August 26 Events in History - August 26 Birthdays - August 26 Deaths
2015 The smaller of twin cubs born to giant panda Mei Xiang at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., has died; though both cubs appeared to be healthy at birth, the smaller cub failed to gain weight and may have caught a respiratory infection
2014 Burger King Worldwide Inc. will purchase Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons Inc. and move its headquarters to Canada; Burger King will pay a little over $11 billion in U.S. dollars, and the merger will create the third-largest global fast food company
2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet during a conference in Minsk to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine; Putin agreed to support peace, while Poroshenko promised to develop cease-fire plans
2013 The University of Liberia reports the all 25,000 applicants to the University failed their admissions test because they lacked enthusiasm and didn't know basic English
2013 Declassified CIA documents reveal that during the Iran-Iraq War, top Reagan administration officials gave Iraq information on the location of Iranian troops
2012 The Non-Aligned Movement begins their 16th Summit in Tehran, Iran
2012 Lydia Ko, a 15-year old amateur golfer, wins the Canadian Women's Open; she is the youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour and first amateur to win since JoAnne Carner in 1969
2011 After losing a referendum on free school lunches, Seoul's mayor, Oh Se-hoon, resigns
2011 Japan's National Police Agency discloses that 90% of cyberattacks on its web site came from IP addresses in the People's Republic of China
2010 Threatened by floods, Pakistan directs nearly half a million people to evacuate their homes
2010 Israel requests that Germany arrest Klaas Carel Faber, a Nazi war criminal who killed 20 Jews at Westerbork concentration camp
2000 WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Liberty 2 games to 0
1995 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs vs. Glamorgan
1995 Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
1992 "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 46 performances
1991 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
1990 2 slain college students found in Gainesville, Florida
1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
1990 Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive home runs
1989 Trumbull Conn, is 1st U.S. team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1987 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
1986 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
1985 Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels
1985 French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
1984 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
1982 NASA launches Telesat-F
1981 Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
1981 Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan
1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
1979 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
1978 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
1977 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1974 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
1974 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1973 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1973 University of Texas (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
1973 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, California, beating a field of 1,500 runners
1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich, West Germany
1972 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
1972 N.Y. Cosmos beat St. Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
1971 New York Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for New Jersey in 1975
1971 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
1967 Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, and Twins sweep Cleveland
1967 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands U.S. stop bombing North Vietnam
1966 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
1966 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson nominated at Democratic convention
1963 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
1962 Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits Kansas City A's, 1-0
1961 Official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto
1957 U.S.S.R. announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
1956 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
1956 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1952 Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins
1951 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a home run on 1st at bat)
1946 George Orwell published "Animal Farm"
1945 Japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II
1944 Bulgaria announces withdrawal and German troops are to be disarmed
1944 De Gaulle marches to Champs-Elysees
1944 U.S. 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
1942 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France
1942 Japanse troops lands on New-Guinea, Milne Bay
1942 Russian counter offensive begins in Moscow
1942 Transport nr 24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1940 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
1939 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Brooklyn Dodgers (W2XBS New York)
1939 Belgium mobilizes
1939 Kroatia gets autonomous status
1938 British leaders and Arabians fight in Palestine
1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
1937 Franco's troops conquer Santander
1937 Pumping to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is finished
1935 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
1933 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
1930 Hack Wilson hits his 44th home run, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
1929 1st U.S. roller coaster built
1922 Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
1920 19th amendment passes - women's suffrage granted
1920 Percy Fender (Surrey vs. Northants) scores 100 in 35 minutes
1918 W Smith and F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in New York City
1916 Philadelphia A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleveland, 5-0
1916 Yankees turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6
1915 German troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia
1914 Russian army atacks Austrian army in Galicia
1914 Battle of Tannenberg - 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army
1913 33rd U.S. Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61)
1912 32nd U.S. Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62)
1912 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
1909 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 and 13-67 for Middlesex vs. Gloucs
1909 Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn and 31 in a single day
1907 Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
1896 Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople
1895 Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam
1894 Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
1883 Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000
1873 1st kindergarten public school opens in St. Louis
1863 Battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)
1846 Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres
1846 W A Bartlett appointed 1st U.S. mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)
1843 Charles Thurber patents a typewriter
1794 French troops occupy Lock
1791 John Fitch grants U.S. patent for his working steamboat
1745 England, Prussia and Hannover sign treaty
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter
1648 People's uprising against Anna of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin
1641 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1634 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II and Spain beat Sweden and German protestants
1629 Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels
1545 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1541 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1346 Battle at Crecy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle
1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
580 Chinese invents toilet paper