603 relations: Acharya Chatursen Shastri, Adam von Trott zu Solz, Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia, Adrian Young, Akbar Adibi, Alain Peyrefitte, Alan Parker (musician), Alauddin Khalji, Albert Sabin, Albert, Prince Consort, Alex Kellner, Alexander Gordon Laing, Alexander of Bergamo, Alfred Wagenknecht, Algeria, Alison Steadman, Allahshukur Pashazadeh, Allegra Huston, Amaia Montero, Amelia Boynton Robinson, American Civil Liberties Union, Anahit Tsitsikian, Anatolia, Andreas Glyniadakis, Angelo Iorio, António, Prior of Crato, Antoine Lavoisier, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Arechis II of Benevento, Arnold Fothergill, Arthur James Arnot, Ashford & Simpson, Atlanta, Aubrey Schenck, Audion, August 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics), Barbet Schroeder, Basel, Battle of al-Harrah, Battle of Crécy, Battle of Las Tres Acequias, Battle of Le Cateau, Battle of Manzikert, Battle of Mons, Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs, Battle of the Katzbach, Battle on the Marchfeld, Bîmen Şen, Beatification, Bełżec extermination camp, ..., Ben Bradlee, Benedict Anderson, Beni Ali massacre, Bernardino Poccetti, Bernardo O'Higgins, Bill Schmitz, Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Bob de Moor, Bobby Jurasin, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Brandon McDonald (gridiron football), Branford Marsalis, Brant Parker, Brendan Harris, Brett Schultz, Bryon Baltimore, Byzantine army, Calendar of saints, Carlos Paião, Caroline Kellett, Caroline Pafford Miller, Carsten Wolf, Catherine Zaccaria, Catholic Church, Ceferino Namuncurá, Chad, Chad Kreuter, Charles Boyer, Charles de Gaulle, Charles II, Count of Alençon, Charles Lindbergh, Charter of the French Language, Chūsei Sone, Chen Yi (marshal), Chilean War of Independence, Chittor Fort, Chortkiv, Chris Boardman, Chris Burke (actor), Chris Curtis, Chris Pine, Christian Bourquin, Christopher Isherwood, Clara Schønfeld, Clyde A. Wheeler, Clyde Walcott, Colin Kazim-Richards, Colony, Constantin Brâncoveanu, Cristian Mora, Crossbow, Curious George, Daniel Lévi, David Byas, David Lewis (Jesuit priest), David Price (baseball), Dürnkrut, Austria, Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen of 1789, Denis D'Amour, Dennis Turner, Dominick Dunne, Don Bowman (singer), Don LaFontaine, Donald Eric Capps, Dori Caymmi, Duchy of Benevento, Dylan O'Brien, Edward Fowler, Edward Witten, Eleanor Dark, Elisha Williams, Elvis Andrus, Emperor Kōkō, Eric Davies, Ernest, Elector of Saxony, Etelka Keserű, European Aviation Safety Agency, Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Félix Éboué, Félix Porteiro, Federal Aviation Administration, Ferdinand II of Naples, First voyage of James Cook, Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, Francis Chichester, Francisco de Orellana, Francisco San Diego, Frans Hals, Franz Werfel, Frederick Reines, Frederick V of the Palatinate, Gaston Thorn, Gene Moore (outfielder), Georg Wittig, George Band, George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, Georgia (U.S. state), Georgia Dome, Geraldine Ferraro, Gerard Campbell, Gerd Bonk, Giuseppe Resnati, Go Topless Day, Governor, Governor General of Canada, Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), Greek Orthodox Church, Guillaume Apollinaire, Gustav I of Sweden, H. A. Rey, Hans Kammler, Harvey's Resort Hotel bombing, Harveys Lake Tahoe, Hawkwind, Hélie de Saint Marc, Hellmuth Walter, Herbert Booth, Herero Day, Hero Cycles, Heroes' Day (Namibia), Horace Smith-Dorrien, Hot air balloon, Howard Clark (golfer), Hugh Pelham, Humilis of Bisignano, Humphrey Searle, Hundred Years' War, Ian Dejardin, Innocent of Alaska, Irving R. Levine, Irving Stone, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade, Ivan Mihailov, Jack Hirshleifer, Jack Sinagra, Jacques Bensimon, Jacques Brinkman, Jamal Lewis, James Cook, James Franck, James Harden, Jan Nevens, Jane Merrow, Jason Little (rugby union), Jayson Nix, Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, Jeanie MacPherson, Jeff Parrett, Jessica Diggins, Jet Black, Jim Davis (actor), Jim Wacker, Jimmy Rushing, Joan Elizabeth Bichier des Âges, Joe Hulme, Joe Solomon, Johann Franz Encke, Johann Heinrich Lambert, John Brunner (novelist), John Buchan, John Fitch (inventor), John Goddard (cricketer), John J. Gilligan, John McAleese, John Mulaney, John of Bohemia, Jorge Paulo Lemann, José Manuel Moreno, José Miguel Carrera, Juan Joseph, Judith Rees, Jules Romains, Julio Cortázar, Kaleva Church, Karen Spärck Jones, Katherine Johnson, Kay Francis, Kálmán Markovits, Keke Palmer, Kelvin Cato, Kevin Ryan (rugby), Kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, Knight, Krzysztof Wilmanski, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, Lars Stindl, Laura Branigan, Lee de Forest, Lee Hays, Legnica, Leon Redbone, Liam Botham, Liniers Counter-revolution, List of ambassadors of the United States to Italy, List of Governors of Ohio, List of Lawmen and Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands, List of minor secular observances, List of Prime Ministers of Luxembourg, Lon Chaney, Longbow, Lotte Lehmann, Louis I, Count of Flanders, Louis II, Count of Blois, Louis Muhlstock, Louis Philippe I, Louis XI of France, Luis Salvadores Salvi, Lutheranism, Macaulay Culkin, Manolis Papamakarios, Manuel Abad y Queipo, Manuel Oribe, Marcus du Sautoy, Margaret Leijonhufvud, Margaret Utinsky, Mariam Baouardy, Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault, Marita Petersen, Mark Mangino, Mateo Musacchio, Matthias Erzberger, Mattia Cassani, Maxwell D. Taylor, Medal of Freedom, Medina, Mehriban Aliyeva, Melchizedek, Melissa McCarthy, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Michael Cockerell, Michael Gove, Michael IV of Constantinople, Michael Jeter, Mika Waltari, Mikhail II of Tver, Minister of Intra-German Relations, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Ministry of Justice (France), Missionary, Moe Tucker, Moneta, Virginia, Montgolfier brothers, Moondog King, Moravia, Morgan Ensberg, Mother Teresa, Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, Namibia, National Assembly of Quebec, Nicolae Dobrin, Nik Turner, Nikky Finney, Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, No Doubt, Noah Welch, Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Prize in Physics, Olaf Holtedahl, Oleksiy Kasyanov, Oliver Colvile, Om Prakash Munjal, Omugulugwombashe, Otto Binder, Ottokar II of Bohemia, P. J. Kavanagh, Papal conclave, August 1978, Papua New Guinea, Pat Sharkey, Patrice Oppliger, Patrick C. Fischer, Peggy Guggenheim, Pennsylvania Ministerium, Peter Bacon Hales, Petey Williams, Petrus Ramus, Philadelphia, Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg, Pinchas Goldstein, Polio vaccine, Pope John Paul I, Pope Zephyrinus, Prem Tinsulanonda, President of South Korea, President of Uruguay, Priesthood (Orthodox Church), Prime Minister of Hungary, Prime Minister of Thailand, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Pyotr Todorovsky, Raimon Panikkar, Rainer Barzel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Reginald Bartholomew, Reima and Raili Pietilä, Repentance Day, Reuben Kamanga, Richard Evatt, Robert Denning, Robert Vickrey, Robert Walpole, Roger Kingdom, Roger Nash Baldwin, Rosa Albach-Retty, Rubén Arriaza Pazos, Rudolf I of Germany, Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine, Russ Alben, Russian Orthodox Church, Saeko Chiba, Sahabah, Sally Beamish, Sam Hardy, Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, Sándor Wekerle, Schutzpolizei (Nazi Germany), Schutzstaffel, Sebastian Bönig, Second Chechen War, Second-wave feminism, Secretary of State for Education, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Seljuq dynasty, Shimshon Amitsur, Shirley Manson, Simone Motta, Simplicius, Constantius and Victorinus, Slovenia, South African Border War, Sparky Adams, Spencer Street Power Station, Stan Van Gundy, Stateline, Nevada, Steamboat, Stefanos Manikas, Stephen J. Dubner, Tang Chang, Ted Knight, Tex Avery, Thalía, The Searchers (band), Theoderic the Great, Theodor Körner (author), Therese Alshammar, Thomas Bradwardine, Timbuktu, Tino Best, Tobe Hooper, Togoland, Togoland Campaign, Tom Heinsohn, Tom Ridge, Torsten Schmitz, Tracy Krohn, Triglav, UNESCO, United States, United States Ambassador to South Vietnam, United States Constitution, United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Vangelis Moras, Vic Dana, Vice-President of Zambia, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, Vladislav Gussev, W. W. E. Ross, Wallachia, Walter Bruno Henning, War of Dagestan, War of the Sixth Coalition, Wayne Simmonds, Will Shortz, William James, William Joseph Behr, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Women's Equality Day, Women's Strike for Equality, World War I, World War II, Yazid I, Yun Posun, Zadok Malka, Zhou Ji, Zona Gale, 1071, 1214, 1278, 1303, 1346, 1349, 1399, 1444, 1462, 1469, 1486, 1500, 1542, 1548, 1551, 1572, 1582, 1595, 1596, 1666, 1676, 1694, 1695, 1714, 1723, 1728, 1736, 1740, 1743, 1748, 1751, 1768, 1775, 1778, 1785, 1789, 1791, 1792, 1797, 1810, 1813, 1814, 1819, 1826, 1850, 1854, 1856, 1862, 1865, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1878, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, 1885, 1891, 1894, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 526, 683, 787, 887. Expand index (553 more) » « Shrink index
Acharya Chatursen Shastri (आचार्य चतुरसेन शास्त्री) (26 August 1891 – 2 February 1960) was an eminent writer of Hindi, and he wrote many historical fictions, including Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu adapted into a feature film (1948), Vayam Rakshamah (1951), Somnath (1954) and Dharamputra, which was adapted into (feature film| Dharmputra) (1961).
Friedrich Adam von Trott zu Solz (9 August 1909 – 26 August 1944) was a German lawyer and diplomat who was involved in the conservative resistance to Nazism.
Saint Adrian (also known as Hadrian) or Adrian of Nicomedia (died 4 March 306) was a Herculian Guard of the Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian.
Adrian Samuel Young (born August 26, 1969) is an American drummer, most popularly known as a member of the rock bands No Doubt and Dreamcar.
Akbar Adibi (Persian: اکبر ادیبی Akbar Adībī) (1939–2000) was an Iranian electronic engineer, VLSI researcher, and university engineering professor.
Alain Peyrefitte (26 August 1925 – 27 November 1999) was a French scholar and politician.
Alan Frederick Parker (born 26 August 1944) is a British guitarist and composer.
ʿAlāʾ ud-Dīn Khaljī was the second and the most powerful ruler of the Khalji dynasty that ruled the Delhi Sultanate in the Indian subcontinent.
Albert Bruce Sabin (born Albert Saperstein; August 26, 1906 – March 3, 1993) was a Polish American medical researcher, best known for developing the oral polio vaccine which has played a key role in nearly eradicating the disease.
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria.
Alexander Raymond Kellner (August 26, 1924 – May 3, 1996) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics (1948–1958), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958), and St. Louis Cardinals (1959).
Major Alexander Gordon Laing (27 December 179426 September 1826) was a British explorer and the first European to reach Timbuktu via the north/south route.
Saint Alexander of Bergamo (died c. 303) is the patron saint of Bergamo, as well as Capriate San Gervasio and Cervignano d'Adda.
Alfred Wagenknecht (August 15, 1881 – August 26, 1956) was an American Marxist activist and political functionary.
Algeria (الجزائر, familary Algerian Arabic الدزاير; ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; Dzayer; Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
Alison Steadman, (born 26 August 1946) is an English actress.
Haji Allahshükür Hummat Pashazade (Allahşükür Hümmət Paşazadə) Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus which includes his native Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Georgia, and Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Chechnya, Karachay–Cherkessia, and Adygea in the Russian Federation.
Allegra Huston (born 26 August 1964) is a writer and editor based in Taos, New Mexico.
Amaia Montero Saldías (born August 26, 1976), also known as the former vocalist of the Spanish pop-band La Oreja de Van Gogh between 1996 and 2007, is a singer/songwriter from Basque Country, Spain.
Amelia Isadora Platts Boynton Robinson (August 18, 1911 – August 26, 2015) was an American activist who was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama and a key figure in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." Officially nonpartisan, the organization has been supported and criticized by liberal and conservative organizations alike.
Anahit Tsitsikian (Անահիտ Ցիցիկյան; born Leningrad, August 26, 1926; death Yerevan, May 2, 1999) was the first renowned Armenian female violinist.
Anatolia (Modern Greek: Ανατολία Anatolía, from Ἀνατολή Anatolḗ,; "east" or "rise"), also known as Asia Minor (Medieval and Modern Greek: Μικρά Ἀσία Mikrá Asía, "small Asia"), Asian Turkey, the Anatolian peninsula, or the Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey.
Andreas Glyniadakis (alternate spelling: Gliniadakis) (Greek: Ανδρέας Γλυνιαδάκης; born August 26, 1981) is a Greek professional basketball player for Kymis of the Greek Basket League.
Angelo Iorio (born 26 August 1982) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B club Grosseto.
António, Prior of Crato (153126 August 1595; sometimes called The Determined, The Fighter or The Independentist), was a grandson of King Manuel I of Portugal and claimant of the Portuguese throne during the 1580 dynastic crisis.
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution;; 26 August 17438 May 1794) CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) was a French nobleman and chemist who was central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and who had a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology.
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek FRS (24 October 1632 – 26 August 1723) was a Dutch businessman and scientist in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology.
Arechis II (also Aretchis, Arichis, Arechi or Aregis) (died 26 August 787) was a Duke of Benevento, in Southern Italy.
Arnold James Fothergill (26 August 1854 – 1 August 1932) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket for Somerset and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in a career which spanned from 1870 until 1892.
Arthur James Arnot (26 August 1865 – 15 October 1946) was an Australian electrical engineer and inventor, best known for patenting the world's first electric drill.
Ashford & Simpson were a husband-and-wife songwriting-production team and recording duo of Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946).
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Aubrey Schenck (August 26, 1908, New York City – April 14, 1999, Murrieta, California) was an American film producer from the 1940s through the 1970s.
The Audion was an electronic detecting or amplifying vacuum tube invented by American electrical engineer Lee de Forest in 1906.
August 25 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - August 27 All fixed commemorations below are observed on September 8 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.
Barbet Schroeder (born 26 August 1941) is an Iranian-born Swiss film director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette.
Basel (also Basle; Basel; Bâle; Basilea) is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine.
The Battle of al-Harrah (وقعة الحرة) was a battle fought at al-Harrah on 26 Dhu al-Hijjah 63 H./26 August 683, then lying to the northeast of Medina.
The Battle of Crécy (26 August 1346), also spelled Cressy, was an English victory during the Edwardian phase of the Hundred Years' War.
The Battle of Les Tres Acequias, fought during the Chilean War of Independence, occurred near San Bernardo on 26 August 1814.
The Battle of Le Cateau was fought on 26 August 1914, after the British and French retreated from the Battle of Mons and had set up defensive positions in a fighting withdrawal against the German advance at Le Cateau-Cambrésis.
The Battle of Manzikert was fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Empire on August 26, 1071 near Manzikert, theme of Iberia (modern Malazgirt in Muş Province, Turkey).
The Battle of Mons was the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the First World War.
The Battle of St.
The Battle of the Katzbach on 26 August 1813, was a major battle of the Napoleonic Wars between the forces of the First French Empire under Marshal MacDonald and a Russo-Prussian army of the Sixth Coalition under Prussian Marshal Graf (Count) von Blücher.
The Battle on the Marchfeld (i.e. Morava Field; Bitva na Moravském poli; Morvamezei csata) at Dürnkrut and Jedenspeigen took place on 26 August 1278 and was a decisive event for the history of Central Europe for the following centuries.
Bîmen Şen (born Bîmen Dergazaryan in Bursa, Ottoman Empire) was a Turkish composer and lyricist of Armenian descent.
Beatification (from Latin beatus, "blessed" and facere, "to make") is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person's entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name.
Bełżec (in Belzec) was a Nazi German extermination camp built by the SS for the purpose of implementing the secretive Operation Reinhard, the plan to eradicate Polish Jewry, a key part of the "Final Solution" which entailed the murder of some 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 –, 2014) was an American newspaperman.
Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson (August 26, 1936 – December 13, 2015) was a political scientist and historian, best known for his 1983 book Imagined Communities, which explored the origins of nationalism.
The Beni Ali massacre took place in the mountain hamlet of Beni Ali, 40 miles south of Algiers near Chrea, on 26 August 1997.
Bernardino Poccetti (26 August 1548 – 10 October 1612), also known as Barbatelli, was an Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker of etchings.
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (1778–1842) was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.
Bill Schmitz (March 30, 1954 – August 26, 2013) was an American football coach.
The Black Madonna of Częstochowa (Czarna Madonna or italic, Imago thaumaturga Beatae Virginis Mariae Immaculatae Conceptae, in Claro Monte), also known as Our Lady of Częstochowa, is a revered icon of the Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland.
Bob de Moor is the pen name of Robert Frans Marie De Moor (20 December 1925 – 26 August 1992), a Belgian comics creator.
Robert Jurasin (born August 26, 1964) is a former defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1986–1997 and the Toronto Argonauts in 1998.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American long-haul, mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet airliner made by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Brandon Randolph McDonald (born August 26, 1985) is an American gridiron football cornerback who is currently a free agent.
Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader.
Brant Julian Parker (August 26, 1920 – April 15, 2007) was an American cartoonist.
Brendan Michael Harris (born August 26, 1980) is an American retired professional baseball infielder.
Brett Nolan Schultz (born 26 August 1970 in East London, Cape Province) is a former South African cricketer who played in nine Tests and one ODI from 1992 to 1997.
Bryon Donald Baltimore (born August 26, 1952 in Whitehorse, Yukon) is a former NHL and WHA player.
The Byzantine army or Eastern Roman army was the primary military body of the Byzantine armed forces, serving alongside the Byzantine navy.
The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.
Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião (born in Coimbra on 1 November 1957 - 26 August 1988 in Rio Maior) was a very popular singer and songwriter from Portugal.
Caroline Kellett (1960 - 26 August 2014), usually known just as Kellett, was a British journalist who was fashion editor of Tatler and held a number of other positions in British fashion journalism.
Caroline Pafford Miller (August 26, 1903 – July 12, 1992) was an American writer.
Carsten Wolf (born 26 August 1964) is an East German racing cyclist, who competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo.
Catherine Zaccaria or Catherine Palaiologina (Αἰκατερίνα Παλαιολογίνα; died 26 August 1462) was the daughter of the last Prince of Achaea, Centurione II Zaccaria.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá (August 26, 1886 - May 11, 1905) was a religious student, the object of a Roman Catholic cultus of veneration in northern Patagonia and throughout Argentina.
Chad (تشاد; Tchad), officially the Republic of Chad ("Republic of the Chad"), is a landlocked country in Central Africa.
Chadden Michael Kreuter (born August 26, 1964) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and the former head coach of the USC Trojans baseball team.
Charles Boyer (28 August 1899 – 26 August 1978) was a French actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976.
Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman who led the French Resistance against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to reestablish democracy in France.
Charles II of Alençon, called the Magnanimous (1297 – 26 August 1346) was the second son of Charles of Valois and his first wife Margaret, Countess of Anjou, and brother of Philip VI of France.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Lucky Lindy, The Lone Eagle, and Slim was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist.
The Charter of the French Language (La charte de la langue française), also known as Bill 101 (Law 101 or Loi 101), is a 1977 law in the province of Quebec in Canada defining French, the language of the majority of the population, as the official language of the provincial government.
was a Japanese film director known for his stylish and popular Roman Porno films for Nikkatsu, particularly the first two installments of the Angel Guts series.
Chen Yi (August 26, 1901 – January 6, 1972) was a Chinese communist military commander and politician.
The Chilean War of Independence was a war between pro-independence Chilean criollos seeking political and economic independence from Spain and royalist criollos supporting continued allegiance to the Captaincy General of Chile and membership of the Spanish Empire.
The Chittor Fort or Chittorgarh is one of the largest forts in India.
Chortkiv (Чортків; Czortków; טשאָרטקאָוו Chortkov) is a city in Ternopil Oblast (province) in western Ukraine.
Christopher Miles Boardman, MBE (born 26 August 1968) is a British former racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, broke the world hour record three times, and won three stages and wore the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France.
Christopher Joseph "Chris" Burke (born August 26, 1965) is an American former actor and folk singer.
Chris Curtis (born Christopher Crummey; 26 August 1941 – 28 February 2005) was an English drummer and singer with the 1960s beat band The Searchers.
Christopher Whitelaw Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor.
Christian Bourquin (7 October 1954 – 26 August 2014) was a French politician, a member of the Socialist Party.
Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist.
Clara Schønfeld (26 August 1856 - 5 May 1938) was a Danish stage and film actress whose career spanned from the late 19th century through the 1920s.
Clyde A. Wheeler (March 12, 1921 - August 26, 2013) was an American congressional relations expert, lobbyist, and member of the White House staff.
Sir Clyde Leopold Walcott, KA, GCM (17 January 1926 – 26 August 2006) was a West Indian cricketer.
Colin Kazim-Richards (born 26 August 1986), also known as Colin Kâzım, Kâzım or Kâzım Kâzım, is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Corinthians.
In history, a colony is a territory under the immediate complete political control of a state, distinct from the home territory of the sovereign.
Constantin Brâncoveanu (1654 – August 15, 1714) was Prince of Wallachia between 1688 and 1714.
Cristian Rafael Mora Medrano (born August 26, 1979 in Vinces, Los Ríos) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Hong Kong Premier League club South China.
A crossbow is a type of ranged weapon based on the bow and consisting of a horizontal bow-like assembly mounted on a frame which is handheld in a similar fashion to the stock of a gun.
Curious George is the protagonist of a series of popular children's books by the same name, written by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey.
Daniel Lévi (born 26 August 1961), is a French singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
David Byas (born 26 August 1963, Middledale, Kilham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England) is an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire and latterly Lancashire, in a 17 year first-class career.
David Lewis (1616 – 27 August 1679) was a Jesuit Catholic priest and martyr who was also known as Charles Baker.
David Taylor Price (born August 26, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Dürnkrut (Kruta, Suchá Kruta, Suché Kruty) is a market town in the district of Gänserndorf in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen of 1789 (Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen de 1789), set by France's National Constituent Assembly in 1789, is a human civil rights document from the French Revolution.
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour (September 24, 1959 – August 26, 2005) was a Canadian guitarist.
Dennis Turner, Baron Bilston (26 August 1942 – 25 February 2014) was a Labour and Co-operative politician in the United Kingdom and was a Member of Parliament from 1987 until 2005.
Dominick John Dunne (October 29, 1925 – August 26, 2009) was an American writer, investigative journalist, and producer.
Don Bowman (August 26, 1937 – June 5, 2013) was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host.
Donald Leroy LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008) was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers.
Donald Eric Capps (January 30, 1939 – August 26, 2015) was an American theologian and William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Dorival Tostes "Dori" Caymmi (born 26 August 1943) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger, and producer.
The Duchy of Benevento (after 774, Principality of Benevento) was the southernmost Lombard duchy in the Italian peninsula, centered on Benevento, a city in Southern Italy.
Dylan O'Brien (born August 26, 1991) is an American actor.
Edward Fowler (1632 – 26 August 1714) was an English churchman, Bishop of Gloucester from 1691 until his death.
Edward Witten (born August 26, 1951) is an American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Eleanor Dark AO (26 August 190111 September 1985) was an Australian author whose novels included Prelude to Christopher (1934) and Return to Coolami (1936), both winners of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for literature, and her best known work The Timeless Land (1941).
Elisha Williams (August 26, 1694 – July 24, 1755) was a Congregational minister, legislator, militia soldier, jurist, and rector of Yale College from 1726 to 1739.
Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres (born August 26, 1988) is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball shortstop for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
was the 58th emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): according to the traditional order of succession.
Eric Quail Davies (26 August 1909 – 11 November 1976) was a South African cricketer who played in five Tests from 1936 to 1939.
Ernest (Meissen, 24 March 1441 – 26 August 1486 in Colditz) was Elector of Saxony from 1464 to 1486.
Etelka Keserű (née Bérci; 26 August 1925 – 1 April 2018) was a Hungarian economist and politician, who served as Minister of Light Industry between 1971 and 1980.
The European Aviation Safety Agency or EASA is an agency of the European Union with responsibility for civil aviation safety.
Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca (26 August 1914, Istanbul – 15 October 2008, Istanbul) was one of the most prolific Turkish poets of the Turkish Republic with more than 60 collections of his poems published as of 2007.
Adolphe Sylvestre Félix Éboué (1 January 1884 – 17 March 1944) was a Black French Guianan-born colonial administrator and Free French leader.
Félix Porteiro (born 26 August 1983 in Castellón) is a Spanish racing driver.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.
Ferdinand II (Ferdinando/Ferrante; 26 July 1469 – 7 September 1496) was King of Naples from 1495 to 1496.
The first voyage of James Cook was a combined Royal Navy and Royal Society expedition to the south Pacific Ocean aboard HMS ''Endeavour'', from 1768 to 1771.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国外交部部长) is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and one of the country's most important cabinet posts.
Sir Francis Charles Chichester KBE (17 September 1901 – 26 August 1972) was a pioneering aviator and solo sailor.
Francisco de Orellana (1511 – November 1546) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador.
Francisco Capiral San Diego, D.D., J.C.L. (October 10, 1935 – August 26, 2015) was the Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Pasig, which belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines.
Frans Hals the Elder (– 26 August 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter, normally of portraits, who lived and worked in Haarlem.
Franz Viktor Werfel (10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945) was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II.
Frederick Reines (March 16, 1918 – August 26, 1998) was an American physicist.
Frederick V (Friedrich V.; 26 August 1596 – 29 November 1632) was the Elector Palatine of the Rhine in the Holy Roman Empire from 1610 to 1623, and served as King of Bohemia from 1619 to 1620.
Gaston Egmond Thorn (3 September 192826 August 2007) was a Luxembourg politician who served in a number of high-profile positions, both domestically and internationally.
Eugene Moore, Jr. (August 26, 1909 – March 12, 1978) was an American professional baseball right fielder.
Georg Wittig (June 16, 1897 – August 26, 1987) was a German chemist who reported a method for synthesis of alkenes from aldehydes and ketones using compounds called phosphonium ylides in the Wittig reaction.
George Christopher Band OBE (2 February 1929 – 26 August 2011) was an English mountaineer.
George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville PC (26 January 1716 – 26 August 1785), styled The Honourable George Sackville until 1720, Lord George Sackville from 1720 to 1770 and Lord George Germain from 1770 to 1782, was a British soldier and politician who was Secretary of State for America in Lord North's cabinet during the American War of Independence.
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.
The Georgia Dome was a domed stadium in the southeastern United States.
Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 March 26, 2011) was an American attorney and Democratic Party politician who served in the United States House of Representatives.
Gerd Bonk (26 August 1951 – 20 October 2014) was a weightlifter active for East Germany from 1969 to 1980 who during his career won a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics, set two world records and achieved numerous other top-three ranks at World Championships and European Weightlifting Championships.
Giuseppe Resnati (born 26 August 1955) is an Italian chemist with interests in fluorine chemistry and supramolecular chemistry.
Go Topless Day (variously known as National Go Topless Day, International Go Topless Day) is an annual event held to support the right of women to go topless in public on gender-equality grounds.
A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.
The Governor General of Canada (Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the.
The Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922 was fought between Greece and the Turkish National Movement during the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire after World War I between May 1919 and October 1922.
The name Greek Orthodox Church (Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἑκκλησία, Ellinorthódoxi Ekklisía), or Greek Orthodoxy, is a term referring to the body of several Churches within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, whose liturgy is or was traditionally conducted in Koine Greek, the original language of the Septuagint and New Testament, and whose history, traditions, and theology are rooted in the early Church Fathers and the culture of the Byzantine Empire.
Guillaume Apollinaire (26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent.
Gustav I, born Gustav Eriksson of the Vasa noble family and later known as Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496 – 29 September 1560), was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560, previously self-recognised Protector of the Realm (Riksföreståndare) from 1521, during the ongoing Swedish War of Liberation against King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Hans Augusto Rey (September 16, 1898 – August 26, 1977) was a German-born American illustrator and author, known best for the Curious George series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey created from 1939 to 1966.
Hans Kammler (26 August 1901 – 9 May 1945) was a German civil engineer and SS commander during the Nazi era.
The Harvey's Resort Hotel bombing took place on August 26–27, 1980, when three men planted an elaborately booby trapped bomb containing of dynamite at Harvey's Resort Hotel (now "Harveys") in Stateline, Nevada, United States.
Harveys Lake Tahoe is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada.
Hawkwind are an English rock band and one of the earliest space rock groups.
Hélie Denoix de Saint Marc or Hélie de Saint Marc, (11 February 1922 – 26 August 2013) was a senior member of the French resistance and a senior active officer of the French Army, having served in the French Foreign Legion, in particular at the heart and corps of the Foreign Airborne Battalions and Regiments, the heirs of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment 2ème REP, a part constituent of the 11th Parachute Brigade.
Hellmuth Walter (26 August 1900 – 16 December 1980) was a German engineer who pioneered research into rocket engines and gas turbines.
Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth.
Herero Day (also known as Red Flag Day and Red Flag Heroes' Day, Otjiserandu) is a gathering of the Herero people of Namibia to commemorate their deceased chieftains.
Hero Cycles Limited, based in Ludhiana Punjab, India is a manufacturer of bicycles and bicycle related products.
Heroes' Day is a national public holiday in Namibia.
General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, (26 May 1858 – 12 August 1930) was a senior British Army officer.
A hot air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air.
Howard K. Clark (born 26 August 1954) is an English professional golfer who played on the European Tour for many years and had his most successful period in the mid-1980s.
Sir Hugh Reginald Brentnall Pelham, (born 1954) is a cell biologist who has contributed to our understanding of the body's response to rises in temperature through the synthesis of heat shock proteins.
Humilis of Bisignano, O.F.M., (Umile da Bisignano) (August 26, 1582 – 26 November 1637) was a 17th-century Franciscan friar who was widely known in his day as a mystic and wonderworker.
Humphrey Searle (26 August 191512 May 1982) was an English composer.
The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 by the House of Plantagenet, rulers of the Kingdom of England, against the House of Valois, over the right to rule the Kingdom of France.
Ian A.C. Dejardin (b. 26 Aug 1955) is an art historian who was Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery in Dulwich, southeast London, England.
Saint Innocent of Alaska (August 26, 1797 – March 31, 1879, O.S.), also known as Saint Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow (Russian Святитель Иннокентий Митрополит Московский) was a Russian Orthodox missionary priest, then the first Orthodox bishop and archbishop in the Americas, and finally the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia.
Irving Raskin Levine (August 26, 1922 – March 27, 2009) was an American journalist and longtime correspondent for NBC News.
Irving Stone (born Tennenbaum, July 14, 1903, San Francisco, California – August 26, 1989, Los Angeles) was an American writer, chiefly known for his biographical novels of noted artists, politicians and intellectuals; among the best known are Lust for Life (1934), about the life of Vincent van Gogh, and The Agony and the Ecstasy (1961), about Michelangelo.
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) was founded by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in May 1979.
The Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade (Исламская международная миротворческая бригада; abbreviated IIPB), also known as the Islamic International Brigade, the Islamic Peacekeeping Army, was the name of an international Islamist terrorist mujahideen organization, founded in 1998.
Ivan Mihailov Gavrilov (Иван Михайлов ГавриловHe is credited in English language sources as Mihailov, while the Bulgarian and Macedonian transliteration schemes would render it Mihaylov and Mihajlov, respectively.; 26 August 1896 – 5 September 1990), sometimes Vancho Mihailov, was a Bulgarian revolutionary in Ottoman and interwar Macedonia, and leader of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) after 1924.
Jack Hirshleifer (August 26, 1925 – July 26, 2005) was an American economist and long-time professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jack G. Sinagra (March 18, 1950 – August 26, 2013) was an American Republican Party politician who was the Mayor of East Brunswick, New Jersey and served in the New Jersey Senate from 1992 to 2001, where he represented the 18th Legislative District.
Jacques Bensimon (August 26, 1943 – August 26, 2012) was a public film and television director, producer and executive in Canada, working primarily with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and TFO, the French-language network of TVOntario.
Jacques Brinkman (born 26 August 1966 in Utrecht) is a former Dutch field hockey player, who twice won the golden medal with the national squad: at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and four years later, at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Jamal Lewis (born August 26, 1979) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL).
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728Old style date: 27 October14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
James Franck (26 August 1882 – 21 May 1964) was a German physicist who won the 1925 Nobel Prize for Physics with Gustav Hertz "for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom".
James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jan Nevens (born 26 August 1958) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer.
Jane Meirowsky (born 26 August 1941), known professionally as Jane Merrow, is a British actress who was active in the 1960s and 1970s in Britain and the United States.
Jayson Truitt Edward Nix (born August 26, 1982) is a former American professional baseball utility player.
Jean-Baptiste Louis Romé de l'Isle (August 26, 1736 – July 3, 1790) was a French mineralogist, considered one of the creators of modern crystallography.
Jeanie MacPherson (May 18, 1886 – August 26, 1946) was an American actress, writer, and director from 1908 until the late 1940s.
Jeffrey Dale Parrett (born August 26, 1961) was a pitcher for the Montreal Expos (1986–88), Philadelphia Phillies (1989–90 and 1996), Atlanta Braves (1990–91), Oakland Athletics (1992), Colorado Rockies (1993) and St. Louis Cardinals (1995–96).
Jessica "Jessie" Diggins (born August 26, 1991) is an American cross country skier.
Jet Black (born Brian John Duffy, 26 August 1938) is an English drummer and founding member of punk rock and new wave band The Stranglers.
Jim Davis (born Marlin Davis, August 26, 1909 – April 26, 1981) was an American actor, best known for his role as Jock Ewing in the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas, a role which continued until he was too ill from a terminal illness to perform.
Jim Wacker (April 28, 1937 – August 26, 2003) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator.
James Andrew Rushing (August 26, 1901 – June 8, 1972) was an American blues shouter, balladeer, swing jazz singer, and pianist from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948.
Joan Elizabeth Lucy Bichier des Âges (Jeanne-Élisabeth-Lucie Bichier des Âges) (5 July 1773 – 26 August 1838) was a French religious sister, commonly referred to as Elizabeth Bichier.
Joseph Harold Anthony Hulme (26 August 1904 – 27 September 1991) was an English footballer and cricketer.
Joseph Stanislaus Solomon (born 26 August 1930, Port Mourant, Berbice, British Guiana, now Guyana) is a former West Indian cricketer who played 27 Tests for the West Indies from 1958 to 1965, scoring 1326 runs, mainly from number six and seven in the batting line-up.
Johann Franz Encke (23 September 1791 – 26 August 1865) was a German astronomer.
Johann Heinrich Lambert (Jean-Henri Lambert in French; 26 August 1728 – 25 September 1777) was a Swiss polymath who made important contributions to the subjects of mathematics, physics (particularly optics), philosophy, astronomy and map projections.
John Kilian Houston Brunner (24 September 1934 – 25 August 1995) was a British author of science fiction novels and stories.
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.
John Fitch (January 21, 1743 – July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer.
John Douglas Claude Goddard OBE (21 April 1919 – 26 August 1987) was a cricketer who captained the West Indies in 22 of his 27 Tests between 1948 and 1957.
John Joyce Gilligan (March 22, 1921 – August 26, 2013) was an American Democratic politician from the state of Ohio who served as a U.S. Representative and as the 62nd Governor of Ohio from 1971 to 1975.
John Thomas "Mac" McAleese, MM (25 April 1949 – 26 August 2011) was a British Army soldier who led an SAS team which stormed the Iranian embassy in London in May 1980 to end the Iranian Embassy siege (Operation Nimrod).
John Edmund Mulaney (born August 26, 1982) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.
John the Blind (Jang de Blannen; Johann der Blinde von Luxemburg; Jan Lucemburský; 10 August 1296 – 26 August 1346) was the Count of Luxembourg from 1309 and King of Bohemia from 1310 and titular King of Poland.
Jorge Paulo Lemann (born August 26, 1939) is a Brazilian investor.
José Manuel Moreno Fernández (3 August 1916 — 26 August 1978), nicknamed "El Charro", was an Argentine footballer who played as an inside forward for several clubs in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia; for many who saw him play, he is one of the greatest players of all time, even along Diego Maradona, Pelé and Alfredo Di Stéfano, and was the first footballer ever to have won first division league titles in four countries (later players to emulate the feat include Jiri Jarosik and Rivaldo).
José Miguel Carrera Verdugo (October 15, 1785 – September 4, 1821) was a Chilean general, member of the prominent Carrera family, and considered one of the founders of independent Chile.
Juan Joseph (August 26, 1987 – November 16, 2014) was a professional Arena football quarterback who also played American and Canadian football.
Dame Judith Anne Rees, DBE (born 26 August 1944, Nottingham), a distinguished academic geographer, was interim Director of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from May 2011 until September 2012.
Jules Romains, born Louis Henri Jean Farigoule (26 August 1885 – 14 August 1972), was a French poet and writer and the founder of the Unanimism literary movement.
Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar; (August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984) was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
Kaleva Church (Kalevan kirkko) is a church located in Kaleva, Tampere, Finland, and designed by Reima and Raili Pietilä.
Karen Spärck Jones FBA (26 August 1935 – 4 April 2007) was a British computer scientist who was responsible for the concept of inverse document frequency, a technology that underlies most modern search engines.
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. manned spaceflights.
Katherine Edwina "Kay" Francis (née Gibbs, January 13, 1905 – August 26, 1968) was an American stage and film actress.
Kálmán Markovits (August 26, 1931 – December 5, 2009) was a Hungarian water polo player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics, 1956 Summer Olympics, and 1960 Summer Olympics.
Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, songwriter and presenter.
Kelvin T. Cato (born August 26, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player.
Kevin James Ryan, born 26 August 1934 in Ipswich, Queensland is an Australian, former state parliamentarian and local mayor, barrister and advocate.
The kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard occurred on June 10, 1991, south of South Lake Tahoe, California.
A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch, bishop or other political leader for service to the monarch or a Christian Church, especially in a military capacity.
Krzysztof Wilmanski (March 1, 1940 – August 26, 2012) was a Polish-German scientist working in the fields of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics.
Ladislaus the Cuman (IV., Ladislav IV., Ladislav IV.; 5 August 1262 – 10 July 1290), also known as Ladislas the Cuman, was king of Hungary and Croatia from 1272 to 1290.
Lars Edi Stindl (born 26 August 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Germany national team.
Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Lee de Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor, self-described "Father of Radio", and a pioneer in the development of sound-on-film recording used for motion pictures.
Lee Hays (March 14, 1914 – August 26, 1981) was an American folk-singer and songwriter, best known for singing bass with The Weavers.
Legnica (archaic Polish: Lignica, Liegnitz, Lehnice, Lignitium) is a city in southwestern Poland, in the central part of Lower Silesia, on the Kaczawa River (left tributary of the Oder) and the Czarna Woda.
Leon Redbone (born August 26, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and voice actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics.
Liam James Botham (born 26 August 1977 in Doncaster) is a former rugby player who played rugby union and later rugby league.
The Liniers Counter-Revolution took place in the Spanish Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata after the May Revolution in 1810.
Since 1840, the United States has had diplomatic representation in the Italian Republic and its predecessor nation, the Kingdom of Italy, with a break in relations from 1941 to 1944 while Italy and the U.S. were at war during World War II.
The Governor of Ohio is the head of the executive branch of Ohio's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.
This is a list of Lawmen and Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands.
This is a list of articles about notable observed periods (days, weeks, months, and years) declared by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.
The Prime Minister of Luxembourg is the head of government in Luxembourg.
Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter.
A longbow is a type of bow that is tall – roughly equal to the height of the user – allowing the archer a fairly long draw, at least to the jaw.
Charlotte "Lotte" Lehmann (February 27, 1888 – August 26, 1976) was a German soprano who was especially associated with German repertory.
Louis I (– 26 August 1346, ruled 1322–1346) was Count of Flanders, Nevers and Rethel.
Louis II of Châtillon (d. 26 August 1346, battle of Crécy), son of Guy I, Count of Blois and Margaret of Valois, was count of Blois and lord of Avesnes 1342–1346.
Louis Muhlstock, (April 23, 1904 – August 26, 2001) was a Canadian painter best known for his depictions of the Great Depression.
Louis Philippe I (6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) was King of the French from 1830 to 1848 as the leader of the Orléanist party.
Louis XI (3 July 1423 – 30 August 1483), called "Louis the Prudent" (le Prudent), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1461 to 1483.
Luis Salvadores (born in Lanco, Los Ríos Region, Chile on August 26, 1932 - died in Temuco, Chile on February 1, 2014) was a Chilean basketball player who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor, author, painter, podcaster, musician and president of Bunnyears.
Emmanouil "Manolis" "Manos" Papamakarios (Greek: Εμμανουήλ "Μανόλης" "Μάνος" Παπαμακάριος; born August 26, 1980) is a Greek professional basketball player.
Manuel Abad y Queipo (August 26, 1751 – September 15, 1825) was a Spanish Roman Catholic Bishop of Michoacán in the Viceroyalty of New Spain at the time of the Mexican War of Independence.
Manuel Ceferino Oribe y Viana (August 26, 1792 – November 12, 1857) was the 2nd Constitutional president of Uruguay.
Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy (born 26 August 1965) is a British mathematician, author, and populariser of science and mathematics.
Margaret Leijonhufvud (née Margareta Eriksdotter; 1 January 1516 in Ekeberg Castle, Närke – 26 August 1551 in Tynnelsö Castle, Södermanland) was Queen of Sweden from 1536 to 1551 by marriage to King Gustav I.
Margaret Elizabeth Doolin Utinsky (August 26, 1900 – August 30, 1970) was an American nurse who worked with the Filipino resistance movement to provide medicine, food, and other items to aid Allied prisoners of war in the Philippines during World War II.
Saint Mariam Baouardy, O.C.D. (مريم بواردي, or Mary of Jesus Crucified, 5 January 1846 – 26 August 1878), was a Discalced Carmelite nun of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault (26 August 1695 in Strasbourg – 1793 in Paris) (known as l'aînée) was a French singer and composer.
Marita Petersen (née Johansen; 21 October 1940 in Vágur – 26 August 2001) was the first and to date only female Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands and the first female speaker of the Løgting (Parliament).
Mark Thomas Mangino (born August 26, 1956) is an American football coach, who until October 26, 2015 served as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Iowa State University.
Mateo Pablo Musacchio (born 26 August 1990) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a central defender for Italian club A.C. Milan.
Matthias Erzberger (20 September 1875 – 26 August 1921) was a German publicist and politician, Reich Minister of Finance from 1919 to 1920.
Mattia Cassani (born 26 August 1983) is an Italian footballer who last played as a defender for Bari.
General Maxwell Davenport "Max" Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was a senior United States Army officer and diplomat of the mid-20th century.
The Medal of Freedom was a decoration established by President Harry S. Truman to honor civilians whose actions aided in the war efforts of the United States and its allies.
Medina (المدينة المنورة,, "the radiant city"; or المدينة,, "the city"), also transliterated as Madīnah, is a city in the Hejaz region of the Arabian Peninsula and administrative headquarters of the Al-Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia.
Mehriban Aliyeva (Mehriban Arif qızı Əliyeva; born 26 August 1964) is the First Vice President and First Lady of Azerbaijan, the head of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the chairperson of Azerbaijani Culture Friends Foundation, the President of Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation, the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO.
Melchizedek, Melkisetek, or Malki Tzedek (Hebrew: malkī-ṣeḏeq, "king of righteousness"; Amharic: መልከ ጼዴቅ malkī-ṣeḏeq; Armenian: Մելքիսեդեք, Melkisetek), was the king of Salem and priest of El Elyon ("God most high") mentioned in the 14th chapter of the Book of Genesis.
Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer, and producer.
The Melkite (Greek) Catholic Church (كنيسة الروم الملكيين الكاثوليك) is an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See as part of the worldwide Catholic Church.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a multi-purpose retractable roof stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Michael Roger Lewis Cockerell (born 26 August 1940) is a British broadcaster and journalist.
Michael Andrew Gove (born 26 August 1967) is a British Conservative politician, who was Secretary of State for Education from 2010 to 2014 and Secretary of State for Justice from 2015 to 2016.
Michael IV Autoreianos (Μιχαήλ Ἀυτωρειανός), (? – 26 August 1212) was the Patriarch of Constantinople from 1206 to his death in 1212.
Michael Jeter (August 26, 1952 – March 30, 2003) was an American actor of film, stage, and television.
Mika Toimi Waltari (19 September 1908 – 26 August 1979) was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian (Sinuhe egyptiläinen).
Mikhail Alexandrovich (Михаил Александрович) (1333 – August 26, 1399) was Grand Prince of Tver and briefly held the title of Grand Prince of Vladimir.
The Federal Minister of Intra-German Relations (Bundesminister für innerdeutsche Beziehungen) was a federal cabinet minister of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).
The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China is the agency of the State Council of the People's Republic of China that regulates all aspects of the educational system in mainland China, including compulsory basic education, vocational education, and tertiary education.
The Ministry of Justice is controlled by the French Minister of Justice - Keeper of the Seals (Ministre de la Justice - Garde des Sceaux), a top-level cabinet position in the French Government.
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.
Maureen Ann "Moe" Tucker (born August 26, 1944) is an American musician and singer best known for having been the drummer for the New York City-based rock band the Velvet Underground.
Moneta is an unincorporated community in Franklin County and Bedford County, Virginia, United States, along Route 122 between Bedford and Rocky Mount; Route 122 follows a bypass around the community.
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique.
Edward John White (May 18, 1949 – August 26, 2005) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known as Sailor White and as Moondog King of The Moondogs when he joined the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in the early 1980s.
Moravia (Morava;; Morawy; Moravia) is a historical country in the Czech Republic (forming its eastern part) and one of the historical Czech lands, together with Bohemia and Czech Silesia.
Morgan Paul Ensberg (born August 26, 1975) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball.
Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu,; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.
News reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, were fatally shot on August 26, 2015, while conducting a live television interview near Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta.
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
The National Assembly of Quebec (Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the legislative body of the province of Quebec in Canada.
Nicolae Dobrin (26 August 1947 – 26 October 2007) was a Romanian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
Nicholas "Nik" Turner (born 26 August 1940, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England) is an English musician, best known as a former member of space rock pioneers Hawkwind.
Nikky Finney (born Lynn Carol Finney on August 26, 1957, in Conway, South Carolina) is an American poet.
The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
No Doubt is an American ska band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986.
Noah Paul Welch (born August 26, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).
The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
Prof Olaf Holtedahl ForMemRS FRSE (24 June 1885 – 26 August 1975) was a Norwegian geologist (Dr.philos., 1913).
Oleksiy Serhiyovich Kasyanov (Олексій Сергійович Касьянов; born 26 August 1985 in Stakhanov) is a Ukrainian decathlete.
Oliver Newton Colvile (born 26 August 1959) is a British politician.
Om Prakash Munjal (In Punjabi ਓਮਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਮੁਂਜਾਲ 26 August 1928 – 13 August 2015) was an Indian businessman, poet and philanthropist.
Omugulugwombashe (also: Omugulu-Gwombashe, Omugulu-gwOombashe, and Omgulumbashe, Otjiherero: giraffe leg) is a settlement in the Tsandi electoral constituency in the Omusati Region of northern Namibia.
Otto Oscar Binder (August 26, 1911 – October 13, 1974) was an American author of science fiction and non-fiction books and stories, and comic books.
Ottokar II (Přemysl Otakar II; c. 1233 – 26 August 1278), the Iron and Golden King, was a member of the Přemyslid dynasty who reigned as King of Bohemia from 1253 until 1278.
P.J. Kavanagh FRSL (6 January 1931 – 26 August 2015) was an English poet, lecturer, actor, broadcaster and columnist.
The papal conclave of August 1978, the first of the two conclaves held that year, was convoked after the death of Pope Paul VI on 6 August 1978 at Castel Gandolfo.
Papua New Guinea (PNG;,; Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
Patrick Gerald Walter "Pat" Sharkey (born 26 August 1953 in Omagh) is a former Northern Irish international footballer.
Patrice A. Oppliger (born 26 August 1963), is the assistant professor of communication at Boston University College of Communication.
Patrick Carl Fischer (December 3, 1935 – August 26, 2011) was an American computer scientist, a noted researcher in computational complexity theory and database theory, and a target of the Unabomber.
Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim (August 26, 1898 – December 23, 1979) was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite.
The Pennsylvania Ministerium was the first Lutheran church body in North America.
Peter Bacon Hales (November 13, 1950 – August 26, 2014) was an American historian, photographer, author and musician specializing in American spaces and landscapes, the history of photography and contemporary art.
Peter Williams III (born August 26, 1981) is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to Impact Wrestling where he is a two-time impact X Division Champion and a former captain of Team Canada.
Petrus Ramus (Pierre de la Ramée; Anglicized to Peter Ramus; 1515 – 26 August 1572) was an influential French humanist, logician, and educational reformer.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Count Philipp I of Hanau-Münzenberg, nicknamed Philipp the Younger, (20 September 1449, at Windecken Castle – 26 August 1500) was a son of Count Reinhard III of Hanau and Countess Palatine Margaret of Mosbach.
Pinchas Goldstein (פנחס גולדשטיין, born 26 August 1939, died 14 August 2007) was an Israeli politician, who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud and the New Liberal Party between 1981 and 1992, and as Deputy Minister of Communications and Deputy Minister of Education and Culture during the early 1990s.
Polio vaccines are vaccines used to prevent poliomyelitis (polio).
Pope John Paul I (Ioannes Paulus I; Giovanni Paolo I; born Albino Luciani;; 17 October 191228 September 1978) served as Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 26 August 1978 to his sudden death 33 days later.
Pope Zephyrinus (died 20 December 217) was Bishop of Rome or Pope from 199 to his death in 217.
Prem Tinsulanonda (เปรม ติณสูลานนท์;;; born 26 August 1920) is a retired Thai military officer who served as Prime Minister of Thailand from 3 March 1980 to 4 August 1988, during which time he was credited with ending a communist insurgency and presiding over accelerating economic growth.
The President of the Republic of Korea is, according to the South Korean constitution, the chairperson of the cabinet, the chief executive of the government, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the head of state of South Korea.
The President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay) is the head of state and head of government of Uruguay.
Presbyter is, in the Bible, a synonym for bishop (episkopos), referring to a leader in local Church congregations.
The Prime Minister of Hungary (miniszterelnök) is the head of government in Hungary.
The Prime Minister (นายกรัฐมนตรี) of Thailand is the head of government of Thailand.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
Pyotr Yefimovich Todorovsky (Пётр Ефи́мович Тодоро́вский, Петро Юхимович Тодоровський, 26 August 1925 – 24 May 2013) was a Russian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer of Jewish origin.
Raimon Panikkar Alemany (November 2, 1918 – August 26, 2010; also known as Raimundo Panikkar and Raymond Panikkar) was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest and a proponent of inter-religious dialogue.
Rainer Candidus Barzel (20 June 1924 – 26 August 2006) was a German politician of the CDU.
Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872– 26 August 1958) was an English composer.
Reginald Bartholomew (February 17, 1936, Portland, Maine – August 26, 2012, New York City, New York) was an American diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Lebanon (1983–86), Spain (1986–89), and Italy (1993–97).
Frans Reima Pietilä (25 August 1923 – 26 August 1993) was a Finnish architect and theorist.
Repentance Day, on 26 August, is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea.
Reuben Chitandika Kamanga (26 August 1929 – 20 September 1996) was a Zambian liberation freedom fighter, politician and statesman.
Richard Evatt (26 August 1973 – 17 July 2012), also called 'tiger', was a British amateur and professional boxer in the super featherweight division who was unsuccessful in his only opportunity to win a world title.
Robert Denning (March 13, 1927 – August 26, 2005) was an American interior designer whose lush interpretations of French Victorian decor became an emblem of corporate raider tastes in the 1980s.
Robert Remsen Vickrey (August 26, 1926 – April 17, 2011) was a Massachusetts-based artist and author who specialized in the ancient medium of egg tempera.
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745), known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman who is generally regarded as the de facto first Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Roger Kingdom (born August 26, 1962) is a former sprint hurdler from the United States.
Roger Nash Baldwin (January 21, 1884 – August 26, 1981) was one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Rosa Albach-Retty (26 December 1874 – 26 August 1980) was a German-born Austrian movie and stage actress.
Rubén Arriaza Pazos (born 26 August 1979) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.
Rudolf I, also known as Rudolf of Habsburg (Rudolf von Habsburg, Rudolf Habsburský; 1 May 1218 – 15 July 1291), was Count of Habsburg from about 1240 and the elected King of the Romans from 1273 until his death.
Rudolph (1320 – 26 August 1346), called the Valiant (le Vaillant), was the Duke of Lorraine from 1329 to his death.
Bernard Russ Alben (December 27, 1929 – August 26, 2012) was an American advertising executive and composer.
The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC; Rússkaya pravoslávnaya tsérkov), alternatively legally known as the Moscow Patriarchate (Moskóvskiy patriarkhát), is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox patriarchates.
is a Japanese voice actress and singer.
The term (الصحابة meaning "the companions", from the verb صَحِبَ meaning "accompany", "keep company with", "associate with") refers to the companions, disciples, scribes and family of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Sally Beamish (born 26 August 1956) is a British composer and violist.
Samuel Hardy was an England-international footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Jacques de Liniers (July 25, 1753 – August 26, 1810) was a French officer in the Spanish military service, and a viceroy of the Spanish colonies of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.
Sándor Wekerle (14 November 1848, Mór – 26 August 1921, Budapest) was a Hungarian politician who served three times as prime minister.
The Schutzpolizei des Reiches was the State (Reich) protection police of Nazi Germany, a branch of the Ordnungspolizei.
The Schutzstaffel (SS; also stylized as with Armanen runes;; literally "Protection Squadron") was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II.
Sebastian Bönig (born 26 August 1981 in Erding) is a German football coach and former footballer, who currently is the assistant manager of 1. FC Union Berlin.
Second Chechen War (Втора́я чече́нская война́), also known as the Second Chechen Сampaign (Втора́я чече́нская кампа́ния), was an armed conflict on the territory of Chechnya and the border regions of the North Caucasus between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, also with militants of various Islamist groups, fought from August 1999 to April 2009.
Second-wave feminism is a period of feminist activity and thought that began in the United States in the early 1960s and lasted roughly two decades.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Education (frequently shortened to the Education Secretary) is the chief minister of the Department for Education in the United Kingdom government.
The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet minister in charge of managing the United Kingdom's various colonial dependencies.
The Seljuq dynasty, or Seljuqs (آل سلجوق Al-e Saljuq), was an Oghuz Turk Sunni Muslim dynasty that gradually became a Persianate society and contributed to the Turco-Persian tradition in the medieval West and Central Asia.
Shimshon Avraham Amitsur (born Kaplan; שמשון אברהם עמיצור; August 26, 1921 – September 5, 1994) was an Israeli mathematician.
Shirley Ann Manson (born 26 August 1966) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.
Simone Motta (born 26 August 1977) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie D club Tamai.
Simplicius, Constantius and Victorinus (Victorian(us)) (Simplicio, Costanzo e Vittoriano) are venerated as Christian martyrs of the 2nd century.
Slovenia (Slovenija), officially the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene:, abbr.: RS), is a country in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.
The South African Border War, also known as the Namibian War of Independence, and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War, was a largely asymmetric conflict that occurred in Namibia (then South West Africa), Zambia, and Angola from 26 August 1966 to 21 March 1990.
Earl John "Sparky" Adams (August 26, 1894 – February 24, 1989) was a professional Major League Baseball player who played with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds.
Spencer Street Power Station was a Victorian era coal and (later) oil-fired power station which operated on Spencer Street in central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Stanley Alan Van Gundy (born August 26, 1959) is an American professional basketball coach, who most recently served as the head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2014 to 2018.
Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.
Stefanos Manikas (14 April 1952 – 26 August 2015) was a Greek politician of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) who was Minister of State.
Stephen J. Dubner (born August 26, 1963) is an American journalist who has written seven books and numerous articles.
Tang Chang (จ่าง แซ่ตั้ง;陈壮;; 1 May 1934 – 26 August 1990) was a self-taught artist, poet, writer and philosopher of Sino-Thai heritage.
Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.
Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator, director, cartoonist, and voice actor, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation.
Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda (born 26 August 1971), known mononymously as Thalía, is a Mexican singer, songwriter, and actress, who is one of the most successful and influential Mexican singers worldwide.
The Searchers are an English beat group, which emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with the Beatles, the Hollies, the Fourmost, the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Theoderic the Great (454 – 30 August 526), often referred to as Theodoric (*𐌸𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐍃,, Flāvius Theodericus, Teodorico, Θευδέριχος,, Þēodrīc, Þjōðrēkr, Theoderich), was king of the Ostrogoths (475–526), ruler of Italy (493–526), regent of the Visigoths (511–526), and a patricius of the Roman Empire.
Carl Theodor Körner (23 September 1791 – 26 August 1813) was a German poet and soldier.
Malin Therese Alshammar (born 26 August 1977 in Solna) is a Swedish swimmer who has won three Olympic medals, 25 World Championship medals, and 43 European Championship medals.
Thomas Bradwardine (c. 1300 – 26 August 1349) was an English cleric, scholar, mathematician, physicist, courtier and, very briefly, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Timbuktu, also spelt Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo (Tombouctou; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu), is an ancient city in Mali, situated north of the Niger River.
Tino la Bertram Best (born 26 August 1981) is a West Indian cricketer.
Willard Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre.
Togoland was a German protectorate in West Africa from 1884 to 1914, encompassing what is now the nation of Togo and most of what is now the Volta Region of Ghana, approximately 77,355 km2 (29,867 sq mi) in size.
The Togoland Campaign (9–26 August 1914) was a French and British invasion of the German colony of Togoland in west Africa, which began the West African Campaign of the First World War.
Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player.
Thomas Joseph Ridge (born August 26, 1945) is an American politician and author who served as the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security from 2001 to 2003, and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005.
Torsten Schmitz (born August 26, 1964 in Crivitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) is a retired German boxer in the Light Middleweight division.
Tracy W. Krohn (born August 26, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an entrepreneur and auto racing enthusiast who was a new addition to the 2006 Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans, at #320.
Triglav (Terglau, Tricorno), with an elevation of, is the highest mountain in Slovenia and the highest peak of the Julian Alps.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
After World War II, France attempted to regain control of Vietnam, which they had lost to Japan in 1941.
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.
The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the U.S. and the safety of U.S. citizens.
Evangelos "Vangelis" Moras (Βαγγέλης Μόρας; born 26 August 1981) is a Greek footballer who plays as a centre back for Greek Super League club AEL.
Vic Dana (born August 26, 1940, Buffalo, New York) is an American dancer and singer.
The Vice-President of Zambia is the second highest position in the executive branch of the Republic of Zambia.
The Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (Virreinato del Río de la Plata, also called Viceroyalty of the River Plate in some scholarly writings) was the last to be organized and also the shortest-lived of the Viceroyalties of the Spanish Empire in America.
Vladislav Gussev (born 26 August 1986 in Tartu) is an Estonian professional footballer.
William Wrightson Eustace Ross (June 14, 1894 – August 26, 1966) was a Canadian geophysicist and poet.
Wallachia or Walachia (Țara Românească; archaic: Țeara Rumânească, Romanian Cyrillic alphabet: Цѣра Рȣмѫнѣскъ) is a historical and geographical region of Romania.
Walter Bruno Henning (August 26, 1908 – January 8, 1967) was a German scholar of Middle Iranian languages and literature, especially of the corpus discovered by the Turpan expeditions of the early 20th century.
The War of Dagestan began when the Chechnya-based Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade (IIPB), an Islamist group, led by warlords Shamil Basayev and Ibn al-Khattab, invaded the neighboring Russian republic of Dagestan, on 7 August 1999, in support of the Shura of Dagestan separatist rebels.
In the War of the Sixth Coalition (March 1813 – May 1814), sometimes known in Germany as the War of Liberation, a coalition of Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and a number of German states finally defeated France and drove Napoleon into exile on Elba.
Wayne Simmonds (born August 26, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Will Shortz (born August 26, 1952 in Crawfordsville, Indiana) is an American puzzle creator and editor, and crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times.
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.
William Joseph Behr (26 August 1775 – 1 August 1851), German publicist and writer.
Wolfgang Sawallisch (26 August 1923 – 22 February 2013) was a German conductor and pianist.
Nancy Pelosi, Anna Eshoo, Barbara Lee and Jackie Speier on the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, when women won the right to vote. Women's Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
The Women’s Strike for Equality was a strike which took place in the United States on August 26, 1970.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yazīd ibn Mu‘āwiya (يزيد بن معاوية بن أبي سفيان.; 64711 November 683), commonly known as Yazid I, was the second caliph of the Umayyad caliphate (and the first one through inheritance).
Yun Posun (or; August 26, 1897 – July 18, 1990) was a Korean independence activist and politician, who served as President of South Korea from 1960 to 1962 before being replaced by the long-serving Park Chung-hee as a result of the May 16 coup in 1961.
Zadok Malka is a former Israeli footballer.
Zhou Ji (born August 26, 1946) is a Chinese politician.
Zona Gale (August 26, 1874 – December 27, 1938) was an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
Year 1071 (MLXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1214 (MCCXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1278 (MCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1303 (MCCCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1346 (MCCCXLVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1349 (MCCCIL) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1399 (MCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1444 (MCDXLIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1462 (MCDLXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1469 (MCDLXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1486 (MCDLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full Julian calendar for the year).
Year 1500 (MD) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1542 (MDXLII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1548 (MDXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1551 (MDLI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1572 (MDLXXII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1582 (MDLXXXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, and a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Proleptic Gregorian calendar.
This is the first year to be designated as an Annus mirabilis, in John Dryden's 1667 poem so titled, celebrating England's failure to be beaten either by the Dutch or by fire.
It was also a particularly cold and wet year.
In Britain and its colonies, 1751 only had 282 days due to the Calendar Act of 1750.
The American Revolution begins this year, with the first military engagement being the April 19 Battles of Lexington and Concord on the day after Paul Revere's now-epic ride.
This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.
The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883 (with origins as early as May of that year), and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.
As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
A highlight was the race for the South Pole.
This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.
Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.
This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression.
This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" acronym.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.
It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.
As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881.
This was the year of the Protests of 1968.
The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11).
The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.
Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.
The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
1992 was designated as.
This was the first year that the Internet was entirely privatized, with the United States government no longer providing public funding.
1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.
1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.
2000 was designated as.
2001 was designated as.
2003 was designated the.
2004 was designated as.
2005 was designated as.
2006 was designated as.
2007 was designated as.
2009 was designated as.
2010 was designated as.
2011 was designated as.
2012 was designated as.
2013 was designated as.
2014 was designated as.
2015 was designated as.
2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
Year 526 (DXXVI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 683 (DCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 787 (DCCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 887 (DCCCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.