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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1861

Philip St George Cocke, Confederate brig-gen, commits suicide at 52

Death
1862

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]

Birth
1862

-Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, VA

Event
1862

1st US navy hospital ship enters service

Event
1862

38 Santee Sioux Indians hanged in Mankato Minn, due to their uprising

Event
1862

38 Santee Sioux indians, hanged in Mankato

Death
1865

James H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator

Event
1866

Samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49

Death
1867

Julien Benda, French philosopher/writer (Dialogues … Byzance)

Birth
1869

Harry Redman, composer

Birth
1872

4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")

Event
1873

Karel Moor, composer

Birth
1873

Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)

Birth
1874

Norman Angell, [Lane], English cowboy/journalist (Nobel 1933)

Birth
1877

Socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st natl convention

Event
1878

Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)

Birth
1878

1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia

Event
1879

Jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies

Death
1879

Julius Weismann, composer

Birth
1879

John Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres

Event
1879

Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer

Birth
1883

Carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950)

Birth
1883

Frank Debenham, Australian geographer/geologist

Birth
1886

Gyula G”mb”s von J kfa, general/dictator of Hungary (1932-35)

Birth
1887

Jules Fran‡ois Blasini, Cura‡aos pianist/composer, dies at 40

Death