe Citizen, defining a set of individual and collective rights of thepeople, was approved by the National Constituent Assembly.
1810Juan José Castelli ordered the execution of Santiago deLiniers, during the Argentine War of Independence.
1883The largest explosion in human history took place when aneruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa.
1883A massive eruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa,ejecting so much ash that average global temperatures fell by as much as1.2 °C (2.2 °F) over the next year.
1894Netherlands Social Democratic Workers Party SDAP) was established.
1910Nobel Peace Prize-awarded Mother Teresa was born in Skopji, Yugoslavia.
1920After the 19th Constitutional Amendment, women got the right to vote.
1920The Nineteenth Parliament of the United States Constitution passed the guarantee of women's suffrage.
1928At a cafe in Paisley, Scotland, May Donoghue found the remainsof a snail in her bottle of ginger beer, causing her to launch one ofthe landmark civil action cases in British common law, Donoghue vStevenson.
1928Om Prakash Munjal, an Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Hero Cycles, was born.
1929America manufactured the first roller coaster.
1945It has been disclose that more than 25,000 mice were utilized in the Manhattan project to see if radiation would have any ill effects on the workers in Atomic Bomb Plants.
1966The South African Defence Force launched an attack against SWAPO guerrilla fighters at Omugulugwombashe, starting the Namibian War of Independence.
1968The US Democratic Party's National Convention began at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, sparking four days of clashes between anti–Vietnam War protesters and police.
1970Betty Friedan and the National Organization for Women organizedthe Women's Strike for Equality in New York City, in which 20,000 womenprotested the continuing lack of gender equality.
1975Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar, a freedom fighter, journalist and Padma Bhushan, died.
1977The National Assembly of Quebec declared French to be the onlyofficial language of Quebec.
1982NASA launches Telesat-F.
1994Battery was used for the first time to drive human heart.
1999Michael Johnson set a world record in the 400 meter race.
200260,000 delegates and politicians from 174 countries around the world have come together for the latest Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2004The US Census Bureau has disclosed new figures that put the amount of poor people in the US at 35.9 million, which is an increase of more than 1 million.
2006NASA postpones the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-115) for 24 hours due to Lightning striking the space shuttle launch pad on Friday, even though there was no damage done.
2007Greece announced a state of emergency because of multiple forest fires, over 200, kept on causing havoc in different parts of the country. By the time the fires were tamed in September 2007, 84 people had died. Many of the fires were thought to be incendiary.
2008Russia identifies the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
2008More than a week after a ceasefire was reached in the South Ossetia war, Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhaziaand South Ossetia.
2010German HIV-positive pop singer Nadja Benaissa is convicted of grievous bodily harm after transmitting HIV to a man who had unprotected sex with her, without her letting him know of her condition.
2011Scientists at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne reveal their discovery of J1719-143, a planet made entirely of diamond orbiting a pulsar – this is the second time such a planetary mass has been found.
2012An upsurge of Legionellosis disease in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 people and infects 104.
2012Hindi film actor AK Hangal passed away.
2012The Sixteenth Non-Aligned Movement Summit began in Tehran, Iran.
2013All 25,000 applicants that applied to the University of Liberia fail their entrance exams.



Famous Birthdays of August 26:

YearName / Profession / Country
1976Amaia Montero / Singer / Spain
1891Acharya Chatursen Shastri / Writer / India
1927Bansi Lal / Politician / India
1949Leon Redbone / Writer / United States of America
1926Anahit Tsitsikian / Violinist / Armenia
1975Morgan Ensberg / Baseball Player / United States of America
1955Giuseppe Resnati / Chemist / Italy
1982John Mulaney / Actor / United States of America
1986Colin Kazim-Richards / Footballer / Turkey
1963David Byas / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1910Mother Teresa / Missionary / India
1977Simone Motta / Footballer / Italy
1915Humphrey Searle / Composer / United Kingdom
1918Katherine Johnson / Mathematician / United States of America
1904Joe Hulme / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1914Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca / Poet / Turkey
1676Robert Walpole / Politician / United Kingdom
1925Pyotr Todorovsky / Writer / Russia
1961Daniel Lévi / Singer / France
1966René Higuita / Footballer / Colombia
1979Jamal Lewis / Footballer / United States of America
1949Allahshukur Pashazadeh / Cleric / Azerbaijan
1931Kálmán Markovits / Water Polo Player / Hungary
1875John Buchan / Politician / Scotland
1944Judith Rees / Academic / United Kingdom
1983Mattia Cassani / Footballer / Italy
1939Jorge Paulo Lemann / Banker / Brazil
1914Julio Cortázar / Author / Argentina
1988Wayne Simmonds / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1955Ian Dejardin / Historian / United Kingdom

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