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September 1Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on Louisiana as Category 2 and kills seven in the United States, after making landfall on western Cuba as Category 4, and killing 66 in Haiti, eight in the Dominican Republic, and 11 in Jamaica.
Hurricane Gustav
Russiaunilaterally recognizes the independence of Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Pakistani security forces kill rebel chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti in heavy fighting near the town of Dera Bugti in Baluchistan province. At least 25 commandos and 30 insurgents were killed in the fighting. //www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,20267418-401,00.html?from=public_rss (News Limited)

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

O.J. Simpson, giving an interview to Playboy, states that he is still innocent, but says "dream team" lawyers saved him. Without the money to pay for a "dream team" of lawyers, he says he would not have prevailed by being acquitted. In the interview, he also states that after his acquittal he smoked marijuana to get to sleep. //www.playboy.com/magazine/interview.html//www.nbc30.com/news/2433282/detail.html//www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0803/26ojay.html//u.redlandsdailyfacts.com/Stories/0,1413,217~24250~1585969,00.html
Technology: California Supreme Court rules that publishers could be barred from posting DVD descrambling code (DeCSS) online without infringing on free speech rights. //www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/32482.html//www.businessweek.com/technology/cnet/stories/5067665.htm

Sunday, August 26, 1990

In Sofia, protestors set fire to the headquarters of the governing Bulgarian Socialist Party.

Friday, August 26, 1988

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.

Friday, August 26, 1983

Heavy rain triggers flooding at Bilbao (Spain) and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages.

Saturday, August 26, 1978

Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope.

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

The original Mini designed by Sir Alec Issigonis is launched.

Tuesday, August 26, 1952

A British passenger jet makes a return crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.

Thursday, August 26, 1943

WWII: Lord Louis Mountbatten is named Supreme Allied Commander for Southeast Asia.

Monday, August 26, 1940

WWII: Chad 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.
September ndash Franco-Syrian Treaty of Independence (1936) is signed.

Sunday, August 26, 1928

May Donoghue finds the remains of a snail in her gingerbeer, launching Donoghue v. Stevenson.

Friday, August 26, 1927

September ndash Autumn Harvest Uprising in China.
Paul R. Redfern leaves Brunswick, Georgia, flying his Stinson Detroiter Port of Brunswick to attempt a solo non-stop flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He later crashes in the Venezuelan jungle, but the crash site was never found.

Thursday, August 26, 1920

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, guaranteeing women's suffrage.

Wednesday, August 26, 1914

August 30 ndash The Russian Second Army is surrounded and defeated in the Battle of Tannenberg.
Founding date of the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras.
August 27 ndash Battle of Le Cateau: British, French and Belgian forces make a successful tactical retreat from the German advance.

Tuesday, August 26, 1913

The Dublin Lock-out begins in Ireland all trade union members are dismissed.

Monday, August 26, 1889

The Prevention of Cruelty to, and Protection of, Children Act, commonly known as the "Children\'s Charter", is passed in the United Kingdom for the first time it imposes criminal penalties to deter child abuse.

Sunday, August 26, 1883

August 28 ndash Krakatoa or Krakatauvolcano erupts at 10:02 AM (local time) 163 villages are destroyed, 36,380 killed.

Monday, August 26, 1878

Uyedineniya Island is discovered in the Kara Sea by Norwegian explorer Captain Edvard Holm Johannesen.

Monday, August 26, 1833

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

27 ndash Battle of Dresden: Napoleon's troops are victorious.
Battle of Katzbach: Napoleon's troops are defeated by Prussia and Russia.

Friday, August 26, 1791

John Fitch is granted a patent for the steamboat in the United States.

Wednesday, August 26, 1789

The Declaration of the Rights of Man is proclaimed in France by the Constituent Assembly.

Wednesday, August 26, 1778

Triglav, 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' initiative.

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.
Autumn ndash North Carolina woodsman Daniel Boone goes through the Cumberland Gap and reaches Kentucky, in defiance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 issued by King George III. He discovers a rich hunting ground, contested by several Native American tribes.

Monday, August 26, 1765

In protest at the St Act, Bostonians destroy home of lieutenant governor Thomas Hutchinson.

Monday, August 26, 1652

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.

Sunday, August 26, 1612

A Scottish mercenary force is destroyed in Norway at the Battle of Kringen.

Friday, August 16, 1549 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Dussindale in England: Kett's Rebellion quashed.ref name=CBH/

Wednesday, August 17, 1468 (Julianian calendar)

Baeda Maryam succeeds his father Zara Yaqob as Emperor of Ethiopia.

Sunday, August 17, 1466 (Julianian calendar)

A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de\\' Medici, led by Luca Pitti and Borso d'Este, is discovered and put down in Florence.

Monday, August 17, 1444 (Julianian calendar)

Old Zürich War ndash Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: Charles VII of France, seeking to send away troublesome troops made idle by the truce with England, sends his son the Dauphin with a large army into Switzerland to support the claims of Emperor Frederick III. The massively outnumbered Swiss force is destroyed in this battle, but inflict such casualties on the French that they withdraw.

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)

Battle of Marchfield: Kings Rudolph I of Germany and Ladislaus IV of Hungary defeat King Otakar II of Bohemia in a match of over 80,000 men and the largest battle of knights in the Middle Ages. The battle ends a power struggle between Rudolph and Otakar over the fate of central Europe, and Rudolph's Habsburg family will continue to rule Austria and other captured territories until the end of World War I in 1918.

Saturday, August 20, 1071 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Manzikert: The Byzantine Empire loses to a Turkish army led by Alp Arslan. Byzantine civil war results in Turkish invasions.
Edwin, Earl of Mercia rebels against William I and is killed, leading to the re-distribution of land within Mercia to William's subjects.
Construction of Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire, England begins.
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