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Events and People Who Made History on August 26

6th Century

580 - Chinese invents toilet paper

13th Century

1278 - Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II

14th Century

1346 - Battle at Crecy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle

16th Century

1541 - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 - Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 - Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels

17th Century

1629 - Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1634 - Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II and Spain beat Sweden and German protestants
1641 - West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1648 - People's uprising against Anna of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin
1652 - Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter

18th Century

1745 - England, Prussia and Hannover sign treaty
1791 - John Fitch grants U.S. patent for his working steamboat
1794 - French troops occupy Lock

19th Century

1843 - Charles Thurber patents a typewriter
1846 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres
1846 - W A Bartlett appointed 1st U.S. mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)
1863 - Battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)
1873 - 1st kindergarten public school opens in St. Louis
1883 - Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000
1894 - Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
1895 - Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam
1896 - Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople

20th Century

1903 - Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
1907 - Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
1909 - Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 and 13-67 for Middlesex vs. Gloucs
1909 - Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn and 31 in a single day
1912 - 32nd U.S. Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62)
1912 - Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
1913 - 33rd U.S. Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61)
1914 - Battle of Tannenberg - 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army
1914 - Russian army atacks Austrian army in Galicia
1915 - German troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia
1916 - Philadelphia A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleveland, 5-0
1916 - Yankees turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6
1918 - W Smith and F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in New York City
1920 - 19th amendment passes - women's suffrage granted
1920 - Percy Fender (Surrey vs. Northants) scores 100 in 35 minutes
1922 - Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
1929 - 1st U.S. roller coaster built
1930 - Hack Wilson hits his 44th home run, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
1933 - Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
1935 - CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
1937 - Franco's troops conquer Santander
1937 - Pumping to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is finished
1938 - British leaders and Arabians fight in Palestine
1938 - Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
1939 - 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Brooklyn Dodgers (W2XBS New York)
1939 - Belgium mobilizes
1939 - Kroatia gets autonomous status
1940 - RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
1942 - 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France
1942 - Japanse troops lands on New-Guinea, Milne Bay
1942 - Russian counter offensive begins in Moscow
1942 - Transport nr 24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 - Bulgaria announces withdrawal and German troops are to be disarmed
1944 - De Gaulle marches to Champs-Elysees
1944 - U.S. 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
1945 - Japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II
1946 - George Orwell published "Animal Farm"
1947 - 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a home run on 1st at bat)
1950 - 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
1951 - Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1952 - Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins
1955 - 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1956 - KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
1956 - Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
1957 - U.S.S.R. announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
1961 - Official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
1962 - Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits Kansas City A's, 1-0
1963 - W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
1964 - Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
1964 - Lyndon B. Johnson nominated at Democratic convention
1966 - Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
1966 - KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 - Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, and Twins sweep Cleveland
1967 - Dutch 2nd Chamber demands U.S. stop bombing North Vietnam
1971 - Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
1971 - New York Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for New Jersey in 1975
1971 - Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
1972 - 20th Olympic games open at Munich, West Germany
1972 - Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
1972 - N.Y. Cosmos beat St. Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
1972 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 - 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, California, beating a field of 1,500 runners
1973 - David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
1973 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1973 - University of Texas (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
1974 - Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
1974 - Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1977 - Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1978 - Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
1978 - Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
1979 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1980 - Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
1981 - Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
1981 - Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan
1982 - NASA launches Telesat-F
1984 - Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 - Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
1984 - Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
1985 - Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels
1985 - French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
1986 - Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
1987 - Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
1989 - Trumbull Conn, is 1st U.S. team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1990 - 2 slain college students found in Gainesville, Florida
1990 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
1990 - Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive home runs
1991 - Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
1992 - "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 46 performances
1995 - Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs vs. Glamorgan
1995 - Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval

21st Century

2000 - WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Liberty 2 games to 0


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