history fiend logo history fiend area
history fiend spacer

Find Events By Day

 

Follow History Fiend on Twitter

Events and People Who Made History on October 26

14th Century

1366 - Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
1387 - Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace

15th Century

1407 - Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow
1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 - Lead pencils 1st used

16th Century

1524 - Spanish troops give Milan to France
1529 - Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1534 - Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht

17th Century

1662 - Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1667 - Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1674 - Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1682 - William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

18th Century

1749 - Georgia Colony reverses itself and rules slavery is legal
1774 - 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 - Minute Men organized in colonies
1787 - "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
1795 - Pinckney's Treaty between Spain and U.S. is signed, establishing southern boundary of U.S. and giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi

19th Century

1810 - U.S. annexes western Florida
1822 - King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
1825 - Erie Canal between Hudson River and Lake Erie opened
1830 - Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1858 - Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1861 - Pony Express ends
1863 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer
1863 - Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game
1863 - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1864 - Union troops ambush and kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1869 - 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, New York)
1881 - Gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona
1886 - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
1887 - Detroit (NL) beats St. Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1894 - German emperor Wilhelm II fires Chancellor Leo von Caprivi and premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1896 - Abyssinia and Italy sign peace treaty

20th Century

1900 - After 4 years of work, 1st section of New York subway opens
1901 - 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1903 - Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay
1905 - 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St. Petersburg, Russia
1905 - Union of Sweden and Norway ends
1911 - Philadelphia A's beat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1912 - Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912 - Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1913 - Huerta elected president of Mexico
1916 - Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1917 - Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
1918 - Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
1919 - B. C. Hilliams musical "Buddies," premieres in New York City
1919 - Elgars "Cello concerto op 85" premieres in Queen's Hall London
1919 - President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
1921 - Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1922 - Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists and Benito Mussolini
1923 - Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 - Govt-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1926 - Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi," premieres in New York City
1926 - Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1930 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek," premieres in Leningrad
1931 - Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra," premieres in New York City
1933 - French government of Serraut forms
1934 - While Washington player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
1938 - Du Pont named its new synthetic fiber "nylon"
1939 - Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1941 - 2nd meeting partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 - U.S. savings bonds go on sale
1942 - 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1942 - 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942 - Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
1947 - Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir accedes to India
1949 - President Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1950 - 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 - Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 - Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950 - South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
1951 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m and 15 miles
1951 - Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 - Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1952 - Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts vs. India
1953 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1954 - Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 - Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
1955 - 1st edition of "Village Voice" (New York City) published
1955 - British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 - Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as president
1956 - U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 - Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1957 - U.S.S.R. fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1957 - Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1958 - PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip - New York to Paris
1958 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins and announces franchises in LA and Washington D.C. for 1961
1961 - 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1962 - Beatles tape "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
1962 - John F. Kennedy warns Russia U.S. will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962 - Nikita Khrushchev sends note to John F. Kennedy offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if U.S. closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1964 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 - Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 - Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1966 - 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 - U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1967 - Edward Brooke, born in Washington, D.C, Senator-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, first African American to be elected to the Senate
1967 - Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1968 - 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
1968 - KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, California (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 - Soyuz 3 launched
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 - WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1970 - "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 - Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1972 - Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 - Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1973 - Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
1973 - President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 - Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1974 - Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers and MISL's Crunch
1975 - Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit U.S.
1975 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1975 - Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 - Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1976 - Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 - Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic
1977 - 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 - Dr. Clifford R Wharton, Jr. named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1980 - 10th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
1980 - 11th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 - St. Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt quarterbacks an NFL record tying 12 times
1981 - Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1982 - Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 - U.S. budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1983 - Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
1983 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 - "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1985 - On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
1986 - "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 6 performances
1987 - Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 - Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Commission assassinated by death squads
1988 - Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 - U.S. - Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
1993 - New Jersey Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1993 - NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1994 - Jordan and Israel sign peace accord
1996 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
1997 - Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1997 - Nichirei LPGA International
1997 - Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
1997 - World Series: Florida Marlins beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3

21st Century

2000 - World Series, New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 4 games to 1


Copyright © 2009 - 2018 History-Fiend.com Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us