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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1723

Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90

Death
1726

Karl Kohaut, composer

Birth
1728

Johann Lambert, Switzerland, mathematician, proved ã is irrational

Birth
1740

Joseph Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)

Birth
1743

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)

Birth
1745

Fran‡ois Guichard, composer

Birth
1745

England, Prussia and Hannover sign treaty

Event
1749

Johann Ernst Rembt, composer

Birth
1770

Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42

Death
1788

Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist

Birth
1791

John Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat

Event
1794

French troops occupy Lock

Event
1811

Danville Leadbetter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1866

Birth
1813

Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)

Birth
1813

Karl Theodor K”rner, German poet (Vetter aus Bremen), dies at 21

Death
1813

Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63

Death
1819

Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria

Birth
1820

James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)

Birth
1823

Wilhelm Troszel, composer

Birth
1825

Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian

Birth
1828

Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer

Birth
1832

Henryk Klein, composer, dies at 96

Death
1833

Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1835

Theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1838

John Wilkes Booth, actor/assassin (Pres Lincoln)

Birth