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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1842

Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)

Birth
1843

George August Lumbye, composer

Birth
1843

Charles Thurber patents a typewriter

Event
1846

Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres

Event
1846

W A Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)

Event
1849

Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66

Death
1850

Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)

Birth
1860

Philipp Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71

Death
1860

Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71

Death
1863

John Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies

Death
1863

Battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)

Event
1865

Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73

Death
1865

Marcellus Monroe Crocker, US attorney/Union brig-general, dies at 35

Death
1869

Henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54

Death
1870

Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]

Birth
1873

Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)

Birth
1873

Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57

Death
1873

1st kindergarten public school opens in St Louis

Event
1874

16 blacks lynched in Tennessee

Event
1875

John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)

Birth
1880

Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)

Birth
1882

Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)

Birth
1882

James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)

Birth
1883

-27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000

Event
1884

Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)

Birth