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What happened on August 26th in history

  • 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.”