Saturday, August 26, 2006
In Sofia, protestors set fire to the headquarters of the governing Bulgarian Socialist Party.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri, The terminal man, is stuck in the De Gaulle Airport in Paris, where he will continue to reside until August 1, 2006.
Heavy rain triggers flooding
(Spain) and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages.
Saturday, August 26, 1978
Saturday, August 26, 1972
Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky in a chess match in Reykjavík, Iceland, becoming the first American world chess chion.
The Second Cod War begins between the United Kingdom and Iceland.
September 11 – The 1972 Summer Olympics are held in Munich, West Germany.
Thursday, August 26, 1971
A civilian government takes power in Greece.
Wednesday, August 26, 1970
August 30 ndash The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 takes place on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend the largest rock festival of all time. Artists include Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake Palmer and Jethro Tull.
The Women's Strike for Equality takes place down Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Wednesday, August 26, 1959
A British passenger jet makes a return crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.
Thursday, August 26, 1943
is the first French colony to proclaim its support for the Allies.
Thursday, August 26, 1937
Sino-Japanese War: Japanese aircraft attack the car carrying the ambassador of Great Britain during a raid on Shanghai.
Wednesday, August 26, 1936
President Franklin D. Roosevelt attends the dedication of Thomas Jefferson's head at Mount Rushmore.
Thursday, August 26, 1920
Wednesday, August 26, 1914
The Canton of Basel is partitioned by the Swiss "Tagsatzung", to create the two half-cantons of Basel-City and Basel-Country.
Thursday, August 26, 1813
Battle of Katzbach: Napoleon's troops are defeated by Prussia and Russia.
Wednesday, August 26, 1789
Wednesday, August 26, 1778
, at 2,864 meters above sea level the highest peak of Slovenia
, is ascended for the first time by four men: Luka Korošec, Matevž Kos, Štefan Rožič, and Lovrenc Willomitzer on Sigmund Zois
Wednesday, August 26, 1767
Construction begins on Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. The construction proves more expensive than initially expected, leading the government to increase local taxes. This stirs resentment among some North Carolinians and helps prolong the War of the Regulation.
In protest at the St Act, Bostonians destroy home of lieutenant governor Thomas Hutchinson.
First Anglo-Dutch War ndash Battle of Plymouth: A fleet from the Commonwealth of England attacks an outward-bound convoy of the United Provinces, escorted by 23 men-of-war and 6 fire ships commanded by Vice-Commodore Michiel de Ruyter.
Friday, August 16, 1549 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, August 17, 1468 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 17, 1466 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 17, 1444 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, August 18, 1346 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Crécy
, in which the English defeat the Frenchref name = crecy2David, Dr. Crecy. "1346: Triumph of the Longbow." Osprey Publishing (UK), 2000. p. 86 ISBN 1-85532-966-2
Friday, August 19, 1278 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, August 20, 1071 (Julianian calendar)