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What Happened on August 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 During the 2021 Kabul airlift, a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport kills 13 US military personnel and at least 169 Afghan civilians.
2018 Three people are killed and eleven wounded during a mass shooting at a Madden NFL '19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
2015 Two U.S. journalists are shot and killed by a disgruntled former coworker while conducting a live report in Moneta, Virginia.
2014 The Jay Report into the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal is published.
2011 The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA.
2009 Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is discovered alive in California after being missing for over 18 years. Her captors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido are apprehended.
2003 A Beechcraft 1900 operating as Colgan Air Flight 9446 crashes after taking off from Barnstable Municipal Airport in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, killing both pilots on board.
1999 Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
1998 The first flight of the Boeing Delta III ends in disaster 75 seconds after liftoff resulting in the loss of the Galaxy X communications satellite.
1997 Beni Ali massacre occurs in Algeria, leaving 60 to 100 people dead.
1980 After John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, in the United States, the FBI inadvertently detonates the bomb during its disarming.
1978 Papal conclave: Albino Luciani is elected as Pope John Paul I.
1977 The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec.
1972 The Games of the XX Olympiad open in Munich, West Germany.
1970 The fiftieth anniversary of American women being able to vote is marked by a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.
1966 The South African Border War starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
1944 World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
1942 The Holocaust in Ukraine: At Chortkiv, the Ukrainian police and German Schutzpolizei deport two thousand Jews to Bełżec extermination camp. Five hundred of the sick and children are murdered on the spot. This continued until the next day.
1940 World War II: Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
1936 Spanish Civil War: Santander falls to the nationalists and the republican interprovincial council is dissolved.
1922 Greco-Turkish War (1919–22): Turkish army launched what has come to be known to the Turks as the Great Offensive (Büyük Taarruz). The major Greek defense positions were overrun.
1920 The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
1914 World War I: The German colony of Togoland surrenders to French and British forces after a 20-day campaign.
1914 World War I: During the retreat from Mons, the British II Corps commanded by General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien fights a vigorous and successful defensive action at Le Cateau.
1883 The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
1863 The Swedish-language liberal newspaper Helsingfors Dagblad proposed the current blue-and-white cross flag as the flag of Finland.
1849 President Faustin Soulouque of the First Republic of Haiti has the Senate and Chamber of Deputies proclaim him the Emperor of Haiti, abolishing the Republic and inaugurating the Second Empire of Haiti.
1833 The great 1833 Kathmandu–Bihar earthquake causes major damage in Nepal, northern India and Tibet, a total of 500 people perish.
1814 Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.
1813 War of the Sixth Coalition: An impromptu battle takes place when French and Prussian-Russian forces accidentally run into each other near Liegnitz, Prussia (now Legnica, Poland).
1810 The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
1791 John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
1789 The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
1778 The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
1768 Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
1767 Jesuits all over Chile are arrested as the Spanish Empire suppresses the Society of Jesus.
1748 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia.
1648 The Fronde: First Fronde: In the wake of the successful Battle of Lens, Cardinal Mazarin, Chief Minister of France, suddenly orders the arrest of the leaders of the Parlement of Paris, provoking the rest of Paris to break into insurrection and barricade the streets the next day.
1642 Dutch–Portuguese War: Second Battle of San Salvador: The Dutch force the Spanish garrison at San Salvador (modern day Keelung, Taiwan) to surrender, ending the short-lived Spanish colony on Formosa and replacing it with a new Dutch administration.
1542 Francisco de Orellana crosses South America from Guayaquil on the Pacific coast to the mouth of the Amazon River on the Atlantic coast.
1444 Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: A vastly outnumbered force of Swiss Confederates is defeated by the Dauphin Louis (future Louis XI of France) and his army of 'Armagnacs' near Basel.
1346 At the Battle of Crécy, an English army easily defeats a French one twice its size.
1303 Chittorgarh falls to the Delhi Sultanate.
1278 Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolf I of Germany defeat Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle on the Marchfeld near Dürnkrut in (then) Moravia.
1071 The Seljuq Turks defeat the Byzantine army at the Battle of Manzikert, and soon gain control of most of Anatolia.
683 Yazid I's army kills 11,000 people of Medina including notable Sahabas in Battle of al-Harrah.
Famous People Born on August 26

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Year Name
1908 Walter Bruno Henning, Prussian-American linguist and scholar (d. 1967)
1797 Saint Innocent of Alaska, Russian Orthodox missionary priest, then the first Orthodox bishop and archbishop in the Americas, and finally the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia (d. 1879)
1980 Chris Pine, American actor
1968 Chris Boardman, English cyclist
1974 Kelvin Cato, American basketball player and coach
1963 David Byas, English cricketer and umpire
1925 Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chilean composer (d. 2010)
1939 Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli businessman and politician (d. 2007)
1856 Clara Schønfeld, Danish actress (d. 1939)
1949 Allahshukur Pashazadeh, Azerbaijani cleric
Famous People Deaths On August 26

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Date Name
2015 Amelia Boynton Robinson, American activist (b. 1911)
2011 George Band, Taiwanese-English mountaineer and author (b. 1929)
1785 George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English soldier and politician, 3rd Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1716)
1977 H. A. Rey, German-American author and illustrator, created Curious George (b. 1898)
1987 John Goddard, Barbadian-English cricketer and manager (b. 1919)
1349 Thomas Bradwardine, English archbishop, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1290)
1878 Mariam Baouardy, Syrian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1846)
1486 Ernest, Elector of Saxony (b. 1441)
2004 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1952)
1399 Mikhail II, Grand Prince of Tver (b. 1333)