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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1885

Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)

Birth
1887

Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer

Birth
1890

Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW and Aussie player of the 1920's)

Birth
1891

Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)

Birth
1891

Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author

Birth
1894

Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms

Event
1894

PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok

Death
1895

Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam

Event
1896

Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople

Event
1896

Richard Hammond, composer

Birth
1898

Peggy Guggenheim, art patron and collector

Birth
1899

Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter

Birth
1901

Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff

Birth
1901

Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)

Birth
1901

Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)

Birth
1903

Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game

Event
1903

Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer

Birth
1904

Christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)

Birth
1906

Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

Birth
1907

Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec

Event
1908

Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

Birth
1909

Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn and 31 in a single day

Event
1909

Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 and 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs

Event
1909

Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39)

Birth
1909

Frank Gasparro, Phila Pa, US chief engraver (1965-81)

Birth